Review of the history of a successful Swiss company

For many years our innovative developments have shaped the fields of robots used to cure the most diverse cheese types and shapes Faced with the rapid development of the sector and the increasing demand for more automatisation, new machines were developed such as cheese cutting, board washing machines, cheese plasticizing, washing and marking machines. The following milestones illustrate how fast development progressed over the years.


2019 – New developments and steady growth

Over 370 machines sold! We are now also exporting our products to Spain and Canada. The modular concept has been further developed for raclette and semi-hard cheeses. The new LM-40-B robot has aroused great interest. LEU Anlagenbau AG is also expanding steadily and has now over 30 employees.

LM-40-B grau

2013 – Delivery of machine number 200

Early in the morning, the 200th machine left our workshop for France.


2008 – First modular Robot

2007 an idea emerged: manufacturing machines based on a modular system. Various tasks and customer requirements could be covered by different modules.


2005 – First order from overseas

The first LEU robot leaves for the United States.


2005 – Move to new premises

The steadily growing company moves to the newly built premises on the Zelgstrasse in Uetendorf.


2001 – 10th anniversary

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary LEU Anlagenbau AG moves from Heimberg to Uetendorf.


2000 – First order from abroad

LEU exports its first robot to France.


2000 – First “Mutschli” robot

The first “Mutschli” robot designed for small cheese loafs of 1 to 2 kg leaves the production line.


1999 – First compact robot

The compact Gruyère robot was a milestone in cheese curing. Its small dimensions made it also suitable for small cellars.


1998 – First machine for semi-hard cheeses

The development of a robot for semi-hard cheeses completed the machine trio.


1996 – First Gruyère and mountain cheese curing robot

The first curing robot for Gruyère and mountain cheese comes to life. At the same time, LEU exports its first machines.


1995 – Monitoring of incoming Emmentaler

Cheese weight, height and production data monitoring with subsequent laser marking onto the cheese loafs.


1994 – First Emmentaler cheese curing robot

The first Emmentaler cheese curing robot is taken into service, impresses expert circles and lays the foundation stone for a wide-ranging robot family.


1991 – Founding of the company

Werner Leu registers his company in the Commercial Register on Decembers 23, 1991.