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					Tartu Region                                    Sector overview
                                               Tartu city & county

               Wood product exporters

               Made in Tartu, Estonia

               Milling, wood processing

               Pre-fab buildings, log houses

               Furniture, wood craft Estonian Private Forest Association • • • • • • • • • w

        A forest nation, reinventing tradition
        45% of Estonia forested. Economic and construction boom. Added value exports penetrating new markets.

       “ We are one of the many                                  On joining the EU in May 2004, Estonia                     Wood processing has historically been
                                                                 celebrated with a popular initiative to                    a mainstay of the Estonian economy.
        companies which were formed
                                                                 plant one million fir trees. Its success                   The international competitiveness in the
        in the early days of Estonia                             reflects a growing understanding of the                    industry during the 1990’s was based
        regaining independence, and                              importance of environment-friendly                         on a lower cost base. Since 2000, in
                                                                 forest management as a long-term                           addition to Estonian sources, saw mills are
        have steadily grown in size,
                                                                 resource.                                                  moving increasingly to processing logs
        capabilities and standards.                                                                                         imported from Russia and Byelorussia
                                                                 The dominant tree species in the Estonian
                                                                 forests are pine, birch, spruce and grey                   for western markets.
        We are now preparing to
                                                                 alder. Pine prevails in state forests,                     Similar to the technological leap made
        grown further and will be                                while birch dominates in the private                       in other sectors of the economy, the
        one of the first companies                               forests. Estonian forest are 40% state                     flow of new investment has brought
                                                                 managed, 37% privately owned, with                         state-of-the-art equipment to all areas
        to set up at the new Raadi
                                                                 the remainder of 23% in the process                        of the wood processing industry.
        Industrial Park in Tartu.                                of Land Reform.

        Ingvar Tsizikov                                          Forestry managers visiting Estonia are
        Managing Director                                        impressed by the quality of trees – tall
        AS VINNAL                                                                                                                 Made in Tartu
                                                                 and thick, straight and beautiful. Most                          Exports from Tartu City and County, 2003
                                                                 of this has been naturally seeded and is
                                                                                                                                 100                5.1   Food products, other
                                                                 slow growing in a Nordic climate.                                                  5.0   Footware
                                                                                                                                                    6.0   Chemicals, plastic, rubber
                                                                                                                                  80                7.4   Machines, equipment,
                                                                                                                                                    8.2   Building material, glass
                                                                                                                                                    8.6   Textiles, clothing
                                                                                                                                                    8.7   Transport equipment
                                                                                                                                                    8.8   Metal, metal products
                                                                                                                                                    20.4 Furniture, mattresses, details
                                                                                                                                                    21.9 Wood, wood products
                                                                                                                                                         (except furniture)
                                                                                                                                   0                  % of exports
                                                                                                                                                          Source: Estonian Statistical Office 2004 • • • • • • • • •

          Forestry, saw mills and wood processing
          Third largest and one of the fastest growing industries in Estonia.

          Upon Estonia regaining independence                    growth of the wood based industries.                            “Rait has grown into one of the
          in 1991, the industry concentrated on                  A background of tough competition
                                                                                                                                    most modern sawmilling and
          exporting mainly unsawn timber to                      and new subcontracting practices now
          Scandinavian and western European                      place Estonian companies in a position                             planing companies in Europe
          markets. This was because at the time                  to produce high quality machined parts                              in reacent years. In 2003 we
          there were no saw-mills in Estonia                     and construction components.
                                                                                                                                        doubled production since
          with modern equipment capable of                       Wood processing is now the third largest
          producing sawn products of the quality                                                                                  introducing our new softwood
                                                                 industry in Estonia. During the last
          required for export markets.                           few years there has been a dramatic                               planing line. We produce and
          During the last decade, a multitude                    turnaround in the export-import                             export worldwide wooden flooring,
          of new wood processing companies                       patterns. Today the vast majority of wood
                                                                                                                              panelling for interior finishing and
          have emerged. Most of these are small                  is imported (from Russia) while Estonia
          privately owned businesses, often                      is exporting more processed products;                         exterior siding as well as decking
          growing fast on the broad base of the                  profiled hard and soft woods, chipboard,                         boards for terraces. We aim to
          Estonian wood industry. The construction               fibreboard and plywood. Gluewood
                                                                                                                                       have a product that speaks
          boom of the last decade has fuelled the                has seen the most remarkable relative
                                                                 increase in exports, while furniture,                                 for itself, followed up with
            Forestry, saw mills, wood processing                 houses and sawn material account for                          quick and exact communication.”
            Leading companies                                    about 60% of exports in 2003.
                                                                                                                                                     Ivar Dembovski
            Rait                                                                                                                                   Managing Director
                                                                                                                                                             AS RAIT
            Vara Saeveski
            Lemeks • • • • • • • • • •

