About us

Tarmeko companies have been processing wood and producing high-quality furniture since 1947.

High-quality furniture design and production have always been an important goal for Tarmeko. Modern and innovative production technology and over 70 years of experience give Tarmeko a competitive advantage. This allows the company to work with complicated and labour-intensive projects. In doing so it is important to manage the client base fast and efficiently. That is why the company's main mission is to create value added products made out of wood and other high-quality materials.

In 2017 Tarmeko will be 70 years old. Although during these 70 years the company has gathered a lot of experience and has created a considerable presence in the Estonian industry, Tarmeko has been introducing all kinds of innovations. This is one the reasons why Tarmeko chose to do rebranding for the company. The new company image has some familiar aspects, which are recognisable for our long-term customers, but there are also new aspects, which make the image new and exciting for potential new business partners and customers.

Structure

Tarmeko Group

In Tarmeko group are the following companies:

  • Tarmeko Pehmemööbel OÜ - this company mainly produces custom order upholstery design products or furniture, which is of the company's trademarks. Pehmemööbel has two trademarks: CF Collection (standard products with classical design, less expensive) and Carl Fredrik (luxury products). 
  • Tarmeko LPD OÜ - produces mainly bent plywood components and furniture. LPD has two main trademarks: Tarmeko Kids, which includes children furniture and Tarmeko Nordic, which includes premium design products for living rooms and offices. 
  • Tarmeko Spoon AS - the company produces and sells rotary cut veneer and plywood. During the new branding, Tarmeko Spoon got the new visual image - Tarmeko Veneer.
  • Tarmeko Metall OÜ -  designs, installs and launches fully automated colour and shot peening lines. Tarmeko Metall also got a new visual image during the rebranding - Tarmeko Metal.

Tarmeko KV is a company that deals in real estate management and is the mother company of all of the Tarmeko group companies. 

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Environment and its importance

In the Tarmeko group, the individual companies put a lot of thought into the environmental conservation and many measures have been taken into usage to do so. Also, a lot of raw and finishing materials are involved in the production process, which follows the environmental sustainability principles. 

Tarmeko gets all the raw materials from responsible and environmentally friendly sources. The companies products carry the FSC®C116426 label. FSC mission is to support the forests environmentally friendly, socially just and economically viable management. In addition, the company follows the BAT regulations that comply with the European Union Directive 2010/75/EC.  BAT is the most effective environmental protection, technology, device, or organisation measure, the implementation of which is economically reasonable and gives the desired product quality.

Consistently Tarmeko attempts to develop the existing technology so that pollution is minimised. Also, Tarmeko constantly looks for new ways to use the leftover materials etc in the manufacturing process, or to re-engage in product development. In addition to the raw material, the company uses finishing materials and adhesives that are not harmful to one's health and while using these materials the product gets a high-quality finishing.

History

Tarmeko group history began in 1947 when many small private companies were forced to unite into a artell by the Soviet government. Two of these companies produced pianos, remaining two caskets, boats, furniture and all kind of wooden products (for example buttons). In 1956 these companies were combined into the furniture factory "Puit". In the following four decades the factory's name, production methods and portfolio changed quite a lot. Tarmeko has had an important role in the 20th-century Estonian furniture and woodworking industry development.

The today's Tarmeko was created in the nineties and in 2005 the recent structure was created. Tarmeko KV chairman of the board Olev Nigul has worked in the company since 1961, starting as a chief engineer and working his way up to the leading position. At this point, his sons Jaak and Ago Nigul lead the Tarmeko group work today. 

Different daughter companies are specialised in different fields: production of rotary cut veneer and plywood bent plywood components and furniture, upholstered products and metal works and services. 

By using the best up to date woodworking and furniture technologies, Tarmeko has remained faithful to the traditional skills. Tarmeko is a company, which is in constant development and finds if possible new ways to add innovative solutions to the everyday processes.

To read more about the group's history, click here.