Skype was founded in 2003 by Janus Friis from Denmark and Niklas Zennström from Sweden. Skype software was developed by Estonians Ahti Heinla, Priit Kasesalu and Jaan Tallinn, who were also behind the peer-to-peer file sharing software Kazaa. Skype has 663 million registered users as of September 2011. The network is operated by Microsoft, which has its Skype division headquarters in Luxembourg. Most of the development team and 44% of the overall employees of the division are situated in the offices of Tallinn and Tartu, Estonia. Calls to other users within the Skype service are free, while calls to both traditional landline telephones and mobile phones can be made for a fee using a debit-based user account system. Skype has also become popular for its additional features which include instant messaging, file transfer, and videoconferencing.
The ICT Demo Center in Tallinn, Ülemiste City is the place to see Estonian ICT in action. Its purpose is to showcase the nation's ICT solutions all in one facility, providing visitors with hands-on examples of what they are and how they work. Though it presents individual products, its main focus is offering integrated, holistic solutions. Term commonly used to describe Estonia's emergence as one of the most advanced e-societies in the world is “e-Estonia” – an incredible success story that grew out of a partnership between a forward-thinking government, a pro-active ICT sector and a switched-on, tech-savvy population. Thanks to this success, Estonians and the Estonian state enjoy a wide range of e-solutions that those living elsewhere can only dream about, and their nation has become the example for others who wish to follow the same path.
SCALEWIRELESS was established in 2008 by Georg-Wolter Freiherr von Stackelberg, keen to use his long term IT knowledge and experience in leading German telecommunication enterprises for introducing innovative solutions and reliable products to Estonian and Baltic market.
SCALEWIRELESS is a B2B orientated company. With the extensive marketing, technical and sales support to the partners our reseller network is growing fast in all Baltic countries. We develop wide range of IT solutions like digital home and video surveillance or wide area WLAN and fiber optical networks. SCALEWIRELESS is the official distributor of Synology, AVM and LANCOM Systems products in Estonia and other Baltic countries.
Rimi Baltic is one of the leading retailers in Baltic States and is operating three chains appreciated by customers – Rimi supermarkets, Rimi hypermarkets and hard discount shops Supernetto, Säästumarket. The company Rimi Baltic was established as a joint venture between ICA and Kesko Livs in January 2005. Starting from 2006 Rimi Baltic is subsidiary company of ICA AB. Rimi Baltic is represented by three companies In Baltic States – Rimi Eesti Food, Rimi Latvia and Rimi Lietuva. Rimi Eesti Food currently operates 12 Rimi supermarkets, 10 Rimi hypermarkets and 60 Säästumarket stores. Rimi Eesti employs 2500 people. To learn more about Rimi Eesti, visit website at: www.rimi.ee Rimi Latvia currently operates 32 Rimi supermarkets, 17 Rimi hypermarkets and 61 Supernetto stores. The company employs 4600 people. To learn more about Rimi Latvia, visit website at: www.rimi.lv Rimi Lietuva currently operates 19 Rimi supermarkets, 14 Rimi hypermarkets, 13 Supernetto stores. Rimi Lietuva employs 2200 people. To learn more about Rimi Lietuva, visit website at: www.rimi.lt
Cēsu Alus is a brewery and alcohol beverage producer in Cēsis, Latvia. As the roots of the brewery dates back in 1590, Cēsu Alus is considered to be the oldest brewery in Baltic and Nordic countries. In 1590 brewing of beer is referred for the first time in the Cēsis Castle audit. The first brewery was located in the castle itself. In the first half of 17th century the brewery was relocated to the third forecastle. In 1878 the historic brewery buildings were built and the brewery was established in the ownership of count Emanuel Sievers. In 1922 several entrepreneurs from Cēsis repurchased the brewery from Sievers and established the joint stock company Augļu dārzs (English: Fruit Garden). In 1940 SC Augļu dārzs was nationalised. In 1976 Industrial beer producer Cēsu Alus was established which also incorporated breweries in Naukšēni and Gulbene. In 1995 Cēsu Alus was privatised and once again became a joint stock company. In 1999 Cēsu Alus was bought by the Finnish beer and non-alcoholic drinks producer Olvi. On July 2001 the new brewery plant was opened in Cēsis with a filling capacity of 20 million litres of beer. In 2003 Cēsu Alus became the second largest beer producer in Latvia.
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State enterprise Vilnius International Airport (VIA) is the largest civil airport in Lithuania, serving more than 1.5 million passengers every year. In 2011 company served over 1.715 million passengers and it is anticipated that the number will reach 2.148 million by the end of 2012.
It is one of the biggest companies in Lithuania, surpassing its counterparts – Kaunas Airport and Palanga International Airport- almost 5 times by the number of airlines serving the airport. Company’s goal is to become the leading aviation business company of innovative management and to attract the airlines of different aviation business models and their passengers and all 300 company’s employees are working towards this common goal. Aviation business is the place offering a wide variety of career opportunities to employees all over Lithuania. It is a promising business with new experiences and international connections to young, innovative people. Company places a lot of emphasis on lifetime learning, and creates favorable conditions for everyone looking for valuable career experience.
Swedbank is the leading bank in Sweden, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania offering a full range of financial services for private individuals, corporates and organisations. Outside Swedbank’s home markets they operate in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Western Russia, Luxembourg, Ukraine, USA and China. Swedbank has its roots in the Swedish savings bank tradition, which dates back to 1820. Working close with their customers and the local society has been their focus from the start. Purpose of Swedbank is to promote a sound and sustainable financial situation for the many. This implies working for a balanced economy that ensures the well-being of the individual as well as society as a whole. Swedbank is a full-service bank for both private individuals and companies in the home markets. Swedbank’s core business serves a majority of private individuals as well as small- and medium-sized companies. Believe in a traditional banking model Swedbank focuses on close customer relationships and personal advice.
A closed joint-stock company Arginta with Lithuanian capital was established in 1991. During almost 20 years promising ideas turned into a large leader of the market. During the rapid growth of the company its activities have also been changing. From 1991 Arginta has been working in the field of metal processing. Up until now metal processing is the main activity of the company. We are specialized in non-standart products and export more than 99 percent of production. In 1995 the company started water improvement and wastewater management activities and in 2009 one more additional field - renewable energy - was added to its activities. In 2011 Arginta opened the biggest in Baltic States 149 kW solar energy research complex (currently there are 34 different photovoltaic systems). For optimization of production processes Arginta follows the philosophy of advanced production (LEAN Manufacturing) and TOC management philosophy (Theory of Constraints). In 2011 Deloitte named Arginta one of the fastest growing companies in Technology Fast50 awards.
More information: http://www.arginta.lt/en/about-us.html