         Prefab buildings and log houses
         Innovative products from innovative production processes with many cost and quality advantages

        “We have pushed the technology of                        Log house building is a centuries                        In addition to living houses, several
                                                                 old tradition and technology of                          companies export related products
         prefabricated timber frame houses
                                                                 this forest nation. Typically Nordic                     such as garden buildings, saunas,
         to a new level and now have higher                      pine is used for its durability and                      decks, garden furniture and childrens
         quality standards than demanded                         quality. Houses are built to order,                      play frames.
                                                                 from either machine milled logs or                       The prefabricated house builders are
         in Scandinavian markets - and we
                                                                 hand-made logs, then taken apart,                        supported by a wide range of wood and
         do this while remaining highly cost                     exported and reassembled on site                         lumber producers in Tartu county, from
         competitive. We export over 95%                         by the Estonian craftsmen. Northern                      saw mills to timber drying, planing and
                                                                 European countries have been the                         cutting of profiled boards. In addition
         of production, with our dominant
                                                                 main markets for log houses where                        to locally made doors and windows,
         market continuing to be Norway.                         they have become architectural                           the full turn-key prefabricated houses
                                                                 fashion and are seen as fitting with                     are supplied with built-in furniture
         House sections are built at the                         an ecological life style.                                made locally.
         factory in Tartu, transported,                          Another form of house exports are
         then assembled and completed                            modular house units which are built
                                                                 in-factory, transported and assembled
         on site. We offer a truely                                                                                         Lumber product, pre-fab houses
                                                                 as up to 5 storey apartment complexes,
        ‘turn-key’ solution.                                     mostly in Scandinavian markets.                            Leading companies
                                                                 Prefabricated houses is a thriving export
         Lembit Lump                                                                                                        Kodumajatehase
         Managing Director                                       niche market benefiting from the a
                                                                 combination of exacting craftsmanship                      Palmeko Ehitus
                                                                 on a competitive cost base. Kodumaja                       Estiske Laftehus
                                                                 has grown rapidly to become one of                         Rannu Bangeman
                                                                 the leading producers in Estonia and
                                                                 exports 95% of its prefab houses.
• • • • • • • • • •

          House details, furniture, wood craft
          Furniture and furnishings make up for about 20% of Tartu and Tartu county exports

          Doors, windows and furniture                           Vinnal is notable for being one of                           “BD-Design is the largest producer
          manufacturers are extending into                       the few companies in the Baltic states
                                                                                                                                        of recliner chairs and sofas
          export markets.                                        which combines hand carved details
                                                                 into its fullwood stairs and doors. The                            (leather and fabric) in Estonia.
          One of the largest employers in Tartu,
          Tarmeko, a furniture maker with 900                    craftsmanship, quality and style which                               With 35 years as a producer
          employees exports more than 80% of its                 they offer positions Vinnal in the luxury
                                                                                                                                        we are represented on the
          production, mostly to northern Europe.                 interiors market, both modern and
                                                                 retro styles.                                                  European and American markets.
          It has 3 main factories specializing
          in solid pine furniture, upholstered                   Arens-mööbel is one of the leading                           We export 100% of over products.
          furniture and form pressed veneer. In                  manufacturers of fitted kitchen furniture                        We produce all parts under the
          addition to its wide consumer range of                 in Estonia and continues to expand its
                                                                                                                                     same roof; metal, wood and
          wooden and soft furniture, Tarmeko                     production facilities in tartu county. In
          has also won several major contracts                   addition to a chain of outlets in Estonia,                         soft parts (polyurethane), that
          for fitted furniture to bar-restaurants                Arens currently exports fitted furniture                      makes BD to a flexibility producer.
          in the USA and on cruise ships.                        to Finland, Sweden and Norway.
                                                                                                                                     We are now in an interesting
                                                                 Tiksoja Puidugrupp is a contract
                                                                                                                                          period of expansion with
                                                                 manufacturer of solid pine furniture
           House details, furniture, wood craft
                                                                 for bedrooms with a capacity for 60000                              new models and technology.”
           Leading companies
                                                                 beds annually. The company’s customers
                                                                                                                                                      Joakim Dahlqvist
           Tarmeko                                               are leading mail order and wholesaler                                               MARKETING DIRECTOR
                                                                 companies in the UK, France, Holland,                                                   AS BD-Design
           Arens-mööbel                                          Germany and Denmark.
           Tiksoja Puidugrupp                                    Lasita Aken and Finak are largest
           Lasita Aken
                                                                 producers of windows and doors in
                                                                 Tartu county.
           BD Design
Wood industry in Tartu Region, Estonia, selected companies

