|Highly qualified, multilingual and skilled talent pool.
|World-class expertise in oil shale, rare earth metals, petrochemicals and fertilisers.
|Full chemicals value chain from production to testing and logistics.
|Extensive application of IT in operations, management and innovation.
|Trustworthy and competitive business environment within EU.
Estonia’s heritage dates to the 18th century when oil shale production began, today it benefits from a modern, high-quality chemicals industry oriented to global markets.
Estonia’s advantages start early, ranking top 10 globally in the teaching of science, maths and IT. The Institute of Chemistry at Tartu University plus vocational competence centres ensure a significant percentage of the workforce possess relevant education in addition to being multilingual and well trained.
Belying its compact size, Estonia possesses globally unique expertise in oil shale and rare earth metals, and is highly experienced in the production, blending and storage of value-added petrochemical and fertiliser products.
Estonia’s value chain, which is largely located in the Ida-Virumaa region, includes modern production and storage facilities; ISO accredited testing centres offering measurement, analyses and chromatography; and a growing R&D capability. A full logistics capability, including specialist storage, allows goods to be exported efficiently by sea, rail or road.
Global giants such as Henkel, Neo Performance Materials, Ostchem and Tikkurila trust Estonia to produce high value, sensitive products. Eastman produces a range of speciality chemicals in Kohtla-Järve for export to global industrial, food and medical industries. ISO and FSSC accredited, the 66 acre site benefits from environmentally sustainable features such as shared power and water facilities.
In the future, Estonia’s world-class IT skills will deliver new efficiencies and capabilities to the chemicals industry. Improved enterprise planning and automation will support lower capital and operating expenditures. Deeper insights on performance will allow the delivery of higher value solution in a more proactive manner. Blockchain technologies will assure global supply chain integrity.
Whether you seek customised, high-quality production within the EU regulatory framework or world class digitalisation capability, Estonia is a competitive, scalable location for chemicals businesses.
These websites can be useful when interested in the Chemical industry in Estonia:
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Estonia is a cashless society with over 99% of financial transactions occurring digitally. Electronic ID and Blockchain are widely used in FinTech applications. 80+ FinTechs ranging from innovative startups such as Wise to Blockchain leader Guardtime make Estonia a global centre of excellence for FinTech.
Estonia is the world’s most digitally enabled nation, offering a unique combination of talent, environment, and innovation. Our IT R&D ecosystem enjoys global proof of concept, being trusted by global organisations such as Kuehne+Nagel and NATO and producing unicorn startups like Wise and Bolt.
Estonia has a sizeable food industry which benefits from ecological raw materials, skilled workers and modern production facilities. With an established export capability and growing application of food science and technology, Estonia is the ideal location for export and R&D oriented investment.
Estonia is not only a pioneering digital society, which has found convincing answers to the challenges of digitalization, but it also is a very green country. There is a strong societal and political will to utilize the capabilities and ecosystems. These have been developed to tackle the challenges of decarbonization of the economy and to become once again a leading player – in CleanTech and GreenTech.
Defence systems have always been a focal point for Estonia. The country has built very capable defence army consisting of a professional army, reserve forces, and national defence league, complimented by NATO allied forces. Over the years technology entrepreneurs and engineers have teamed up with the army to develop world-class solutions for the global defence industry. When we mean defence, we mean business.
Metaverse is the parallel universe or a unified universal virtual world, facilitated by the use of virtual and augmented reality headsets. In addition to the fact that existing products and services can be transferred to the Metaverse, it achieves a completely new economic environment and opportunities to create and market products and services that are unique to the Metaverse. Simply said, Metaverse has no limits in Estonia.
Estonia developed X-Road, its proprietary decentralised, distributed system in 2001 and has utilised Blockchain since 2008. World-class technical skills supported by practical experience implementing public and permissioned Blockchain’s place Estonia at the forefront of the emerging Blockchain economy.
Patient records in Estonia are digitised and secured by the Blockchain, providing a single immutable data source for healthcare professionals. With a unique digital platform and collaborative ecosystem, Estonia is positioned to lead on preventative medicine, patient self-treatment and industry efficiency.
Estonia has a diversified energy sector which comprises long-standing expertise in oil shale, a sizeable renewables sector and growing CleanTech capability. World-class expertise within a highly digital, pro-business environment will see Estonia play a leading role in the energy revolution
Estonia has one of Europe’s largest bioeconomies, including world leading expertise in forest-based activity. Supported by high-quality natural resources, ultra-high use of IT and supportive policy making, Estonia offers a range of production and innovation opportunities.
Estonia’s marine sector specialises in the design and build of small and medium-sized commercial and leisure vessels. Centuries long expertise, cutting-edge application of IT and a flexible approach make Estonia a competitive location for innovation and export-oriented production.
What is it like to run a business in Estonia? How to benefit from the e-solutions and the efficiency of our business culture? What are the opportunities in specific sectors? Who to partner up with?
The Estonian Investment Agency’s team is happy to help you via its complimentary e-Consulting service, organize online or offline follow-up events such as virtual investment visits and guide you through the fairly simple process of investing in Estonia.