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Jordberga sockerbruk

Industrial eye candy.

Skåne, Sweden.

Jordberga sockerbruk / Jordberga Sugar Mill. Skåne, Sweden.

Jordberga sockerbruk / Jordberga Sugar Mill. Skåne, Sweden

 
Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden.

The weekly schedule.

Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden.

Large meter telling the beet washing operators the level of capacity used.

Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden.

Beet washing gutters. Trucks coming in on the roads overhead dumped their load of sugar beets into the water filled gutters below.

Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden.

Jordberga sockerbruk.

Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden.

Jordberga sockerbruk.

Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden.

Jordberga sockerbruk.

Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden.

Jordberga sockerbruk.

Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden.

Jordberga sockerbruk.

Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden.

Jordberga sockerbruk.

Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden.

Jordberga sockerbruk.

Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden.

Jordberga sockerbruk.

Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden.

Jordberga sockerbruk.

Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden.

Jordberga sockerbruk.

Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden.

Jordberga sockerbruk.

Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden.

Jordberga sockerbruk.

Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden.

Jordberga sockerbruk.

Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden.

Jordberga sockerbruk.

Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden.

Jordberga sockerbruk.

Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden.

Jordberga sockerbruk.

Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden.

Jordberga sockerbruk.

Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden.

Jordberga sockerbruk.

Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden.

Jordberga sockerbruk.

Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden.

Jordberga sockerbruk.

Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden.

Jordberga sockerbruk.

Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden.

Jordberga sockerbruk.

Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden.

Jordberga sockerbruk.

Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden.

Jordberga sockerbruk.

Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden.

Jordberga sockerbruk.

Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden.

The lime kiln.

Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden.

The beet washing gutters from below. The large meter told the operators the level of capacity used.

Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden.

Danisco Sugar's sign. The last owner.

Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden.

Jordberga sockerbruk.

Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden.

Transport belts and other machinery.

Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden.

Other machinery, left behind.

 

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Varsågod!  

Yours truly

The Jordberga raw sugar mill is located in region of Skåne at the southern edge of Sweden. It was constructed in 1891 and used until year 2000. On an annual basis it employed some 150 people and during the "beet campaigns" in September and October, when the sugar beets were harvested, that number increased plenty. After the raw sugar had been extracted it was transported to the refinery in Arlöv north of Malmö to finally end up in kitchen cupboards and little bowls on the tables in fika rooms across Scandinavia.

Mentioned in Selma Lagerlöf's classic “Nils Holgerssons underbara resa genom Sverige / The Wonderful Adventures of Nils” from 1906/07 as “… some large, heavy structures with tall smoke stacks surrounded by plenty of smaller buildings”. Danisco Sugar, the last owner, decided to have the plant demolished despite a number of seemingly serious alternatives. The demolishing began in August 2008, just a week after our visit. Photos of the surrounding buildings such as the director's house and fire station to come.

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navigate_nextClip by Sydnytt on the demolition on Youtube

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Pipe Dream curtains 

With a soft spot for industrial piping the Jordberga sugar mill was of course very inspiring. So when we needed new curtains in the pre-press room at work I knew exactly what to use for the pattern.

navigate_nextJordberga Pipe Dreams – A Photoshop Document(ary) on Youtube

Jordberga Pipe Dreams

The finished composition consisting of circa 15 different images.

Jordberga Pipe Dreams sketch

Made a large print on paper and ketpt it out on the work desk at home for a while. Good way to spot stuff that needed tweaking.

Jordberga Pipe Dreams print

When pleased with the compostion it was printed on flag quality polyester using a Dgen Teleios V8 dye sublimation printer.

Jordberga Pipe Dreams cut

After printing the roll is cut using a Zünd G3 cutting table. Swiss precision at its schnellest!

Sound of Noise at Jordberga sockerbruk

After a stopover at the sewing department curtains could be mounted in our work room and help shielding off distracting sunlight.

 

The Sound of Noise connection 

During our visit we shared the location with the crew recording the feature film “Sound of Noise”. Of course we had to check it out at the local cinema later on. Highly recommended for anyone into well-crafted musical comedy crime, though only a small part of the finished movie takes place at Jordberga. Link to the trailer below.

navigate_nextSound of Noise official trailer on Youtube

Sound of Noise at Jordberga sockerbruk

Not your average sugar mill equipment … Props from the recording of “Sound of Noise”.

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