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Krimelte Tempsi OÜ is the new business name of the wall systems supplier

03.07.10

Impextra OÜ, a Wolf Group company serving the Baltic and Nordic markets and offering breathing wall systems under Tempsi trademark, carries the name of Krimelte Tempsi OÜ starting from 29 July.

According to Tiit Arro, the Chairman of Board of Krimelte Tempsi, the name was changed in accordance with the name policy of the companies belonging to Wolf Group. The change of business name does not involve any merger, division, reorganisation, dissolution or reduction of share capital. „The change of our business name does not bring about any relevant change for our clients and partners because all our existing contracts and obligations remain valid,“ added Arro.

The registry code, address and contact data of the company remain the same. The execution of contracts and obligations made under the name of Impextra OÜ will be continued in future under the name of Krimelte Tempsi OÜ.

Krimelte to represent Estonia in Europe’s most competitive business awards competition

02.07.10

The European Business Awards sponsored by HSBC has announced today that Krimelte is to represent Estonia in the prestigious 2010 Awards programme. Krimelte beat off stiff competition to be selected as one of 10 Country Representatives and will now compete for a coveted Ruban d’Honneur in the next round of the competition. Final category Award winners will be unveiled in Paris on 16th November.

Now in its fourth successful year, the European Business Awards has identified some of Europe’s brightest businesses based on their ability to demonstrate the three core principles at the heart of the Awards programme. The esteemed panel of judges were looking for organisations to represent Estonia who exhibited innovation, business excellence and sustainability.

 The European Business Awards is dedicated to raising the visibility and progress of companies who excel in delivering innovation twinned with successful commercial results whilst acting responsibly and positively affecting the social environment they operate in. In 2009, the 99 Ruban d’Honneur recipients had a combined turnover greater than €570 billion and recorded an average annual profit growth of 56%.

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards says, “Over the past 4 years we’ve received an incredibly high standard of entries from organisations who are passionate about their business. However, very few get the chance to fly the flag for their country and compete across Europe to be recognised as one of the EU’s leading companies. It really is an exceptional accolade to be picked as a Country Representative, and together with HSBC we’re looking forward to seeing Estonia in the next round.

Krimelte Conquers New Zealand and Cyprus markets with Estonian Insulating Foam

01.07.10

Krimelte, a company belonging to the Wolf Group that exports its insulating foams and joint sealants to forty countries has expanded its reach to the markets of New Zealand and Cyprus. However, according to a representative of the company the soon to be launched exporting operation to Israel has the perspective of becoming the most promising one yet.

According to Jaan Puusaag, the Chairman of the Board of Krimelte, the company has quite ambitious plans of growth and is making quick progress in expanding its market share on its export markets. “But the regions that have just been added to Krimelte’s export portfolio offer us a great opportunity for speedy growth and show the great potential that the post-recession construction sectors of foreign countries possess,” said Puusaag, commenting on the growth advantages of the company’s export portfolio and the situation in foreign markets.

”Launching sales in a location that is geographically the farthest away from Estonia is proof that no market is too far and the Earth is, in fact, round,” said Puusaag, commenting on the company’s achievements in New Zealand and adding that exporting to New Zealand suggests the possibility of entering the Australian market as well. Krimelte was the only Estonian company represented at the construction fair "Design Building 2010" held in Melbourne, the second largest city in Australia at the end of June.

The company’s successful entering into Brazilian market that began last year is progressing as planned and the company believes the construction market of Brazil to still have enough room and potential of growth for Krimelte to take advantage of. Krimelte, which, by today, has been operating on the Brazilian market for only six months has been able to not only export chemical construction products to private label customers but sell them under its own trademark Penosil as well. 

