Local tradition –
modern approach

About us

Deep in the heart of the forest, one of Sweden’s largest production plants for edge glued panels is located in one of the smallest towns in Sweden. Here, modern manufacturing methods go hand in hand with a century-old Småland tradition of sustainable wood processing. Because something we take very seriously is nurturing the forest that we depend on for raw materials. And also continuing to supply high quality Swedish timber in different forms to skilled professionals and eager hobby carpenters. Today we export our products to some 15 countries around the world. With a strong sustainability vision fuelled by Småland business sense, we aim to influence the industry in a positive direction – for today’s and tomorrow’s generations.

 Welcome to an innovative supplier of wood products.

Our roots

ESS-ENN was established in 1981 and developed over the next decades into one of the major Swedish producers of edge glued panels, as well as sawn and planed wood. ESS-ENN Timber was acquired by JOOL Invest AB in 2008 after the company had been through a number of difficult years. The new owners subsequently carried out a successful turn-around and have continued to modernise the production facilities and improve the profitability of the company.

Jool Invest’s philosophy is to be an active owner with a long-term horizon – developing companies through common sense and entrepreneurial spirit. Our roots are set in the lush forests of Sweden’s Småland region, but our branches reach all corners of the world. With a strict environmental policy and a circular mindset through all production stages, we want to set a new standard for the wood industry – on a local as well as a global level.

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“I am most proud that we have made the move toward a more sustainable ESS-ENN. The fact that we have moved away from oil heating in favour of using our own residual waste is a huge step in the right direction.”

– Caroline, Site Manager

Our way of business

Caroline Troedson, Site Manager

What is your name?
Caroline Troedson.

What is your role at ESS-ENN?
I am the site manager and responsible for the financial side.

Describe a typical working day?
My days are full of a wide range of tasks, so I don’t know if I have a “typical” day. Bookkeeping, meetings, working environment matters, talking to employees, improvement work, strategies, statistics, etc.

What is the most exciting thing about your job?
Thinking about the future. How much can we grow? How much better can we be?

What strengths do you bring to your leadership? 
I am relatively new to the role of site manager, but would say I am straightforward, clear and able to admit when I am wrong.

How do you support your employees in their development?
By listening, lifting and encouraging.

What are you most proud of in your sustainability work?
I am most proud that we have made the move toward a more sustainable ESS-ENN. The fact that we have moved away from oil heating in favour of using our own residual waste is a huge step in the right direction. 

caroline troedson site manager

What do you do when you’re not working? 
I work out, travel, socialise with family and friends. My friends call me a ‘praline nerd’, I guess praline chocolates is a leisure interest of mine. I do not make my own but follow many ‘praline’ accounts on Instagram, order home and hold tastings with a  friend. Treat yourself to a praline for SEK 20 and you’ll understand what I mean.

andreas sjögren employee

Andreas Sjögren, employee

What is your name?
Andreas Sjögren.

What did you do before starting at ESS-ENN? 
I took a 3-year course in wood engineering at Kungsmadsskolan in Växjö.

What brought you to ESS-ENN? 
After finishing school, I got onto a training programme run by ESS-ENN that lasted about one year and that ultimately resulted in a job offer.

How long have you been here?
I have worked at ESS-ENN for 23 years.

What is your role at ESS-ENN?
I work 2-shifts in the factory. My main tasks is sorting and inspecting.

Describe a typical working day?
On a typical day at work I sort the laminates into different qualities. I also work in inspection where we look for damaged laminate boards.

Do you benefit from your past experience in your current job?
I can certainly benefit from my past experience. I have wood experience. I know the different types of wood and know what to sort out.

andreas sjögren employee

What is the most exciting thing about your job?
That you never know what will happen next. No two days are alike.

What do you think is good about working at ESS ENN? 
That you can still learn new things after having worked for ESS-ENN so long. And maybe get the opportunity to get further training.

What do you do when you’re not working?
When I’m not working, I spend time with my family. Cook a lot of food, I love cooking. In the summer I enjoy growing vegetables.