Tehomet: Outdoor lighting innovations

Tehomet is the Nordic countries’ largest manufacturer of custom steel and wooden lighting poles and high masts. Established in 1979, the company has been based in Kangasniemi, Finland, throughout its history. In 2005, Tehomet Baltic was founded in Estonia, to serve Baltic region’s customers. In 2008 modern factory was opened in Parikkala, extending Tehomet's product offering to cover decorative, environmentally friendly wooden poles.

Tehomet’s expertise in creating bespoke lighting poles is rooted in our customer focus and innovative product development traditions. Put simply, Tehomet responds to the unique needs of its customers by designing and manufacturing high quality lighting poles, many of which are one-of-a-kind creations. 

Tehomet’s primary market is the Nordic countries and the Baltic region, yet Tehomet’s products are sold onto several export projects throughout the World via Valmont Industries’ sister companies. Tehomet’s strong domestic expertise has been put to good use in challenging export projects and demand for the company’s products within the EU is constantly growing.

Tehomet and Valmont Industries joined forces in spring 2007. Through this development, Tehomet is now part of the market leader in lighting poles worldwide. The product range also grew: aluminum lighting poles as well as electrical transmission and distribution masts were added to the product offering. 

Tehomet Group

Established 1979
Ownership Valmont Industries 70 %, Kettunen family 30 %
Net Sales Approximately 15 million euros
share of sales
Domestic trade 70 %, export 30 %
Customers Electrical wholesalers
Municipalities and city authorities
Major street lighting contractors
Market area Scandinavia, Baltic countries, Russia and increasingly the EU and other regions of the World
Employees appr. 60 in Finland and Estonia
Production amounts appr. 60 000 steel poles and appr.50 000 brackets (2011)
Use of steel 1900 tons/year (Finland), 650 tons/year (Estonia)
Pole types

Decorative steel and wooden poles
Standard stepped and conical poles, 
Lighting masts,

High energy absorbing poles,
Utility poles


Our products are CE marked and Tehomet complies with the ISO 9001 quality system. To ensure the chain of custody management in our wood pole production we are committed to the requirements of PEFC certificate.