Relevant, reliable partner

Leine Linde is a leading manufacturer of robust encoders and system electronics for industrial applications. The encoders are renowned for their accurate performance, durability and resistance to external impact in heavy-duty operations and harsh environments. Leine Linde has a global presence on over 100 markets in all the world’s continents.

The company’s application knowledge, customisation ability and delivery quality provide added value for original equipment manufacturers, as well as for end users. To us, business is long-term, where trust is earned every day, and in every transaction.

Delivery policy

Leine Linde offers 24 or 48 hours express manufacturing, one week express manufacturing, or normal, customer-order-driven production, covered by ten working days.


Leine Linde’s management system is certificated according to ISO 9001 since 1995, and according to ISO 14001 since 2002.

The products are certified in accordance with ATEX and IECEx, CE, and TÜV.

Leine Linde Group in brief


The company Leine & Linde AB was founded in 1967, by Per-Olof Leine and Henrik Linde, Stockholm, Sweden.

Head office:

Leine & Linde AB, Olivehällsvägen 8, Strängnäs, Sweden


Leine Linde Group is part of the Heidenhain Group, owned by Dr. Johannes Heidenhain GmbH, Traunreut, Germany.


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50 years of robust encoders

Leine Linde was founded in 1967 by Per-Olov Leine and Henrik Linde in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2017 we celebrated 50 years of faithful service to our clients.

From two talented engineers with a feel for the technology to a company with market-leading products in a global market. Follow along on the first 50 years with robust encoders in the pdf! 

Leine & Linde 50 years timeline