LTH Learnica

MachinesIndustrySouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 1/2017

LTH Learnica in Macedonia was founded in 1961 and joined the LTH Castings Group as the last member in 2005. Starting in the 60s as a supplier for the ex-Yugoslav car industry, covering various part and material categories, the company evolved to a structured and cost-efficient die-casting producer, based on the technical knowledge with favourable labour cost.

The recently introduced in-house tool and mould production supports the LTH Castings Group tool demand and enables on the other hand the site to focus on manufacturing aluminium anti-vibration components, spools as well as some non-automotive electronic housing components. The site focuses on raw part production, labour intensive products and products with intensive and sensitive mould maintenance demand.

LTH Learnica’s core competences are the following: die-casting of aluminium parts, tool design and manufacturing, processing of aluminium alloys - EN AC 46000 (AlSi9Cu3, Al226), EN AC 44300 (AlSi12, Al230), EN AC 47100 (AlSi12Cu, Al231), as well as the heat treatment of aluminium parts.

A strategic focus is placed on the quality first approach, the volume production with fully exploiting the labour cost advantages, the focusing of rough part with grinding, tapping and drilling possibilities. Increasing share of parts demanding intensive tool maintenance and further development of tool shops is also an emphasis.

Some of the key products the company manufactures are related to tool making: die-cast tools, deburring tools, sleeves and others.