The 20th anniversary of Latvijas Finieris

02. may, 2012

The Joint Stock Company Latvijas Finieris was founded on the 2nd of October 1992, thus this year we are celebrating our 20 years anniversary.

However, our plywood production activity dates back to 1873. We are proud that our experience longer than one century has served as a cornerstone for our efforts in developing Latvijas Finieris to become one of the world’s leading birch plywood producers and suppliers.

Our success is a direct result of the efforts of our dedicated staff in Latvia and abroad, who have contributed to bringing Latvijas Finieris to where it is today, and of our customers, who have assisted our company in the continuous business and product development.

The extensive benefits of the expertise in plywood business have enabled Latvijas Finieris to expand during these 20 years and to

  • Produce more than 3 million cubic metres of plywood products. This volume corresponds to some 100’000 full 40-ton truckloads
  • Grow 12 million birch plants and afforest 1800 ha of unutilised agricultural land in Latvia
  • Annually export over 95% of its production to more than 50 countries
  • Develop from a Latvian to a Baltic player with a significant position in all three Baltic countries

This jubilee year offers us an opportunity to look back at these 20 years of Latvijas Finieris activity, to better understand the company’s history, and to share the future prospects of development. Birch plywood production still presents considerable development opportunities. We believe that it is, and will remain, one of the most beneficial uses of birch wood.