Lilaas AS is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of maritime control levers, joysticks and wheels. Fishing boats and ferries, supply vessels, large tankers, cruise ships and cranes are manoeuvred by control levers from Lilaas.
Lilaas has nearly 50 years in business. The governing idea has always been quality. Traditions are important, but the company is in a constant stage of transition, as its customers are.
Control units are the major contributor to Lilaas’ turnover. The range includes one-axis control levers, hand wheels and rudder controls, azimuth control units and multi-axis joysticks. All units may be delivered motorised on all axes and with several optional features. Most models are certified by Det Norske Veritas (DNV).
The Azimuth Electronic Shaft System (AESS), developed by Lilaas and known for its reliability, is used in a wide range of applications. Master and slave control levers are connected for simultaneous operation. The system is compact, flexible and ready for future extension.
Unique design, top-grade materials and thorough testing give products of high quality that require a minimum of service and maintenance. In addition to a broad standard assortment of control levers, Lilaas offer specialised solutions designed to customer specifications. The company has experienced excellent working co-operation between customers, professional industrial designers and its own engineers.
Lilaas is several times awarded Norwegian Design Council’s award for Design Excellence, and once the Red Dot award from the international Red dot institute for advanced design studies.
The company has recruited a staff of skilled operators and engineers and created state-of-the-art equipped departments for mechanical production and manual assembly. It cooperate with demanding customers, such as Rolls-Royce Marine, Kongsberg Maritime, Berg Propulsion, Wärtsilä and other suppliers and shipbuilders in maritime and offshore related industry. Lilaas also supply medicine, defense, space/satellite related industries with precision mechanics.
Modern machinery and skilled staff makes the company capable to cope with stringent grades of tolerance, a characteristic force of its production. The machine department produces small and medium sized details in a range of materials, such as stainless/acid-proof steel, titan, inconel 718, covar, hasteloy, brass, aluminum and various plastic materials. The Lilaas factory uses CNC-controlled machine tools with integrated CAD/CAM, and design and production uses technology such as Pro/ Engineer and EdgeCam.