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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.

17/07/2017 /  UAB Juodeliai contributed to Radviliškis’ anniversary celebrations

The 450 years anniversary of Radviliškis town attracted a crowd of cheery visitors who joined a beautiful celebration on July 6 – 8. Wood processing company UAB Juodeliai has also made its contribution as a sponsor of the festival. Apart from the financial support, company representatives participated in the events on all days of the celebration. The festive weekend was packed with sporting events, entertainment for children and musical performances for audiences with all the different tastes in music.

UAB Juodeliai employees and their family members also participated in the running event through the streets of Radviliškis (4.5 km) on July 6. A junior of one of our company’s employees received a medal and a cup from the Town Mayor’s hands for winning the second place in the children’s category.

UAB Juodeliai treated festival visitors with kvass and branded gingerbreads on July 7. Our company representatives also took part in a solemn march through the town streets on the main day of the festival.

Members of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, representatives of foreign delegations and other guests congratulated the residents and visitors of Radviliškis at the opening ceremony of the event. On the 450th anniversary of Radviliškis, the town has paid tribute the third honorary citizen of the Radviliškis region. On the day of the celebration, residents and guests of Radviliškis were also invited to shop at the Craft Fair.