The metal industry of the Pärnu region has a long historical background due to the activity of Pärnu’s KEK (Construction Office of the Kolkhoz) and Machine Factory. Many small businesses have been established in the area, of whom a number have subsequently grown into larger ones.
The large number of businesses indicates merger opportunities for companies with foreign as well as domestic capital in order to benefit effectiveness, innovation, and product development and production capabilities.
There are around 50 metalworking companies and they employ close to 700 workers.
The most important products from this sector are metal constructions, products for the automobile, railway and energy industries (Scania, ABB) and components for the electronics industry.