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Research and innovation

Our mission has always been to be at the forefront of research and innovation, whether this has been within our boat building, foundry, engineering, sawmill, timber engineering or pallet divisions.

Continuous research and innovation has allowed us to foster relationships with universities, research institutes, technology boards and we are very proud of our Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, graduate recruitment and launch of innovative, ground breaking products.  We strive to lead the sector maximising the capital investments we have made at our manufacturing facilities. 

Ever since James Jones & Sons Ltd was incorporated in 1905, we’ve remained firmly at the forefront of our industry.

James Jones & Sons introduced the JJI-joist, pioneered the use of polyurethane adhesives and was the driving force behind the development of automated I-joist production lines.

Among the first companies in the UK to install Scandinavian sawmilling systems and state-of-the-art X-ray scanning technology to improve the strength grading process, we were also the first sawmilling business to commission a biomass boiler and, more recently, introduced a number of notable health and safety firsts at our Lockerbie 3 sawmill. 

Some examples of the more recent innovative solutions include:

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Why choose James Jones?

Since the business was founded James Jones and Sons has continued to innovate and pioneer.