12/11/2019 / announced TOP companies of 2019

This year online portal officially announced TOP companies of 2019 on their website. TOP companies of 2019 are businesses that are trusted and recommended by based on the data they obtain. The nomination is awarded to the companies corresponding to the set criteria.

We are pleased that the wood processing company UAB Juodeliai is included in the TOP companies 2019 list. Candidates are selected based on specific criteria, such as: companies established at least two years ago, companies submitting their financial reports on time, companies with turnover (revenue) increasing, stable or with no significant reduction over the last year, and many other significant criteria.

We are happy to be on the list and to be given the opportunity to represent transparent business, competitiveness, responsibility and respect towards our business environment, law and moral principles.

12/11/2019 /  UAB Juodeliai packing elements plant construction project recognised as the project of regional significance

By the decision of Marijampolė Municipality Council and the Regional Development Department (under the Ministry of Interior) the wood processing company UAB Juodeliai project for the construction of packing elements plant was recognised as the project of regional significance.

UAB Juodeliai project for the construction of packing elements plant complies to the essential regional significance recognition criteria applicable to the regional social economic development and/or infrastructure projects.

Upon implementing this project, the company shall become one of the major pallet elements manufacturer in Europe and also create around 100 new workplaces in Marijampolė region.

11/10/2019 /  UAB Juodeliai project launched in Spring 2019 by Lean introductory training gains momentum

As of Spring 2019, after having completed introductory Lean training, the wood processing company UAB Juodeliai has already been applying three major Lean tools in its daily operations: Asaichi, Kaizen and 5S. These tools are used by certified leaders – company employees who are responsible for the implementation of each of the tools.

We are happy to announce that as many as one quarter of all company employees have participated in at least one of Lean methods trainings. Asaichi meetings of all-level employees are held daily, working places are maintained according to 5S method, employees submit and implement Kaizen proposals and are being valued and awarded as a result.

All the above methods have already proven valuable in terms of company security, efficiency and financial matters, thus, the company plans to continue the project of implementing Lean management system by increasing the number of trained employees, encouraging employees’ engagement and introducing new Lean methods into the company’s operations.

18/09/2019 /  Management systems of UAB Juodeliai were successfully audited

On 26 August 2019, an external surveillance audit of quality, environmental, as well as occupational health and safety (OHS) management systems (according to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, and OHSAS 18001:2007) was carried out at the wood processing company UAB Juodeliai. The surveillance audit was carried out by an international certification company Bureau Veritas. The auditors visited the company’s headquarters in Marijampolė as well as production units in Akmenynai, Kazlų Rūda, and Radviliškis.

The purpose of this audit was to assess the compliance of the management system with the requirements of audit standards, to evaluate how the management system enables consistent pursuing of policies and objectives set by the organization, to assess the scope of management systems, to ensure that the organization complies with the applicable laws, regulatory and contractual requirements, and to identify possible areas for improvement of the management system.

The audit team conducted a process-based audit focusing on significant aspects, risks, and objectives of the management system. The audit distinguished the following strengths of the company’s quality, environmental, occupational health and safety (OHS) management system: management’s approach, commitment to quality, environmental protection, occupational health and safety, explaining the understanding of the importance of customer needs to all employees, personnel competence, continuous improvement of the system, identification and compliance with the applicable regulatory requirements, as well as a trustworthy business name on the market. The audit established that the management system of UAB Juodeliai is essentially in compliance with the requirements of the abovementioned standard on auditing. The company demonstrated an adequate improvement and elaboration of its management system.