Business expansion
Lietuva; Siauliu apskritis;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Wood And Paper Materials
Manufacture Of Wood And Of Products Of Wood And Cork, Except Furniture; Manufacture Of Articles Of Straw And Plaiting Materials
16 - Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials

150 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
25 February 2019
Employment effect (start)
25 February 2019
Foreseen end date
31 December 2020


Lithuania's wood industry company Vakaru medienos grupe intends to create 150 new jobs in Akmene by the end of 2020. Vakaru medienos grupe plans to build a new particle board factory and a new furniture production facility in Akmene free economic zone. The company has already started recruitment of new employees. The company is looking for safety specialists, IT specialists, technologists and other specialists. According to the management, the board factory will start operating in the first quarter of 2020. The total investment in Akmene will amount to €180 million. The company will create around 1,000 new jobs by the end of 2024. Currently the company employs 131 employees.



Eurofound (2019), Vakaru medienos grupe, Business expansion in Lithuania, factsheet number 97169, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/97169.