Your partner for metal casting and swimming pool technology.

Perfection in every element.

Since 1945 Hugo Lahme GmbH stands for highest demands and quality in swimming pool technology. Our production program includes pool hydraulics, underwater lighting, counter-current and massage systems. In their respective segments, the products of the FitStar®, VitaLight® and AllFit® brands stand for the highest quality made of bronze, gunmetal and stainless steel. The requirement that all our products in swimming pool technology must meet is the same today as it was then - "perfection in every element".

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Our history



Hugo Lahme Sr. founds a company when he returns from war captivity. He produces the covering flux "Lamit" for metal melting, which he invented. In addition, the trained hand molder produced various aluminum parts such as cooking pots and irons in the foundry in his own house.


Establishment of the mechanical workshop

The sons Hugo Lahme Jr. and Günter also work in the company in the meantime. A mechanical workshop is set up so that the castings can also be completely machined. This makes it possible to become a supplier to a major manufacturer of commercial dishwashers. The number of employees increases to ten.


First touch points with swimming pool technology

Multi-port valves for filtration systems are cast from bronze on behalf of a water treatment company. As these valves are sold throughout the swimming pool industry, new requests come in for swimming pool installation parts, which were previously imported from the USA. Also, the first valves for countercurrent swimming systems are developed.


Due to the 25th anniversary Lahme joined the BSSW

„Rise from the smallest beginnings“ is the headline of a report about Hugo Lahme senior, the company founder. Membership in the German Swimming Pool Industry Association - BSSW, today's bsw, follows. The production is further expanded and the city of Ennepetal offers an alternative location in the new industrial area of Oelkinghausen.


Death of Hugo Lahme senior

The company founder Hugo Lahme senior dies at the age of 65. The company is transformed into a limited liability company. Hugo Lahme jun. and Günter Lahme become managing partners.


Relocation to Kahlenbecker Straße

At the new location the first construction phase (administration, production, assembly, warehouse and social rooms) is inaugurated. Gunmetal pump housings for countercurrent systems are developed on behalf of a pump manufacturer, who purchases almost the entire annual production of swimming pool equipment. The number of employees is 25.


Own brands FitStar® and AllFit® are created

The decisive step from a pure supplier of metal castings to a brand manufacturer is taken: An own sales program is established. Brand names: Fitstar® for countercurrent systems and AllFit® for built-in fittings.


Expansion of production

Again, the company has grown so much that another expansion is necessary. A production hall is built over two floors with an area of approx. 1200 square meters. The number of employees increases to over 50.


50th company anniversary

Fifty years after the company was founded, the company is well positioned for the future: Thanks to highly developed technology and innovative products made of high-quality materials, namely gunmetal and bronze, Hugo Lahme GmbH is one of Europe's leading manufacturers of swimming pool equipment. The number of employees is 70.


Construction and completion of the new foundry

Construction of a modern foundry began in 2003 and was completed in 2004. Reason enough to once again celebrate the new building and conversion project with all employees, friends of the company and invited guests.


Death of Günter Lahme

On November 18, 2006, the managing partner Günter Lahme died suddenly and completely unexpectedly. With Günter Lahme, the company loses a icon who had significantly shaped the company over decades.


Start for new brands VitaLight® & SpringFit® and also our own magazine H2O

In addition to the FitStar® and AllFit® brands, two new brands are born. A program for the fountain industry is marketed under the SpringFit® brand, while the VitaLight® brand stands for the comprehensive underwater lighting program. H2O, Hugo Lahme's customer magazine, is published in the fall of 2007.


Werner Markenstein becomes managing director

Werner Markenstein is appointed as additional managing director of Hugo Lahme GmbH at the beginning of 2009. A new assembly department for electronic controls and LED lighting goes into operation. The administration of the company Hugo Lahme has urgent need for additional office space and is also expanded.


Death of Hugo Lahme jun.

On June 5, 2013, Hugo Lahme jun. passes away at the age of 79. Until his death, Hugo Lahme jun. was still a regular visitor to the company and showed his interest in all developments within the company.


Various investments in machinery and buildings

Investments in more process-reliable and flexible production technology are taken forward with the acquisition of a new horizontal machining center and a 3D measuring machine. A highlight this year is the 70th anniversary trip with all employees to the Autostadt Wolfsburg.


Kickoff PoolPlenum

In the run-up of the Aquanale trade fair, the kick-off event of PoolPlenum takes place at the company Hugo Lahme. PoolPlenum is a manufacturer network for professional swimming pool construction and is launched by the four long-established German companies Speck-Pumpen, WDT-Werner Dosiertechnik, VPS - Vario-PoolSysteme and Hugo Lahme.


Michael Rulf becomes managing director

Michael Rulf appointed as further managing director of Hugo Lahme GmbH in 2022. Hugo Lahme joins the German Foundry Industry Association (BDG) and invests in a new core shooting machine for the foundry.

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