Tehomet is the largest manufacturer of custom wooden lighting poles in Northern Europe. Established in 1979, the company has been based in Kangasniemi, Finland, throughout its history. Tehomet became a subsidiary of Valmont Industries, Inc. in spring 2007. Our production site is located in the heart of the forest, and it's equipped with all the necessary technology for the production of lighting poles.
Research & Development
Over the years Tehomet has developed long-term collaboration with two Finnish research centers of
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is the leading research and technology company in the
The expertise of this engineering unit covers various sectors, including the forest industry. It provides
assistance to industries in various fields such as R&D, auditing, certification and process control.
In Mikkeli, South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences specializes in the fields of materials technology and the environment.
Our products are tested in their laboratory dedicated to wood technology.
The goal of the industrial design process is to develop products in a way
that is mutually beneficial for both the end user and the manufacturer,
and to strike a balance between form, materials, manufacturing
techniques, transportation, installation, maintenance, aesthetics, and
Tehomet has been recruiting industrial designers since 2006. As
well as their internal role in the company, they are also the essential
interface between customers, sales teams, engineering offices and
From design to production, each wooden product is systematically developed and assessed with regard to
the aesthetic, technical, economic and environmental criteria. Our engineering department is dedicated to
ensuring that you get the most appropriate and validated solution for your wooden project.
Wooden poles and masts are subject to various weather conditions as well as wind and weight loads,
influencing the number of lighting fixtures and possibly other additional equipment used. To ensure the
capacity of the lighting support structure, Valmont has developed its own software to calculate and guarantee
the resistance of its poles and masts in respect of more than 20 international standards and regulations. All
pole calculations are based on AASHTO standard 2009 code.
About Valmont Industries, Inc.
Valmont Industries, Inc. (Valmont) produces infrastructure products to support and enrich growing economies around the world. The company also leads the world in water management for irrigation, helping agricultural producers get more production from their land. Valmont is organized around four segments: Engineered Support Structures, Coatings, Irrigation and Utility Support Structures. Since its founding in 1946, Valmont has been driven by passion, integrity, continuous improvement and delivering results. Valmont Industries, Inc. (VMI) is publicly traded on the NYSE.