Why choose Lappset? Here are 10 reasons.
Lappset is a Finnish, Lapland-based family business founded in 1970. With more than 50 years of experience, we feel confident to call ourselves experts in moving people of all ages through play, sports, and exercise. Our business has an AA credit rating. Our products and solutions are designed and manufactured in Northern Europe from certified local timber. We have a reliable distributor network in almost every country of the world. In other words, the number one reason to choose Lappset is our Northern trustworthiness.
Read more to learn nine more compelling reasons why to choose Lappset as your trusted long-term partner.
2. Tested and safe products
To ensure consistent quality and environmentally friendly operating methods, our operations are certified in Finland in accordance with the ISO 9001 quality system and ISO 14001 environmental certificate.
Our products are always designed and manufactured in compliance with applicable safety standards. The mechanical properties of our products are ensured by mechanical testing, and operational safety is tested by internationally approved testing laboratories, for example, TÜV.
3. Environmentally friendly
Sustainability has always been in our DNA. All our wood is locally sourced from PEFC-certified forests. Wood is an ecological and renewable natural resource, which requires considerably less energy to produce than metal and serves as a carbon sink. Our PEFC CoC (chain of custody) certification guarantees that we know exactly where our wood comes from.
To ensure consistent quality of production and environmentally friendly operating models, our operations are certified in accordance with the ISO 9001 quality system and the ISO 14001 environmental certification.
4. The most versatile range of products on the market for all ages and abilities
At Lappset, we believe that the joy of movement belongs to everyone, regardless of age or ability. That’s why we’ve designed our playground equipment so that any child can enjoy them, despite permanent or temporary disabilities.
Lappset’s playground equipment allows architects, city planners, and building contractors to create playgrounds of true inclusivity – where no one is left outside of the joy of movement. We invite people of all ages – from toddlers to grandparents – to come out to play, move and spend time together. For example, we have designed a specific range of products for senior citizens helping them stay active and healthy by exercising their motor skills.
5. User-friendly design
Our design and products are always based on tried and tested information, and our products are designed in collaboration with professionals from different fields. At the core of our playground design are the findings of studies on children's physical, motoric, social, and cognitive development. One of the most valued characteristics of play products is their imaginative potential, which is also one of the cornerstones of our design philosophy.
We work in cooperation with the most notable sports and fitness organizations and associations representing different sports. In addition to technical testing, our products are always tested by real experts as well. We always get the best feedback from children and the users of our sports products.
6. Long-lasting products
We use our over 50 years of experience to choose the best materials for products, ensuring durability, sustainability, and cost-effectiveness. Wood is extremely well suited for different climatic conditions, from sub-zero temperatures to southern sunshine and humidity. The unique LappCoat process makes our metallic components highly durable and gives them a beautiful finish. Compared to plastic materials, high-pressure laminate (HPL) is extremely hard-wearing regardless of weather conditions.
The high quality and longevity are manifested in the long warranty times we grant our products. For example, the warranty of our wooden products extends up to 15 years, and 20 years for our HPL elements and steel components and structures.
7. Design and customization according to your wishes
MyDesign! service provides versatile product customization for all kinds of facilities. Our product design is based on a modular structure, which makes our range the most versatile on the market. Several of our products are also modifiable (configurable), which means that the same product can be given a number of very different looks.
Our unique Lappset Creative service designs and builds indoor and outdoor activity parks based on different themes and brands. With our expertise in working with IP-branded content, Lappset Creative can help you unlock the full potential of your brand and create unforgettable play experiences that leave a lasting impression.
8. Lifecycle services
Our aim is to provide products that are long-lasting, cost-effective, safe, and sustainable. That's why are with you during the product's whole lifecycle, which we aspire to be as long as possible. Our comprehensive lifecycle services offer
- installation - we also attach clear assembly and installation instructions if you want to install them yourself
- inspections by our certified inspectors
- spare parts - available for at least 10 years after the products leave production, and
- recycling at the end of the product's life cycle.
9. Looking after people
Lappset Group Ltd observes the recommendations and principles of the international ISO 26000 social responsibility standard. They cover not just economic responsibility but also environmental responsibility and social responsibility, such as respecting human rights, abstaining from the use of child labor, and complying with local labor laws. We also make our subcontractors commit to our corporate citizenship principles.
People are at the core of Lappset's values. We value diversity, equality, and inclusivity, and as a family company, we are committed to succeeding together with our employees, partners, and customers. We have also a deep responsibility towards the surrounding society embedded in our company culture.
10. Award-winning quality and design
The successful design and high quality of our products are probably best demonstrated by the many recognitions we have received because of them. Over the decades, Lappset Group Ltd has won numerous awards and recognitions for its business and the functional design of its products. Also, parks and playgrounds with our products and solutions have succeeded in architecture and landscaping design contests all over the world.