LHM Hakkuri Oy means LHM Chipper Ltd. in English and was founded in 1998. The roots of the chipping business go back to the early 70’s. The chipping activities were consolidated in 1987 in a new company, named “Kotimaiset Energiat Oy”. By daily chipping experience it was very natural to the founder, Pekka Lahti to create new chipper models and to improve them. In 1999 he created the first Giant and LHM Hakkuri Oy started to manufacture the new Giant chippers.
History of our chipping business began early 1970’s, when Pekka Lahti (Founder of LHM Hakkuri) was chipping as a side-business of farming. He was not happy with the mobile chippers at that time. Thanks to his experience of chipping next to his farming fields, he felt the need to improve the technical features of the chipper. His interests in mechanical engineering did the rest: a more flexible and performant chipper was born. Over the years, chipper prototypes were manufactured in-house by Kotimaiset Energiat, the company that was founded in 1987 and carried out the chipping business. www.kotimaisetenergiat.fi In 1994, the Evolution -model was developed. As a first truck with integrated drum chipper, it showed the path of future chipper development.
The Future chipper
Excellent Evolution model was followed by the Future -model in 1996. It was also shown at ELMIA in Sweden, which was a big step forward for the company. In 1998 LHM Hakkuri Oy was founded to develop and manufacture a new model: the “Giant” was born in 1999 and the latest Giant”S”- model in 2009.