LEKI's unique development started as a result of the founders' personal...
... dissatisfaction: Karl Lenhart, an avid skier himself, was less than impressed by the quality and functionality of the ski poles of the time.
Therefore, he used his own machine park to manufacture grips and baskets for skiing poles.
These went into mass production in the 1960s.
On the other hand, Lenhart was familiar with aluminium and composite processing on account of his aircraft manufacturing experience.
In 1970, he used these raw materials to produce his first ski poles to be sold under the LEKI brand, which stands for the owners and the company headquarters, i.e. Lenhart in Kirchheim.
LEKI seeks to offer the ultimate, highest-performing products with passion and a highly qualified, long-term, and experienced workforce. They operate under one strategic mandate: To combine safety and comfort with attractive design. The permanent exchange with experts and professional athletes ensures a high experience value.
In turn, this results in smart, well-designed products, which customers can consistently enjoy and rely upon for years. With over 250 patents, LEKI has introduced more innovations and filed more patents than any other manufacturer in the outdoors and ski industry.