Eesti; Põhja-Eesti;
Location of affected unit(s)
Tallinn (Põhja-Eesti)
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10.5 - Manufacture of dairy products

100 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
27 February 2007
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2009
Foreseen end date


In 2006, the leading company in Estonian dairy product market Tallinna Piimatööstus, founded in 1893, changed its name to Tere Ltd. and sold its production hall in Tallinn. The company has not decided yet if the production will be moved to Paide or Viljandi. The exact schedule will be set in autumn 2007 but in 2009, only directors and clerical workers will work in Tallinn. In addition it is not clear yet how many workers will be needed in the new location.

About 100 of current workers of the company may lose their jobs because of the relocation. On the one hand Tere Ltd. is interested in relocating as many employees as possible and therefore plans to negotiate with employees for their transfer. On the other hand Tere Ltd plans to find other enterprises to collaborate in finding new job opportunities for the employees and also in providing retraining if needed.


  • 27 February 2007: Aripaev
  • 27 February 2007: Postimees
  • : (www.tere.eu)


Eurofound (2007), Tere, Relocation in Estonia, factsheet number 65063, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/65063.