LehtoPeat Ltd. has a long tradition in the further processing of Finnish peat. The company’s founder, Heikki Ruha, has worked as an entrepreneur in the peat industry for over 30 years. In the beginning of its operation, LehtoPeat lifted and produced fuel peat only. An excellent quality layer of treatment peat was found in the company-owned peatland named Lehtosuo, which inspired the company to try the production of treatment peat. Today, production is almost exclusively for the raising of treatment peat and its further processing into finished products. LehtoPeat Ltd. has played a pioneering role in the field. The brand “Treatment Peat of Lehtosuo – LehtoPeat®” was registered in early 2002. The peat scientist and geologist Riitta Korhonen of the geological research centre has been a great help in the organization of the production of treatment peat. Treatment peat deposits were analysed and the results were promising. The peat layer found in Lehtosuo is very old and its composition is ideal for treatment peat.
The production of treatment peat requires special skills. In 1997, the company’s owners underwent training in an educational project organized and funded by the European Union called “A livelihood from the peatland”. In the program the best experts in the field trained the participants in the secrets of treatment peat expertise. Hardly anywhere else is as much known about treatment peat as in Finland.
Theoretical knowledge and peat production, however, was not enough for Ruha’s “peat brothers” and so they chose the specialized education at the Jyväskylä social and health education institute, and graduated in 1999 as peat treatment experts. LehtoPeat Ltd. also organizes courses for the training of new peat treatment experts.
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