Carlo Leopoldo Lualdi sets up Lima and starts producing surgical instruments
The first helicopter prototype is designed and produced – it is the beginning of Aerlualdi Company
Lima L59 helicopter obtains certification to fly
Gabriele Lualdi becomes Chief Executive Officer of Lima
Lima SpA is born: titanium processing begins
Cooperation with an important Orthopaedic Surgery Institute in Udine (Italy) begins
Lima means Technique and Science in a team spirit: a group composed of ten companies focused on research, engineering, manufacture and commercialization of products for the aerospace, automotive and mechanic industries. We are living this moment with the same spirit as ever and with a brand new graphic symbol.
Our four strategic business fields:
In this period Lima enters the orthopaedic market with the brand Lima-Lto, as the result of a wide reorganization of the corporate group. The Vitruvian Man becomes Lima's symbol for its art and science in the orthopaedic sector.
Lima keeps on developing its four strategic business fields: mechanics, medical, aeronautics and automotive
The medical sector: Gabriele Lualdi decides to focus on the medical field and stop financing the other companies of the group.
The choice of establishing completely owned Subsidiaries, aimed at managing sales and providing direct assistance on the markets worldwide: Lima brand starts gaining strength at a global level.
It is the beginning of a relevant managerial structure in a company which is already globalized.
About 500 employees.
In this period, Lima starts acquiring companies or structures to accelerate the ongoing internationalization process:
2008: Hit Medica spa (Italy and San Marino)
2009: Biosuma srl
2009: Orthotech (Australia and New Zealand)
2010: Dima (Italy)
500 Staff Employees
15 Subsidiaries worldwide
A new company name is adopted: Limacorporate spa, replacing Lima-Lto.
Motion like movement, Emotion like feeling. Together, in a positive synergy, Emotion: the emotion of movement, the emotion of being able to move like before. Thanks to orthopaedic products that are not only the cutting edge of technique, but that also have a soul. Because the products themselves make it possible to rediscover the pleasure of movement.
Lima Corporate lands in the U.S.
The central focus is no longer on the excellence of the product, but the excellence of the service. In the same way, the central focus on the man is highlighted in all its expressions.
The central focus is on the planner man, whose creative thought and craftsman-like attention to the details allow him to work in keeping up with technology. To give life to a perfect product.
The central focus is on the salesman, who knows perfectly the features of the product and can train the surgeon man on the product at best.
The central focus is on the surgeon man, who lets the patient man enjoy the quality of the product and recover a higher functionality. This is at the heart of our service.
The focus on man is the core of our current evolution.
This is the idea at the basis of Lima Corporate – Orthopaedic Emotion.
To be continued ...
Lima Corporate is a global medical device company providing reconstructive orthopaedic solutions to surgeons who face the challenges of improving their patient’s quality of life.
Lima Corporate designs, develops, manufactures and markets joint replacement and repair solutions that include large joint implants for hip and knee and systems for the restoration of the extremities focusing on disorders of the shoulder and traumatic injuries.
Restoring the Emotion of Motion
Be the best choice for Doctors and Healthcare Providers who…
…have passion for evolving orthopaedics
…value the closeness of a local company combined with the strength of a global player
We will continue to significantly outgrow the orthopaedic market
We take personal responsibility for the work we do and the decisions we make that will affect patients’ lives
We value personal and direct contact with our internal and external clients to earn their trust and meet their requirements
We apply our world-class aptitude for innovation every day to develop and improve our products, processes and ways of working
We believe our Lima’s cultural diversity brings a tangible contribution to the running and the development of our company
We work together with our stakeholders to generate win-win solutions to the benefit of our patients and partners worldwide
We will create benefits for our employees, stakeholders and economic value for the shareholders
On July 30, 2008 Limacorporate spa Board of Directors approved its Code of Ethics.
The company's formal adoption of a Code of Ethics ratifies the principles of "corporate deontology" which Lima Corporate wholeheartedly accepts and whose observance it demands of all company employees, and of whoever works with or on behalf of the Lima.
The Code of Ethics is to promote or deter certain behaviours and represents the very essence of Lima Coporate's policies on procedure and conduct.
President Code of Ethics
"A great future is in front of us!"
Chief Executive Officer
Last November Italian-born and bred Luigi Ferrari, who is also a naturalized US citizen, was appointed Lima Corporate’s Chief Executive Officer. A world-recognized expert in medical products, Luigi Ferrari has since spearheaded Lima Corporate’s ambitious multi-year plan to consolidate the company’s position as a global player and drive its growth supported by ever increasing innovation. Growth is a must-win battle for Lima Corporate’s CEO. His determination to make growth happen reflects the absolute commitment and unswerving conviction of a man accustomed to achieving continuous improvements and reaching significant milestones. Our CEO’s determination has brought everyone on board. There is a shared eagerness to proactively defend the value Lima has created over the years, whether it be knowledge- or product-based, by venturing into new markets and rolling out new products, managing Lima’s assets with incomparable efficiency and effectiveness, and pushing the envelope in terms of breakthrough technologies, processes and organizations. Matching the excellence of Lima Corporate with the expertise and knowhow of Luigi Ferrari means enhancing the company’s reputation and values and
striving towards strategic development targets. When Lima Corporate appointed Luigi Ferrari, it scored a major coup.
The new CEO’s extensive experience and his perspective for the future of the company will build even more confidence in its ability to conquer present and future challenges.
Luigi Ferrari came to Lima Corporate from another success story at the Orthofix Group where his career spanned 19 years, rising through the senior management ranks from executive to the very top echelons, from Country level (Italy Division) to the European dimension, and then Head of Global Markets. Luigi’s inspiring career began with a degree in Management Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano, followed by the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School in Boston.
Luigi Ferrari would never have left the United States and Orthofix’s well structured group had he not believed heart and soul in the outstanding future lying ahead for Lima. What grabbed him was Lima’s exciting product pipeline, the upcoming international roll-out of its new knee platform, and seeing the company poised for massive global growth following its foray into the US market, where Lima has already garnered extremely positive feedback, not to mention its plans to expand into Latin America. Luigi is married and has two children. At the end of June he will say farewell to Dallas and move back to Italy with his family.
Luigi Ferrari will definitely be an in-house CEO for an increasingly global Lima Corporate.
We develop, manufacture and market superior quality orthopaedic products and pursue innovation in the search for outstanding materials. Every day our passion drives us to find solutions to technology challenges and to meet the needs of professionals in the medical sector who are as eager as we are to help people reclaim joy in even the simplest of movements.
Our Staff are our most important asset. Through continuous training and education we ensure that key technological skills become part and parcel of the company’s wealth of know-how. We offer career enrichment by providing the resources for your growth, skill development and learning. Click here to view openings and apply for jobs.
Legislative Decree no. 231 of 2001 introduced into our legal system the "Administrative liability of legal persons, companies and associations including those without legal personality", imposing a regime primarily of criminal liability, applicable to companies committing any of the offences covered by the Decree.
In implementing these provisions, Limacorporate Board of Directors - on 3 June, 2014 - adopted a new version of the Model of Organisation, Management and Control (the “Model”), a document which sets out the principles to be observed and the conduct required when working in or on behalf of the Company and Directors appointed the new Supervisory Body.