• 2017
    • 2017 - Intralox Hammond Expands

      2017 Hammond Expansion

      Intralox adds 60,000-square-foot molding hall to the Intralox Hammond facility.

    • Intralox Celebrates 10 Year Shanghai Anniversary

      Shanghai anniversary

      Customer event held to celebrate Intralox Shanghai's 10 year anniversary.

    • 2015
    • Intralox Celebrates 25 Years in Amsterdam

      Amsterdam New Facility

      Intralox celebrates 25 years in Amsterdam as the European Headquarters

    • 2014
    • Intralox Relocates Asia Headquarters

      Asia 2014

      Intralox relocates Asia headquarters in Shanghai

    • Laitram Machinery Opens Expanded Facility

      Laitram Machinery

      Laitram Machinery opens expanded testing and manufacturing facility with top-of-the-line equipment.

    • Intralox Celebrates 30 Years in the UK


    • 2013
    • Laitram for Life Fitness Center Opens

      Fitness Center

      The Laitram for Life Fitness Center opens on Laitram's campus.  The fitness center is operated by LifeStart Wellness.

    • Intralox Opens India Assembly Plant

      Intralox India

      Intralox opens its Assembly Plant in Bangalore, India. This facility increased Intralox’s worldwide presence to nine facilities across the globe.

    • 2012
    • 2012 - Intralox Relocates European Headquarters

      Amsterdam New Facility

    • Intralox Plant Opens in Hammond, LA

      Hammond Facility

    • Laitram Opens Health and Wellness Center

      Wellness Center

      The Laitram for Life Health and Wellness Center opens on campus for employees.  The clinic is run by Marathon Health and provides health and wellness services to employees.

    • Intralox Acquires Commercial Food Sanitation

      CFS Logo

      To expand its food safety portfolio, Intralox acquires Commercial Food Sanitation which integrates strategic consulting, expertise and training to provide durable solutions to food safety and sanitation challenges for food processing plants.

    • 2007
    • Laitram Machine Shop Expansion

      Machine Shop

    • 2006
    • Intralox Opens Asia Pacific Headquarters

      Intralox Asia

      Intralox opens its Asia Pacific headquarters in Shanghai.  This begins significant expansion in the Asia Pacific region.

    • 2004
    • Shrimp Peeler Declared Engineering Landmark

      Peeler Engineering Landmark

      Shrimp peeler declared National Historic Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    • Intralox L.L.C. Japan Forms

      Intralox Japan

      Intralox opens assembly facility in Japan.

    • 2001
    • Expansion into South America

      Intralox Brazil

      Intralox opens an assembly facility in Brazil.  This is the first Intralox facility in South America.

    • 1997
    • Intralox opens Australia Assembly Plant

      Intralox Australia

      Intralox Australia Pty. Ltd. Opened in Melbourne Australia.

    • 1996
    • 301 Plantation Expansion

      301 Expansion

      Intralox assembly, inventory, and shipping departments are moved to the new, 280,000 square foot building.  All three departments saw massive increases in space and capacity.

    • 1995
    • 301 Plantation Road Purchased

      301 building

      The building becomes Intralox's global headquarters.

    • 1993
    • 221 Laitram Lane Purchased

      221 Laitram Lane

      Laitram purchased 221 Laitram Lane to house Intralox Plastics.

    • 1994
    • Intralox Injection Molding Moved

      221 Molding

      221 Laitram Lane renovated.  Intralox injection molding moves from 220R.  This site has expanded over the years.

    • 1992
    • PEP Changed to LCI

      The Laitram Performance Excellence Program is changed to the Laitram Continuous Improvement Program.

    • 1991
    • Intralox European Headquarters Moves

      Amsterdam Old

      Intralox moves European Headquarters from Dusseldorf, Germany to Amsterdam, the Netherlands. “Amsterdam was chosen as the new site for the European Headquarters and assembly function because of its geographical location; its strategic air, sea and surface transportation network; and its favorable business environment.” Headquarters served as the company’s centralized gateway to the rapidly expanding European marketplace.

    • 1990
    • Intralox L.L.C. Europe Formed

      Early Europe

      After forming subsidiary companies in the '80s, Intralox L.L.C. Europe is officially formed.

    • 1989
    • Laitram founder J.M. Lapeyre Passes Away

      JM Obituary

      J.M. Lapeyre passes away from a heart attack at the age of 62. He was issued 139 United States patents and over 100 foreign patents.

    • 1988
    • Intralox Opens Japan Assembly Plant

      Intralox Assembly opens in Tokyo, Japan.


    • Laitram Machinery A/S formed in Denmark

      Laitram Machinery Denmark



    • 1987
    • Laitram Business Philosophy Established


      The Laitram Business Philosophy establishes principles which tell us what to expect from ourselves and each other – it’s the cornerstone of the Laitram Performance Excellence Program (PEP).


    • 1987 - Laitram Machinery A/S Formed

      Laitram Machinery Denmark

      Laitram Machinery A/S formed in Hjorring, Denmark.

