story of success

by Algis Makūnas

I am proud of my people. Most of them came to this company without any prior experience in the furniture sector, and today we are successfully competing on a global scale

 

Algis Makūnas

Director of “Visagino linija” 

Visagino linija, which has been operating for barely 10 years, is currently considered to be one of the most advanced and largest furniture factories in Europe. The company's culture is known for its friendliness, as well as continuous search for innovations and improvements.

"I am proud of my people. Most of them came to this company without any prior experience in the furniture sector, and today we are successfully competing on a global scale" - says the company's director Algis Makūnas. 

Algis has been working in the SBA group for more than two decades. He began his career as a carpenter's apprentice and became a master himself after just half a year. He repeatedly took on new responsibilities, without considering which step would be better in the organization's structure. "The most important thing for me is to be able to do something that I love, therefore I have never paid much attention to job titles" – such is the simple viewpoint of a person who is now responsible for more than 600 of his colleagues. 

 

And his thoughts also match his actions – people working in the company managed by Algis communicate with each other in a simple and friendly manner, without showing off their "shoulder-straps". This unifies people and helps the company achieve good results.  

Algis appreciates that SBA Group has an atmosphere of healthy competition which encourages to constantly search for innovations and solutions that would enable to be one step forward. "Here, each person is able to express himself and improve, as well as gain new opportunities and responsibilities. If you put a lot of effort in your work, you will surely be noticed and appreciated" – says Algis, basing his words on his own experience.