P. Lemmens Company started in 1977, under the auspices of its founder, Pierre Lemmens. From a fan trading activity, it has quickly evolved on to a fan manufacturing business (1981). The rigor and the mastering of the know-how necessary to run an industrial entity transformed the company and its vocation.
In 1988, PLC embarks in the design and manufacturing of small air handling units (single flow ventilation units, air heaters, air curtains, small air handling units... a new step is taken.
In 1993 the 'ECM®' (Electronically Commutated Motor) project is begun, which would later become the TAC (Total Airflow Control) technology. The progressive incorporation of this technology in PLC products will contribute greatly to the success of PLC.
In 1996 PLC won its first customer for this technology and in 1998 the standard PLC products are converted to the TAC technology. PLC is already a forerunner of the 'green' wave that will flood the market a few years later. Since then, TAC has imposed itself on the whole European market as a reference in energy savings.
In 1999 the first ventilation units with energy recovery units are introduced on the market under the slogan, 'why should we recover thermal Watts while we are wasting electrical Watts'... In 2003 counterflow plate exchangers are introduced in the ventilation units and the range is re-designed according to a plug & play logic, the MURAL range is born... Later, the GLOBAL ( 2007), the FLAT (2009) and finally the TOTAL (2013) will be introduced.
In 2011 PLC employs more than 80 people and had a turnover of 28 million euros in its Gembloux plant of 7500 m² …
The success of PLC leads to the majority acquisition by the Swedish company Swegon, a world leader and member of the Latour group on July 8, 2014. Swegon acknowledged the specificity of PLC and its potential role in a global market strategy. PLC will continue to operate as a designer/developer and producer of air handling units within a large international group, and thus able to flourish in a larger market. P.Lemmens Air Movement Company becomes P.Lemmens 'a Swegon company'.