History of Layher Scaffolding from Germany
- Founded in 1945
- Family owned
- Made in Germany
- Long term success
- Planning for the future
History of Layher Scaffolding from 1945
The Layher name has always embodied innovation, quality and reliability. What began in Germany in 1945 with the pioneering spirit of the company’s founder, Wilhelm Layher, has evolved into a truly global presence operating in over 80 countries. With 1,900+ employees, Layher now has offices in more than 140 locations around the globe, including branches in Auckland and Wellington.
Layher is the world’s leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of scaffolding and temporary access solutions. The Layher brand is trusted by the construction, energy and manufacturing industries to provide a wide range of residential, commercial, infrastructure, industrial and event applications.
Celebrating 75 years of Layher
“75 Years of Future” – this is the motto with which Layher is celebrating this special milestone.
This success story is closely linked to you – our customers. The Layher brand has always represented the combination of a wide range of important factors.
These include innovation, quality, productivity, safety and, most importantly, a close partnership model between Layher and Layher customers.
History of the leading scaffolding manufacturer
Layher is the world’s leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of scaffolding and temporary access solutions. The Layher brand is trusted by the trades, construction, energy and manufacturing industries to provide a wide range of residential, commercial, infrastructure, industrial and event applications.
In 1945, Wilhelm Layher set up a company making agricultural implements and ladders out of wood – at that time the number one raw material. During the post-war economic upsurge, the timber merchant soon identified the need for construction scaffolding, and in 1948 specialised in the production of ladder scaffolding.
Close contact with scaffolding customers
Focusing on maintaining close contact with his customers, he developed the first Layher branches in 1951, building up a sales network that has since grown to 30 service centres all over Germany.
Also working in the new company from the very start were his already adult daughter, Ruth Langer, and his two sons, Eberhard and Ulrich Layher, who successfully continued the business after the death of the company founder in 1962.
Layher history scaffolding evolved
Under their management, Layher evolved into a world leader in the manufacture of system scaffolding, together with protective and event systems, rolling towers and ladders. With SpeedyScaf in 1965 and Allround Scaffolding in 1974, systems were launched onto the market during this period that still dominate today and that are continually being improved.
In 1987, the Eberhard Layher branch of the family sold its shares to the families of Ruth Langer and Ulrich Layher. After initial steps towards internationalisation in the 1970s, Layher now has more than 1900 employees working in 140 service centres worldwide, offering advice and materials locally.
Everyone at Layher lives for scaffolding – including the owner-families, Langer and Layher, who think and act with a focus on the future. The company is still 100% family-owned, and its development is guided by the managing partners Carolin Langer and Georg Layher.
Long term investment
Its main emphases are on an investment policy geared to continuity, the long term, and on attachment to its home in the Zabergäu region of Germany. To assure the high delivery readiness to customers in the long term, production capacities are continually expanded. This enabled a second production plant to be inaugurated in 2009.
Layher into the future
Plant 3 is currently in the planning stage to address significantly increased demand. Into the future, “Made by Layher” will therefore continue to mean the same as “Made in Germany”.
Made only in Germany, Layher scaffolding systems are precision manufactured to the most exacting standards in the industry. Layher products and services in scaffolding technology have come to set the standard for performance and reliability in modern scaffolding.
Contact us now to start your long term partnership with Layher.