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Jordberga sockerbruk

Industrial eye candy.

Skåne, Sweden.

Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Jordberga sockerbruk / Jordberga Sugar Mill.
Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

The weekly beet drop off schedule at Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

The weekly beet drop off schedule.
Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Large meter telling the beet washing operators the level of capacity at Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Large meter telling the beet washing operators the level of capacity.
Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Beet washing gutters at Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

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. August 2008.

Beet juice boiler at Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Beet juice boiler.
Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Main hall at Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Main hall.
Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Hall of floor funnels at Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Hall of floor funnels.
Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Beet juice boiler control room at Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Beet juice boiler control room.
Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Industrial style basin 1 at Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Industrial style basin 1.
Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

ndustrial style basin 2 at Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

ndustrial style basin 2.
Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.


Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Raw sugar mass cooler cog wheel at Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Raw sugar mass cooler cog wheel. By cooling the raw sugar mass from the boilers the extracted amount of sugar could be increased.
Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.


Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Beet slicer, with deco at Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.


Beet slicer, with deco.
Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Beet slicer work bench, with wrench at Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Beet slicer work bench, with wrench.
Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Waffles, anyone? Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Waffles, anyone?
Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Interior with fellow explorer at Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Interior with fellow explorer.
Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.


Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Main hall ground floor at Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Main hall ground floor.
Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Power hall machinery at Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Power hall machinery.
Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.


Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Struktol tank at Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Struktol tank, apparently.
Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Power hall side room at Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Power hall side room.
Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.


Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.


Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.


Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Welfare area dressing room at Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Welfare area dressing room.
Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Welfare area kitchen at Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Welfare area kitchen.
Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.


Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Sugar mill roof topping at Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Sugar mill roof topping.
Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

The lime kiln at Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

The lime kiln.
Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

The beet washing gutters from below at Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

The beet washing gutters from below. The large meter told the operators the level of capacity used.
Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Danisco Sugar's sign stuffed in between the welfare buildings at Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Danisco Sugar's sign stuffed in between the welfare buildings.
Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Beet delivery tarmac at Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Beet delivery tarmac.
Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Transport belts and other machinery at Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Transport belts and other machinery.
Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Other machinery, left behind at Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

Other machinery, left behind.
Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden. August 2008.

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Yours truly

Varsågod!

The Jordberga raw sugar mill in 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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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.

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.

Sound of Noise at Jordberga sockerbruk

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

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