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17/03/2014 /  UAB Juodeliai takes part in KTU Career Days

We are delighted that the wood processing company UAB Juodeliai took part in KTU Career Days on 5 March. This is the third consecutive time the company has taken part. This event is different every year – exceptional, special and rich in something.

KTU Career Days 2014 were special because we participated as a general sponsor together with companies such as Barclays Technology Centre, DNB Bankas, IBM, Bentley Systems and Data Dog.

Although our own brand is not as famous yet, our goal is the same – we are looking for successful, talented and challenge-driven specialists because the individual is one of our key values!

This year’s event was attended by record numbers of students. There were so many people that it was difficult at times to reach the other end of the room. We were delighted that it was not only university students who were interested in the companies present; the career days were also visited by pupils from Kaunas high schools, teachers as well as people looking for a new job or new prospects.

Our stand received a lot of attention from future environmental protection specialists, chemical engineers, mechanics, electricians, economists, and finance specialists. Both young specialists with bachelor’s diplomas and MA and PhD students were looking for jobs and career opportunities. We were popular with teachers and had a chance to discuss the future prospects and opportunities of their students and the prospects of education as a whole with them.

We, a Lithuanian capital company, were also popular with foreign students. They inquired about the particularities of our operations, employment opportunities, our work principles, cooperation with European companies, and expansion to Asia and other regions.

KTU Career Days this year were rich in participants and diversity. The police and the army were also among the participants this year. Our stand also received numerous visits because it was decorated with a log to demonstrate the material we use to produce our euro pallets.

Everyone could see, touch and smell our products (firewood and pallet wood) and the products accumulated in the production process (sawdust and sliver).

KTU Career Days require considerable investment, effort, ideas, information and energy but the result is truly impressive: we boost people’s awareness about our company, it becomes easier for us to look for new specialists in a targeted manner, and we expand our own horizons. Furthermore, we find it beneficial to meet students on a regular basis, since students are generators of ideas, creators of energy and speed, users of the latest technologies, and disseminators of original views. All this ensures that our company never stops or is left behind and remains youthful, dynamic and flexible.

09/10/2012 /  Ūkio Bankas to co-finance construction of new facilities of UAB Juodeliai

Ūkio bankas
Press Release
5 October 2012

UAB Juodeliai, a wood processing and export company currently working in Kalvarija and Kazlų Rūda, held a ceremony for the placement of a time capsule into the ground to mark the start of the construction of new sawn timber processing facilities in Radviliškis. This will be the most modern sawn timber processing facilities in the Baltic States. The greatest share of financing for the project, which has a total value of LTL 37.5 million, will be provided by Ūkio Bankas.

‘With a view to continuing the successful development of our company, we now need to build new production facilities because our current capacity has been used in full. The new facilities will enable us to expand our assortment of goods considerably and start offering new, high quality products. Our successful cooperation with Ūkio Bankas will enable our company to implement this project and become even more competitive not only in Lithuania but also on an international scale’, Juozupas Zimnickas, director general of UAB Juodeliai, said.

‘Ūkio Bankas decided to contribute to the financing of the new production facilities of UAB Juodeliai after considering the successful performance of the company and the economic prospects of this specific project. We believe that the new facilities will enable the company to continue to increase its production volumes and sales. We also see a positive social aspect to the project: new jobs will be created in Radviliškis, which will contribute to the improvement of the social environment and to the strengthening of the community in the region’, Gintaras Ugianskis, chairman of the board of Ūkio Bankas, said.

The specialisation of the new facilities will be the production of pallet wood. Plans are to employ 80 people at the facilities. The new facilities are expected to start production in 2014. This will be the most modern sawn timber processing facilities in the Baltic States, provided with a fully computerised wood-processing infrastructure. The project will be financed not only with the loan provided by Ūkio Bankas but also with support from European Union structural funds.

The pallet wood processing company is not only actively expanding to new markets (Scandinavia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates) but is also continues to increase exports to current clients. The main export markets for the company’s produce are Germany (up to 59% of the company’s produce), Belgium (10%), the Netherlands (9%), Poland (8%), and other countries (7%).

