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 packaging
Through 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.
Chief Executive Officer STAUFF Group
Chief Executive Officer LUKAD Holding
- Joined the STAUFF Group in 2003, initially as Managing Director of STAUFF in Germany
- Significant involvement in the continuous expansion of the product range and the development of the company into a customer-oriented solution provider
- Since 2012 Chief Executive Officer of the worldwide STAUFF Group
- Since 2016 additionally Chief Executive Officer of LUKAD Holding
Managing Partner STAUFF Group
Managing Partner LUKAD Holding
- As younger son of Arnold Menshen 1989 joining the family business
- Since 1995 member of the management of the group of companies
- Today managing partner in the operational management of LUKAD Holding and the worldwide STAUFF Group
LUKAD — a great perspective
International Human Resources Management
International human resources management deals with all measures by which suitable human resources can be permanently secured in internationally active or multinational companies.
On the one hand, this is about the impetus that HR management can provide, particularly when considering whether, where and how the company should become involved abroad. On the other hand, this involves the conception, implementation and control of cross-border, international personnel management.
LUKAD-IT is the central service provider of the group in the national and international IT environment. From client services for application development to the management of complex infrastructures and data center operations to the mapping of new business processes in IT logic.
The holding company is responsible for overall Group controlling, reporting and consolidation. It also provides support on tax issues.
All strategic decisions with regard to the development of the company, the investment in or acquisition of companies and also all strategic
Investment projects are decided by the holding company in consultation with the responsible managing directors in the various business areas.