The LUKAD Essence
Owner-managed. Down to earth. International.LUKAD is an owner-managed company based in the Sauerland region of Germany. It combines solid down-to-earthness with global thinking and international success. The origin of LUKAD Holding goes back to the foundation of a scrap metal trade by Arnold Menshen in the 1950s and the purchase of Walter Stauffenberg KG in the early 1960s. At the beginning of the 70s Arnold Menshen founded the company Georg Menshen KG.
Disposal, hydraulic accessories and plastic packagingThrough a high level of creativity and entrepreneurial skills, products and services have been developed in the field of waste disposal, hydraulic accessories and plastic packaging. Today, the Stauff and Menshen Groups operate internationally, in some cases with their own subsidiaries and production facilities, or are represented by sales partners.
Arnold Menshen successively handed over the management of the various companies to his two sons Knut and Lutz from the end of the 1980s. Knut Menshen took over the management of the Stauff Group in 1988 and the Menshen Group in 1995, and Lutz Menshen took over the scrap trade in 1992.
The 3 divisions were merged into LUKAD Holding in 2001, which facilitated the management of the various companies and made a much clearer shareholder structure possible.
In addition, LUKAD Holding offers overarching services such as the entire IT infrastructure, compliance and international human resources management, tax consulting, controlling, auditing and services for the annual financial statements for the 3 divisions.
Following the departure of Knut Menshen as Managing Director of LUKAD Holding in 2016, Lutz Menshen and Jörg Deutz took over the management of the holding company.
We, as the owner family, stand for commitment, longevity and thus for security. By the way, the name LUKAD is composed of the first names of the original family shareholders:
L (Lutz) U (Ursula) K (Knut) A (Arnold) D (Dorle)
As a family, we are particularly concerned about supporting the people who make LUKAD and its affiliated companies so successful. Therefore, special attention is paid to the area of training and career. The cooperation with schools, colleges and universities also expresses this concern.
With 61 locations in 23 countries, LUKAD is a group of companies with a strong international orientation.