Luff Industries Ltd. has been manufacturing quality conveyor components, including idlers with patented polymer endcaps and pulleys with an industry-leading rim thickness, to an international market for over 38 years. Luff provides fast delivery with an industry-leading manufacturing time of just 5 days, minimizing down-time and reducing operating costs for companies around the world, and all Luff products come backed with a full 2-year warranty.
Luff Industries Ltd. operates out of a 66,000+ sq. ft. manufacturing facility, built from the ground up in 2008. The latest machinery is incorporated including state-of-the-art CNC machining centers, and robotic assemblers and welders. Luff manufactures quality conveyor components, including idlers with patented polymer endcaps and pulleys with an industry leading rim thickness, to an international market. Using Luff components, companies have been increasing the performance of their conveyor systems for over 30 years.
Our products and customer service are our greatest assets in the conveyor component industry. Luigi Fasoli, President of Luff Industries, started building and developing conveyor rollers in 1979. With a strong local economy and steady growth in the City of Calgary, Fasoli’s home business quickly grew and he relocated to a larger facility in 1983. A pioneer in the conveying community, Fasoli created the polymer end cap in 1994, receiving a patent in 2001.
This brilliant end cap design has become a center point in the conveying community, offering sealed bearing protection, reduced weight, and increased corrosion resistance—increasing the life of your conveying system. The polymer end cap set Luff Industries apart from its competitors and built a foundation upon which the Fasoli family continued to grow the business, which now manufactures from a state-of-the art facility located in Rocky View (Calgary), Alberta, Canada. This 66,000+ sq. ft. manufacturing facility uses advanced robotics and CNC machines to produce top-of-the-line products for companies across North America and around the world.
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Luigi passed away unexpectedly in April 2022 but left behind a strong family business. Today, his wife Valerie and two sons, Matthew and Robert, run the business of over 100 employees.
Luff Industries Ltd. will continue to be a leader as Canada’s largest conveyor component manufacturer, while strengthening our market share to a top five CEMA ranking in North America.
Producing an innovative and high quality product for the world material handling market, our focus is on quality, service, competitive pricing and industry leading manufacturing time.
Luff Industries has been dedicated to supply high quality products to its customers for over 38 years. In order to maintain a high standard of quality Luff has introduced valuable training and procedures for its employees. The Quality Assurance team is constantly monitoring each department through sales and each stage of manufacturing to ensure that a high standard of quality is maintained and passed on to the customer.
Luff Industries has been registered in the ISO 9001 quality management certification since 1994 and is currently registered under ISO 9001:2015. As a leader in the industry Luff was one of the first companies in Canada that received certification in the latest version of ISO 9001.
ISO sets out criteria for a quality management system that includes a strong customer focus and an approach to continuous improvement. The requirements are there to initiate, implement and maintain a system that ensures every single product and service that is presented to the customer conforms to the same high quality standard every time. Continuous improvement and improving customer satisfaction is also an important part of ISO.
Luff goes through an external audit every year to renew its certification with ISO and receive approval of its Quality Management System. There are many different documents and categories that need to be assessed including, non-conformance, customer satisfaction/complaints, employee training, quality work procedures and company quality objectives.
The COR (Certificate of Recognition) is awarded to employers who develop health and safety programs that meet standards established by Occupational Health and Safety (OHS). The health and safety management system must be evaluated and certified by an auditor and meet provincial standards.
SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems, and services, which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, and engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 17,000 distributor locations worldwide.
Luff has partnered with SKF Canada to be the first OEM in North America to achieve the SKF Equipped status. After extensive testing it was clear that the SKF Bearings were a great fit for Luff’s range of idlers. Being an ISO 9001 certified company, Luff was able to achieve SKF Equipped status by meeting the high quality standards on the design, manufacture and assembly procedures of rotating equipment set out by SKF. This provides Luff with a competitive edge in achieving longer service life and reducing total cost of ownership.
To ensure employees are knowledgeable in the products we do not manufacture, such as bearings, Luff has completed specific product training product care and installation procedures.
It is important for Luff Industries to stay up to date on different industry trends and standards, to ensure it is providing the best product possible to meet or exceed customer needs. Luff is proud to be a part of the following trade associations through North America.
CONVEYOR EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
ALBERTA ROAD BUILDERS &
HEAVY CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION
ONTARIO STONE, SAND &
NATIONAL STONE, SAND &
NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL BELTING ASSOCIATION
GRAIN ELEVATOR &
POWER-MOTION TECHNOLOGY REPRESENTATIVE ASSOCIATION
TEXAS AGGREGATE AND CONCRETE ASSOC
ALBERTA SAND AND GRAVEL ASSOC