HARJU ELEKTER  e-Magazine  •  2 / 2018

Harju Elekter 50 – generations of experience

Harju Elekter celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Although the company got its name in 1983 and was entered into the Estonian commercial register in 1993, the company has witnessed several generations worth of regimes and forms of business.

However, when starting the production of electricity cables under Harju KEK (cooperative construction company) in 1968 – because this deficit product was nowhere to be found – probably nobody dared to foresee that within half a century, its division would grow into a group with a revenue of 100 million euros, who also has subsidiaries, in addition to Estonia, also in Sweden, Finland and Lithuania. ...

Estonian industrial enterprises are positive about the future


A survey of industrial enterprises carried out by Swedbank showed that expectations for the year 2018 are positive – 85% of the enterprises are expecting their profitability to rise or remain the same.

Seven industrial enterprises out of ten are planning to grow their turnover, with growth in investments being driven by small entrepreneurs. ...

The profitability of the first quarter was affected by the cold weather


The economic performance of Harju Elekter Group in the first quarter of 2018 was moderately pleasing – the return on sales grew remarkably but the profit remained modest due to the cold winter months.

A strong global economy serves to promote the economies of the Nordics and the Baltic states, providing the countries here with better export opportunities. This goes for Estonia too. Throughout the previous ten quarters the Estonian economy as well as Harju Elekter Group have witnessed a stable growth, enabling the company to expand rapidly and grow its production. ...

TThe future of the industry is already here – from automated lines to robot arms


The advancement of technology and industrial equipment is truly caught up in automation. It has become a reality that instead of people seated at the workbenches, their work is now done by robotic arms or manipulators.

For example, in metalworking, it will soon no longer be necessary for humans to transport and lift heavy metal workpieces, as it will be done by a robot who does not need to take breaks. ...


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