Sawn timber
Boxer Puidu Eksport Ltd.                        Nurme Puit LLC                                 Kodumajatehase Ltd.
Betooni 9, 51014 Tartu                          Reola küla, Ülenurme vald, 61701 Tartumaa      Betooni 2, 51014 Tartu
Tel: +372 730 7913                              Tel: +372 741 5785                             Tel: +372 738 5999
Products: sawn timber                           Products: sawn timber                          Products: factory-prepared timber-frame                                                          private dwellings, terrace houses,                                                                                   residential blocks, saunas
                                                Puiduäri Ltd.                        
Dawenport LLC                                   Tartu mnt. 39B, Elva, 61506 Tartumaa 
Tähe 127, 50113 Tartu                           Tel: +372 735 3605
Tel: + 372 7 366 872                            Products: edged or unedged sawn timber,        Lasita Maja Ltd.
Products: sawmilling and planing of wood;       tailormade doors, stairs, wooden shields,      Tähe 116, 50113 Tartu
impregnation of wood                            reglets and battens (also non-standard and     Tel: +372 7 362 663                                rounded), wooden details for fireplaces etc.   Products: custom-made round beam houses,
                                                                 saunas and summerhouses
Flainest Ltd.                                               
Teguri 21, 50107 Tartu                                                               
Tel: +372 741 7349                              Rait Ltd.
Products: sawn timber                           Reola küla, Ülenurme vald, 61701 Tartumaa      ÖkoEhituse Ltd.                                 Tel: +372 730 0420                             Võnnu pk.9, 62401 Tartumaa
                                                Products: sawn timber, standard                Tel: +372 735 1370
KalMar & Pojad Ltd                              and special planed products                    Products: Log profiles and details
Kokora, Alatskivi v., 60201, Tartumaa           (interior panelling, flooring etc.)  
Tel: + 372 7 452649                                            
Products: hardwood sawn material,     
kilndrying and planing                                                                         Oskur Puit Ltd.
                                                Stahlhut Ltd.                                  Koosa küla, Vara vald, 60402 Tartumaa                                   Tila küla, Tartu vald, 60501 Tartumaa          Tel: +372 745 3221, +372 5615 8382
                                                Tel: +372 730 3450                             Products: summer houses made of
Kodumets LLC                                    Products: timber drying and planing            milled square timber, sawn timber
Heki 2, Ülenurme, 61701 Tartumaa                           
Tel: +372 7 412 343                                         
Products: edged and unedged sawn timber
                                                Tarm Ltd.                                      Palmako Ehitus Ltd.
                                                Puiestee 5-4, Elva, 61504 Tartumaa             Betooni 9, 51014 Tartu
                                                Tel: +372 734 9991                             Tel: +372 730 3488
Ha Serv LLC                                     Products: sawn timber, planed products         Products: custom-made round beam houses,
Reola küla, Ülenurme vald, 61701 Tartumaa                                   saunas and summerhouses
Tel: +372 730 1810                                              
Products: boardsand planks for bath-house                                            
platform, mouldings and wallpanelling           Vara Saeveski Ltd.
for exterior and interior use                                                                  Rannu Bangeman Ltd.
                                                Vara küla, Vara vald, 60401 Tartumaa                                Tel: +372 731 5843                             Vallapalu küla, Rannu vald, 61101 Tartumaa                                                                                  Tel: +372 745 4247
                                                Products: sawn softwood, edge glued products
                                                                 Products: crossbeam houses, saunas
Ilmre Ltd.                                                        and cottages of sawn and round beam
Ilmatsalu küla, Tähtvere vald, 61401 Tartumaa                                        
Tel: +372 749 9252                                                                   
Products: sawn timber, mouldings,
EUR,1/2 EUR and FIN pallet collars              Pre-fab, loghouses                             Ristiku KV LLC                                                                                Variku 8, 50110 Tartu                                    Estlog House Ltd.                              Tel: +372 734 6535
                                                Räni Põik 7, Tartu 50403, Estonia              Products: custom-made round beam houses,
Lemeks MT Ltd.                                  Tel: +372 740 4142                             saunas and summerhouses
Betooni 9, 51014 Tartu                          Products: custom-made wooden houses, 
Tel: +372 738 6900                              saunas and summerhouses              
Products: sawn timber
                                                                                            RPM Ltd.
                                                                                               Kruusa 29, 61503 Elva
Metsanurk LLC                                   Estiske Laftehus LLC                           Tel: +372 735 6653
Roiu, Haaslava vald, 62102 Tartumaa                                                            Products: custom-made round beam houses,
                                                Tehase 16, 50107 Tartu
Tel: + 372 735 1086; +372 736 2479                                                             saunas and summerhouses
                                                Tel: +372 730 8495
Products: sawn timber, wooden pallets                                                
                                                Products: custom-made round beam houses                                     
Nason Davis Eesti LLC
Vallikraavi 2, 51014 Tartu                      Euro Trade Agency LLC
Tel: +372 744 0435                              Teguri 30, 51013 Tartu
Products: sawn timber                           Tel: +372 738 1734                            Products: custom-made wooden houses,
                                                saunas and summerhouses
Wooden products
Elta Puit LLC                                          Sturm Puidutööstus LLC                                 Tarmeko Ltd.
Pikk 43, 61505 Elva                                    Voika 14A, Nõo alevik, Nõo vald, 61601 Tartumaa        Sõbra 56, 51013 Tartu
Tel: +372 734 6694                                     Tel: +372 745 5484                                     Tel: +372 747 4580
Products: wooden doors, windows and furniture          Products: Spruce edge-glued panels                     Products: wooden and soft furniture                                                                         tarmeko@                                                                   

