On 6 June 1971 Mr. and Mrs. Winkens founded the company Limburgse Urethaan Chemie BV in Brunssum, The Netherlands. The engineer Mr. Winkens as a specialist for the polyurethane chemistry, and his wife as a businesswoman, started to produce, process and sell polyurethane elastomers. The small company developed quickly and in 1980 a new manufacturing plant was established in the industrial estate Bouwberg in Brunssum. After subsequent major expansions in 1984, 1988 and 2000 this facility now covers a production area of 4000 m² and is therefore the biggest plant of its type in The Netherlands.

Right from the beginning lots of small parts were and still are produced and recovered, especially wheels, rolls, rings and moulded parts. By the end of the eighties LUC had also started to re-cover bigger rolls and soon a new production plant for these products was planned. In 1993 LUC opened a new production facility in Maasmechelen, Belgium. The newly founded company Limburgse Urethane Castings NV grew rapidly, and in 1999 the production area was almost doubled and now covers 6000 m². The largest production facility of polyurethane elastomers in the region was established.

In 1993 the sales activities were expanded by opening a new company, LUC Urethan Kunststoff GmbH in Neuss, Germany, specifically responsible for the sales to German-speaking countries. In December 2004 the offices were moved to Jüchen. At this new location a service centre was created, to support the activities of the sales office in Germany.

Expansion continued in 2000 when LUC opened a new production plant, LUC Kft in Piliscsaba, Hungary. From this facility LUC is supplying all types of coverings to Eastern Europe and Austria. In 2003 the activities of LUC Kft moved to Esztergom and this facility was expanded with a new 1000 m² building in 2008. A major step into the UK market was made in 2005, when LUC acquired the South Wales Roller Company in Newport, Wales, as of 2008 named LUC (UK) Ltd. With this acquisition LUC incorporated a facility to make roll coverings in rubber elastomers. In 2009 LUC (UK) moved both rubber and PU manufacturing to a completely new build to purpose 1200 m² facility in Dowlais.

In 2014 it was decided to cross the Atlantic and open the first facility in the Americas. The company LUC Urethanes, Inc. was established and a completely new 1850 m² production plant was built in Conroe, Texas. The facility opened in 2015.

During the next years further expansions, acquisitions and cooperation’s are planned, due to the steadily increasing demand for LUC’s products and services. The LUC Group, founded as a small family business, is directed nowadays by the second generation.