EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Estonia
Region: Põhja-Eesti; Eesti
Location of affected unit(s): Tallinn


Sector: Manufacturing
Other manufacturing, and repair and installation of machinery and equipment
31 - Manufacture of furniture
Number Employed: 213
Group: Fleming

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 01-02-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 213
Planned Job Reductions max: 213
Type of Restructuring: Offshoring/Delocalisation
Employment Effect Start: 01-03-2020
Foreseen End Date: 31-05-2020
Direct Dismissals: 213

Additional Information

Fleming, a company in Estonia producing soft furniture, dismisses all of its employees, 213 in total, in Tallinn, Estonia. The production will be relocated to units of the company in Lithuania, Poland or Ukraine. The reason for the relocation is a general labour shortage in Estonia and unfavourable regulations and expensive requirements for hiring foreign workforce in Estonia. According to the representative of the company, most of the current workers are approaching retirement age and it will be difficult to find new employees. The restructuring should be finalised by the end of May 2020.

Fleming Group is one of the largest soft furniture manufacturers in the Baltics, having production facilities currently in Estonia and Lithuania. The entire group employs currently around 420 employees. The company has been active in Estonia for 25 years.