Lenze was established by Hans Lenze in Hameln in 1947 and, today, is active all over the world. The specialist in drives and automation employs just under 3,400 people. With its own sales companies, development facilities and production plants as well as a network of service partners, it is represented in 60 different countries. The corporate group includes 57 companies, which are controlled through a holding, Lenze SE, with headquarters in Aerzen near Hameln in Lower Saxony. Lenze is an unlisted joint stock company of European law, with 100% of the shares being in the possession of the family.