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Since 1958

Innovative
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Since 1958

Our Corporate History

It all started more than 60 years ago when two friends from high school joined together to start a business that operated out of the former Ebeling Dairy building in Almont, Michigan. Bob Ligon and Gene Lane started making small trim clip prototypes in Gene’s home oven and, over time, turned this small two-person operation into a multinational corporation. From the start, Bob and Gene generated a strong foundation of values that have carried on throughout L&L's history. Today we pride ourselves on Being a Good Place for All Who Touch it, which includes employees, customers, suppliers, and the local communities.

2022-2013

2022

  • L&L Products awarded two awards for the L&L CCS composite seatback design on the 2022 Toyota Tundra: SPE Automotive Innovation Award and Altair Enlighten Award.
  • Continuous Composite Systems™ integrated into its first BiW application and first electric vehicle, 2022 F-150® Lightning™.
  • L&L™ Singapore opens R&D and manufacturing facility to support APAC development.
  • L&L™ India implements Solar Power for Pune facility.
  • L&L™ Romeo campus breaks ground for facility expansion.

2021

  • L&L™ wins the prestigious Altair Enlighten Award Winner for L&L CCS™ technology for achievements in vehicle weight savings.
  • L&L Products launches technology line, T-Link™. The advanced engineering thermoplastic resin that can be used to create lightweight, highly customizable composite structures.
  • Commercialization of L&L Reinforce L-9060 - FST aircraft interior edge and core filler compound.
  • L&L Products North America awarded Nissan Quality Master award.
  • L&L™ wins General Motors 30th Annual Supplier of the Year award.
  • L&L™ achieves 2022 EcoVadis Gold Medal rating.

2020

  • L&L™ wins General Motors 29th Annual Supplier of the Year award.

2018

  • L&L™ India relocates to new production facility.
  • L&L™ opens a new office in Munich, Germany.
  • Focuses advancing R&D efforts around composites.
  • L&L™ partner with a local supplier in Malaysia to support extrusion demand for automotive OEMs.
  • L&L™ establishes presence in Malaysia and Singapore.
  • State-of-the-art manufacturing facilities built in India and Brazil.
  • Product development for sealing and structural reinforcements continues with TRI-Seal, Continuous Composite Systems (CCS), and a new generation of structural foams.

2017

  • L&L Products celebrates 60 years of innovation.

2016

  • L&L™ Brazil begins manufacturing in a dedicated facility.
  • L&L™ extends its focus to the commercial vehicle market.
  • L&L™ India becomes solely owned by L&L Products

2015

  • L&L™ enters aerospace distribution agreement with D.H. Sutherland.

2013

  • L&L™ Czech Republic opens operations.

2012-2003

2012

  • Development of room-temperature curing adhesives and sealants takes place.

2011

  • L&L™ acquires DECI-TEX® technologies from Australia- based I.N.C. Corp. to expand its product line and customer base.

2009

  • Joint venture was created with L&L India and begins manufacturing.

2006

  • Increased sales and development focus is put on the Commercial Vehicle industry.
  • L&L Products Turkey is established and begins manufacturing.

2005

  • L&L Products China is established and opens operations.

2004

  • L&L Products Korea presence is established.

2003

  • L&L™ enters the aerospace market and wins its first business. CORE Products becomes wholly owned and is renamed L&L Products® Europe.

2002-1993

2001

  • Development of HOT Seals, high expandable sealants, takes place.
  • L&L™ focuses on its global reach by opening operations in Germany, Italy, Spain, UK and Poland.
  • CORE Products begins manufacturing in France and opens sales locations throughout Europe.
  • Structural foam applications gain market acceptance. Further focus on product development takes place while L&L™ emerges with structural foams, tapes, Composite Body Solutions (CBS), and eXtrude-In-Place (XiP) technology.

1997

  • L&L™ molds its first CBS and nylon products.

1996

  • L&L™ of Japan opens and L&L™ of Mexico opens, along with a new presence in Brazil.

1995

  • L&L™ partners with Gurit-Essex, a Swiss company, and CORE Products now serves the European automotive industry.

1993

  • Weld- through, structural tapes and structural foaming materials are developed.

1992-1983

  • Year 2020 Vision initiative progresses. Successful global collaboration increases across L&L™ organizations.
  • L&L™ offers its customers complete vehicle sealing with the development of high expandable products.

1982-1973

1981

  • Development of sheet extrusion, and die-cutting take place.

1974

  • L&L™ develops expandable rubber adhesives and increases investment in R&D as noise, vibration, and harshness become a priority for US automakers.

1972-1963

  • Investments in research & development increase with the construction of a dedicated facility to support material development in Romeo, MI.
  • L&L™ establishes its customer-responsive business model, working directly with customers to understand their problems and engineer customized solutions.

1962-1953

1961

  • L&L™ begins its operations in Romeo, MI USA and expands its business with plastisol dipping
  • The use of crushable mastic washers for sealing automotive and gasket nuts become part of the business.

1957

  • Bob Ligon & Gene Lane establish L&L Products, Inc.® to solve an automaker’s trim clip problem.
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