Leo Laine Oy is a family business founded in 1967 and located in Rauma, Finland. The company was built around the Lokari interior mudguard patented by Leo Laine in 1963. The first Lokaris were handmade in the early 1960s by riveting rubber seals to aluminum sheets in the family’s garage. The patented concept was guiding the air flow caused by the car’s movement into the space between the car’s own mudguard and the Lokari by adding a wind scoop at the lower front edge of the Lokari.
Leo Laine patented an interior mudguard with the name Lokari.
Employs approximately 40 people.
In the early 1970s, Lokari began to become internationally known and began to receive attention from car manufacturing factories. At the request of the Fiat factory, a plastic version of the aluminum Lokari was developed. The development process was successful, and the company started practicing working with plastic. The first vacuum molding machine was purchased, and a small sheet extruder followed a few years later. The company acquired its first contract manufacturing customers at the end of the 1970s.
In 1982, Leo Laine received the National Entrepreneurship Award (Valtakunnallinen Yrittäjäpalkinto), and in 2018, the Laine family was presented with the Entrepreneur Family of the Year in Satakunta Award. The company is already in the hands of the third generation – and the work still continues.
For Leo Laine, working together as a team was the key to entrepreneurship. The organizational hierarchy of the company has always been flat. Everyone working in the company has the same goals: producing high-quality products for the customers safely and sustainably, keeping promises and working to keep learning and developing.
Management systems support our business processes and build a sustainable business performance in the long term. Leo Laine Oy has three certificates in the areas of quality, environment and work safety issued by DNV GL.
ISO 9001 is internationally the best-known quality management standard which aims to consistent, continuous improvement and customer satisfaction. ISO 9001 certification has a remarkable role in the sustainable business performance of Leo Laine Oy because, by decreasing mistakes, we create competitive advantages for our customers. The certificate was granted for us for the first time in 1998.
ISO 14001 is internationally the best-known environment system standard. The system ensures that the environmental requirements related to operational efficiency, improvement, legislation and regulatory control are filled. By continuous improvement we have better control in managing our emissions. We recycle more efficiently and are able to decrease our environmental burden, when taking into account also the environmental impacts of the product during its life cycle. As we control resources, we increase the energy efficiency, which improves our competitiveness in the market. The certificate was granted for Leo Laine in 2020.
ISO 45001 is the health and safety system standard, that requires the organization to recognize and evaluate health and safety related risks, and to comply with the legal requirements. Its aim is to minimize health and safety risks to personnel and other possible parties. This is managed by working systematically to improve health and safety issues and to prevent accidents and dangerous situations. The certificate was granted for us in 2020
Our goal is responsible, environmentally friendly and safe operation and management. In accordance with the principles of sustainable development, we strive to ensure adequate resources for future generations as well. We are committed to continuously improving our operations in terms of quality, the environment, health and safety, and well-being at work. In our operations, we comply with ethical principles, laws and regulations, as well as the company’s values.