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KRONUS’ Turnover Reaches 124.7 Million Euros in 2022


The turnover of KRONUS in 2022 has increased by 42% to 124.7 million euros, while profit has reached 10.59 million euros. Despite the rapid growth and record high performance observed for two years in a row, we already started investing in risk diversification projects last year in preparation for the recession that the entire industry is expected to experience this year.

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I AM KRONUS – Oskars Toniņš, Teamleader


We have prepared the seventh interview within the project “I am KRONUS” in which we were joined by Oskars Toniņš, the teamleader of the 7th hinge production workshop, who has been working in the company for six years already. Oskars’ team describes him as an open and helpful leader. In the interview, we learned more about his approach to work, daily routine and how he has created a wonderful recreation place for his family out of nothing. He started in KRONUS as a plant operator but now he is responsible for the 7th workshop.

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I AM KRONUS – Artemijs Timošenko, Operations Manager


We invited Artemijs Timošenko, the new KRONUS operations manager, to the project’s half-year anniversary conversation. He has been with the company since 7 February and has also familiarised himself with production during this period. Artemijs officially started his duties as manager on 1 July. During the conversation, we discussed his growth and how he came to this position, what improvements he plans to make in the company, and tips from Artemijs for staying motivated.

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Wooden Market Forecast Q3 / 2023


We’d like to provide you with a concise market overview of the lumber, packaging, and gardening industries for Q3/2023. This overview highlights key trends, emerging opportunities, and market dynamics to help guide your strategic decisions in this evolving sector.

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I AM KRONUS — Jana Ķimenīte, Client Account Manager


For the fifth “I am KRONUS” interview, we’ve invited Jana Ķimenīte, client account manager for Nordic countries. She only works with us for seven months but has already proven herself to be reliable and eager to learn. Jana is an active colleague who always helps others and takes her duties very seriously. During our chat, we found out about her everyday routine at work and how she spends her free time, which is currently largely devoted to her service in the National Guard.

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Embracing Fair Trade Between Companies


Considering the geopolitical situation, we are informed that some companies in the wooden industry are violating laws and directives to sell products at prices that are more attractive to customers, significantly affecting the conditions of fair competition and ethical principles.

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Wooden market forecast Q2 / 2023


As usual, we have prepared a wood market forecast for the second quarter of this year. The market situation is still fluctuating and it is impossible to predict the exact price changes, as they can be influenced one way or the other by various factors.

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I AM KRONUS – Ritvars Kalniņš, saw operator


The fourth conversation of the “I am KRONUS” project was held with Ritvars Kalniņš. He has been with the company for more than 10 years and is a saw operator at our production site in Ulbroka. You may have heard of Ritvars, as he is an active runner and last year set the Latvian record in the 24-hour race. We discussed how he did it, how he combines running with work and what records he still wants to achieve.

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Visit the Upyard team at Spoga+Gafa


The Upyard team will wait for you at the Garden Trade Fair Spoga+Gafa in Cologne, Germany, to introduce you to our new products and tell you more about our production and how the brand is doing! Meet us from 18. – 20. June in Hall 06.01, booth E-041.

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Podcast: The Impact of Wooden Packaging on Logistics Operations


Our colleagues had an excellent opportunity to participate in one of the leading logistics podcasts – “Does Logistics Matter?“. In these podcast recordings, its creator, Martijn Graat, talks to specialists from different industries about everything that comes to logistics: supply chain, innovation and trends, sustainability, and of course, the importance of reliable packaging solutions.

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I AM KRONUS – Pāvels Linkēvičs, Teamleader / Warehouse Manager


For the third “I am KRONUS” conversation we were joined by Pāvels Linkēvičs, who has been with the company for two years and is currently a Teamleader and Warehouse Manager in Salaspils. Pāvels worked in the service sector for a long time, but has been building his career in manufacturing for some time. We also discussed his leisure activities and learned more about his job responsibilities and communication within the company.

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I AM KRONUS – Gatis Kuzmins, Procurement Specialist


The second “I am KRONUS” conversation is here, and we are joined by Gatis Kuzmins, a procurement specialist who has been with the company for eight years and started his career as a production worker.

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