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27/09/2018 /  For the second year in a row, the London Stock Exchange Group has acknowledged Juodeliai UAB as one of 1,000 companies which inspire Europe

Juodeliai UAB, a wood processing company, has been included in the third edition of the report of the London Stock Exchange Group on 1,000 companies which inspired by Europe, for the second year in a row.

This report provides a list of the most inspirational and fast-growing small and medium-sized European companies. In order to enter this list, companies had not only to demonstrate their positive income growth over the past three years but also to surpass their competitors in their own country.

The representatives of UAB Juodeliai did not participate in the event of the official publication and the adoption of the report that took place on the 25th of September of this year, however, representing the largest sector “Manufacturing and Engineering”, we are glad to announce that we are among the five Lithuanian companies included in the report, which are important for the prosperous future of the European economy.

More about the report here.

17/09/2018 /  UAB Juodeliai has successfully completed an external supervision audit of the Company’s management systems

On the 20-22nd of August 2018, UAB Juodeliai performed an external supervision audit of its management systems (according to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007). The purpose of the audit was to assess the compliance of the Company’s integrated management system with the requirements of international standards of quality, environmental and occupational safety and health (ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007) and identify possible areas for improvement of the management system.

The supervision audit was carried out by a long-term partner of UAB Juodeliai, the international certification company “Bureau Veritas”. The auditors visited the Company’s central office in Marijampolė as well as the production departments in Jūrė, Akmenynai and Radviliškis.

During the audit, the following strong points of the quality, environmental and occupational safety and health management system were highlighted: the management’s attitude, commitment to quality, environmental protection, occupational safety and health, clarification of the importance of customer needs to all employees, staff competence, continuous improvement of the system, identification of applicable requirements and their fulfilment and the name of a reliable company on the market. These positive evaluations by the auditors encourage the Company to further enhance its business processes.

14/09/2018 /  UAB Juodeliai contributes to the preservation of the Lithuanian artistic assets

On the last day of summer, a new private museum of fine art and historical literary manuscripts – the Lithuanian Art Centre Tartle – was opened in Vilnius. The museum exhibits a collection of the Lithuanian Art Foundation put together by UAB Juodeliai’s legal partner Mr Rolandas Valiūnas in collaboration with the partners from Ellex Valiūnas Law Firm.

Even though the collection of the Art Centre Tartle is officially presented as a corporate collection of Ellex Valiūnas, it would be fair to name Mr Rolandas Valiūnas, the firm founder and leading partner, its main begetter and collector.

The collector said that nearly half of the pieces of work have been brought from different foreign auctions, galleries and stores, and the rest were acquired in Lithuania. This private art collection, open for the public, is the largest one in the Central Europe, and was started back in 2000. The visitors will be able to admire the exclusive works of the Lithuanian art and historic masterpieces, and enjoy more than 7 thousand exhibits, introducing the Lithuanian works of art and historic artefacts of both modern cultural heritage and those dating back to the times of paganism. The largest collection of paintings in Vilnius is also among the exhibits.

The opening ceremony of the Tartle brought together a great number of Lithuanian business, political and public representatives, with UAB Juodeliai, a patron of the Lithuanian Art Centre, among them. We are happy being able to contribute to the introduction of society to the Lithuanian history through art, to collect and bring back the Lithuanian cultural and historical heritage scattered all over the world to the homeland, but also – what is most important – to make it available to society.

Exhibitions at this Centre will be changed twice per year. The new museum will open to the groups of visitors from the middle of October. Read more about the museum here.

11/09/2018 /  Children of UAB Juodeliai employees awarded for excellent study achievements

UAB Juodeliai has a beautiful tradition of congratulating on the 1st of September their employees’ children who attend schools and universities with the start of the new study year and sharing the joy of their excellent study achievements.

All children of the employees have been congratulated on the occasion of the start of the school year by presenting them with the symbolic gifts and wishing top study performance. This year, nearly 160 children of the company employees will attend schools and universities.

The monetary awards have been granted by the Charity and Relief Foundation Juodeliai & Co to the best students among the children of the company employees for six consecutive years. According to the academic grade average in 2017 – 2018, this year the awards were granted to four best students. The average grade of three of them amounted to 9-9.5 points, with the average of one of the four reaching 9.79 points. We are very proud of such excellent results and hope that many more will join these amazing four kids in the coming year.

08/08/2018 /  UAB Juodeliai strengthens competencies

As of the middle of this year’s summer, the position of Director of wood processing company UAB Juodeliai is held by Ignas Stasiukonis, who has long-term management experience in the sector of finance and construction and in the field of international business.

The new head of the company will be directly responsible for smooth day-to-day operations of the company and its consistent development through the optimisation of existing processes, introduction of innovations, and the implementation of the company’s long-term strategy.

It is expected that changes related to replacement of the senior manager will allow for the implementation of the company’s goals and tasks in an even more efficient and higher-quality manner.