With 55% of Latvia covered in forest, producing sustainable Firewood comes naturally to Latvian manufacturer, Dizmezs. There is more than 3 times more access to well managed hardwood species in Latvian forests when compared to the UK. As a result, Dizmezs have local access to a larger bank of raw material and are therefore able to offer a larger production capacity for UK retailers to take advantage of.
Higher manufacturing capacity is helped by world class production facilities and a large 167,000 m2 manufacturing hub which has had significant recent investment. A recent € 2.5m investment in the production facility has come at the perfect time, with many other suppliers struggling to keep up with higher market demand due to the pandemic. This investment includes new buildings and a new 51 000 sq.ft production unit. Processing has been made more efficient with the latest state-of- the-art custom-made machinery which will deliver extra capacity with automated processes.
With quick access to raw materials, it was no surprise that Dizmezs were able to react to a 40% increase in demand during the 2020 lockdown. The ability to withstand periods of high demand was demonstrated with a staggering 4.5 million more bags of firewood supplied during this period whilst continuing great customer service.
Green at heart
Firewood manufacturing and distribution is conducted with the environment in mind. Firstly, there is no wood waste in the onsite sawmill as this enables all the wood waste to be utilised by using it as the fuel in the boiler plant to produce heat for the kiln drying facilities.
With company operations being carbon neutral, Dizmezs also source all timber from well managed forests and as part of this commitment, they plant 8 trees for every tree that is cut down.
Dizmezs are at the cutting edge of Firewood standards and is a member of the Woodsure ‘Ready to Burn’ initiative to reduce harmful air pollution. This accreditation signifies a commitment to keeping moisture levels lower to reduce harmful emissions. Dizmezs Firewood is kiln dried to less than 20% moisture levels ensuring cleaner emissions and a higher burning temperature than timber above 20% moisture levels.
More capacity, more choice
Established in 1996, Dizmezs have 25 years’ experience in supplying market leading Firewood products. This includes brands such as WOODENSOUL and GLOWWOOD, which have been a mainstay in the UK garden market.
The recent investment in the Dizmezs manufacturing hub means significant extra volume of Firewood is available. It also provides an opportunity to produce more variety of products, resulting in a more complete product range of stock ready to dispatch. This capability supports Dizmezs’ new brand, READYBLAZE, which is a range of premium Firewood that retailers may also be interested in.
As a result, there is more choice than ever for garden retailers to assemble an assortment of Firewood. There is now more availability of products at faster lead times and a variety of brands to suit the type of retailer. The home of firewood just got better!