Production of metal products is a traditional sector in the county. Spare parts for larger industrial companies were often manufactured in local departments of factories.
Major companies in Lääne-Virumaa, which are based on Estonian capital, are Palmse Metall OÜ, Rakiste Tehas AS, Tamsalu EPT AS, Kunrex OÜ. Major investment company in Lääne-Virumaa is Kopar Baltik AS Number of companies operating in the sector is ca 35 Number of engaged employees in the sector is ca 200 Sales revenue of the sector is 13 million euros Export volume is 2.3 million euros Business profit is 8.9 million euros
Metal companies in Lääne-Virumaa
Palmse Metall OÜ (http://www.palmsetrailer.eu/) Company manufactures and sells agricultural machinery Founded in 2005. Production is located in Võsupere, Vihula Parish Approx. 20 employees Turnover in 2011 was ca 6,67 mln euros, company exports its´ products
Rakiste Tehas AS (http://rakistetehas.edicypages.com/et) Company manufactures metal frame garden furniture, stamped details and light welded constructions Founded in 1992. Production is located in Rakvere Approx. 60 employees Turnover in 2012 was 2,27 mln euros, company exports its´ products
Tamsalu EPT AS (http://www.tamsaluept.ee/) Company is engaged in metal works and manufactures agricultural, forestry and road-building machinery Founded in 1950. Production is located in Tamsalu town without municipal status, Tamsalu Parish Approx. 81 employees Annual turnover of the company is ca 3.7 million euros, export of metal products constitutes approx. 70-80% of the turnover.
Kunrex OÜ (http://kunrex.ee) Company's main activity is divided in two: sale of workforce services and production of industrial and structural metal constructions and facilities including installation Founded in 2003. Production is located in Kunda Approx. 55 employees Turnover in 2012 was 3,88 mln euros, company exports its´ products In 2007 Kunrex OÜ reached the top 5 companies in the Estonian Competitiveness Chart.
Kopar Baltik OÜ (http://www.koparbaltik.ee) Company is engaged in sheet metal works and it is a factory outsourced by the parent company Founded in 2005. Parent company is in Finland Production is located in Uhtna, Sõmeru Parish Approx. 25 employees Annual turnover of the group is ca 15.5 million euros, export constitutes approx. 90% of the turnover.
Transport and logistics sector
Description of the transport and logistics sector
Transport companies operate near the major production centres – near Rakvere and Kunda. Many transport companies have expanded their services to foreign markets.
Number of companies operating in the sector is ca 200 Major companies in the county are Lajos AS, Kunda Trans AS, Kunda Auto AS, Egesten Transport OÜ Number of engaged employees in the sector is ca 1,000 Sales revenue is 66 million euros Export volume is 7.3 million euros Business profit is 5.4 million euros
Transport companies in Lääne-Virumaa
Lajos AS (http://www.lajos.ee/) Company's main activities include provision of transport services in Estonia and Europe, repair and car wash service for trucks and cars, sales of car accessories and spare parts Founded in 1992. The office, shop and workshop are located in Kunda Approx. 65 employees Turnover in 2011 was 7.5 million euros Company is a member of the Association of Estonian International Road Carriers and the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Kunda Trans AS Company's main activity is rail transport Founded in 1997. Approx. 40 employees Turnover in 2012 was 2.7 million euros, export constitutes 9% of the turnover
Egesten Transport OÜ (http://www.egesten.ee/?id=283) Company's main activity is the provision of domestic transport services, the company also has an international transport permit Founded in 2001. In 2009 the company was divided in three according to the fields of activity: transport services, vehicle repairs and inspection and agricultural construction Approx. 30 employees Turnover in 2012 was 2,9 million euros
Kunda Auto AS (http://www.kundaauto.ee/) Company's main activities include the provision of road transport services and technical maintenance and repair of trucks, the company also has an international transport permit. Founded in 1990. The car repair shop is located in Kunda Turnover in 2012 was 1,1 mln euros
Timber industry sector
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
Food industry sector
The food industry is the leading sector in the county, mainly because of strong traditions, existing raw material (existence of arable land and farming system) and specific training of the workforce.
15 companies operate in the sector and largest ones in the area are: Rakvere Lihakombinaat AS, OG Elektra AS, Viru Õlu AS. Number of engaged employees in the sector is ca 1,300 Sales revenue of the sector is 119 million euros Export volume is 0.9 million euros Business profit is ca 7.8 million euros
Food industry companies in Lääne-Virumaa
Rakvere Lihakombinaat AS (http://www.rlk.ee/) Largest producer of meat products in the Baltic States Founded in 1944 Parent company is in Rakvere, 3 subsidiaries, 2 of them are located in the Baltic States Number of employees in the group is ca 1,200, ca 900 in Rakvere Turnover of the group in 2012 was ca 140 mln euros, export constitutes ca 30% of the turnover
OG Elektra Tootmine AS (http://www.ogelektra.ee/) Belongs to the group AS OG Elektra and its main activity is the production and sale of food products in stores Founded in 1999 Number of employees in the group is ca 1,000, ca 150 in OG Elektra Tootmine AS Annual turnover of the group is ca 80 mln euros, company does not export products
Viru Õlu AS (http://wiru.ee/) Producer of beer and soft drinks Founded in 1975 Danish brewery Harboes Bryggeri AS has been the major shareholder since 1992. Production is located in Haljala Approx. 80 employees Company's turnover in 2012 was 8 mln euros, company exports its´products
Pihlaka AS (http://www.pihlaka.ee) Company produces pastry and culinary products Founded in 1989. Production is located in Rakvere Approx. 100 employees Turnover in 2012 was ca 3,34 mln euros Pihlaka's pastry chefs have been awarded many prizes in national competitions.