Friedhelm Loh Group.

Friedhelm Loh Group.

Friedhelm Loh Group: A global success story

Around the world, the Friedhelm Loh Group develops and manufactures innovative products and system solutions for industry, IT, trade, and commerce. As inventors, developers and skilled producers, the Group’s powerful, customer-centric, and future-focused companies rank among the top in their fields.

Global players with roots in Mittelhessen, Germany

The companies in the Friedhelm Loh Group optimize and industrialize their customers’ value chains in industry and IT. They include Rittal, the world’s leading supplier of enclosures, power distribution, climate control, and IT infrastructure, along with EPLAN, Europe’s number one provider of software solutions for machine and plant engineering and enclosure manufacturing, and agile startup German Edge Cloud, which implements edge cloud solutions to ensure data sovereignty throughout the supply chain and develops real-time AI applications for industry and other segments. The portfolio is rounded out by the comprehensive expertise in steel, aluminum, and plastic manufacturing of Stahlo and LKH


Leaders in innovation: Anticipating the future before it happens

Industry 4.0 has long been more than just a vision for this group of companies. It is the driving force and pioneer of this industrial revolution. The city of Haiger is home to the world’s most cutting-edge production facilities for small and compact enclosures based on Industry 4.0 standards. Here, Rittal produces more than 9,000 enclosures a day for use in over 90 percent of all industries worldwide.

With a workforce of 11,600 and 12 production sites worldwide, the family-owned business promotes future business segments in areas such as edge and cloud computing. With its solutions, the Group is a leading light of pan-European digital project GAIA-X, and the voice of small and medium-sized businesses. The Group was awarded the Innovation Champions Award in 2002 for ONCITE, the first AI-based edge cloud data center with real-time capabilities, clearly demonstrating its commitment to shaping the future.


Friedhelm Loh Group 

As family-owned companies, most of the Friedhelm Loh Group are small and medium-sized enterprises.


Meet the other companies
in the Friedhelm Loh Group:


Rittal is the world’s leading system supplier for enclosures, power distribution solutions, IT infrastructure, and software & services. Customers in every industry, from mechanical and plant engineering to IT and telecoms, use Rittal system solutions.


EPLAN provides software and service solutions in the fields of electrical, automation, and mechatronic engineering. The company is developing one of the world’s leading design software solutions for machine and panel builders. Both standardized and customized interfaces to ERP and PLM/PDM systems ensure data consistency along the whole value chain. EPLAN was founded in 1984 and is part of the owner-operated Friedhelm Loh Group.


Processing steel straight from the production line. As one of the largest independent steel service centers in Germany, Stahlo offers a complete, high-end steel service.



Perfect plastics solutions. LKH creates innovative plastic product solutions, and takes on the project management, component design, construction, and tool development as well as component and process validation on behalf of its customers.


CIDEON provides advice and support to businesses on implementing innovations and optimizing engineering processes to improve performance, customer benefits, and business value.

CIDEON is Autodesk Platinum Partner for the German-speaking region, a PROCAD partner, a Platinum Build Partner at SAP SE, and software partner at Dassault Systèmes.

It employs around 300 people at 15 locations in the DACH region. CIDEON is part of the Friedhelm Loh Group.

Loh Services &
Friedhelm Loh Stiftung 

Intelligent solutions for a powerful group. Loh Services and the Friedhelm Loh Foundation provide central corporate services on behalf of the Friedhelm Loh Group.

Cloud Automation
Industrial Solutions
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