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21/09/2017 /  UAB Juodeliai successfully underwent a procedure of monitoring re-audit of quality, environment protection, occupational health and safety management systems

On 30–31 August 2017, an external monitoring audit (in accordance with ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001) of management systems of UAB Juodeliai wood processing company was conducted. The monitoring re-audit was carried out by an international certification company Bureau Veritas, which has been a partner of UAB Juodeliai for many years.

During the visits at the central office of the company, and production centres in Jūrė, Akmenynai and Radviliškis, no non-conformities have been detected. Positive auditors’ assessments encourage the company to continue improving business processes, and, by applying preventive measures to forecast process risks, as well as to find new opportunities while implementing the newest internationally accepted standards of quality, environment protection, occupational health and safety management.

14/09/2017 /  UAB Juodeliai recognized as one of the London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Europe

Wood processing company UAB Juodeliai has been included in the second edition of London Stock Exchange Group’s landmark 1000 Companies to Inspire Europe report, showcasing Europe’s most inspiring and fast growing small and medium-sized companies. To be selected for the list, businesses had to demonstrate not only positive growth in revenue over the last three years, but also outperform their country peers.

Over the past three years, the annual growth of 1000 companies exceeded 100%, and the annual growth of 100 largest companies increased by more than 730%. 20% of the companies listed in the report are in the manufacturing and engineering sector, which is the biggest sector represented in the report. Over the past two years, the companies created more than 43% of new jobs. The report showcases exceptional levels of innovation with almost 8000 patents and registered trademarks generated by 1000 companies – these numbers increased twofold compared to 2016.

This year the official launch of the publication and the reception were held on the 5th of September at the European Parliament in Brussels. The event was attended by Director General of UAB Juodeliai A. Zimnickas and Director S. Bitinas.

The launch was hosted by Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice President European Commission and Xavier Rolet , CEO, London Stock Exchange Group, and joined by European MEPs as well as local and international media.

During the event, London Stock Exchange Group Chief Executive Officer emphasized critical importance of fastest growing companies’ across the continent to innovation, job creation and Europe’s future economic resilience. Vice-President of the European Commission said: “Europe needs more fast-growing and innovative companies as they are the backbone of our future economic development and job creation.“

5 Lithuanian companies were included in the report, with a single representative of Lithuania and the Baltic countries, UAB Juodeliai, having been invited to the event. We are glad to be seen as the fastest growing company having important contribution to the future of the European economy.

More information on methodology and a full searchable database of all of the companies along with a downloadable pdf of the publication can be found online at www.1000companies.com

04/09/2017 /  Members of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania visited UAB Juodeliai

This year, on 4 September, members of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania visited the central office of wood processing company UAB Juodeliai in Marijampolė. Chairman of the Committee on Economics of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania Mr. Sinkevičius, member of the Committee on National Security and Defence Mr. Gaižauskas, chairman of the Committee on Environment Protection Mr. Mažeika, and candidate for mayor of Marijampolė Municipality Mr. Dvylys met with Director General of UAB Juodeliai Mr. Zimnickas.

We are glad to have the opportunity to meet the authorities that are interested in the activities of industrial companies located in Marijampolė.

01/09/2017 /  UAB Juodeliai has awarded most diligent children of the company’s employees

For five consecutive years, Charity and Support Foundation Juodeliai & Co has been granting monetary awards to the most diligent children (grades 5 – 12) of the company’s employees. Depending on their average marks in 2016 – 2017, this year monetary awards were granted to eight best students. Three of them had the average marks of 9 – 9.5, and five of them had the average marks of 9.5-10. We are happy that some of them have been receiving this award for four consecutive years.

Traditionally, on the occasion of the new school year, all school-aged children of the company’s employees are given symbolic presents. Overall, this year, on the 1st of September, almost 170 school-aged children of the company’s employees and students started the new school year.

UAB Juodeliai congratulates all pupils and students on the beginning of the new school year!

04/08/2017 /  UAB Juodeliai Contributes to Providing Entrepreneurship Education for the Forestry Sector Specialists

Only last year, in cooperation with three institutions (Kaunas College of Forestry and Environmental Engineering, Public Institution Dubrava Experimental and Training Forest Enterprise, and Wood Processing UAB Juodeliai), a demonstrational – educational Christmas-tree and ornamental – plant farm was established.

The first generation of students already participates in the process, receiving actual investments and cultivating the plant farm. The duration of studies at the college is three years, but this period is too short for trees to grow, therefore, in the next stage, namely, during the realization phase, a next generation of students is going to step in. Such a consistent study process will positively contribute to the development of student entrepreneurship.

We are proud to contribute to the development of future professionals and their entrepreneurship in the forestry industry.