    • 1986
    • 1986 - Purchased 201 Laitram Lane

      201 building

      201 Laitram Lane purchased for Intralox assembly and warehousing.

    • 1984
    • 1984 : Intralox Officially Establishes Presence In Europe

      Intralox establishes its presence in Europe with Intralox Germany and Intralox LTD UK forming.

    • 1983
    • Intralox first ventured into Europe

    • 1981
    • 1981 - Lapeyre Stair Inc., formed

      Stair logo

      Lapeyre Stair is formed following the 1980 patent of the alternating tread stair.

    • 1980
    • Alternating Treat Stair Patent Issued

      Lapeyre Stair Patent

      First patent issued to Lapeyre Stair- Alternating Tread Stair - patent # 4,199,040

    • 1979
    • Laitram Machinery, Inc founded


      Wholly owned subsidiary of the Laitram Corporation.  Originally Peelers, Inc., which was formed in 1949.

    • 1978
    • 1978 - Intralox Moves To Its Own Building

      Intralox moves to its own building on the Laitram campus in Harahan.

    • 1976
    • Electro-Optical Printing System (LED printer)

      LED Printer Patent

      J.M. is issued patent for the Electro-Optical Printing System, better known as the LED Printer.

    • 1975
    • Modular Plastic Conveyor Belt Patent - # 3,870,141

      MPB Patent

      First patent for Modular Plastic Conveyor Belt issued.

    • 1974
    • Laitram Celebrates 25th Anniversary

      25th anniversary

      Laitram hosts a shrimp boil to celebrate the new office and plant dedication on its 25th anniversary.

    • Moved to Harahan


      The Laitram Corporation moved into building on 220 Laitram Lane in Harahan, LA. This 50,000 square foot facility also housed Intralox until 1978.

    • 1971
    • Intralox founded


      Intralox conveyor belting first offered for commercial use. The Series 200 Open Grid is the world's first modular plastic conveyor belt.

    • 1970
    • First Modular Plastic Belt Patent Application Filed

      1970 Modular Plastic

      J.M. invented modular plastic conveyor belting to help customers overcome the corrosion and sanitation problems associated with traditional solutions.

    • 1969
    • Purchased 5.432 Acres in Harahan

      5.432 Acres of land purchased in Harahan, LA - future home of Laitram.

    • 1963
    • Peelers Company Renamed as The Laitram Corporation

      619 S Peters

      J.M. Lapeyre’s middle name, Martial, inspired the new name (“Laitram” is “Martial” spelled backwards).

    • 1962
    • 1962: J.M. and family return home

      J.M. and family return home permanently after living in Europe.

    • 1958
    • 1958 - First Model "A" Peeler Foreign Sale

      The first foreign sale of the Model "A" Peeler is made in Norway.

    • 1958 - J.M. and Family Move to Copenhagen

      J.M. and family move to Copenhagen, Denmark.  Scandinavian shrimp processors wanted a machine that would process their smaller, cold water shrimp.

    • 1956
    • 1956 - J.M. Traveled to Study Foreign Machinery Sales

      J.M. traveled to Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Greenland to study foreign machinery sales possibilities.

    • 1954
    • The Peelers Company moves into 619 South Peters Street

      619 South Peters Peelers

      The Peelers Company moves into its own building at  619 South Peters Street.  The architect and designer of the building was J.M. Lapeyre.

    • Shrimp Deveiner Offered

      Jm Peeler Demo

      The Peelers Company introduces the shrimp deveiner for lease

    • 1953
    • Purchased 619 S. Peters Street

      south peters map

      This property, located in New Orleans’ Warehouse District, was to become the future home and initial base of operations for the Peelers Company.

    • 1951
    • Peelers Company Formally Organized

      Peelers Card

      Peelers Inc. changes name to The Peelers Company.  Today known as Laitram Machinery, Inc.

    • 1950
    • 1950 - First Model "A" Peeler Installed

      Model A

      First Model "A" Peeler installed at Grand Caillou

    • 1949
    • 1949 - Peelers, Inc. Manufactures Machines on Contract Basis

    • Working Model of Shrimp Peeler Leased

      Working model of shrimp peeler leased to Grand Caillou Packing Co., Inc. Houma

    • Peelers, Incorporated Founded

      JM Family

      Founded by JM, along with his father, Emile and uncle, Fernand. Now known as Laitram Machinery, Inc.

    • 1947
    • 1st Shrimp peeler patent issued - # 2,429,828

      Shrimp Peeler

    • 1944
    • Shrimp Peeler Patent Filed

      Peeler Patent

      The first application for the shrimp peeler is filed.

    • 1943
    • Basic idea of shrimp peeler conceived

      1943 Grand Gaillou

      Basic idea of shrimp peeling machine conceived by 16-year-old J.M. Lapeyre While working the summer in his father’s shrimp packing plant in Houma, LA.


About Laitram

Laitram is a vibrant, forward-thinking company with an intense commitment to innovation, integrity, and continuous improvement throughout its four operating divisions – Laitram Machinery, Intralox, Lapeyre Stair and Laitram Machine Shop.

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