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.
70% Sweden’s land area is covered by growing forests. The forests bind at least 50 million tonnes of carbon dioxide each year, whereof 7 million tonnes are bound to long-lasting wooden products in Sweden alone. For every tree that is felled and, in our case, used for furniture, at least two new plants are being planted – which means that the cycle continues again and again. In fact, the Swedish forests is growing twice as much now than it was 100 years ago.
The reason why wood is such a good choice of material is because of the forest’s efficient way of binding carbon dioxide. Even after harvesting, the carbon dioxide continues to be stored in the finished piece of furniture. The furniture we produce is being used year after year – and when it finally breaks down it becomes bioenergy. The carbon dioxide released upon breaking down is re-absorbed by the ever-growing forests.
– Our vision guides us in our material choices.
Johan Engström, Business Developer
Spaljisten is manufacturing furniture with chipboard from recycled wood and within two years we aim to have a recycled wood share of 70-90% in our products. In addition, we continuously work trying to reduce the weight of the chipboard.
To use recycled plastic in our foil gives us the opportunity to contribute to reduced energy consumption. We at Spaljisten work with this in two ways. One way is with Post Consumer recycling were the plastics are collected in the form of PET bottles. In Sweden, we are among the best in the wold in recycling bottles – almost 90% of all plastic bottles are recycled.
DThe other way is called Post Industrial recycling were you for example take care of the ABS plastic waste from the caravan industry and use it to produce new foil.
Today we measure the share of recycled plastic in our foil and our ambition is that all our products within two years shall have a share of recycled plastic.
Our material choices make a huge impact on our environmental footprint when it comes to carbon dioxide emissions. In addition, our entire plant has been running on locally produced wind power since 2019!
”Sustainability for real”
Think big but act small
As the future changes it is necessary for us to understand how it also affect our customers’ expectations.
The road towards a more sustainable kitchen front
Talking about sustainability is in many ways complicated but at the same time very simple. We always work with the next generation in mind and this leads us in our choices towards a more sustainable production and end product. This is how we manufactured our most sustainable kitchen front so far.
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
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!