Wood processing has historically been a mainstay of the Estonian economy, and its output is based on local and renewable raw materials. Similarly to the technological leap made in other sectors of the economy, the flow of new investment has brought state-of-the-art equipment to all areas of the wood processing industry.
The range of wood industry products is extensive, beginning with the production and treatment of sawn timber, and leading to the production of wooden houses and frames for windows and doors. Creative thinking and innovations are helping to break traditions in the wood industry – Estonian design accessories like bowties, watches and frames for glasses are becoming increasingly popular.
The sector is led by strong and successful export-oriented companies like Kodumaja and Lemeks Grupp. The closeness of the wood industry to research & development and centres of competence, and its proximity to raw materials and innovative solutions will continue to drive this industry in the future.