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without compromise. From A to Z , Lefort mas-
ters what it does and the company is proud to
be ISO 9001 certified. This certification testi-
fies to the continuous optimisation , perfor-
mance and quality approach which has marked
out Lefort since its beginnings.
For instance, 15 years ago it invested in a
state-of-the-art factory exclusively for the
manufacture of its own hydraulic cylinders.
This massive commitment has paid off and
allows the company to be totally independent
and capable of repairing or rebuilding any
of its cylinders within an unbeatable lead
Customer service has always been the number
one priority, starting with the quality of the
machine, of course, but not ending there.
Customer demand for rapid and tailored sup-
port has increased exponentially in recent
years and this is exactly where Lefort makes
the difference. The establishment of Lefort
subsidiaries, supported by the factory and with
their own technical and service teams, builds
close relationships with customers by offering
quick and professional service such as blades
changes, on-site repair/retrofit works, mainte-
nance, settings and so on.
Thanks to recent multi-million investment,
Lefort has the largest stock of spare parts
which can be dispatched immediately all over
LARGEST AND MOST VERSATILE
Selecting the right machine depends not only
on the type, rate and volume of scrap metal
being processed but also where the machine
will work. Thanks to a very large range of
machines, Lefort can accommodate any opera-
tion from the smallest to the largest scrap yard
facilities. Ranging from 500 tonnes to more
than 2 000T in stationary, mobile, portable or
on tracks (patented) versions, Lefort can offer
the right tool for the right job. A great exam-
ple is the recently delivered Trax 1250. For this
project, Lefort pushed all the technical bound-
aries by engineering a 1 250T of cutting force
shear – on tracks.
HEAVY DUTY KOLOSS
Modernised in 2021, the Koloss heavy-duty
shears (weighing up to 550 tonnes) are
extremely robust and productive machines
capable of baling and shearing very large
quantities of scrap metal.
Lefort offers two different types of compres-
sion box: the side compression (BL) or the
wrap-around (TS), available in 8m and 10m
Accompanied by Lefort product experts and
engineers, each customer can configure their
ideal machine according to the products to be
processed at their desired production. The
engine and the hydraulic system are config-
ured to optimise performance while guaran-
teeing flexibility of use without over-stressing
SOME RECENT KOLOSS PROJECTS:
– Koloss Side-compression shear 2000T / The
– Koloss Side-compression shear 1450T / UK
– Koloss Shear 1100T / USA
– Koloss Side-compression shear 1450T /
– Koloss Shear 1000T / The Netherlands
– Koloss Shear 1000T / South Africa
– Koloss Side-compression 1300T / UK
– Koloss Side-compression 1300T / Ireland
– Koloss Side-compression shear 1450T /
– Koloss Shear 1300T / Belgium
– Koloss Side-compression 1300T / Belgium
– Koloss Side-compression shear 1540T /
In terms of service, availability is key.Inside the spare parts logistics centre at the
company’s HQ in Gosselies, Belgium.
World first: Lefort’s 1250T scrap shear on tracks.
A true family business, from left to right:
Julien, Christian and Antoine Lefort.
One of the first Lefort alligator shears in 1958.
In 1947, Nestor Lefort founded a small
workshop specialising in manufacturing
and maintaining hydraulic equipment. This
workshop is the birthplace of the first 7
300 psi hydraulic pumps.
The first machine to bear the Lefort name
was registered in 1948: a small hydraulic
baler ‘No.1’ . In that year, the Lefort brand
Ten years later, in 1958, Yvon, Nestor’s
son, invented and manufactured the
hydraulic alligator shear.
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LEFORT IN FIGURES
*100% family owned
*4 000 plus machines installed worldwide
*Customers in 50+ countries
*75 years of experience
*50 machine models
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