Lofrans' founded in Monza/Italy in1966 and since then has been dedicated to designing and manufacturing windlasses and anchor management solutions, that combine top performance, absolute safety and style. For many decades Lofrans' enriches the market with innovative solutions, such as the Automatic Free Fall and the Control Box, and offers an impressive line-up of high quality products for boats and yachts from 6m. to 50m (20ft - 160 ft).
"Quality, Safety & Reliability"
At Lofrans, we believe that durability and performance start with an extremely stringent selection of components: only AISI 316 L stainless steel, marine grade metals and electric motors designed to deliver high torque in all conditions.
Most of our components are produced by hot pressing, a technology which guarantees minimal porosity in the metal and superior mechanical features.
The most exposed components are then chemically treated in order to slow down and minimize the process of marine corrosion.
Today our anchor windlasses and capstans are able to cover the needs for vessels with a length from 6 up to 50 meters, from a range consisting of more than 25 different models.
The production is carried out in our 5000 sqm factory in Monza, where our team of designers, technicians and qualified employees are located together with our finished stock and spare parts warehouse.
During the production process in our factory, we carry out several dimensional tests on components and final products by use of our 3D co-ordinate measuring machine, as well as marine corrosion tests in a special marine environment chamber, which simulates the harshest of marine environments.
Our products meet the requirements of the most important classification societies such as RINA, BV, DNV and several others.
An important part of the Lofrans’ organization is the sales and the service, which are guaranteed through a worldwide network of more than forty official distributors in the most important marine markets.
The success of Lofrans products is testified by the fact that our products are installed as standard on vessels of the most important and well reputed OEMs globally.
Since the beginning of 2013, great amounts have been invested to ensure that longevity, evolution, quality and control are guaranteed for the further development of Lofrans’. Major investments included the installation of the SAP ERP, the installation of a WMS (Warehouse Management System) integrated with hand held scanner order picking, additional Product Quality Assurance systems and Distributor order automation via an in-house B2B ordering tool.