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Dizmezs’ sustainable soul and sustainable supply

Published: 2 September 2021 - Neil Mead

Winter fuel experts Dizmezs have increased their manufacturing site capabilities, following strong growth in 2020. Already a reliable supplier to the UK market, this significant investment will return higher production capacity, strengthening the supply chain and making their business model even more sustainable for future trading.

 

Established in 1996, Dizmezs have 25 years’ experience in supplying winter fuel products across Europe. By using state-of-the-art processes and historic knowledge, the consistency and quality of their products have been refined and perfected. Benefitting from these high standards, WOODENSOUL and GLOWWOOD are two recognised brands that Dizmezs have successfully launched in the UK.

Sales soar in lockdown

During the pandemic in 2020 in which the UK spent periods of time in lockdown, many end users spent more time at home, using even more winter fuels for home and garden. Dizmezs experienced a surge in sales with demand rising to 40% more than previous years. 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.

 

With continual improvement a real focus of the business, sales growth hasn’t stopped with a 32% increase in sales during the last 6 months. To help support the recent growth a € 2.5m investment in their production facility has come at the perfect time, with many other suppliers struggling to keep up with market demand. 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 not only extra capacity but do so without a large increase in workforce. The extra volume also provides an opportunity to produce more variety of products, resulting in a more complete product range of stock ready to dispatch.

From the heart of the forest

The recent investment takes the manufacturing hub in Latvia to 167,000m2 in size, with super-efficient processes that guarantee a carbon neutral operation. In fact, Dizmezs are committed to sustainable sourcing of raw materials and source from their doorstep, using local northern European forests. They are a member of the PEFC (Promoting Sustainable Forest Management) scheme and can ensure for every 1 tree cut down from a sustainable forest, 8 additional trees are planted in its place.

Furthermore, the technology in the onsite sawmill enables all the wood waste to be utilised by using the wood waste as the fuel in the boiler plant to produce heat for the kiln drying facilities.

Dizmezs is also a member of the Woodsure ‘Ready to Burn’ initiative to reduce harmful air pollution. All timber is kiln dried to less than 20% moisture levels ensuring cleaner emissions and a higher burning temperature than timber above 20% moisture levels.

Ready To Burn – READYBLAZE

 

Also committed to safer sustainable firewood, READYBLAZE, a new brand developed by Dizmezs marries superior performance with environmentally friendly features. Every piece of timber in their firewood products is kiln dried to under 20% moisture content level, leading to cleaner, hotter burning and less harmful emissions. The READYBLAZE brand offers premium winter fuels for domestic home and outdoor use that are Ready To Burn, keeping people warm and safe. The range packaging is well thought out with recyclable consumer packs in the form of plastic bags and cardboard boxes.

Glee 2021

If you are looking for alternative winter fuel suppliers or a supplier that offers sustainability and large production capacity, then Dizmezs could be the one stop winter fuel shop you need.

Dizmezs will be exhibiting at Glee Birmingham 14th – 16th September 2021, Stand number 20H01. If you would like to pre book an appointment at Glee or find out more about Dizmezs’ brands, please visit www.winterfuels.co.uk. Alternatively, you can email for further information at info@dizmezs.lv.

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