The history of LEBO
The history of LEBO

A lot has changed since our founding over 145 years ago. The excitement for high quality door craftsmanship and first-class service has stayed the same to this day. It not only grows with each passing day, but also with each door that leaves our workshop.

Today we manufacture over 900 frames and 1,400 doors daily in our manufacturing workshop. It was a long journey to get to this point. If you like, join us for a part of the journey: through the history of LEBO, our development and our milestones.

All of this is inside your LEBO-door.

1871 
LEBO history begins with a carpentry workshop in the heart of Bocholt in Münsterland..

 

1954 

our family-operated company begins its first series production.

 

1959 
After a fire we set up our new building on Händelstrasse in Mussum - where the Bocholt location is today.

 

1998 

we convert our machinery to CNC-circuits. With shorter sequences and more flexibility when it comes to milling, we can now offer you even more variations.

 

2006 
the LB Group takes over our LEBO Türenwerke GmbH & Co and renames us to LEBO GmbH. The green light for a shorter name and a long chain of innovations.

The same year, the new logistics centre in Hamminkeln ensures that your LEBO door gets to your home even faster.

 

2007 

we install our Quick Programme for you. So you get all coated doors manufactured, starting from 1 piece, within just a few weeks.

 

2009 

we maximise the quality and assortment of our white lacquer doors for you. Against all predictions, we embody the spirit of the times and also offer you alternatives in all price classes.

The same year the new frame line in Krakow am See accelerates the manufacturing of your frames with even more precision.

And we bring the post-forming edge to real-wood surfaces onto the market as an innovation. Less colour differentiation between the door surface and edges, less groove-formation, less dirt: more joy for you.

 

2010 
we create the thermo door for you. To preserve warmth inside and the environment outside.

 

2012 
we introduce the NATURE surfaces for you. Robust, striking and completely unique on the market. With attractive pricing.

 

2013 

we become a full-range provider. We complete our assortment with the new fire-protection programme. Now you can get any imaginable door from us - plus a few more.

The same year, we offer you RAL lacquered doors and every desired LEBO door starting from 1 item.

We also strengthen our export and our dealer contacts abroad. Today, you can configure your LEBO door in over 40 countries worldwide.

 

2014 

our Weidhofer Holzmanufaktur GmbH is also renamed: LEBO (Krakow am See) GmbH.

Sanding robots and manual spraying stations now optimise manufacturing at our factory in Bocholt, enabling even more design freedom for your door.

The same year we introduce the digital calculation and order system LEBOlution for the retail trade. The dealer now profits from a quick and secure handling with the click of a mouse. And you profit from even faster service.

 

2015 

our fully-automatic drilling unit accelerates the installation of hinges and locks. Short-notice and high-precision retrofitting can now be performed in record time shortly before each load.

The same year we expand our assortment of glass doors and glass inserts for you. For an even more brilliant perspective.

We are committed to sustainable door production. We protect forests with our environmentally friendly processes, lower energy costs and increase your door enjoyment.

 

2016 

we now offer you our inspiring style worlds in a special new and modern catalogue. They easily help you find the one door amongst all the countless variations that really suits you and matches your furniture. For our LEBO retailers we completed our new brand appearance by introducing an attractive and modular POS system.

 

Right now

Have you followed our milestones up to now? Thumbs up! We are honoured and assure you: We will continue to provide you with even more quality, freedom and service in the future as well. Guaranteed.

 

Have you already discovered your dream door with LEBO?