The food industry in Estonia is an important branch of the processing industry and in comparison with the other sub-branches it is the most stable one. In 2012, 36% of the production was exported and its share of the industrial production was 11%.
The companies operating in Võru County offer meat, dairy and bakery products. The beverage industry and cultivation of fruits, berries and vegetables are also playing an important role.
Cristella and Valio Eesti AS provide over 300 jobs in the county and their turnover which totalled up to nearly 100 million euros in 2012 illustrates the suitability of Võru County in terms of food production.
Sales and export of the food industry
Source: Statistics Estonia
Cristella VT OÜ is the largest producer of frozen bakery products in the Ba ltic States, as well as the biggest provider of jobs in Võru. Therefore, Võru can be considered the bakery capital of Estonia and the whole Baltics.
The key to success is constant development. The first line for frozen bakery products was installed at the factory in autumn 2004, and the sales of froze n bakery products to Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Finland began. In addition, a modern line for making frozen buns was installed in December 2010.
Constant development and a future-oriented mind-set means that the company is always open for new ideas, and implements these into production based on the taste preferences of the Nordic people. The fast-growing number of consumers of Cristella products is a real proof of it.
There are about 200 people working for Cristella VT OÜ and in 2013 5,805,780 kg of bakery products were produced. The turnover of Cristella VT OÜ was 15.3m euros.
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