The Ekornes corporate group, which operates in the Panevėžys Free Economic Zone, is planning to enlarge its plant to 25 thousand square meters and employ 100 more professionals when the building works are completed. The company currently employs 200 members of staff in Panevėžys.
Ekornes manufactures beds, sofas, chairs and other furniture of unique designs and exceptional comfort. The company launched its new plant in the Panevėžys FEZ back in 2019 as Lithuania was being then chosen, as an attractive country for expansion, by an increasing number of foreign companies thanks to convenient business infrastructure and a thoughtful logistics system enabling faster delivery of products to customers. Panevėžys offers excellently functioning supply chain, which is necessary for furniture manufacture. Thus the company enjoys favourable conditions helping it find new distribution channels across Europe.
Today, Ekornes products manufactured in Lithuania are sold in a variety of countries across the world. The company, which had started its business as a mattress manufacturer, manufactures furniture of extraordinary comfort these days. Ekornes is an international brand with presence in 48 countries. The company employs over 3,100 members of staff. The Ekornes brand has 19 sale units around the world and serves more than 4 thousand stores.
The Panevėžys LEZ is often chosen as a convenient place for investment by world-renowned brands because they find a full package of benefits required for successful expansion in a single place: staff with unique competencies and valuable work experience, developed business infrastructure and convenient access to existing and new markets.