Finak Ltd.                                             Vinnal Ltd.                                            Tiksoja Puidugrupp Ltd.
Lähte, Tartu vald, 60503 Tartumaa                      Särgla küla, Vara vald, 60401 Tartumaa                 Tiksoja, Tähtvere vald, 61401 Tartumaa
Tel: +372 749 7256, + 372 730 3465                     Tel: +372 736 7553                                     Tel: +372 730 1860
Products: wooden doors and windows                     Products: wooden doors, moldings, stairs, furniture,   Products: bedroom furniture from pine and birch                                     sculptures, wood engraving                                                                               
Handel Puit LLC                                                                                               Valga GOMAB Mööbel Ltd.
Võnnu alevik, Võnnu vald, 62401 Tartumaa                                                                      Kuperjanovi 79, 68207 Valga
Tel: +372 735 2026                                                                                            Tel: +372 766 8360
Products: wooden doors and windows                     Furniture                                              Products: wooden furniture from pine (manufacture                                                                                      of chairs and seats and parts thereof)
                                                       Arens-mööbel Ltd.                            
Ixodes LLC                                             Rästa 8, 50403 Tartu                         
                                                       Tel: +372 730 0960
Liiva 41, 50303 Tartu
Tel: +372 733 3713                                     Products: kitchen furniture                            Vilbel LLC
Products: wooden handicraft                                                           Õnne 26-12, 50114 Tartu
                                                                                        Tel: +372 742 2913
                                                                                                              Products: wooden furniture
KR Priit Ltd.                                          BD Design LLC                                
                                                       Jänese 2, 51009 Tartu
Kesk 9, Rõngu alevik, Rõngu vald, 61001 Tartumaa
Tel: +372 745 9307
                                                       Tel: +372 730 3100                                     Wermo Ltd.
                                                       Products: manufacture of chairs and sofas              Räpina mnt. 12, 65620 Võru
Products: wooden pallets
                                                                                   Tel: +372 786 8100, + 372 786 8115
                                                                                      Products: home and office wooden furniture
Lasita Aken                                            Fratel Trade LLC
Tähe 116, 51013 Tartu                                                                               
                                                       Turu 63, 50106 Tartu
Tel. 372 736 2791
                                                       Tel: +372 7 384 231
Products: doors and windows.
                                                       Products: soft furniture
                                                                                      Forestry management
Nari Puit LLC                                          Jaan Sild Wako Värkstuba                               Fest-forest Ltd.
Ringtee 41 , Tartu                                     – private entrepreneur                                 Heki 21, 50115 Tartu
                                                                                                              Tel: +372 730 3535
Tel: +372 7 362 656                                    Kolga küla, Nõo vald, 61601 Tartumaa
                                                       Tel: +372 735 1391                                     Products: Forestry management, forestry investment
Products: doors, windows, stairs
and wooden furniture                                   Products: wooden furniture and doors         
                                                                                                              Woodwell Grupp
Parkwood Industries LLC                                Lillman Ltd.                                           Riia 136, 51014 Tartu
                                                                                                              Tel: +372 738 1416
Reola küla, Ülenurme vald, 61701 Tartumaa              Käo tn. 1, 50404 Tartu
                                                       Tel: +372 742 2635                                     Products: forestry management
Tel: +372 730 0430
                                                       Products: custom-made furniture              
Products: softwood garden products (components for                                                  
fences, garden houses, furniture, flower boxes etc.)                         
                                                       Pondeli LLC
Puhja Liimpuidu Ltd.                                   Sinika 15-14, 50110 Tartu
Vihavu küla, Puhja vald, 61301 Tartumaa                Tel: +372 521 7950
Tel: +372 730 4360, + 372 745 1484                     Products: office and sales area furniture
Products: NACE 20209 (wooden details etc.)                                      Puidumeister LLC
                                                       Külitse küla, Ülenurme vald, 61702 Tartumaa
Savorito LLC                                           Tel: +372 735 1285
Puiestee 2f, 50303 Tartu                               Products: wooden furniture, doors, windows, stairs
Tel: +372 7 401 430                          
Products: wooden doors and windows,                    www.puidumeister.e
(NACE 20303 products)

