The sawmill Grønagergård Savværk is situated in wooded countryside near Gjern to the east of Silkeborg, surrounded by tall trunks and green treetops in all directions. The sawmill, which covers a couple of hectares, has 40 employees who spend their days cutting raw logs of larch, Douglas fir and Norway spruce. The logs are transformed into patio decking, wood cladding, garden furniture – and not least pallets for Troldtekt.
All pallets used to transport Troldtekt products are produced at the sawmill Grønagergård Savværk. This is no coincidence, because just like Troldtekt, the sawmill only uses wood from Danish forests. Thus, even the tiniest splinter can be traced back to trees which have come from responsibly managed forests. Grønagergård Savværk is certified in accordance with both PEFCTM and FSC®.
Passion for good-quality wood
Grønagergård Savværk is run by Jan Kristensen, a qualified carpenter, and it is his passion for wood and solid craftsmanship which is behind the company’s growth to its present size. In 1987, Jan Kristensen had just a single saw, which he used to cut wood for his neighbours. Today, the sawmill has 5,000 square metres of covered premises and supplies private customers, institutions and industry.
All the sawmill’s products are made of completely clean, new and untreated wood. And producing pallets helps to ensure that all parts of the logs are used so that nothing goes to waste.
– A tree trunk is just like a pig. It has two ‘tenderloins’, which are used for patio decking, cladding, building timber, horseboxes and garden furniture. The rest is used for pallets and other types of wood packaging. Without our pallet production, all the surplus wood would be chipped and burnt, says Jan Kristensen.