As a leading supplier of aluminium bodyshell components and a specialist in sheet metal part forming, we relish getting our teeth stuck into new challenges every day. We have made it our corporate objective to remain at the forefront of technological developments in this dynamic business.

As well as manufacturing pressings and blanks of all kinds, we also join parts together on our assembly line to create body components and systems of all sizes and levels of complexity – from simple reinforcing parts right through to complex assembly groups such as doors, bonnet panels, body side panels or complete front vehicle sections. Whether you require a simple stamping, a complex structural part or an entire body side panel – our products are always of the highest quality.

This aspiration can be traced right back to our founder August Läpple, who laid the foundations for today’s group of companies when he established his small metalworking workshop in Weinsberg in 1919. What started out as a small workshop has gradually evolved over time into LÄPPLE, an international group of companies with approx. 2335 employees which operates within the forming and bodywork technology, automation systems engineering, mechanical engineering and tool making sectors. As a member of this corporate group, LÄPPLE AUTOMOTIVE shares the values and vision that are firmly anchored in the corporate policy and is helping to ensure that the company’s ongoing development is forward-looking and sustainable.

Our values are a clear expression of our philosophy and approach. We attach a great deal of importance to customer proximity and market requirements so that we can offer precisely tailored solutions and ensure we are always at the cutting edge of technology. We have innovation in our bones. As a generator of ideas, we offer our customers products and services to help them on the road to success and further growth.


  • 2022 turnover: approx. 421.4 million euros
  • Employees: 1190
  • Sites: Heilbronn, Teublitz

Heilbronn site

August-Läpple-Straße 4
74076 Heilbronn, Germany

T +49 07131-1310



Teublitz site

August-Läpple-Platz 1
93158 Teublitz, Germany

T +49 9471 999-0




As a family-owned group of companies, LÄPPLE offers high-quality products and solutions throughout the industrial value chain on a worldwide basis. The innovative, high-performance range of products from these specialist companies covers forming and bodywork technology as well as automation systems engineering, mechanical engineering and tool making. With extensive expertise and many years of experience, LÄPPLE is a reliable partner that understands its customers’ interests and the developments on the market. Around 2335 employees develop, produce, sell and look after a wide range of innovative products in the world’s industrial regions.


LÄPPLE has been supplying OEMs for 70 years and enjoys a great reputation as a reliable partner in the automotive industry.

Our aim is to build and maintain long-term partnerships with our customers thanks to the quality of our products. Customer-oriented all-round support as well as commitment and mutual trust are the measure of all things at LÄPPLE. Numerous project certificates, awards and accolades are the expression of these enduring partnerships.