Business expansion
Eesti; Kesk-Eesti;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Wood And Paper Materials
Manufacture Of Wood And Of Products Of Wood And Cork, Except Furniture; Manufacture Of Articles Of Straw And Plaiting Materials
16.21 - Manufacture of veneer sheets and wood-based panels

150 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
24 April 2019
Employment effect (start)
1 June 2019
Foreseen end date
31 August 2019


Estonian Plywood AS will open a new plywood factory in Jõgevamaa, Estonia in Autumn 2019. 150 employees will be hired over the summer. 

Estonian Plywood AS is an Estonian company created by the Lemeks group, one of the largest forest industry enterprises in Estonia. Estonian Plywood AS is engaged in the entire value chain from research, development and production to marketing and sale of plywood across the world. 95% of the production is planned to be sold outside Estonia.

To hire employees, a couple of information days were organised by the company with the aim of introducing the new factory and available jobs. The hiring process will take place until the end of the summer, while the first training programmes take  place already in summer and are already paid. The factory will be operating 24 hours a day with 12 hours long shifts. The pay level will depend on the qualifications and skills, the minimum level is €1,069 per month (the average monthly wage in Estonia was €1,310 in 2018).



Eurofound (2019), Estonian Plywood AS, Business expansion in Estonia, factsheet number 97718, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/97718.