For those who don’t who don’t know, Latvia “is a country on the Baltic Sea between Lithuania and Estonia known for its strong national identity, diverse culture, modern cities and landscapes ranging from wide beaches to dense, sprawling forests.”, according to Wikipedia. Latvia is also famous for its many forests and it is called “the Green Land”. Also, the region of Latgale is known for the abundance of lakes, and it is called “the Land of Blue Lakes” they say that if you have not seen the sunset in a lake shore, you have not been to Latvia. Even Riga is surrounded by lakes.
What many people don’t know are the many products that Latvia exports to Europe and the rest of the world. There are many more that are not mentioned here and they all fall in categories such as care, empower, invent, delight , inspire and love: we will take a peek at 5 of the best brands that are exported from this beautiful country.
- Blindsave: ever heard of Floorball? Well ,Latvia is one of the world’s leading floorball nations and its teams, men´s and women´s are among the best six teams in the world. Blindsave exports Floorball paraphernalia to all the nations that practice the sport, almost 30 countries around the world, including Singapore, Australia, Malaysia and United Stated. Blindsave specializes in Goalkeeper equipment for Floorball goalies providing comfort and high safety. Take a look at their equipment the next time you are watching this kind of sport on tv.
- Evopipes: this companies provides pipes for underground construction and almost anything that needs to be protected with high quality pipes. The company has an entrepreneurial approach to business by increasing efficiency at all times. They provide the best products so builders and constructors can save money on building and labor issues. They have one of the best and most modern factories around Europe. As Edgar Vilkins puts it ““Our pipelines create additional added value for our clients, because they can save on building and labor costs,” all their products always come with detailed technical information and installation instructions. They also place big importance on their team of professionals and their employees are the company’s most important asset.
- Pure Chocolate: many people don’t know that Latvia is one of the meccas for chocolate production. Latvian chocolate production dates back to the year 1870 making Latvia a known expert in the industry. Pure Chocolate produces high quality exportation chocolate and high quality truffles. They are a family-owned strong and fast growing company. The company started in 2007, in the city of Pure, near Riga, in Latvia. They also combine sensations and flavors to provide their clients with countless combinations. Each truffle has a mixture of three flavors: “natural filling real Belgian chocolate – the best in the world– natural fruit and berry pieces” as their owners describe them.
- Latvijas balzams: it is the leading producer of alcohol beverages in the Baltics. The company has two production factories in Riga , one is a distillery of strong alcohol beverages and sparkling wines and the other is a light alcohol beverages production plant. The company was founded in 1900, but most of their products have a much older history, going back to the 17th and 18th centuries. One of their oldest drinks is the Riga Black Balsam, which dates back to 1752.
- Latvijas Finieris: according to Wikipedia birch is a “thin leaved deciduous hardwood tree of the genus Betula, in the family Betulaceae, which also includes alders, hazels, and hornbeams, and is closely related to the beech/oak family”. It is even considered invasive in some states in USA and in some parts of Canada. But the Latvian birch is transformed into Plywood. You can see it in Porsche seats and Mercedes-Benz floors, even on the stage where Madonna performs. Just to name some places where the plywood- transformed from the Latvian birch by this company, Latvijas Finieris-is used. They manufacture plywood from birch timber and export the products to more than 60 countries around the world.
There are many more products that are not mentioned in this post and that easily make millions of dollars in exports and have many clients and consumers in Europe and around the world. Some are services or even Olympic athletes or IT companies such as Cube Systems. Other products are not even known to the international public. But one thing is for sure, if the product comes from Latvia, it is an amazing product or service that will meet your needs. Be on the look for Latvian products next time you go shopping.