Meet the Company Disrupting the UK Wood Fuel Industry

Lekto allows British households to find ultra-efficient, clean burning wood fuels in just a few clicks.

Finding good logs and briquettes in the UK can be quite challenging, especially if you live far away from a sawmill. As wood fuel is very heavy and difficult to deliver, sawmills are naturally reluctant to work with clients residing outside their immediate vicinity. Many companies only offer pick-up. And when delivery is offered, it is usually limited to 50 miles. As a result, British households located in areas without a local sawmill have to make do with subpar logs sourced from supermarkets and petrol stations.

Such low-quality logs and briquettes are difficult to light, burn inefficiently, produce a lot of harmful smoke, and generate very little heat. As a result, you’ll have to burn more logs to stay warm in the winter. On top of all this, such products typically come wrapped in a lot of plastic, which generates unnecessary waste.

A New Challenger Approaches

Lekto Woodfuels seeks to remedy this situation by disrupting the stagnant wood fuel industry and making quality logs and briquettes available to customers all over the UK in just a few clicks.

The company takes advantage of a wide supply network, innovative manufacturing technologies, and economies of scale to make high-quality logs and briquettes more affordable for consumers all over the UK. The result of these efforts is an online store that’s full of ultra-efficient, industry-leading wood fuels that can be delivered to any part of the UK in record-fast time.

Lekto Woodfuels has a 4.6-star average rating out of 5 stars from over 15,000 ratings on its Trustpilot page.

  • A recent 5-star review from a woman named Maggie A. reads: “These are great logs. We’ve had problems all this winter with local supplies of logs which were too wet, or supermarket ones which burned like paper. These logs are properly dried and burn well. It’s a great discovery to have a reliable source right through the season and they are good value.”
  • Another 5-star review from a man called Marcus Rebeyro reads: “The best supplier of heat I know – wonderful. The most wonderful heat logs I use on my fire every night, mixed with coal and wood but they are the ones that emit the most heat which means I do not have to put the heating on.”

Company History

Janis Reinsons founded Lekto Woodfuels Ltd. in 2016 with the vision of transforming the UK wood fuel market. They identified the potential for growth in online sales of quality fuels and developed an innovative sales strategy.

One of their main innovations was to allow users to order logs in very small quantities, which made it possible for you to try the product out before committing a large sum of money. Another innovation was the Mini Pack format. Customers instantly fell in love with these small, durable, easy-to-handle boxes because they made storing, moving, and using kiln-dried logs easier than ever. And if that wasn’t enough, Lekto learned from the best e-commerce companies and offered customer service at a level that hadn’t been heard of in the wood fuel industry before.

But it was a revolutionary product that made the company a household name.

Shortly after being founded, Lekto introduced Night Briquettes, the first wood fuel product on the UK market that could burn for an entire 8-hour night. This made them the perfect eco-friendly alternative to harmful and polluting coal. And with the price of heating fuels reaching record highs, many people have started using them to save money on heating by reducing their overall wood fuel consumption. This groundbreaking innovation further cemented Lekto’s position as an industry leader and innovator.

Production Process, Sustainability, and Environmental Practices

Lekto Woodfuels places great emphasis on the quality and sustainability of its products. The company sources raw materials from sustainably-managed forests, ensuring the most responsible and environmentally-friendly approach to wood fuel production possible.

To produce wood fuels of exceptional quality, Lekto uses state-of-the-art industrial kilns, in which sustainably sourced raw wood material is dried for a prolonged period. This process removes as much moisture from the wood as humanly possible, resulting in easy-to-light, efficient, and virtually smoke-free kiln-dried logs and briquettes.

Lekto Woodfuels prioritises sustainability and environmentally-friendly practices throughout its operations. The company sources its products only from sustainably-run forests, ensuring that its products have a minimal environmental impact. All of Lekto’s briquette products are made from recycled sawmill byproducts, further reducing waste and contributing to a circular economy.

Furthermore, as part of its commitment to environmental sustainability, Lekto has partnered with Eden Reforestation Projects, a non-profit organisation dedicated to reforestation efforts. Together, the two companies have planted over 20,000 trees in heavily deforested areas. Continuing the partnership, Lekto resolved to plant a tree for every review left on its Trustpilot page, encouraging customer feedback while also promoting environmental stewardship.

All Lekto products are fully certified according to the UK’s Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs’ Ready to Burn wood fuel quality standard.

What’s to Come in the Future?

Lekto Woodfuels has ambitious plans for the future. The company seeks to solidify its position as a market leader and become the UK’s largest online wood fuel supplier in the coming years. To achieve this goal, Lekto will continue to innovate and expand its product range, ensuring it meets the evolving needs of its customers.

Moreover, Lekto will further strengthen its sustainability initiatives, investing in eco-friendly production methods and partnerships that will contribute to a greener environment. The company aims to set new standards in the wood fuel industry, demonstrating that responsible and environmentally-friendly practices can lead to success in the market.

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