International logistics giant Kuehne and Nagel won the country's Entrepreneurship Award and was named Foreign Investor of the Year last night, while Eesti Energia received the title of most competitive large enterprise.
The country's best companies have been picked at the annual Enterprise Estonia gala for 14 years running, selected by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Employers' Confederation and Institute of Economic Research.
Besides Eesti Energia in the large company category, KLF-Eri OÜ was picked as the most competitive microenterprise while Wirtgen Eesti OÜ received competitiveness honors in the medium-size category.
In the 13 competitiveness subcategories, winners were as follows:
Eesti Energia AS, industry and energy
A. Le Coq AS, food processing
Tallinna Kaubamaja AS, retail
Orlen Eesti OÜ, wholesale
Estravel AS, tourism
Riigi Kinnisvara AS, real estate
Tallinna Sadam AS, transport and logistics
Real-E State OÜ, architecture and design
Merko Ehitus AS, construction
EMT AS, side, communication and IT
Swedbank AS, financial services
Olympic Entertainment Group AS, service sector
Oilseeds Trade AS, agriculture and forestry
As per tradition, the following titles were also handed out:
Estanc AS - Innovator of the Year
Tartu Mill AS - Exporter of the Year
Aqva Hotels OÜ - Regional Company of the Year
Rake AS - Growth Company of the Year
Kuehne and Nagel - Foreign Investor of the Year
Last year's overall winner was PKC Estonia; wireless operator EMT was named most competitive.