Woodward L'Orange has been at the forefront of injection technology for over 80 years.
Our company has been fulfilling this high standard of performance since it was founded by Rudolf L'Orange in 1933. Throughout its evolution and still today, the company has been setting milestones in engine development and will continue to set the standards in injection technology.
In the future, developments and innovations from Woodward L'Orange will continue to drive the entire sector with regards to quality, service life, fuel consumption and emissions reduction.
Pioneer Prosper L'Orange invents the precombustion chamber principle for diesel engines
On September 9, Rudolf L'Orange founds the Gebrüder L'Orange Motorzubehör GmbH
Patent registration of the “Zweimengendüse” for turbojet engines
Rudolf L'Orange files the unit injector for patent
Move to the new headquarters in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen
Inauguration of the new production facilities in Glatten near Freudenstadt, still in operation today
Development of in-line and V pumps for large diesel engines
Inauguration of the Service Center in Rellingen near Hamburg
L'Orange files the monoblock pump for heavy fuel oil injection systems for patent
Production begins for the monoblock pump elements in L'Orange injection systems
ITT Automotive purchases all company shares from the L'Orange family
MTU München purchases all L'Orange company shares
Opening of the new production facility in Wolfratshausen near Munich
MTU Friedrichshafen purchases all L'Orange company shares
First electronic common-rail injection system for large diesel engines worldwide
Common-rail injection systems for heavy fuel oil go into series production
L'Orange becomes a member of the Tognum Group
2nd generation of the common-rail injection systems for large diesel engines enters series production
L'Orange Fuel Injection Trading (Suzhou) Co. Ltd. is founded in China
L'Orange Fuel Injection (Ningbo) Co, Ltd. is founded in China
L'Orange becomes member of the Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG.
Fluid Mechanics LLC is founded in the USA
Woodward purchases all L'Orange company shares