|Talent pool with world-class education and technical skills.|
|Modern facilities, automation and quality certification as standard.|
|Experience and supply chain to service overseas markets.|
|Growing R&D in areas such as nutrition, directed evolution and food technology.|
|Pristine environment providing high-quality, ecological raw materials.|
Estonia is a compact Nordic country benefiting from a pristine natural environment. Raw material inputs are high-quality, often organic and sourced from clearly identifiable local origins.
Food production in Estonia, of which there are approximately 500 companies, is highly modernised and productive. Estonian workers are typically multilingual, possess higher or professional qualifications and are trained by world-class companies. Quality certification to stringent EU requirements is mandatory and modern equipment extensively utilised in production and packaging.
Supported by a pro-business environment which is free of red tape and an efficient supply chain, Estonia is increasingly a centre for exported oriented activity. Regional giants such as Orkla, Saarionen and Lantmännen export final product from Estonia to European markets. High quality Estonian raw materials are exported globally for use in food, beverage, health, animal feed and horticulture sectors.
Estonia has a long history of food science innovation, including supplying Soviet space missions as early as 1962. Today Lallemand operate a cutting-edge, global R&D hub for functional molecules and directed evolution in Estonia in collaboration with TalTech. Finnish dairy giant Valio conducts R&D into lactose-free and digestion improving foodstuffs.
Estonia is also emerging as a centre of expertise in food technology thanks to close collaboration with its world-class IT industry. Blockchain technologies, which will assure global supply chains, have been used on a daily basis in Estonia since 2008.
With a strong track record of successful investment and innovation supported by a highly competitive business environment and digital capability, Estonia is the ideal location for export and R&D oriented investment.
Success stories in the Estonian Food industry include:
Carlsberg Group, Fazer, Food Union, Lallemand, Lantmännen, Monsanto, Olvi, Orkla, PRFoods, Saarionen, Valio, etc.
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