Krimelte and the Estonian State Puppet and Youth Theatre to erect a foam nun

01.06.10

This weekend, the opening event of Tallinn Treff Festival by the Estonian State Puppet and Youth Theatre will offer the audience something they have never seen before. For the opening act of the festival, a sculpture of a nun made from Penosil building foam will be erected in the Old Town. The erection of the foam nun sculpture, which is over 2 metres high and is based on an Old Town legend, was proposed by Mr. Jüri Kuuskemaa, designed by artist Kalju Kivi, and initiated by Krimelte, a company belonging to the Wolf Group, and the Estonian State Puppet and Youth Theatre.

“For the beginning of the upcoming year, which is brimming with cultural events, we decided to tell some of the greatest and most outstanding stories of the history of our town,” said Mr. Jaan Puusaag, the Chairman of the Board, in revealing the background to the foam num sculpture. “The Krimelte Wolves” highly appreciate culture, and I enjoy the opportunity to see art being created by using Krimelte building form for a somewhat extraordinary application, which will definitely give some added value to our product,” Mr. Puusaag added.
 
The foam nun, which will soon be completed, represents a pilot project. A large sculpture competition, organised by Penosil, will be launched during the year of the Cultural Capital, and young and promising artists and architects from all over Estonia are expected to participate in the event. 

According to the director of the Estonian State Puppet and Youth Theatre, Mr. Meelis Pai, about 20 sculptures of Penosil building foam will be erected in the Old Town of Tallinn next year. These will be initiated by Mr. Kalju Kivi and in co-operation with Krimelte. The sculptures will symbolise various legends linked to the Old Town and memorable historical events.

The story of the foam nun, which will tower on the outdoor terrace of the ice cream café of NUKU museum at Nunne Street, dates back many centuries, and tells of nuns who escaped from Saint Michael’s Convent of the Cistercian Sisters of Tallinn at the beginning of the 16th century. The nuns, who were escaping from the convent and
choosing in favour of secular life, were quite an issue for the community back then. The story of sister Elsabe, who was the first to turn her back on convent life to return to secular life – now reborn as a foam sculpture with some assistance from Penosil building foam – is a beautiful legend, and one that is definitely worth remembering. Approximately 50 cans of Penosil building foam will be needed to make the nun. 

Krimelte, a company of Estonian origin and belonging to the Wolf Group, is a leading joint sealant and building foam manufacturer in Europe. Apart from the factory in Estonia, Krimelte has production plants in Russia and Denmark. Krimelte’s export network covers countries such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Romania, Croatia, Spain, Germany, Ukraine, Japan and Russia.

See also the picture gallery, which captures some of the moments of the process of erecting Elsabe, the runaway foam nun: http://picasaweb.google.com/iveri.marukashvili/Vahununn 

Improving Export Markets Ensured Strong Growth for Krimelte

02.05.10

Krimelte is a Wolf Group company that exports almost 95% of its production. Krimelte’s 2010 Q1 sales rose by more than one-third in comparison to 2009, amounting to 118.5 million EEK. The company predicts that the growth trend of Q1 will continue into the second quarter of 2010.

The Q1 results were positively affected by the increase in export and domestic sales and by the more stabilised conditions on export markets. “Despite the long rough winter, which postponed the start of the construction season throughout Europe, we were satisfied with our growth performance in Q1. With the stabilisation of the global export markets, we hope that the positive trend in Krimelte’s sales will continue for the remainder of the year,” said Mr Alar Salum, Krimelte’s Managing Director.

According to Salum, Q1 sales picked up strongly on all of Krimelte’s markets. “Expanding our operation and increasing our market share have always been important goals for us. Today, we are happy to say that the penetration of the Brazilian market – which was successfully launched last year – is going according to plan. Also, we have seen surprisingly positive developments in Japan and on several other markets. In the second half of the year, we expect to see particularly positive developments in Ukraine, Bulgaria, and Romania,” expressed Salum.

Mr Tiit Arro, Managing Director of Impextra OÜ, another Wolf Group company (which focuses on the Baltic and Scandinavian markets retailing breathing wall systems under the Tempsi brand), predicts that the renovation market will see more activity in Q2. “I am sure that the cold and harsh winter has made many home-owners see the shortcomings in the insulation of their homes,” said Arro.

