Kim Karotki

A gre­at honour for Klasmann-Deilmann Šilutė

Prime Minis­ter pays a visit

Visits from high-ran­king poli­ti­ci­ans are not exact­ly an ever­y­day occur­rence in a com­pa­ra­tively small sec­tor such as the sub­stra­te indus­try. So the oppor­tu­ni­ty to wel­co­me Lithuania’s Prime Minis­ter was a very spe­cial occa­si­on for our col­leagues in Šilutė.

Alt­hough Klasmann-Deilmann Šilu­tė is among the lea­ding employ­ers in the district of Klai­pė­da, it still came as a sur­pri­se when, while on the road, Lithuania’s Prime Minis­ter Sau­li­us Skver­ne­lis announ­ced his visit. Fin­ding out about this was a spe­cial moment for our col­leagues in the Bal­tic coun­try. “To play host to a poli­ti­ci­an of this calibre is a true honour,” says Kazi­mie­ras Kamins­kas, the subsidiary’s Mana­ging Direc­tor. “This makes us only the second com­pa­ny in our regi­on to recei­ve a visit from Mr Skver­ne­lis. We’re real­ly proud ‑ it was the very first time we’ve enter­tai­ned a head of state.”

The pro­gram­me inclu­ded a tour of the pro­duc­tion floor, as well as a lively dis­cus­sion bet­ween Mr Skver­ne­lis, Šilutė’s mayor Vytau­tas Lau­ri­nai­tis, and two Klasmann-Deilmann Šilu­tė repre­sen­ta­ti­ves, name­ly Kazi­mie­ras Kamins­kas and Tech­ni­cal Direc­tor Vir­gi­ni­jus Lie­pis. They dis­cus­sed the Group’s glo­bal ope­ra­ti­ons and spo­ke about the impor­t­ance of raw peat mate­ri­als in gro­wing media.

The­re was a spe­cial focus on cur­rent and plan­ned pro­jects in Lit­hua­nia, as well as on spe­ci­fic aspects of the sub­stra­te sec­tor, inclu­ding the sea­so­nal­ly very dif­fe­rent chal­len­ges it faces. Alter­na­ti­ve source mate­ri­als such as the GreenFibre wood fib­re pro­duct and the green com­post TerrAktiv gave ever­yo­ne ple­nty to talk about.

Klasmann-Deilmann Šilu­tė has been part of the Klasmann-Deilmann Group sin­ce the year 2000. Thanks to major invest­ment ‑ examp­les being a new fac­to­ry in 2010 and ano­t­her that ope­ned in late 2015 ‑ Klasmann-Deilmann Šilu­tė is now the lar­gest pro­du­cer of gro­wing media in the Bal­tic region.