With 55% of Latvia covered in forest, producing sustainable firewood comes naturally to Latvian manufacturer, Dizmezs. There is over 3 times more access to well managed hardwood species in Latvian forests when compared to the UK. There is local access to a larger bank of raw material which results in higher capacity of product available.
Dizmezs’ 167,000 m2 manufacturing hub has had a significant recent investment of € 2.5m which has come at the perfect time, with many other suppliers struggling to keep up with higher market demand due to the pandemic.
With quick access to raw materials, Dizmezs were able to react to a 40% increase in demand and supply 4.5 million more bags of firewood during the pandemic.
Green at heart
Firewood manufacturing is conducted with the environment in mind. There is no wood waste in the onsite sawmill as this enables all the wood waste to be utilised to produce heat for the kiln drying facilities.
With company operations being carbon neutral, Dizmezs also source all timber from well managed forests, and they plant 8 trees for every tree that is cut down.
Dizmezs is also a member of the Woodsure ‘Ready to Burn’ initiative to reduce harmful air pollution. 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
The recent investment in the Dizmezs manufacturing hub means extra volume of Firewood for brands WOODENSOUL and GLOWWOOD. There is also an opportunity to produce more variety of products, resulting in a more complete product range of stock. This capability also supports Dizmezs new brand, READYBLAZE, which is a range of premium firewood making its debut at Glee.
More availability, faster lead times, more variety…. The home of firewood just got better!