The success story began when Johann LASKA established a small business in Obernberg am Inn producing sausage skins and ingredients for sausages.
Purchase of a site opposite the Linz city slaughterhouse and building of the company headquarters for butcher’s supplies with a repair workshop for machinery.
Expansion of the business and trade in machinery is well established throughout Austria before the First World War.
Own production start for LASKA meat processing machinery. Production limitations as a result of the Second World War and expropriation of the manufacturing halls. A new start is made with the rebuilding of the business.
The Maschinenfabrik LASKA in Linz and the trading companies Johann LASKA u.Söhne in both Linz and Vienna are established as three independent companies.
Participation at international trade fairs from 1950 and first export successes for LASKA machinery.
In the 1960s a new administration and sales headquarters is built in Linz, the production works are expanded and a German trading company dealing in LASKA meat processing machines is established in Augsburg.
Purchase of a 30,000 m² industrial site at Traun near Linz and the building of a completely new 8.000 m² production works.
This works development was a path-breaking achievement far ahead of its time, set in the midst of a fine green landscape it remains today a textbook example of a modern, carefully planned and generously dimensioned industrial development – and this in terms of both its fine architecture and outstanding functionality.
Increased sales activities worldwide with the development of a global sales and distribution network based on this global success, together with expansion of the sales and production buildings throughout the 1980s.
The development and production of new product groups begins, with these offering a maximum in functionality, ergonomy with a unified appearance and the appealing and distinctive LASKA product design.
Renewal of the entire production and warehouse areas with the inclusion of all the latest knowledge on optimum working processes and ergonomics with the construction of new 1,000 m² company premises for research and development purposes, plus a warehouse expansion and materials recycling. Building also starts on the expansion of the construction and development departments plus new production facilities with operational completion in 2008.
At IFFA 2013 LASKA presents two production lines in Frankfurt, cooked sausage and hamburger meat, with online analysis systems as well as the new cutter SuperCutter Plus with unique knife head, new drive technology and a better cooling concept.
Conversion and modernization of the office section of the building of Maschinenfabrik LASKA and thereby also improvement for visitors.
In December 2015, Maximilian Laska took over the position as sales director at LASKA next to technical director Alexander Brinnich, who has held a leading position in the enterprise for more than 15 years. The enterprise has been run by the family for 136 years, and since december the 5th generation is at the helm.
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