Member Feature: LEM leads the way in providing innovative solutions

LEM is the market leader in providing innovative and high quality solutions for measuring electrical parameters. Its core products – current and voltage transducers – are used in a broad range of applications in drives and welding, renewable energies, UPS, power supplies, traction, high precision, conventional and green cars businesses.

An innovative and progressive global company with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, LEM’s main business is in the industry, traction, and automotive markets. LEM has a global presence including its NAFTA headquarters in Milwaukee.

LEM is also an M-WERC member. “We are a member of M-WERC because we see new markets, such as the smart grid starting to materialize,” said John Marino, General Manager of LEM USA. “We want to be on the front end of research into those new area’s and support that research the best that we can.”

LEM invented the transducer in 1972 and has been in the market for 47 years. “We are a leader in this industry, fueled by continuous innovation and high quality products,” said Marino, who serves on the M-WERC Board of Directors. “We use a matrix management system that provides freedom for people to do their jobs as efficiently as possible. This allows our teams to reduce bureaucracy. Our teams are dedicated and focused on customer satisfaction with both our technology and quality. We listen, we react, and we care.”

LEM is “inside” of equipment and play a key role in motor control for industry and automotive applications. “We have seen our product lines grow due to the onset of renewable power, battery management, and the coming of the smart grid,” Marino said. “We are well positioned to support our traditional markets and the new markets emerging.”

With production plants in Beijing; Geneva; Sofia, Bulgaria; and Tokyo, LEM’s strategy is to exploit the intrinsic strengths of its core business, and to develop opportunities in existing and new markets with new applications. With regional sales offices near its customers’ locations, the company is able to offer a seamless service around the globe.

LEM has the strongest brand recognition in the markets it covers and its products are used in a broad range of applications. Starting with products for locomotives in the 1970s, LEM expanded into a vast area of industrial applications, including the following:

  • Variable speed drives for motors

  • Power supplies for industrial applications

  • AC/DC converters

  • Uninterrupted power supply systems for computers

  • New innovative energy applications (microturbines, wind and solar power generation)

  • Automotive applications (battery management, start/stop applications for conventional cars and electrical motor controls, battery pack management and embedded chargers for green cars)

For more information and to learn more about this innovative M-WERC member, please visit LEM’s website at:

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