06. December 1946
The foundation of Lenco AG as a company. It was founded by Friedrich Laeng, Marie Laeng-Stucki and Bruno Grütter. It all started in Burgdorf - a small city 27 km east of Berne. At that time the 78 shellac record was the only format on the free market. Record players like we know them today did not exist. Initially Lenco started to sell 78 rpm motors, tone arms, mounting assemblies, platters and crystal cartridges. There are only little information from that time that are confirmed. One source was Mr. Rudolf Laeng's website but he passed away in March 2018 and the site is not online anymore.
The 33 years of Lenco AG Switzerland