We are a network of woodworking companies striving to grow communities and offer our people the opportunity for development through the sustainable use of this time-honoured resource.
Hailing from Estonia and doing business in Scandinavia, wood is in our history, present and future. We’re small enough to have a personal relationship with our clients and react quickly to changes in the market, but big enough to make a difference for our people and local communities.
We are straightforward in our approach to business. The simplest way to do things is most often the best way.
Our customers are at the center of everything we do and we enjoy growing with our clients. If our customers are successful, we are successful.
Our approach is to delve deep into customers’ needs and develop our products in co-operation with the customer and with their processes in mind. This lets us provide better and more efficient solutions.
We believe in fostering a strong sense of entrepreneurship and keeping a decentralized leadership. This allows for individual initiative that enables us to meet our customers’ needs and respond to market changes quickly and with flexibility. This way, we can be good business partners to our customers and suppliers.
Our employees and members of the local communities they come from is who we are. These people matter. This is why we support our local communities in key areas to help develop and educate the next generation of smart and conscious citizens and workers.
As Nordic people, we live among the forests our wood comes from. It is because of this, that it is paramount for us to minimize the impact we have on the environment.
Our raw materials only come from certified sources and we are constantly looking for new ways to make full use of the resources we handle.
All of the timber and sawn timber we purchase comes from well-managed sources. Combiwood group is FSC-certified.
From 2005, we’ve grown from a single factory in Helme, Estonia to a network of 11 companies. We started with making interior mouldings, but with time realized the benefit in expanding in both directions of the value chain - securing stable raw material flow and establishing our own distribution channels.
Combiwood was established by a group of 6 founders, all with backgrounds in the wood industry. Relying on an already well-established sawmilling industry and generally lower costs, we were able to realize a competitive advantage over our Scandinavian peers in the production of further processed products. Developing on this advantage has brought us to where we are today.
Combiwood starts in Helme
Production of mouldings starts at Combiwood’s factory in Helme.
First subsidiary, Combilink, founded
To streamline our production process, we founded our first subsidiary at the site of a sawmill. This let us separate the production of finger-jointed material from the manufacturing of finished products.
Combiwood enters the sawmilling industry
This provided a hedge against raw material availability and price fluctuations and serves as a great knowledge base about the industry.
Combiwood establishes a sales network in Scandinavia
Having our own sales network was a great step forward. We could be independent in our decision making and form our own market strategy using data from our people on the ground.
We achieve market leader status in Norway
Hard work and a great product helped us reach the leading position in the Norwegian market. This position as market-leader comes with great responsibility.
Combiwood group founded
We founded Combiwood Group to streamline and optimize management processes. Consolidating our efforts creates a strong platform from which to move forward.
Today, Combiwood is one of the biggest employers in the Estonian wood sector with 11 companies in the network and nearly 1,000 employees. Our main export markets are Scandinavia, central Europe, and the USA.
Combiwood’s success is driven by and for our people. We work together to sustainably develop our industry - for a better, greener future.Open Vacancies