L. E. Sauer Machine Co. was founded in 1926 by the late L.
E. Sauer Sr. as a job shop machine shop. The original location was in downtown
St. Louis, within the shadow of the present day Gateway Arch. During the early
years the Company did a variety of general machining work, including defense
work for customers such as Curtiss-Wright and its successor, McDonnell Aircraft,
In the 1960's L. E. Sauer's sons pioneered a system of rotary die cutting, scoring and allied products for the corrugated box industry. A new manufacturing facility was built in St. Louis County to accommodate the expansion of the business. These Sauer System products earned a fine reputation for quality and dependability, and continue to enjoy world-wide recognition today.
In the 1980's, under the direction of the third generation of the Sauer family, the Company expanded its CNC machining capabilities and moved into new markets.
In 1989, the Company purchased its first laser cutting system. Since then, the laser department has been expanded to seven lasers. L. E. Sauer Machine Co. has the experience and technology to laser cut a tremendous variety of products and materials, from machine parts to graphics.
A heat treating department was started in 1994. It provides full service heat treating, including salt bath heat treating, aluminum heat treating, carburizing, case hardening, and much more.
QUALITY EQUIPMENT & SERVICE SINCE 1926
L.E. Sauer Machine