Our
history

1948 - 2016

  • 01
    1948 - 1973
  • 02
    1974 - 1988
  • 03
    1993 - 2003
  • 04
    2004 - 2008
  • 05
    2008 - 2010
  • 06
    2010 - 2012
  • 07
    2012 - 2014
  • 08
    2014 - 2015
  • 09
    2016

1948 - 1963

1948  Foundation of LEKI
1960  Glass fibre composite shafts
1962  LEKIFIX mounting sleeve
1963  High-strength aluminium shafts
1970  LEKI Alpine pokes
1973  Cross-country poles

Founding of LEKI

LEKI Lenhart GmbH was a spin off from the wood processing plant of Karl Lenhart created in Dettingen under Teck in 1948, which produced the wooden letters for lettering used by bakeries or butchers.
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 60s. 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.

1948 Foundation of LEKI
1960 FIBREGLASS COMPOSITE SHAFTS
1962 LEKIFIX mounting sleeve
1963 HIGH-STRENGTH ALLUMINIUM SHAFTS
1970 LEKI ALPINE SKI POLES
1973 NORDIC POLES LEKI

1974 - 1988

1974  LEKI Makalu
1975  Flex tips
1978  Mount Everest
1980  Winter tour basket
1982  Antishock
1984  Succession in Management
1985  Correction zone
1988  ErgoSoft grips

1974 LEKI Makalu
1975 Flex tip
1978 Mount Everest
1980 Winter tour basket
1982 Antishock
1984 Succession in management
1985 Correction zone
1988 ErgoSoft grips

1993 - 2003

1993  CorTec grips
1996  Turbo Disc grips
1997  LEKI Lenhart GmbH
1998  Trigger System
1999  Antishock spring system
2000  New production facility
2002  Nordic Walking
2003  Soft Antishock

1993 CorTec grips
1996 Turbo Disc Griffe
1997 LEKI Lenhart GmbH
1998 Trigger System
1999 Antishock spring system
2000 New production facility
2002 Nordic Walking
2003 SOFT ANTISHOCK CUSHIONING SYSTEM

2004 - 2008

2004  TÜV Süd
2006  Gear of the year
2006  Nordic Trigger Shark
2007  Gear of the year
2007  Alpin Trigger S
2008  Silent Spike Pad
2008  LEKI donates
2008  Trigger S

2004 TÜV Süd
2006 Gear of the year
2006 Nordic Trigger Shark
2007 Gear of the year
2007 Alpin Trigger S
2008 Silent Spike Pad
2008 LEKI donates to DAV
2008 Trigger S

2008 - 2010

2008  LEKI - Best Brand
2009  ISPO as partner
2009  Gear of the year
2009  President Oettinger's visit
2009  Aergon grips
2010  Olympic heroes
2010  LEKI Lenhart Gmbh in final rounds of business awards
2010  Editor's Choice Award

2008 LEKI - Beste Brand
2009 ISPO as Partner
2009 Gear of the year
2009 PRESIDENT OETTINGER's VISIT
2009 Aergon grip
2010 Olympic heroes
2010 LEKI LENHART GMBH IN FINAL ROUNDS OF BUSINESS AWARDS
2010 Editor's Choice Award

2010 - 2012

2010  Speed Lock
2011  World Cup Season
2011  LEKI donates
2012  Smart Tip
2012  World Cup Season
2012  LEKI Testsieger
2012  SAZ Ranking
2012  In Memoriam

2010 Speed Lock
2011 World Cup Season
2011 LEKI donates
2012 Smart Tip
2012 World Cup Season
2012 LEKI Test Winner
2012 SAZ Ranking
2012 In Memoriam

2012 - 2013

2012  LEKI Future
2013  Micro Sticks
2013  ISPO Award
2013  Schladming 2013
2013  LEKI Race Challenge
2013  LEKI Best Brand

2012 LEKI Future
2013 Micro Sticks
2013 ISPO Award
2013 Schladming 2013
2013 LEKI Race Challenge
2013 LEKI Best Brand
2014 Carbon D | ISPO Award
2014 Kaisa Mäkäräinen

2014 - 2015

2014  Awards
2014  Speed Lock 2
2015  Nordic | ISPO Awards
2015  Trigger Shark 2.0
2015  Folding Chairs
2015  Dynamic Suspension System
2015  OutDoor Industry Award
2015  Best Brand

2014 Awards
2014 Speed Lock 2
2015 ISPO Awards
2015 Trigger Shark 2.0
2015 Folding Chairs
2015 Dynamic Suspension System
2015 OutDoor Industry Award
2015 Best Brand

2016 -

2016  Trigger S Vertical
2016  ISPO Award Gold Winner
2016  Fin Vario
2016  Gabriela Soukalová

2016 Trigger S Vertical
2016 ISPO Award Gold Winner
2016 Fin Vario
2016 Gabriela Soukalová