15/03/2017 /  Changes in UAB Juodeliai Team

On February 24, wood processing company UAB Juodeliai organised the annual meeting of its administrative staff where the action plans, goals and projects for 2017–2018 were presented. Naturally, the meeting began with the review of the previous year – 2016 – which saw an all-time record turnover of the company amounting to 35 million Euros.

The company would have never achieved these record figures without its team of employees that continued to grow and develop in the previous year. In February 2017, the company introduced a new position of Finance Director and Director to improve the structure of management. Saulius Bitinas who has a long-term experience in top managing positions became the director of UAB Juodeliai and from now on will be directly responsible for the daily operations of the company and achievement of set goals.

The second part of the meeting was dedicated to the lecture given by yachtsman Paulius Kovas who shared his experiences on how one should act at sea and in everyday business illustrating his story with photographs, movies and recollections from his trip around the world in the yacht Ambersail.

22/02/2017 /  UAB Juodeliai listed as a Nominee of the “Gazelle 2016” Awards

It has become a tradition of “Verslo žinios” to run the international “Gazelle” competition in an effort to encourage the competitiveness of small and medium enterprises and to award the fastest-growing businesses. On February 10 this year, the winner of the competition was honoured as the national and regional leader who has seen the fastest growth during the 2012 – 2015 period.

The winner of the contest was congratulated by Her Excellency Dalia Grybauskaitė, the President of the Republic of Lithuania. According to her, the success of small and medium enterprises is key to the economic and social wellbeing of the whole country and especially its regions.

Almost 4,000 enterprises were nominated in the “Gazelle 2016” competition. Wood processing company UAB Juodeliai was once more included into the list of nominees of “Gazelle 2016” (previously – in 2013 and 2015), and in 2012 it was nominated as the fastest-growing enterprise in the Marijampolė region.

10/02/2017 /  UAB Juodeliai became a Member of the Investors’ Forum Association

In January this year, wood processing company UAB Juodeliai became a member of the Investors’ Forum Association. The Investors’ Forum is a voluntary, totally independent and self-managed business association of the largest and most active investors in the Lithuanian economy. Mission of the association: to improve the business environment and investment climate in Lithuania, through cooperation with public institutions and the business community.

For the fifth consecutive year, the Investors’ Forum is holding an annual forum with the Government as well as meetings/working dinners with the President of the Republic of Lithuania, Chair of the Parliament, members of the Parliament, Prime Minister, Ministers of Economy, Finance, Labor and Social affairs, representatives of the Bank of Lithuania, International Monetary Fund, and the Mayor of Vilnius, which has already become a tradition.

The association has been active for eighteen years (founded in 1999) and currently unites over 50 members, the main goal of its activities is rational and business-friendly solutions. UAB Juodeliai has been a member of the Investor’s Forum association since 2017.

07/02/2017 /  UAB Juodeliai is among the most progressive companies in Lithuania

On the 26 of January of this year the event “Knowledge Economy Companies 2016” was held in the Office of the President of the Republic of Lithuania, during which the most distinguished and knowledge – intensive companies were awarded. It was the 13th awards of the association “Knowledge Economy Forum”.

The companies were awarded with the title of “Knowledge Economy Company” in different sectors: services, traditional industry and the most progressive high technologies. Wood processing company UAB Juodeliai was competing in the category of traditional industry. The company was participating in the awards “Knowledge Economy Companies” for the second year in a row, and has reached the final selection stage.

Despite the fact that we did not win, we were excited to reach the top – three nominated companies, and enjoyed the opportunity to be among the most progressive and innovative businesses of Lithuania.

16/01/2017 /  Most important figures and facts of UAB Juodeliai for the year 2016:

  • 35 million EUR turnover reached;
  • 222,000 m3 production made;
  • Listed among the Gazelė 2016 business award nominees;
  • Became a member of the Knowledge Economy Forum;
  • Successfully completed integrated management system recertification audit;
  • Launched collaboration in the academic sphere with Kaunas College of Forestry and Environmental Engineering;
  • A resident representative began working in the city of Cologne, Germany;
  • Participated in the conference of pallet users held in the Baltic states for the first time, organised by the European Pallet Association (EPAL) and the National Committee in the Baltic states;
  • Reached the final round of the “Knowledge Economy Company” competition;
  • Successfully completed annual audit of the manufacturing section system of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®).