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.

08/09/2019 /  UAB Juodeliai in the Sector Leaders 2019 Top 10

For the fourth year in a row business daily the Verslo žinios, based on the rating model developed by the newspaper’s analysts, has selected the most powerful Lithuanian companies from 8 business sectors that lead the field in terms of their annual operating performance.

Companies operating in the manufacturing and energy, retail and wholesale, advertising and public relations, construction, technology, finance, transport, and HORECA (hospitality and catering) sectors will be among this year’s nominees.

The ranking of sector leaders includes comparison of companies operating in each sector. Evaluation is based on 6 indicators: profit before tax, sales revenues and annual fluctuations of the two, profit margin, and average wages. When rating the Sector Leaders 2019, the financial data of 2018 are taken into account. This year 10 strongest Lithuanian companies were shortlisted in each business sector.

In total, 256 companies were rated in the largest manufacturing and energy sector with the wood processing company UAB Juodeliai listed in the Top 10 of the most powerful companies of the sector together with three representatives of wood processing and furniture industry, two electronics manufacturers, as well as companies representing fertilizer production, electric power transmission, aircraft maintenance, and other businesses.

06/09/2019 /  A symbolic time capsule buried to mark the official start of construction of UAB Juodeliai new production facility

On the 5th of September 2019, the construction of the world’s fastest production line for short packaging elements was officially started in Marijampolė municipality with the burying of the symbolic time capsule. The production capacity of UAB Juodeliai new production facility will be twice as high as those of the three currently operating plants in Kalvarija, Kazlų Rūda, and Radviliškis.

The beginning of construction works suggests that successful cooperation between town administration and a private business may result in employment creation in Lithuania.

A symbolic capsule containing the letter to future generations signed by the honorary guests, including Viktoras Pranckietis, LR Parliament Speaker, Dainius Gaižauskas, Chairman of the Committee on National Defence and Security, Povilas Isoda, Mayor of Marijampolė municipality, Andrius Zimnickas, Chairman of the Board of UAB Juodeliai, and Ignas Stasiukonis, General Manager of UAB Juodeliai, was buried in the territory of the future plant.

The expansion of UAB Juodeliai wood processing company is expected to create around 100 new job vacancies. Upon the implementation of the investment project in 2020, the company aspires to become the second largest pallet elements manufacturer in Europe.