was built on the power of a good idea. In 1949, our founder J.M. Lapeyre invented an automatic shrimp-peeling machine that changed the industry. He was the kind of inventor who wanted to make processes easier, and he had a lot of ideas. J.M. patented his shrimp peeler and 190 other inventions during his lifetime. He also founded four companies—all based off of his unique inventions. Intralox, one of those four companies, registered the first patent for modular plastic belting in 1970.
Through diligent execution, the right people, and a culture of continuous improvement, Intralox has grown over the last four decades from a small Louisiana belt manufacturer into a global provider of conveying solutions. It remains family owned and committed to ethical and responsible business practices.