WHO WE TRULY ARE

In Norwegian and Swedish, Fram means movement, a continuous journey forward. We have come a long way from where we started under the name of Talot in 1990.

There have also been quieter periods in the development of the company, but in the last decade we have moved forward with ever bigger and bolder steps. The last of them – the acquisition of the competing AS Lasbet Tootmine in March 2020 – made us the largest manufacturer of concrete products in Estonia. This gives us the opportunity to turn another old and well-known maker into a modern and up-to-date direction.

Standing still does not fit our essence – we have knowingly invested in the development of our team, products and manufacturing, and we have reached yet another significant milestone in our journey, where the change must also be projected outward.

WHO WE TRULY ARE

In Norwegian and Swedish, Fram means movement, a continuous journey forward. We have come a long way from where we started under the name of Talot in 1990.

There have also been quieter periods in the development of the company, but in the last decade we have moved forward with ever bigger and bolder steps. The last of them – the acquisition of the competing AS Lasbet Tootmine in March 2020 – made us the largest manufacturer of concrete products in Estonia. This gives us the opportunity to turn another old and well-known maker into a modern and up-to-date direction.

Standing still does not fit our essence – we have knowingly invested in the development of our team, products and manufacturing, and we have reached yet another significant milestone in our journey, where the change must also be projected outward.

OUR WORLD

GREEN INPACT

We strive to take as little as possible from nature and at the same time give more and more back. Of course, this is reflected in the day-to-day sorting of industrial and municipal waste, the use of materials, product development and the continuous pursuit of other circular economic objectives in order to reduce our impact on nature.

COMMUNITY

Framm has four production units in Harju County. Our mission is to give a human face to this difficult and technical area and to be actively involved in the concrete field, both at the local community level and in the construction industry as a whole.

DEDICATION

We do our job with great dedication, and we make no allowances when it comes to our work. We always do our best to deliver products that meet our customers wishes. We are demanding of ourselves, and we are continuously improving in order to offer only the best to our customers.

GREEN INPACT

COMMUNITY

DEDICATION

We strive to take as little as possible from nature and at the same time give more and more back. Of course, this is reflected in the day-to-day sorting of industrial and municipal waste, the use of materials, product development and the continuous pursuit of other circular economic objectives in order to reduce our impact on nature.

Framm has four production units in Harju County. Our mission is to give a human face to this difficult and technical area and to be actively involved in the concrete field, both at the local community level and in the construction industry as a whole.

We do our job with great dedication, and we make no allowances when it comes to our work. We always do our best to deliver products that meet our customers wishes. We are demanding of ourselves, and we are continuously improving in order to offer only the best to our customers.

MODEST HISTORY OF FRAMM

1990
2001
2004
2005
2005
2007
2009
2014
2016
2018
2018
2020
2020

Establishment

On October 1, 1990, AS Talot was registered. The first concrete blocks and wall elements were completed in 1991 in a factory with one mixing unit.

Opening the 2nd mixing unit

Active sales of ready-mixed concrete took place already before 2001, when, for example, all the ready-mixed concrete needed for the construction of the Lilleküla football stadium was delivered from the 1st mixing unit, but Talot entered the ready-mixed concrete sector only in 2001 after the 2nd mixing unit was opened.

Establishment of a construction department

The Estonian construction market was rapidly growing, and Talot also wanted to participate in this growth by setting up a design and construction department.

Opening of the hollow core slab production unit

Constantly growing housing construction and demand for hollow core slabs led Talot to make a large-scale investment in the building of the hollow core slab production unit in Maardu. The production unit was built during 2005 and the first elements were completed already in the autumn.

Extension of the wall elements production workshop

Simultaneously with the construction of the hollow core slab production unit, the reconstruction of wall elements and reinforcement units were carried out, as a result their their length was increased to the same as in the newly built hollow core slab production unit.

Establishment of a production unit for concrete products

The production capacity of the existing presses was exhausted and as market demand grew, Talot decided to invest in a modern and fully automated concrete product production line.

New owners

The economic crisis of 2008 hit Talot hard through the stagnation of the construction market. Of the 350 employees, only 150 remained, and the design and construction department was liquidated. The major investment in the form of a concrete product production line had not been able to even start producing at full capacity, demand disappeared during the day. Sales of ready-mixed concrete also stopped and recently acquired equipment was sold at non-existent prices. New capital was raised to save the company from the worst, and after nearly 20 years, Talot, which had been owned by AS Kolle, got new owners.

Purchase of Lagedi production plant

It took a few years to recover from the great economic crisis, and already in 2011 the demand for concrete and ready-mixed concrete products increased significantly. The paving stone market, to which a large number of new producers had entered before the crisis, remained sluggish and intense competition did not allow it to make a profit for several years to come. The owners of AS Rudus Eesti wanted to leave the unprofitable business and put the Lagedi production unit which they owned on sale. In terms of strategic goals, Talot was the most successful bidder. Since 2014, Talot has been producing concrete products in three production units in Harju County.

New owners

In 2016, there was another change in the ownership circle, when the current member of the Management Board Rasmus Kurm also owned a part of the shares.

Opening a new outdoor warehouse

On June 28, 2018, the outdoor warehouse, which underwent a thorough reconstruction, was officially opened. Improved production efficiency over the years put all warehousing and logistics activities under daily pressure, and with the opening of a new warehouse with 2 bridge cranes, Talot improved both warehouse efficiency and security of supply.

Launching of the Framm

The multi-year internal change of the company and the cultivation of the organisational culture ended with an interim finish on October 30, 2018, when Talot became Framm. We are honest and fair and always ready for action, we are looking for new opportunities and we want to shape the Estonian concrete market.

Acquisition of AS Lasbet Tootmine

The expansion of the assortment, the increasing ability to offer high-quality products to construction objects in both Estonia and Scandinavia were some of the motivators behind the strategic decision to acquire AS Lasbet Tootmine. On March 6, 2020, the agreements by which Framm became the majority owner of Lasbet Tootmine came into force.

AS Framm celebrated its 30th anniversary

The top event of 2020 is the 30th anniversary of AS Framm. During this time we have come a long way, seen both good and bad times, grown and developed. So many colleagues have shared this journey with us from the very beginning until today.
Many thanks to everyone who has gone with us on this journey!

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