Nestor Lefort creates in Gosselies (Belgium) a small workshop specializing in the manufacture and maintenance of hydraulic equipment . The first hydraulic pumps + 7,300 PSI are designed and built.
The disposal of small scrap metal coming from local small factories around Gosselies became problematic. Nestor Lefort filed patents and began producing hydraulic balers to reduce the volume of metal wastes.
First hydraulic shears crocodile
Yvon Lefort, Nestor’s son , designs and manufactures the first Crocodile hydraulic shear in the world.
Yvon Lefort succeeded his father, enjoying the great paternal experience, he gave a new impetus to the company.
First Mobile Baler
The first automatic mobile baler is produced.
Birth of the first automatic guillotine shear : GA 700.
Yvon Lefort patents the first toggle action compression box.
420 T Mobile Shear
Christian Lefort conceives the first 420 T mobile shear. It will give birth to an impressive range of mobile machines of all sizes that will revolutionize the world of recycling.
Construction of new offices and expansion of facilities to create two production lines.
Appointment of Christian Lefort as Managing Director of Lefort group.
Creating Lefort UK , the result of a successful partnership of over 20 years with the Chapman family.
Research & Development
Development of a new hydraulic test bench.
New factory production of hydraulic cylinders is created.
New after sales service offices and facilities are built.
New Mobile 500T
New mobile 500T with serial number 1000 for the Russian Market is coming out of the factory.
New technical definitions and design for the entire Lefort line.
Midway TS / BL
Launch of Midway TS or BL, integrating the overall concept of the container power unit.
Launch of the new Conkest shear, ideal machine for low volume scrap yards.
ISO 9001 Certification
ISO 9001 certification of production plants.
ISRI member (Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries).
New automated painting shop.
Lefort North America
Creating Lefort North America and the new 1000T mobile US version with TIERS 4F engine and 7 axles
New 33,000 sq feet computerized warehouse in Belgium.
Implementation of a global distribution platform for spares parts.
Lefort North America hosted its first Demo Day with a Mobile 1000T cutting force.
Launch of TRAX© 500, 600 and 900T cutting force.
Presentation of the new shredder