Arcwood’s history goes back to 1979, when a young enterprising man named Peeter Peedomaa was hired at a new glulam production facility in Põlva County in south-eastern Estonia. It was he, 23 years later, who founded his own glulam company, using the knowledge and experience gained over decades for producing the finest glulam solutions. The following are some of the milestones for Arcwood.
2002 Arcwood, called Peetri Puit at that time, launches production with five employees. In the beginning, the company has a finger-jointing line, a boiler plant running on wood chips and a 160-square-metre wood drying facility. Our first product was finger-jointed structural timber, 100% of which was exported to Germany.
2003 We install a glulam beam production press, which allows us to begin making glulam components of up to 14 m in length and DUO beams. In a year, the company’s personnel has quadrupled to 20 employees.
2004 A 150-square-metre drying kiln is launched. Number of employees grows to 28.
2005 We continue developing the company’s areas of activity. We renovate the production building and build an addition, gaining 270 square metres of space. This allows us to start making up to 29.5 m long glulam components. The company now has 33 employees.
2006 We continue developing the infrastructure and build approximately 9000 square metres of storage yard space.
2007 We install a new finger jointing line and upgrade the technological assembly line.
2010 An addition to the production building is completed, and we gain about 600 square metres of production space as a result. We install a new CNC machine, which ensures that the components we make are as precise as possible. The CNC machine allows us to process glulam components up to 27 m in length and 2.6 m in width.
2011 We install a four-side planer for large structural timber components, which allows to process and plane glulam components and panels up to 2.3 m in width.
2012 The Peetri Puit trademark is renamed Arcwood. To maintain the association with the Peetri Puit trademark known by customers, the new name has an extension: Arcwood by Peetri Puit.
Over the years, Arcwood has invested into quality and human resources. Our mission is to offer our clients the best result – a result they can trust. Our main competitive edge is flexibility – we efficiently produce glulam in standard dimensions right up to complicated custom solutions.
2004 Äripäev Põlvamaa TOP – 1st place
Estonian SME exporter – nominee
2005 Äripäev Põlvamaa TOP – 2nd place
2007 Äripäev Põlvamaa TOP – 2nd place
2010 Äripäev Põlvamaa TOP – 1st place
2011 Äripäev Põlvamaa TOP – 2nd place
2012 Äripäev Põlvamaa TOP – 1st place