Expansion of Lames in China and Europe

To continue to effectively and efficiently satisfy the needs of our customers and respond to challenges posed by the markets, Lames group has undertaken the setting up of two new plants .

They are part of the globalization process of the group :

Lames China , April 2011
A factory in Shanghai which is part of the production units in charge of serving the BMW customer.

Lames Serbia, April 2011
The plant in Sremska Mitrovica which is part of the production units in charge of serving the PSA customer.



Lames invests in a new team of Research and Development to expand its product portfolio by integrating antipinch electronics in the motor.


The expansion

In the meantime two new important production sites are opened: the first one in Melfi for "door module", and window lifters production for the internal market and the second one in Brazil .

Nowadays Lames is qualified for developing and supplying the main car makers with window lifters, door modules and gear motors.


The new deal

The following years will be useful to consolidate the business contact with several customers and take root in the continental market.

BMW, SUZUKI, OPEL and SAAB are the car manufacturers that as of 1993 entrusted Lames to supply their main cars.



The company over the ten following years increases its sales, develops a new quality system resulting in 1984 in the certification by its customers.


The first project

The design , that until 1969 was a customers' prerogative, was carried out in LAMES allowing to launch the electrical window lifter for the Italian and French market.

PEUGEOT is Lames first European customer.


Window regulators

During the 60's, it was created the window lifter which was purchased by FIAT and later by ALFA ROMEO.


FIAT and the boom

Beginning of the production processes for mechanical remote controls (brake, accelerator, friction).

First order from FIAT.

Lames plays an important role in the industrial recovery of Liguria after the Second World War.


Company act

On the 14th of April La.Me.S . "Lavorazioni Meccaniche Specializzate" is set up in Chiavari .

Lames produces metallic flexible pipes for industry. This production became important for supplying the Italian Navy with a system called "elephant trunk" used for the remote control of torpedoes.