Everything began on a September day in 1997 when Seppo Kärkkäinen, the manager of Kesälahti Engineering Works, got frustrated, and not the first time. What had to be found this time was a 10mm steel plate, which was finally spotted underneath the rearmost stack in the warehouse. However, the search operation had required a lot of time and the use of a bridge crane.
Once the plate had been found Mr. Kärkkäinen took a critical look at his crammed warehouse and ended up viewing the ceiling. It was high and had lots of empty space.
This sparked an idea that has been refined over years of development work into the Lipu product family.