UAB Juodeliai has been operating since 1994 and is now one of the largest producers of pallet wood in the Baltic States. The company specialises in the production of high-quality wooden euro pallets, pallets for the chemical industry, and customised pallet wood. By-products such as firewood, sawdust, and wood slivers suitable for use as biofuel are also obtained during the production process. The company currently employs over 220 employees.

Ūkio Bankas was Lithuania’s first commercial bank and is in its third decade of providing reliable services via its own wide customer service network of over 60 branches throughout the country. Ūkio Bankas actively cooperates with businesses by offering them relevant financial solutions and proposals. The bank pays particular attention to small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as companies operating in the outlying regions of the country.

For further information please contact
Auksė Armonaitė Glodienė
AB Ūkio Bankas Public Relations Officer
Tel. 8 614 35021, fax (8 37) 32 31 88
E-mail a.armonaite@ub.lt

18/08/2011 /  Prospects for Pallet element Production for Autumn 2011

Pallet element production and sales planning are affected annually by Western European pallet manufacturers (for example, PAL and CP). From the first week of August, and into September, is the time when the majority of suppliers are decreasing their production, due to the vacations season and facilities renovations. Such factors are the main causes for the increase in inventory and the decline in demand. Additional factors that drew the attention of all producers were the results of the decline in financial indicators and in the credit rating of the USA. However, a continuous market analysis and close links with major partners allow us to relax even in the presence of these pressing issues. Foreign partners are informing that the recent “financial undulations“ do not directly influence their companies.

Major pallet-manufacturers are trying to maintain slightly reduced, but stable, production volumes. A continuous optimization of the production planning, as well as communication with clients, allow UAB Juodeliai to provide the continuation of the production supply without reducing the production/sales volumes. Active efforts with current potential customers are now providing optimistic hopes for the autumn 2011 trade perspective. Although the summer vacations season has not ended, there is an increase in production orders for the autumn – not only from regular customers, but also from potential new pallet element buyers.

A positive mood could also be created by the current news from the Far East. The market received the news about agreements between the EU and the People’s Republic of China, regarding the simplification of the international standard of phytosanitary measure labelling by ISPM-15 (“Instructions for Wood Packaging Material in International Trade”).

22/11/2010 /  Market of pallet blanks in the fourth quarter of 2010

It is usual that due to changing flows of goods transportation the market of wooden pallets and pallet blanks is variable in the last quarter of each year. Some purchasers of wooden packaging products as well as some pallet manufacturers forecast and prepare for potential growth in the demand of wooden pallets in December, and later they adjust their purchasing and production plans to the actual claim. This adverse situation causes short-term variations in the market of wooden pallets such as EURO pallets, EPAL pallets and CP pallets.

Due to mainstreamed and long-term cooperation with their business partners, UAB Juodeliai managed to minimize the affect of seasonal market variations on the sales of woodwork production. By the middle of the fourth quarter 2010, UAB Juodeliai succeeded in maintaining stable production and sales volumes, and the company plans to preserve this stability till the end of the year.

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27/07/2010 /  The performance of UAB Juodeliai shows the tendency of growth

The management of UAB Juodeliai, one of the largest wooden pallet blanks manufacturers in the Baltic States, is pleased with the tendentious betterment of the company’s performance. The company has renewed the production facilities to increase the production volume of wood processing and timber products, and to ensure high quality of pallet blanks (pallet components). This allowed increasing the number of clients and ensured the sales of all manufactured wood products, including wooden pallets (i.e. euro pallets, CP pallets, and disposable pallets).

Comparing the performance of the first half of 2009 and 2010, the number of manufactured wood products has increased from approximately 20,000 m3 to 30,000 m3, while the turnover has increased almost twice as much. Considering the market situation, it is being estimated that in 2010, the performance will be significantly better than in 2009. The best performance is expected over 16 years of UAB Juodeliai existence.