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           Ministry of Finance • Ministry of Foreign Affairs • • • Estonian Trade Council • Baltics Regional Node

                                                                                                        Estonia in brief
                          ESTONIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY                                                         Area:             45000 km²
                          TARTU OFFICE                                                                                Population:             1.45 million
                          Lai 6, Tartu 51004, Estonia
                                                                                                                          Capital:            Tallinn (415,000)
                          Tel.: +372 744 2196
                                                                                                                Other major cities:           Tartu (100,000), Narva (75,000),
                                                                                                                         Kohtla-Järve (55,000), Pärnu (52,000)
                                                                                                                    Head of state:            President of the Republic – Arnold Rüütel
                          TARTU CITY GOVERNMENT                                                                 Official language:            Estonian
                          DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT                                                   Foreign languages:             English, German, Russian, Finnish
                          Küüni 5, Tartu 51004, Estonia                                                             Main religion:            Evangelist Lutheran
                          Tel.: +372 736 1196
                                                                                                                     Government:              Parliamentary Republic
                                                                                                                        Single Chamber Parliament of 101 members
                                                                                                                         Currency:            1 Estonian kroon (EEK) =100 sents
                          TARTU COUNTY GOVERNMENT                                                                   Exchange rate:            EEK 8 = DEM 1, (1992–1998)
                          Riia 15, Tartu 51010, Estonia                                                                                       EEK 15.6466 = Euro 1 (since 1999)
                          Tel.: +372 730 5200                                                                        GDP Growth:              5.8% (2002)
                                                                                                Local time:           GMT +2 hours
                                                                                                             Average temp. range:             -3.7°C in January and +18.4°C in July
                                                                                                              Flight times, Tallinn:          Helsinki 35 minutes, Stockholm 1 hour
                          TARTU BUSINESS ADVISORY SERVICE
                          Riia 15b, Tartu 51010, Estonia
                                                                                                                                              Prague 1 hour 10 minutes
                          Tel.: +372 742 8402                                                                                                 Copenhagen 1 hour 30 minutes
                                                                                                                    Moscow 1 hour 40 minutes
                                                                                                            Amsterdam 2 hours 20 minutes
                                                                                                                                              London 2 hours 45 minutes
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Tartu 2004. Design: Emajõe Disain. Photos: Meelis Lokk. Print: Tõravere Trükikoda.

                                                                                                                                              Dublin 3 hours 15 minutes
                          Viljandi mnt 18A, 11216 Tallinn, Estonia
                                                                                                             Distances from Tartu:            Tallinn 186km, Narva 184km, Pärnu 178km,
                          Tel.: +372 656 7643
                                                                                                                                              Riga 250km, St. Petersburg 315km
                                                                                 Ethnic composition of Tartu:            Estonians 76%, Russian 19%, others 5%

                          Kiriku 6, 10130 Tallinn, Estonia
                          Tel.: +372 648 9002

                          Rajakeskus Tabasalu, 76901 Harju maakond, Estonia
                          Tel. +372 605 4891