In 1988 LISMAR Engineering B.V. was founded in Abcoude.
In the beginning LISMAR developed controls as retrofits for existing machines.
After a management buy-out in 1992 LISMAR continued the activities of the Asko B.V. automation department. This department had acquired a license from Dofasco to manufacture and market the original Dofasco Eddy Current Roll Monitor. From that moment LISMAR has been manufacturing and marketing roll inspection systems and controls for roll grinding machines in the steel and aluminium industry.
LISMAR Engineering moved from Abcoude to Ouderkerk a/d Amstel.
Start of LISMAR Inc., an office for LISMAR in North America. This office was started to shorten response time for maintenance and repairs.
LISMAR introduced a new roll inspection system, called 'LRI'. A complete new concept that starts from sensor technology to signal processing and graphical user interface. The new LRI system is now operational and supplied to companies in the steel and aluminum industry.