In the beginning, no one would have anticipated what the future founder of GLT-Gleitlagertechnik, Mr Hallauer, would once create out of his passion for the sliding technology.
As a twelve-year-old, Mr Hallauer dreamed of becoming an actor. Instead, he was supposed to take over his family’s iron trade business in Austria. After finishing a commercial education, he gained experience from several internships in the metal working sector and in parallel started working in his grandfather´s company.
Soon he was drawn to Germany to deepen his knowledge of metal technology, especially of non-ferrous metal. For many years he worked as a successful sales representative for well-known companies such as ‘Metallwerk J. G. Schwietzke’ and the ‘Mittelrheinische Metallgiesserei’.
„Our main focus is the optimal supply of our customers. Therefore a cooperative business relationship is essential“
(Quote of the company´s founder Mr Hallauer)
In the end he refused taking over the family business due to his desire of founding his own enterprise in the sliding bearing sector.
The „Ludwig Hallauer GmbH“ was established in 1982 and specialized in trading and producing metal and compound plastic sliding bearings.
Growing at a rapid rate the company moved and expanded its premises and warehouse more than once in order to meet the increased customers’ demands and rising number of employees.
In 2004 Mr Hallauer split the product range, which had grown extensively in the meantime.
Ever since GLT-GleitLagerTechnik GmbH has become one of the largest providers of sliding bearings in Europe. The product range covers steel, bronze, stainless steel or bi-metal sliding bearings as well as sintered metal bushings.
The sister company LHG-GleitlagerKomponenten GmbH & Co. KG specializes in all kinds of compound plastic, solid steel or bronze bearings as well as wrapped spring steel bearings. Furthermore LHG can offer spherical plain bearings, rod ends and special sliding alloys.
Both companies can produce customized dimensions or formed components on demand.
The continuous expansion of warehouse capacity renders the possibility to store sufficient quantities of bestselling items and thus react to the customer’s requirements immediately.