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We are local - worldwide

Welcome to Leister USA

Leister Technologies LLC, Itasca, IL

Leister Worldwide Sales Network USA
Leister Technologies LLC, with headquarters in Itasca, Ill., is a 100% subsidiary of the Leister Group.

Together with the branch office in Tiverton, R.I., plus our dense distributor network, we are in close proximity to customers at all times as part of the Leister strategy – We are local – worldwide.

Leister USA was founded in 2000 and, through its very up-to-date infrastructure, provides customers with sales and service for the entire LEISTER and AXETRIS product portfolios with which we have been a market leader for decades.

We know how.

The brand name LEISTER stands for competence, many years of experience, practical know-how, innovative power and technology leadership. With our qualified and dedicated employees, we provide our customers with the best products and services.

Leister has been active in the area of sales and service in the USA since 1961, and has many years of local market experience to build on.

History of Leister USA

  • 1961
  • Entry into the market in the U.S. with distributors for sales and service
  • 2000
  • Leister Technologies LLC:
    Headquarters opens in Itasca, Ill.
  • Sale of Laser Plastic Welding products
  • 2002
  • Sale of AXETRIS products begins
  • 2011
  • New U.S. headquarters opens in Itasca, Ill.
  • Sales and Service Support Center for LEISTER products opens
  • 2012 
  • Branch office opens in Tiverton, R.I.
  • All sales and service activities in New England are centralized
  • 2014  
  • All sales and service activities for the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest are centralized
Sales and services:
Leister Technologies Logotype
Quality – Innovation – Technology – Service

Plastic Welding and Process Heat

Plastic Welding 
We have remained the worldwide market leader in this field for decades. The performance and reliability of our products make us the first choice for welding equipment and hot-air tools used in plastic processing. Leister products are used in the installation of roof sealing systems, banners & tarpaulins, floor coverings, plastic sheeting, earthworks, hydraulics and tunnel engineering, process equipment manufacturing and for vehicle repair.

Process Heat
Leister's industrial process heating products can aid users in increasing cost-effectiveness as well as the efficiency of their process systems.  Whether for activating, heating, deflashing, melting, shrinking, sterilizing, drying, or warming, Leister has a solution. Our customers profit from the extensive engineering knowledge of our team and benefit from recommendations made during the conceptual design of hot-air applications.

  • Hot-air hand tools (heat guns), automatic welders, extrusion welders, grooving machines
  • Hot-air blowers, air heaters, ignition blowers, blowers and controllers
  • Accessories and original replacement parts


  • In-house and customer-based device demonstrations
  • Applications tests and welding experiments
  • Technical advice and support
  • Training on equipment and applications

Repair and service center

  • Original replacement parts

Leister USA Plastic Welding Training

Laser Plastic Welding

Leister's innovative and patented laser bonding solutions provide alternative production processes in automotive, medical, sensor, electronics and textile manufacturing as well as microsystems technology. Our clean, precise and non-invasive laser technology can also be applied to process heat applications.

  • Turnkey laser welding systems
  • Integrable laser welding systems
  • Laser optics for all laser welding concepts
  • Recommendations on products and processes

Services (systems, products, processes):

  • System and process presentations
  • Consultation on products and processes
  • Feasibility analyses and materials tests
  • Application tests in the applications laboratory
  • Production of customized mounts and clamping devices
  • Training on systems, services, and processes
  • Small-scale and pilot lots

Service & repairs (systems):

  • Remote maintenance support
  • On-site customer support for service and repairs
  • Customer training courses for service and repairs
  • Replacement parts
Logo Axetris Switzerland - Company of the Leister Group

Axetris - Company of the Leister Group

From micro-technical components through to complex opto-electronic sensor modules, Axetrix offers high-quality products with exceptional customer value.

Axetris products are commonly found in industrial processes such as process control and safety, measuring and laser technologies, telecommunications, environmental and medical technologies and automotive engineering.

Specialist Axetris engineers use their expert application know-how to offer customer support as early as the initial development phase and for the integration of:
  • Micro-optics
  • Infrared emitters
  • Mass flow sensors and gas controllers
  • Laser gas detectors

  • Application and design support

  • Processing of repairs that are carried out by Axetris in Switzerland
Logo Weldy

simple – good – affordable

Functional plastic welding devices, DIY: Weldy products have been produced by Leister Technologies Ltd. in Shanghai, China in accordance with Leister specification standards for function and quality since 2004. 

WELDY product portfolio:
  • Global DIY and private label product lines
  • Hot-air blowers for universal applications including shrinking

  • Hot air hand tools for the DIY (do-it-yourself) market
  • Hot air hand tools for private label partner

  • Technical advice and support
  • Training on tools and applications

  • Original replacement parts
Our Team

Leister USA

Our qualified and dedicated employees work according to Leister Group standards and are routinely trained at our headquarters in Switzerland and on site in the USA. This enables us to offer our customers the best possible advice and service through our up-to-date product know-how and advanced understanding of applications.

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