Since its start, Devold has been the proud owner of its own factory. A few years ago we decided to buy, own and run a new, super-modern factory specially adapted to Devold's products and high-quality wool. We located the factory in Europe, even though many similar operations were being moved to Asia. This high-tech factory dating from 2015 is located in Lithuania. Why is this?
“Because quality assurance is considered to be more reliable in Europe, and since Lithuania is located in the heart of the European market. Short distances and proximity to the head office in Norway make for more efficient logistics and communication,” says Tor Jonsson, the factory's general manager.
Here, in the country's fifth-largest town, Panevezyz, 304 people are engaged in the many different stages of production and quality control of merino wool. Laboratory testing is performed of such characteristics as strength and fineness, whereby the wool is stretched, x-rayed, and scrutinised in multiple procedures.