"We are happy to join an organization that brings together the largest foreign companies in Latvia. Because Orkla Latvia is developing very rapidly, we want to become more active in public and economic processes in the country, which is an essential condition for our Our goal is to continue to invest in Latvia to improve and develop our activities, so participation in the Foreign Investors Council in Latvia is a logical step towards closer investor involvement in key decision-making processes, "says Tom Didrihson , Chairman of the Board of Directors of Orkla Latvia.
"By including Orkla Latvia in our member family, FICIL becomes an even stronger organization. In addition, Orkla Latvia is a company that continues to invest large amounts of money in Latvia, builds new production facilities, develops exports and wants to participate in the long-term economic growth of Latvia. The knowledge and experience of Orkla Latvia will be a great advantage for our organization to further improve our expertise and our ability to offer the Latvian government forward-looking and effective solutions, "said FICIL Chairman of the Board, Julia Sundberg (Julia Sundberg).
As reported, in April this year, Orkla Latvia launched the construction of a new Laima production plant in Adazi, invested several million euros & # 39; s, and the new plant will be operational in 2020, and another new specialized plant in cookies and cookies will be opened next door in 2022. wafer production technology.
Orkla Latvia is an organization that combines two companies – Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Latvija Ltd and Orkla Foods Latvia Ltd – with a total turnover of EUR 112.6 million in 2017. "Orkla Latvija" represents the brands: "Laima", "Selga" , "Spilva", "Gutta", "Staburadze", "Adazi Chips", "Pedro", "Everest", "Latplanta" and others. Orkla Latvia is owned by the Norwegian company Orkla ASA, a consumer brand company in the Nordic countries and the Baltic states, which manages more than 90 production sites around the world, says representatives of FICIL offices.
FICIL is a non-governmental organization established in 1999 with the aim of improving Latvia's business environment by combining the interests of investors and maintaining dialogue with the Latvian authorities. FICIL has merged 38 large foreign companies in Latvia, 13 foreign chambers of commerce, the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga and the French Foreign Trade Council.