Estonia occupies a strategic location with excellent multimodal connections to the Nordic, Baltic, EU and CIS markets, supported by necessary language skills and protocols.
We are consistently ranked among the most open and competitive economies in the world, and low red tape ensures goods and data flow efficiently. Our compact size and transparent business culture make it easy to secure decisions, grow and flex.
Our modern infrastructure is augmented by highly-trained workers with quality certification as standard. We are experienced in managing complex industrial supply chains for the likes of ABB and Ericsson and possess expertise in sensitive cargoes such as petrochemicals and just-in-time fulfilment.
Ongoing investment in IT and infrastructure projects such as Rail Baltic and Tallinn Airport increase Estonia’s addressable market and competitiveness further. New possibilities in North-South, East-West supply chain are emerging, such as Post 11’s use of Tallinn as a hub for fullfilment of Chinese e-commerce across Northern Europe and Northwest Russia.
As befits the world’s most digitally advanced nation, Estonia is applying IT to transform all aspects of supply chain management, from enterprise planning to e-customs, automated goods handling to last mile delivery. Combined with expertise in supply chain shared services, Estonia is increasingly a hub for integrated SCM.
Whether your requirement is regional or global, Estonia has the infrastructure, expertise and IT to deliver accurate, efficient and innovative supply chain solutions.
Estonia is applying its world-class IT and engineering expertise to revolutionise supply chain efficiency and client experience from the first mile to last.
Estonia has a sizeable logistics industry thanks to a strategic location which makes it an effective supply chain hub for the Nordic, Baltic and northwest Russian regions. The industry has applied IT extensively for 20 years, from early automation of goods and documents to modern day application of advanced robotics and data analytics.
Active collaboration with government has seen the joint development of numerous digital logistics enablers. Estonia’s e-border solution has been adopted by neighbouring countries and attracted OECD awards for improving trade and tourism. Country Single Window and e-Customs solutions provide streamlined permissions and reporting. Estonia sets the standard for cross-border data exchange in Europe today.
Estonia also benefits from digitally enabled infrastructure including smart ports, roads and cities. Real-time data from these connected networks, available on enterprise systems and mobile apps, ensure traffic flows smoothly and environmental impact is minimised.
By combining a pro-business environment ideal for R&D with world-class skills in IT and engineering, Estonia has produced numerous digital logistics innovations. Starship Technologies‘ autonomous delivery robots have received strategic investment from Daimler AG; Cleveron parcel delivery solutions are adopted globally by Walmart, ASDA and Inditex; Tpilet smart ticketing has been acquired by Norges Statsbaner.
As rapid advances in analytics, A.I. and robotics further transform supply chain management, Estonia’s proof of concept and industry crossovers place it at the cutting edge of digital logistics developments.
Success stories in the Estonian logistics sector include:
In addition, many of the solutions developed here are used by the Republic of Estonia.
These websites can be useful when interested in supply chain management 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.