The road towards a more sustainable kitchen front

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When several small steps became one huge leap on the road towards a more sustainable kitchen front. All of this because of our common goal to reduce our ecological footprint.

To talk about sustainability is in many ways complicated but in the same way very simple. We always have the next generation in mind, and this leads us in our choices towards a more sustainable manufacturing process and product. The raw material development is rapidly moving forward to keep up with the ambition towards a fossil-free and sustainable society. But it’s not enough just to monitor individual material choices, we also make investments in renewable energy.

Together we move much faster towards a reduced ecological footprint. We’re surrounded by partners and customers that have the same aspiration and that provides us with the opportunity to test new materials in our products and to make more sustainable production choices all the way to the end customer.

- We try to make sustainability a competitive advantage, together with our suppliers and customers Johan Engström says, Business Development Manager for Spaljisten AB

Our most sustainable kitchen front so far

The front
The foundation for the kitchen front is a chipboard. We have reduced the weight by 4 % compared to a standard chipboard without compromising the quality. In addition, the board is produced with 90% recycled wood, which has a major impact on the environment. In this case, it means that many trees can remain in the forest, where they should be.

Front side foil
Recycling used PET bottles and to reuse the material has been done in many different industries for several years. Together with the technical development we have been able to participate in developing the next generation of foil using recycled PET-plastic (Polyethylene terephthalate). This foil is now even more scratch-resistant and contains less raw material than ever before, more than 90%.

Backside foil & edge band
Both the backside foil and the edge band consist of recycled PP (Polypropylene) and the recycled share is greater than 50%.

The production
We made a huge step in reducing our carbon dioxide emissions when we chose to use only locally produced renewable energy for our 35,000 square meter factory. Since 2019, wind power has been responsible for the electricity supply and Spaljisten's total electricity needs are produced by three different power plants in the immediate area.


– The sustainability perspective is integrated into our everyday lives and goes hand in hand with our business strategies. We want Spaljisten to be a contributing and active player in these issues in the future, both for our owners, customers, suppliers, employees and society at large Florim Albborn says, CEO of Spaljisten AB.


I samband med att tekniken utvecklas har vi kunnat vara med och ta fram nästa generation folie av återvunnen PET-plast

Together with the technical development we have been able to participate in developing the next generation of foil using recycled PET-plastic (Polyethylene terephthalate). 

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Think big but act small

As the future changes it is necessary for us to understand how it also affect our customers’ expectations.


CFO with a focus on the future

We are strengthening our team with Malin Kirejs Hellbjer, who joined us as Chief Financial Officer at Spaljisten. Malin also works at one of our sibling companies in the group, KG-list, where she has the same role.


Spaljisten collaborates with TEXO in new automated logistics solutions

Spaljisten has placed orders for new automated logistics solutions for handling large volumes in the factory in Åseda and has signed an agreement with TEXO from Älmhult. Together with TEXO, we have developed very good solutions for moving large volumes internally in the factory with safety and durability in mind.


Spaljisten choose Granflo Bygg AB to build a production facility

Spaljisten continues to invest in the future and now by expanding its premises from 35,000 to 41,500 sq.m. Granflo Bygg AB is entrusted with building a new modern production facility


Made in Sweden from more sustainable sources

Climate-smart materials such as wood and recycled plastic creates a positive ripple effect for our environment. Our vision to “manufacture fronts of the highest quality and with the next generation in mind” pushes us to produce more sustainable fronts. PET-bottle and plastic recycling also give us the opportunity to use plastic with a reduced energy consumption.


New AEO permit provides increased security for physical and digital intrusion

AEO stands for "Authorized Economic Operator" and is an EU joint permit. The purpose of the permit is to create increased security in the world, as well as to harmonise the customs administration in the EU. In the spring of 2020, Spaljisten was able to implement both AEOC - Customs simplifications and AEOS - Security and safety permit.


Pressrelease: Spaljisten places a large order to Automationsteknik

Spaljisten AB places an order for two highly automated packing and palletizing solutions for 50 million SEK during the Corona crisis. Spaljisten continues to invest for the future by ordering two super-modern packing and palletizing solutions from Automationsteknik. Through these investments, Spaljisten will greatly increase its production capacity on both kitchen and wardrobe fronts


We care - Spaljistens Sustainability report 2019

Spaljisten now presents the sustainability report with the combined financial report for 2019. The Sustainability Report explains our development over the past year and clarifies how we work actively with sustainability in our operations.


Spaljisten and HOMAG continue their 45 years successful journey

Spaljisten has ordered a Laminating Line from HOMAG. With this investment Spaljisten will become a complete supplier of laminated boards, both as panels and ready made fronts, including the fast growing trend of fronts with integrated handles.


Back at 100% production - We are looking for Head of Technology and Innovation

Spring 2020 was unique in its kind for us, and for the whole world. Corona pandemic has affected us as well as several with us. The uncertainty is noticeable how the future will develop, but we have great confidence and we continue to invest in our production!