Kortenberg also marks the start of a period of great expansion. Ludo, who in the meantime has gathered a team of young enthusiastic employees around him, wants to make the best use of the opportunities and gives a new direction to the company. By purchasing the most modern machines the production is partly automated and strongly rationalized. At the same time, a sales network was established that covered the entire country. Ludo also makes his appearance at fairs and shows. This industrialisation and professionalisation led in 1980 to the transformation of the Frans Huygens public limited company into Ludo NV.