Milestones

1938
President Konstantin Päts inaugurates Kehra Mills

The first president of the Republic of Estonia inaugurates Kehra Mills, a corporation established with 100% state ownership.

1995
Horizon Pulp & Paper Ltd. - New Identity and Beginning
Horizon Pulp and Paper Logo

Tolaram Group of Singapore acquires the mill and names it Horizon Pulp & Paper Ltd., giving it a new life.

1998
President Lennart Meri visits Horizon

The second president of the Republic of Estonia visits Horizon.

2001
Horizon improves air quality

Horizon improves air quality through investment in a recovery boiler, black liquor concentrator and electrostatic precipitator.

2014
President Toomas Hendrik Ilves inaugurates Lime Kiln

The Lime Kiln recycles over 90% of the lime consumed during production and decreases the use of natural resource lime. Part of the total investment for the project was awarded by the Environmental Investments Centre of Estonia as part of the European Cohesion Fund.

2016
President Kersti Kaljulaid visits Horizon

President visits Horizon as part of her tour of Harju county.

2017
Horizon achieves 80% renewable energy share of total energy used in production
CHP Power Plant at Horizon Pulp and paper ltd

With a state-of the art combined heat & power (CHP) plant, 80% of the energy used in production by Horizon was produced by renewable sources. Along with other investments, the plant reduced the mill’s carbon footprint by 70% from the level in 2010.

2018
Horizon awarded AAA ‘Strongest in Estonia’ credit rating for the first time

Horizon is awarded AAA credit rating for the first of several times by international credit information company CreditInfo Eesti AS. The award is in recognition of contribution towards development of Estonian economy and honest business culture in Estonia.

2019
Horizon nominated for Enterprise Estonia “Exporter of the Year” award

In recognition of companies which boost Estonia’s exports of own brand products

2020
Horizon outperforms EU 2020 Climate & Energy Targets

Horizon reduces emissions by 82%, increases renewable energy share of total energy consumed to 80% and improves energy efficiency by 21% compared to 2010 levels, thus outperforming the EU 2020 Climate & Energy Targets. Horizon is also well on its way to outperform EU 2030 targets.

2021
Horizon is awarded Contributor of the Year

Awarded by Harju county Entrepreneurship and Development Center in Estonia for Horizon’s contributions to economic and social development in the Harjumaa community through its inspiring activities.

Photo credit: Erik Riikoja