| en | de | es | ru | cn | pt |

You are here: Home | Group | History | 1948 - 1969

Rising like a phoenix from the ashes: A new beginning with Ernst Guenter Loesche

After the expropriation of the Berlin works, Ernst Curt Loesche and some of the employees who had worked for him in Berlin began rebuilding the company, which was now known as Loesche Hartzerkleinerungs- und Zementmaschinen KG, in a ruined building in Düsseldorf in the summer of 1948. When Ernst Curt Loesche died unexpectedly in November of the same year, his son, Ernst Guenter, took over the business. Under his leadership and with its own manufacturing facility in Neuss, Loesche KG re-established itself as world market leader in the 1950s and 1960s. During this period, Loesche’s engineers developed numerous new technologies that were of paramount importance to developments in the hard crushing sector, including the hydropneumatic spring assembly and the pressure mill for grinding coal.