Within the Swedish Forest Industry Since 1928
JGA is a family-owned sawmill group with a strong local presence. We are 150 co-workers, and our operations are conducted at our facilities in Linneryd, Hässleholm, Skruv, and Emmaboda.
A Family-Owned Forestry Group
For more than 90 years, we have refined local forests, producing high-quality wood products. Our experience and solid expertise are reflected in the long-term relationships we have built with both local forest owners and customers. We take pride in our operations where tradition and experience go hand in hand with technology and innovation. Our products still bear the crown shipping mark – our promise of high quality and sustainable products.
With Care For the Local
The majority of our raw materials come from sustainable forests in our vicinity. We work to promote sustainable and long-term forestry practices in close dialogue with local forest owners. Supporting the local community and contributing to a vibrant rural environment is important to us, and we actively participate in several local initiatives and projects in our vicinity.
On A Global Market
From our facilities, we annually ship 250,000 m3 of high-quality Swedish wood products to various parts around the world. Approximately 70% of our sawn timber is exported, mainly to the Netherlands, Denmark, England, Poland, and the USA. Our products are used in the industry and on construction sites, including sustainable construction timber. We also provide customized packaging solutions to various industries throughout Sweden, and our biofuel contributes to local heating plants.
Sustainability – A Long-Term Commitment
By making conscious choices today, we influence our future. We strive to minimize our carbon footprint, create favorable working conditions for our co-workers, use the forest resources wisely, and promote good working and living conditions for all. Our group-wide management system, along with our procedures and policies, guides us.
Our history dates back to 1928 when Johan Gustaf Andersson and his wife Olivia established their sawmill in Linneryd. The following year, the first planer was installed, and the rest is history.
For 95 years, JGA has been refining local Swedish forest resources. Today, the company remains family-owned, and the operations are currently overseen by the fourth generation of the Andersson family.
The operations within the JGA Group cover the entire production chain, from the purchase of local forest resources to the production and refinement of wood products, biofuel, and packaging manufacturing.
The group consists of:
- O M Andersson AB: Parent corporation in the group
- J G Anderssons Söner AB: Sawmill, manufacturing, and sales of refined wood products
- JGA Skog AB: Purchase of sustainable forest resources
- JGA Emballage AB: Manufacturing and sales of customized packaging products