Als Peter Lisec in den 1960er-Jahre begann, Isolierglas zu fertigen, gab es nur wenige Anlagen dafür. Also entwickelte er sie. Sein Wille, die beste Lösung zu finden, und seine Leidenschaft für Glas sind das Erfolgsrezept von LiSEC und prägen unverändert unser Unternehmen.
On October 20 in 1961 the Company Glastechnische Industrie PETER LISEC was founded by Mr. Peter Lisec as a one man business. Even at that early stage own ideas were realized although the production range was quite small. The main performances were the bending and forming of acrylic glass, mirror manufacturing and glass edging. Continuously the firm was increased and
1966 the manfacturing of insulating glass units was started. During all these days some small machinery and devices providing technical aid to produce the above mentioned products were developed and made according to own Know-How. This was the nucleus of the high technology machine production of today.
1968 the technology of the relatively new product "insulating glass" has progressed so far that the Company created its own patented system with own trade name. Research and development of rational manufacturing methods proved to be the basis of today's machine production.
1971 Mr. Lisec employed 40 persons who made insulating glass units as well as machinery for insulating glass production which found international customers already at that stage. The machine department was rather tiny compared to the current dimensions.
1975 the one man business was converted into a Limited Company.
1976 the Chamber of Commerce granted Lisec to use the Austrian State Crest because of its remarkable commercial success.
1978 the Company has grown-up to 150 employees, who, beside of the insulating glass department, developed and produced considerable numbers of machines and plants for automated i.g. manufacturing using the experience from the own glass shop. A hard battle for shares of the market in the machinery field against old-established foreign competitors required some extensive investments. A second production facility was built to enable the spread-out of the machine department to approx. 20.000 sqm. Since then the machine production dominates; just about 10 % of the total turnover is contributed by the glass processing.
1989 Mr. Peter Lisec is awarded the title "Kommerzialrat" for his exemplary performance in setting-up this Company and his farsighted commercial strategy. By continuous completion of the product range Lisec becomes the only supplier being able to offer all equipment for i.g. production and so advances to the position of the worldwide market leader. The export rate climbs up to 98 % and the Company comprises approx. 450 employees.
1993 the continuously increasing demand in Lisec high-tech machinery requires the foundation of Lisec Maschinenbau GmbH in Seitenstetten where more than 300 persons are manu-facturing the entire machinery range in a production area of approx. 27.000 sqm; thus leaving sufficient space for extending the insulating glass production, the research and development department and the entire administration at the Hausmening site.
1995 the so far integrated software department becomes an associated subsidiary called Lisec Software GmbH and is moved into a separate facility at the Hausmening site. It provides specially developed programs like networks for administration and machinery up to complete production control systems.
1998 the research and development department and all the highly qualified experts in technical construction and electronic design moves to the Seitenstetten plant and becomes an associated subsidiary called Inova - Lisec Technologiezentrum GmbH.
1999 starts the continuous expansion of the Lisec Group of Companies, which up to now comprised 4 companies, by founding subsidiary companies in the most important industrial states and at commercial/business hubs. Together with the worldwide sales organisation these new platforms provide the best possible customer support.
2004 the Seitenstetten plant is expanded by the construction of a new 5.000 sqm sized production hall with attached office building for the Inova – Lisec Technologiezentrum GmbH and the recently founded Condig - Lisec Network Center GmbH. Another large-scale investment is put into the insulating glass and glass processing plant in Hausmening. It is equipped with the latest state-of-engineering machines and plants and especially with the unique Lisec glass tempering furnace with its revolutionary „flat-bed“ toughening process. All over the World the Lisec Group of Companies employs meanwhile more than 1000 people.
2006 sees another enlargement of the Seitenstetten plant by 7000 m2 after building the new assembling hall 4 and extending the common and office rooms. This creation of new production areas requires also a large scale investment in the latest manufacturing equipment to meet the worldwide exploding demand for the Lisec quality products. A lot of of new employees are educated to become qualified specialists - so the Lisec Maschinenbau GmbH employs more than 600 persons. Worldwide the Lisec staff exceeds 1600 people.
2007 Lisec receives the Austrian Innovation Award for its revolutionary "flat-bed" glass tempering technology. This patented innovative glass tempering technique was developed by the Lisec research and development center in Seitenstetten for which the company provides every year approx. 8 % of its turnover and which puts Lisec in the position of the technology leader in the field.
2008 the Minister of Economics and Labour Martin Bartenstein hands over the “Great Award for Contributions to the Republic of Austria” to CC Mr. Peter Lisec - the founder and owner of the LISEC Group of Companies International – for his great business achievements. The order was awarded by the Austrian President Heinz Fischer.
The production facility in Seitenstetten reaches its maximum expansion after building another 5.000 sqm big hall for final-products. Through this measure the production areas in the assembling halls, which are extremely needed due to the huge number of orders, get available for the next plant immediately after finishing a project. All over the world the number of employees of the Lisec Group of Companies reaches the 2000 mark.
On August 17, 2009 the founder and owner of the Lisec Group of Companies, Kommerzialrat Peter Lisec, passed away at the age of 73. Throughout his 48-year career he created a life's work without parallel and built the company from a one-man operation to an international group with more than 2000 employees and more than 50 subsidiaries. He led the company as the chairman up to the very last day. Under his leadership and with the entrepreneurial spirit of an excellent technician he succeeded in continually surprising and convincing the professional world with innovations which were later defined as state-of-the-art in the world of flat glass. His worries and work in the company related to his business partners and employees and he always found the time to take care of every concern. The personality of Mr. Peter Lisec will always be remembered as a role model.
As of June 15, 2010 the PETER LISEC Private Trust, present owner of the LISEC Group of Companies, appoints Mr. Karl Gruber as CEO and Mr. Gerhard Sonnleitner as CFO.
In September 2012 the Board of Trustees of the Peter Lisec Private Trust is reconstituted. Prof. Dr. Thomas Keppert is appointed as Chairman, Mag. Dr. Leopold Bednar as Vice Chairman and Mag. Günther Hofko as a Member of the Board.
Furthermore, after the resignation of Karl Gruber, a new CEO of the LiSEC Group is appointed:
Mag. Othmar Ulrich Sailer has managed the company as CEO since September 2012 , thus ensuring the company's continued successful development. Mag. Sailer studied Business Administration in Vienna and worked as a management consultant for several years before he joined companies operating at an international level in the plant and structural engineering field, where he assumed responsibility in Group Management and as a Member of the Board of Management for more than 15 years, most recently at Waagner Biro Stahlbau AG.