Premia becomes the No.1 food producer in Estonia
Estonian legacy ice cream producer Premia TKH, part of Food Union Group since 2015, has been acknowledged as the No.1 food producer in Estonia in 2021 according to the top of food producers created by Estonia business newspaper Aripaev. The rapid rise from the 28th place the year before to the honourable first place this year is explained by the excellent sales results during the previous summer season and the work of a united and dedicated team.
Founded in 1951, the ice cream production in Premia began in 1956. Premia specializes in production and distribution of ice cream, indulgence dairy products and wholesale frozen goods under the own brands such as Premia, Eriti Rammus, Vaike Tom, Vana Toomas, Regatt, Maaharra and other. Sales of Premia last year reached EUR 35.2 million, which is 13% more than in 2020, when total sales of Premia was EUR 31.1 million. In total 203 employees work at Premia production and warehouse.
“Last year was great for us, an ice cream manufacturer. In June-July we set sales records that I have never seen before, even though I have been in this for almost 30 years now. Also August sales exceeded our expectation, because as a rule, it is when ice cream sales begin to decline. It saved us a lot. But at the end of the year, all prices – raw materials and energy – began to rise slowly, and now this price rise has been continuous,” Aivar Aus, Chairman of the Board of Premia, sums up the situation briefly.