We passionately work to create durable products with exceptional value. It is our priority to combine high-end performance with safety and comfort. During the development process, we consult with experts and professional athletes in order to guarantee LEKI's unique level of quality. More than 250 patents are proof of LEKI's level of innovation and quality.
Our products are jointly developed and manufactured in Kirchheim unter Teck in Germany and Tachov in the Czech Republic. This eliminates long supply chains and expensive procurement channels. Making our own products allows us to control all processes and to have transparency in the vertical integration of manufacture. Because we use the most modern production processes and manufacturing facilities, our state-of-the-art technology enables us to manufacture products while conserving resources.
We work with passion to achieve our goal of manufacturing products that have real added value. Our priority is to combine high performance with safety and comfort. Our constant communication with experts and professional athletes ensures our unique level of quality. The result is intelligently-designed products that customers can enjoy for many years to come. With over 250 patents, LEKI has registered more innovations than almost any other manufacturer in the outdoor industry.
Made in Europe
The majority of our products are manufactured in our state-of-the-art factory in the Czech Republic. The biggest advantages of our European sites are the local supply chains and the short transport routes.
Production Facility in Tachov
This way we are able to monitor the stages of production and control the entire supply chain down to the last detail. The result is LEKI's unique quality. Our best-selling products are manufactured here in our own factory. During the entire production process, LEKI consistently pursues the path of optimizing workflows and enhancing the entire value chain. We rely on our many years of experience and the passion and dedication of our employees. In recent years, LEKI has made massive technical investments in the future of all its production processes and relies on the most modern, state-of-the-art production facilities. This means achieving the highest standards in occupational safety, energy efficiency, and environmental compatibility.
Production Facility in Tachov
Wherever economically possible, LEKI uses the heat generated during the production process to save energy and, for example, to heat our production areas. In this way, the warm exhaust air from our compressed air systems is also sustainably used to control the temperature of the production rooms in the adjacent premises. The filter systems in our plants are also equipped with intelligent control technology, which uses the thermal energy in the extracted air and feeds it back into the sucked-in air. This enables us to achieve energy savings of up to 50 percent during the colder seasons. Wherever, due to technological requirements, it is still necessary to use solvents in the production process, these solvents are captured, collected and then purified and treated in a special plant so that they can be used again for cleaning purposes.
Our brand aspires to develop the best poles and gloves in the world. In doing so, we consider it a given that we must be equally mindful of both product quality and the adherence to environmental values . Internally, our processes are regularly subject to inspection in accordance with the energy audit carried out according to DIN EN 16247-1. Through this we ensure that the defined standards are adhered to and optimized along the value chain.
Main Office in Kirchheim
We place a high value on renewable energy sources, which is why we installed the first photovoltaic system in our Kirchheim location in 2005. As a rule, we supply our entire energy needs from April to September with our own photovoltaic systems and even produce a surplus. We're only dependent on additional energy during the winter. Over the course of the year, LEKI generates 7% more electricity than its total energy consumption. This extreme electricity savings also noticeably reduces CO² emissions by over 33 tons of CO² per year. In 2014, we also installed an intelligent and highly-efficient energy-saving lighting system. Since then, we have equipped our production and storage rooms with energy-saving LED lighting. With this sustainable investment, we have reduced electricity consumption from 27,040 kWh/year to 1,508 kWh/year.
In August 2019, LEKI was the first company in the Esslingen district to be awarded the KEFF energy efficiency label by the Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce and Industry. This certification includes both our new lighting system and our photovoltaic systems. Here at LEKI, we are happy about this award and are also a little proud of having improved our environmental balance. It's nice to know that our efforts to treat our environment as responsibly as possible and to conserve resources have received this public recognition.
Service & Repairs
With a worldwide network of specialized service centers, our products can be repaired and reconditioned after intensive use.. Reliable and durable products are part of LEKI's DNA. We stockpile replacement parts for up to 10 years.
LEKI products stand out for their highest level of quality and durability. This is why we provide the option of purchasing replacement parts at a later date for a large number of our products. These are generally available for a period of up to 10 years after purchase. With a worldwide network of specialized service centers, our products can be repaired and reconditioned after wear and tear.
Sibylle has been working in the Service Department at LEKI for over 25 years: "My greatest pleasure is to make customers happy again by repairing even very old product models. Our customers are often very fond of their poles, for many of them, they bring back memories of someone special or a particularly beautiful time in their lives."
For many years, LEKI has been supporting both regional organizations and international projects. We are especially fond of the High Five Foundation, an organization that supports mountaineers after they have suffered life-changing injuries. As a global brand, however, it is also important to us that we take on responsibility at the local level. Through our support of charity organizations and events, we contribute to the success of the region in which we operate.