A company with tradition

Adaptability & inventiveness

LUVRA has a turbulent history. In the past, the divisions engineering, hydraulics, electrics, electronics as well as measurement and control technology had to be rearranged and reorganized again and again. Therefore, engineering, production and distribution could constantly be adapted to the needs of the global market.

However, in recent years a management-buyout took place of a group of top-class hydraulic specialists who have established the company LUVRA GmbH out of LUKAS Hydraulik on October 1st, 1994. As a result, in the last 16 years, LUVRA has strengthened its position as a specialist for complex hydraulic systems immensely.

Despite this, many customers still connect with the company the following names:

  • Ardie Werk GmbH, Nuremberg
  • Frieseke & Hoepfner GmbH, Erlangen
  • Metallwerk Boxdorf GmbH, Nuremberg
  • FAG-Kugelfischer (product range hydraulics and control technology), Erlangen
  • LUKAS Hydraulik GmbH, Erlangen


LUVRA Hydraulik und Regeltechnik GmbH

Since 1994, LUVRA Hydraulik und Regeltechnik GmbH in Nuremberg. The complete division of electric-/electronic-hydraulic plant engineering with its workforce (electronic technicians, electricians, hydraulic engineers, constructing engineers, project engineers and sales force), its processes and customer contacts became independent.


LUKAS Hydraulik GmbH

LUKAS Hydraulik GmbH in Erlangen with the areas: electric-/electronic hydraulic plant engineering, hydraulic devices (up to 700 bar), lifting devices, hydraulic rescue equipment such as for fire services.


FAG Kugelfischer AG

FAG Kugelfischer AG (plant 11 in Erlangen with the product range hydraulics and control systems) in Erlangen, the same range of activity as in Mebo GmbH, including components manufacturing of the plants Frieseke & Höpfner and Ardie.


Mebo GmbH

Mebo GmbH (Metallwerk Boxdorf GmbH) in Nuremberg. Merger of Frieseke & Hoepfner and Ardie into one hydraulic mounting and distribution company. The fabrication of components remained in the plants Frieseke & Höpfner and Ardie.


Ardie Werk GmbH

Ardie Werk GmbH in Nuremberg (until 1981), member of the "Hydronorma" group, medium pressure hydraulics (up to 315 bar), electric-hydraulics plant engineering and component manufacturing (Ardie-Hydronorma).


Frieseke & Hoepfner GmbH

Until 1961, Frieseke & Hoepfner, also trading under the name Fritz Hofmann und Fischer AG, produced sound film projectors. Until the business was closed down in 1992, further areas of operation were hydraulic systems, data processing as well as radiometric measuring and control technologies.