Industrial park and production company are established in Lithuania.
One of the major events in Stansefabrikken history is the strategic decision to establish it's own factory and industry park in Lithuania. Due to generally high labour cost in Norway we needed to find a country close to our main markets with industrial traditions and compentent workers. We found this in Lithuania.
After a wide search of options, we found the old factory area in Pasiles in Ukmerge. The area had several industrial buildings, is located centrally in Lithuania close to large cities and had a strong industrial tradition. To acquire the factory buildings, we bought the local company UAB Ukmerges Stakles (former Krumpliaratis), which made agricultural machinery and general repairs. The 2 companies UAB Ukmerges Pramones Parkas (UPP - Ukmerge Industrial Park) and UAB Stansefabrikken (SFU) was established.
The buildings was sold from Ukmerges Stakles to UPP. The buildings was totally renovated and modern production facilities was made for the production company SFU.
The first and main machineries that was installed was a brand new and modern powder coating line, CNC punching and press brakes. In addition to this production of TV frames for our main customer Bang & Olufsen was moved from our factory in Lillesand to Ukmerge. We also moved the production of our own products, post-boxes and electrical cabinets.
In 2005 when Lithuania entered EU, the Norwegian state channel NRK, made a nice report from the factory, showing both how it was in the old factory when we took over and after the first step of the renovation.
The factory had a fast growth and new tenant came to the Industrial Park. After some years when we needed more space, we sold the company Ukermges Stakles and bought the other buildings in the area. We expanded also with a brand new building for our tenant SWIX from Norway, making ski poles which is powder painted in SFU.