Description of the timber industry sector

Favourable possibilities for timber processing and production of timber and cork products due to the existence of forests – existence of raw material Lääne-Virumaa is perfect for industrial companies due to its great logistic location.

Number of companies operating in the sector is ca 60
Number of engaged employees in the sector is ca 1,400
Sales revenue is 96 million euros
Export volume is 29.5 million euros
Business profit is 9.3 million euros

Timber industry companies in Lääne-Virumaa

Aru Grupp AS (http://www.arugrupp.ee/)
Company's territory includes 4 factories that manufacture: windows and doors, stairs, houses and laminated timber components Parent company is in Hulja, 2 subsidiaries in Ireland and Great Britain 
Founded in 1993.
150 employees     
Turnover in 2012 was 7,26 mln euros                                               

Rakvere Metsamajand AS (http://rakveremm.ee/)
Company produces sawn timber and refined construction timber Founded in 1994. 
Production is located in Rakvere
Approx. 70 employees
Turnover in 2012 was 1,32 mln euros 

Lemeks AS (http://www.lemeks.ee)
Company operates in the fields of timber processing, logging and agriculture
Founded in 1993.
22 subsidiaries and related companies in Estonia, Latvia, France and Great Britain
Lemeks AS has 3 production companies located in Lääne -Virumaa: Palmako AS, Imprest AS, Viru-Nigula Saeveski AS  Approx. 600 employees 
Turnover in 2012 was 86 mln euros

Stora Enso Eesti AS (http://www.storaenso.ee)
Company produces sawn timber and refined construction timber Parent company is in Finland 
Founded in 1995. 
Production is located in Näpi and Ilmavere
Turnover in 2012 was 168 mln euros, company exports its´ products

Jeld-Wen Eesti AS (http://www.jeld-wen.ee/)
Company's main activity is the production of solid wood doors and jambs
Parent company is in USA
Founded in 1992. 
Production is located in Rakvere
Approx. 700 employees
Turnover in 2012 was 48,9 mln euros, company exports its´ products

Estonian Cell AS (http://www.estoniancell.ee)
Company manufactures aspen mechanical pulp, which is the raw material of different fine paper
Parent company is in Austria 
Founded in 2006.  
Production is located in Kunda
Approx. 85 employees
Turnover in 2012 was 67,5 mln euros, company exports the main part of the production volume of investments is 153 mln euros