Company partner, James Crane, and Operations Manager, Robert Smith, visited North Sweden last week to visit the timber mill we partner with to harvest our premium quality wood.
Whilst we always like to see the behind-the-scenes processes that go into creating our products, this trip was particularly useful for production Manager, Robert to give him a greater appreciation for the journey our timber takes before arriving with us in our Norfolk HQ.
We are extremely passionate about using timber that is sustainably and ethically harvested and feel that it is essential that our employees within managerial positions have an in-depth understanding of our processes, so they can therefore relay these to employees under their management.
We have sustained a great relationship with our timber supplier since we began our partnership in 2009, and like to visit when we can to ensure this relationship is always maintained. We use Pinus Silvestris or Scots Pine from the timber mill which is slowly grown for more than 130 years at a latitude above 65 degrees north. This gives it a close grain that features fewer knots, both of which signify that the timber we use is of superior quality.
The timber mill also replants a tree for every one which they cut down in order to maintain a sustainable supply. This year we introduced four core values to our business, good citizenship, sustainability, passion, and respect, and our relationship with our timber mill embodies all four of these. For more information on where we get our timber from and the process that it goes through, click here.