Established in Estonia, Krimelte has become the leading European manufacturer of construction adhesives and sealants, and has received the “Exporter of the Year” title several times. Krimelte has production facilities in Estonia, Russia, and Demark. The company’s export network includes, among others, UK, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Romania, Croatia, Spain, Germany, Ukraine, Japan, and Russia.

In autumn of last year, Krimelte decided to unite all of the group’s companies involved in sales and production under a single umbrella brand called Wolf Group. In addition to Krimelte’s sales and manufacturing companies in Estonia and abroad, Wolf Group also includes the PENOSIL and Tempsi brands.

For 2009, Krimelte reported a consolidated sales revenue of 813 million EEK, and an operating income (EBIT) of 64 million EEK.

For more information:
Alar Salum
Managing Director of Krimelte 
Tel.: +372 605 9300
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Iveri Marukashvili
Communications Manager for Krimelte
Tel.: +372 53 411 813
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Krimelte supports Tallinn Ristiku Primary School

01.05.10

For the pat number of years years, Krimelte has supported Tallinn Ristiku Primary and Middle School. This is a school for children with special educational needs, and Krimelte supports the students’ extra-curricular, special interest and sports activities. In previous years, these donations have helped the school purchase a data projector and new band equipment for young musicians at the school. The activities of the school’s special interest and sports groups have also been supported.

In 2009, Krimelte’s donation was used in five major areas:
• The school band – the school bought electronic drums, guitar leads and other instruments, a mixer, hi-hats, guitar strings, drum sticks;
• Choir and school orchestra – the school bought folk costumes, musical instruments, a conga drum, and a piano stool;
• Organisation of school trips outside of Tallinn; financing the city camp activities;
• Development of IT activities – with the support of the Tiger Leap Foundation and Krimelte, the school purchased LEGO Mindstorms NXT school robot kits and CNC milling machine accessories. Robotics broadens the students’ mind and develops their technical and analytical thinking;
• Prizes and awards for students who have excelled in student competitions.

In 2010, the school plans to use Krimelte’s donation in mostly the same fields as in 2009, so they may further improve the extra-curricular options and activities available for the students. 
The 2010 donation will be used to finance the following:
• Electric guitar for the school band;
• Wireless microphones for easier organisation of school events;
• Soundproofing material to cover the walls of the band practice room;
• Additional sensors for the Lego robots so that they can also be used for teaching science (in addition to industrial arts). With the additional sensors, teachers can perform experiments in chemistry and physics classes;
• Building an active leisure area (climbing frame) in the schoolyard. On 1st May, as part of the “Let’s Do It!” workshop, dangerous and dilapidated climbing poles were removed from the schoolyard. The “Safe and Active School-day” project (under the Central Baltic Interreg IV A Programme) will cover a part of the cost of the new climbing frame. The remaining cost of the climbing frame will be covered with Krimelte’s donation;
• Prizes for students who have achieved outstanding results;
• Study trips and school trips outside of Tallinn. In February 2010, the winter sports day was held at the Piiri sports and leisure centre (at Kääriku). This was the first sports event to be held outside of the school and was much enjoyed by the students. In the first half of the 2010/2011 academic year, the school plans to hold another sports event at the Piiri sports and leisure centre.

To date, Krimelte’s donations have all been used to finance the school’s extra-curricular and special interest activities. According to Birgit Päri, supervisor of the school’s extra-curricular activities, these activities are not just intended to pass the time. They support the entire study process and help to ensure the all-rounded development of the students.

Wolf Group supports the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival ( PÖFF)

02.11.09

The 13th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) is held from 12 November to 6 December 2009. The aim of the festival is to give Estonian people the opportunity to experience all the colourful delights of world cinema, and cater to all kinds of tastes and people of all ages. Krimelte’s master brand Wolf Group is the main sponsor of this year’s festival, which is organised by a non-profit association (MTÜ Pimedate Ööde Filmifestival).

