About Us

Estiko Packaging Solutions is one of the corner stones of the whole Estiko Group. The roots of ours reach into 1918 when Albert Laretei founded his comb factory in Tartu. The past 100 years have been filled with product and technology innovations and organizational advancement, leading us to an innovational packaging producers today. The experience gained over the years, the constant acquisition of information about the latest developments in the global packaging market and the continuing investments in human resources, technology and product research and development make us a professional, flexible and reliable partner both in the domestic and international markets.

History of Estiko-Plastar

HOVER OVER YEARS & DISCOVER INTERESTING FACTS

1918
  • 1918
  • 1930
  • 1940
  • 1950
  • 1961
  • 1969
  • 1975
  • 1981
  • 1993
  • 2001
  • 2004
  • 2010
  • 2012
  • 2017
  • 2020
  • 2022

1918

1918
  • A. Laretei founds a comb factory in Tartu
  • The first combs are made from natural bovine animal horns, later from synthetic horns

1930

1930
  • The factory is renamed the Estonian Comb Factory, Estico in abbreviated form
  • Number of employees increases to 141
  • Main market: England

1940

1940
  • Enterprise becomes nationalised
  • Substantial increase in production volumes
  • Number of employees: 400

1950

1950
  • Diversification of production
  • Main material: celluloid
  • Number of employees: 444

1961

1961
  • New innovative materials such as styrofoam, polyethylene and polyprolylene are implemented

1969

1969
  • Production of polyethylene film begins
  • Workforce reaches 730 employees

1975

1975
  • Importance of films and film products grows significantly
  • New warehouse and production facilities
  • Recycling of production waste begins
  • Number of employees: 978

1981

1981
  • Production of celluloid combs ends
  • Switching to the injection molding production

1993

1993
  • Privatisation and creation of Estiko Group
  • The Group comlements the production facility with the addition of real estate and retail businesses

2001

2001
  • Large-scale investments in new machinery: new extruders, print presses, laminators and slitters
  • Focus turns to food industry packaging

2004

2004
  • ISO 9001:2004 certificate
  • Investments in RTO equipment to improve environment

2010

2010
  • Global standard for packaging and packaging materials – BRC/IOP certificate
  • Investments in printing technology (HD Flexo)

2012

2012
  • Continuous investments in new technologies
  • Expansion of sales network, extensive growth of exports to Scandinavia

2017

2017
  • Further expansion of product portfolio and technologies
  • Introduction of laser perforation, cold glue and 10-colour printing machine
  • Extension of production facilities

2020

2020
  • International ISCC certificate
  • Development and implementation of sustainable packaging solutions
  • Family-friendly employer – gold level

2022

2022
  • Investments in expansion of machinery and production
  • Joining the CEFLEX initiative
  • CSR Index – bronze level
1918
1930
1940
1950
1961
1969
1975
1981
1993
2001
2004
2010
2012
2017
2020
2022
4.2M KG SMALLER
FOOTPRINT (2021)
TOTAL FACTORY
AREA 8600 M2
24/7 ORDER PLACEMENT
& STATUS OVERVIEW
TURNOVER 39.3M EUROS (2021)
300+ WELL-SERVED
CLIENTS
1000+ TONS SAVED BY
THINNER PACKAGING
104 YEARS OF
KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE
30+ MARKETS
185+ EMPLOYEES

Certificates

Quality management together with environmental protection, social responsibility and hygiene requirements is based on international standards, legislation and the strict requirements of our customers. Both food and non-food products are subject to strict quality requirements. Our compliance with these rules are regularly audited by certification companies, our customers and partners.

In order to become a supplier of packaging materials and maintain a relationship of trust, we must guarantee our customers a consistently high quality of our products and services.

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