Our team

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Our team

From pioneer to specialist

Innovative products, cutting-edge technology and the highest quality: for more than half a century, LUMEN has represented these values.

Our success story began in 1962 – only a few years after the Ruckdeschel family, owners of the internationally-operating IREKS Group, first imported soft ice cream machines from America to Germany. In this connection, the LUMEN GmbH was founded as a subsidiary of their family company.   

As innovator of the industrial sector, LUMEN is the epitome of soft ice cream. No matter whether pasteurisation system, remote control technology, self-service operation or ice cream machines with modern payment systems, LUMEN has always been pioneer in innovative ice cream technology!




Soft ice cream technology, products and service from a single source

You can rely on our wealth of experience when it comes to soft ice cream! At LUMEN, the value chain is in our hands. We build the LUNA ice cream machines ourselves, install them personally on your premises and use the unique remote control technology to deal with faults before they occur. With our quality brand LunaMil for soft ice cream, milk shakes and slush ice, we have the best products for your ice cream machine.

You are interested in suitable accessories or materials for sales promotion? No problem, we have that too  – individually tailored to your concept!


  • Defined company processes for more environmental protection and safe handling of hazardous substances
  • ISO certification DIN EN ISO 9001 since 1996
  • Implementation of the WEEE Directive (Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment)
  • Machine conception designed for a long service life due to durable engines and aggregates
  • Machine parts in contact with the product made of stainless steel
  • Low power consumption (45 kwh per week)
  • Recyclable refrigerant R 448 a (Global Warming Potential (GWP) below 1,500)
  • Do without chemical cleaning agents and disinfectants
  • Use of palm oil free ice cream and shake mix


Cutting-edge technology for the best quality

LUMEN stands for the highest quality and guaranteed safety – from the conception, development and production to logistics, advice and service: we give you our promise of quality which is practised by all LUMEN employees in their daily work.


LUMEN at a glance

Are you looking for a compact summary of information about LUMEN? Download our company presentation here.

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» Especially our international customers appreciate the LUMEN soft ice cream machines "Made in Germany". We have subsidiaries in the Netherlands and Great Britain and cooperate with various partners worldwide. This enables us to offer a service that is adapted to the country-specific conditions of our customers. We also develop purpose-built machines that are individually tailored to the requirements of our customers. «

Rainer Stöcker, Director Export

At work for you worldwide

From Kulmbach to the world:
By now, our international sales network extends from our two subsidiaries
 in the Netherlands and England via the Middle East through to Asia.

Dupon Nederland BV

Industrieweg 81
Telefon: 0031 402263888

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Unit 20 The Vanguards. Vanguard Way
SS3 9QJ Essex Shoeburyness
Telefon: 0044 1702297090

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