New product in our portfolio: hardboards

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Jacob Jürgensen takes over the agency of Finnish Fibreboards for Germany.

Our panel department proudly announces the amplification of its product portfolio: retroactive to March 2020, Jacob Jürgensen has taken over the agency of the renowned Finnish producer of hardboards, Finnish Fibreboards.

With the wide spectrum of available hardboards, starting with standard packaging grade, primed or perforated hardboards to carrier material for flooring products, the overall panel portfolio of JJ’s panel department receives a suitable supplement.

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Albasia Plywood: our „green“ solution for the industry

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Sustainability has been a significant topic also before Greta Thunberg and FridaysForFuture. However, these days it becomes more important than it ever was. On top of that, the importance of transparency of supply chains including the traceability of timber origins has increased also because of the EU Timber Regulation. At Jacob Juergensen Wood, we concern ourselves with these topics for many years already. With albasia we have found a wood species that has many outstanding characteristics fulfilling our high requirements on the above mentioned issues.

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In Poland everything evolves around wood

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Our young colleague Viktoria Diede has already got a lot of knowledge about the business and the wood products because of her daily tasks at work and the contacts to our business partners. Now, it was time to look behind the scenes.

Viktoria Diede, February 2019

Our Polish business partner offered me this great opportunity for learning by doing in Poland. For 2 weeks, I worked in a parquet production in Poland, where I gained practical experience and supported them in all areas and departments.

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We’ll meet at the Timbershow in Nantes 30.5. – 1.6.2018

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The Carrefour International du Bois in Nantes, France is one of the most important international trade fairs for the wood industry. Not as an exhibitor, but as a visitor, Jacob Jürgensen Wood is strongly represented at the Timbershow in Nantes this year.

We invite all business partners and those who are interested in the manifold opportunities provided by Jacob Jürgensen Wood to arrange an appointment with our teams and colleagues directly in Nantes:

Raimo Hübner – Team Larch
Jonathan Stech – Team Plywood/Glulam
Kinga Schabedly – Team Bedding
Jens Pledt – Team Hardwoods
Johanna Kaitaranta – Team Spruce/Pine

Image source: Carrefour International du Bois

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Perfect for outdoor applications: Western Red Cedar

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Despite its name, western red cedar is not a cedar but a cypress (Cupressaceae). Nevertheless, the western red cedar (Thuja plicata) is a wood species with great properties for several outdoor applications.

Western red cedar offers a high durability in addition to great machinability which makes it one of the leading wood species in the cladding / facade area. Next to the intense red color also the typical, pleasant scent of WRC makes this wood speciesunique.

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We offer a lot – now also glued laminated timber

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As an extension to the product range, Jacob Jürgensen Wood is promoting since a few months’ time glued laminated timber (glulam) made out of spruce. Together with our Russian suppliers we provide our customers all over Europe with all common dimensions and the lengths 12 and 13.5 meters.

In order to be able to serve the customers with prompt deliveries, we have since January 2018 glulam beams in the most conventional dimensions in our stock. Furthermore, since 2018 we are also able to offer glulam made out of Siberian larch.

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Inauguration of a new warehouse for Siberian Larch in Kiel

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Exclusively for Jacob Jürgensen timber products, a 5000 m² warehouse was inaugurated on Tuesday 9.1.2018 in the Ostuferhafen in Kiel. The new shed no. 12 was built within six months with an investment volume of 1.5 million euros.

Rolf von Loßberg, Managing Director of Jacob Jürgensen Wood GmbH, and dr. Dirk Claus, Managing Director of Seehafen Kiel GmbH & Co. KG, accomplished the inauguration with a symbolic gesture on one of our larch packages. Thus, the way is clear for a safe and dry storage of our upcoming shiploads of Siberian larch from Russia.

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The tests confirm: you get a good sleep with our edge-glued panels

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We spend a large part of our lives in bed. When choosing the right bed, it is not only important how you lay in it and how the bed looks like. There is a growing interest in the question the furniture being also good for the indoor air and allergy-friendly.

Our customer, a large Scandinavian bed manufacturer, had been looking for a new solution for the bed frame for their successful bed model. Together with our Finnish supplier of wood components, we developed a new frame made of edge-glued panel of Nordic spruce.

One condition for the cooperation was that the new construction has no negative effect on the indoor air. For this we had our wood components tested in an independent laboratory.

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Getting hands-on experience in the Ukraine

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In the office one already suspects that we work with wonderful people and great products, but on the spot it becomes even more clear.

Our young colleague Viktoria Diede got to know about the country, the people and the culture during her two-week study trip to the Ukraine – she also learned a lot about the wood products picking up useful practical knowledge about our company’s business.

Viktoria Diede, September 2017

In August of this year I successfully completed my apprenticeship as a merchant for wholesale and foreign trade with Jacob Jürgensen. Since then I have been working as a sales assistant in the hardwood department at JJ Wood.

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Positive signals at the ISC in Hamburg

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The 65th International Softwood Conference (ISC) on the 5th and 6th October was a home game for Jacob Jürgensen in Hamburg. More than 150 international guests had been invited by the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF), the German Timber Trade Federation GD Holz and European Organization of the Sawmill Industries (EOS) to exchange views on production and trade of softwood.

During the conference, the weather situation in northern Germany had been rather stormy but in the conference hotel in the heart of Hamburg the climate was very positive. Not only the atmosphere among the conference participants was positive, but the market outlook presented by the experts also forecasted a continuation of the current moderate growth.

“The European market is stable and reliable. The confidence index is increasing and the production index has reached its highest level since 2010” says Andreas von Möller, President of the ETTF and associate of the Jacob Jürgensen Group.

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