For the first time in the festival’s history, there will be a Wolf Group shadow movie competition. A shadow play box has been set up at the Solaris Centre where everyone can try making hand shadows and film their story. The shadow play box at Solaris is open until the end of the festival, that is, 6 December. Visit Wolf Group’s website to read more about the competition.

Wolf Group is the master brand of Krimelte, an Estonian manufacturer of construction products and materials. The brand unites all of the company’s trademarks, sales divisions and factories in Estonia as well as abroad. The wolf depicted in the Wolf Group logo is a Nordic symbol associated with wisdom, ambition, courage, but also the ability to cooperate. These are also the core values of Wolf Group.

Krimelte to unite all group’s companies under new brand - the Wolf Group

01.11.09

Krimelte, a joint sealant and construction foam manufacturer, which exports almost 95% of its products will unite all the companies of the group that specialise in sales and production under one umbrella brand, the Wolf Group. In the future, all the companies and brands belonging to the Krimelte group will also feature the symbols of the Wolf Group to indicate their connection to the corresponding group of companies. The Wolf Group unites all of Krimelte’s sales and production companies located both in Estonia as well as abroad, including the PENOSIL and Tempsi brands.

According to Jaan Puusaag, Chairman of the Managing Board of Krimelte, the new umbrella brand was created due to the quick expansion of the company to new fields of production during the past few years. “The aim of introducing the new umbrella brand is to create a situation in which all the companies belonging to the group would share the same values. This would ensure the quality of the products and the functionality of the company’s business model. However, the new umbrella brand also aims to make the structure of the companies more logical and understandable for our customers and partners. The change will help our customers to see the connection between different products and companies in order for them to be able to trust the quality that is appreciated in more than 30 countries,” said Puusaag. 

The Wolf Group logo features

Krimelte has its eye on South-America

01.10.09

The Estonian producer of joint sealants and insulation foams Krimelte has concluded a contract with a Brazilian importer and plans to start exporting insulation foams to other South American countries as well, the business daily Aripaev reports.

"After the whole system is in place opening of the new market is just a matter of time. This will happen in six or 12 months," CEO Jaan Puusaag told the paper.

Krimelte has to date delivered a couple of containers of goods to the Brazilian importer Ancora which Puusaag said represents a tiny part of the company's sales that exceed one billion kroons (EUR 64 mln).

As exporting to Brazil started only this year shipments to that country could make up 2 to 3 percent of the turnover next year, which is more than 30 million kroons, Puusaag said.

Krimelte is holding talks with another importer in Brazil. The company has found an importer in Argentina as well, but getting the necessary certificates is going to take some more time. 

Puusaag predicts that first deliveries could reach Argentina already in six months. The next target in South America is Chile.

The chief executive noted at the same time that Krimelte's sales have shrunk by 30 percent this year in comparison with 2008 and the company will probably end the year with sales of around 700 million kroons, slightly less than a year earlier.

Puusaag did not rule out the possibility that in addition to all the cuts made to date costs will have to be reduced more in the future.

The Estonian-equity Krimelte exports its products to more than 30 countries.

TALLINN, Oct 06, BNS

PENOSIL and TEMPSI will take part in a construction fair in Ukraine

01.09.09

The international construction fair will take place in Kiev from 15 to 18 September. At the fair, the PENOSIL and TEMPSI brands will share a stand. You can find us in pavilion No 1, stand number À243.

INTERBUDEXPO 2009 ³s an international exhibition of the newest building materials and technologies. It is destined to assist in the creation of the modern building complex in Ukraine. INTERBUDEXPO is aimed at the application of resource-conserving, ecologically clean materials and technologies to construction, optimization of the building, architectural and project decisions.

PENOSIL new products are: Penosil Premium BetPrimer, Penosil Premium HydroStop, Penosil Premium Aquabrake Fiber, Penosil Premium Aquabrake Fabric, Penosil Premium BathCoating, Penosil Premium Foam Activator. 
TEMPSI GRANITO - dry-dash finished cement chipboards for cladding works.
Come and see our new products!

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