LEKI's products are developed and designed together in Kirchheim, Germany and Tachov, Czech Republic. Leki is recognised as the absolute world leader in pole and glove systems. Poles are manufactured following modern and environmentally friendly processes in LEKI's own production facility in the Czech Republic.
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.
LEKI seeks to offer the ultimate, highest-performing products with passion and a highly qualified, long-term, and experienced workforce. The company operates 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.
Today, LEKI doesn´t mean just a ski poles, but a complete accessories for downhill or cross-country skiing. You can choose from a wide range of bags, packs, body armor equipment and also comfortable clothing.