About Samelin

Samelin has long traditions in footwear production that date back to 1945. At present, Samelin is the biggest footwear manufacturer in the Baltic States located in Estonia.

In 1945, four small companies were merged in Tartu: “The Future”, “Koondis”, “The Community” and “Joint Assets”. The merged communication was named the Leather and Footwear Combination (NJK).

Samelin has long traditions in footwear production that date back to 1945. At present, Samelin is the biggest footwear manufacturer in the Baltic States located in Estonia.

The most well known products under the trademark of Samelin are safety footwear, military boots which have been manufactured according to standards of occupational safety and AQAP 2110:2016. We supply combat boots for the Estonian and Norwegian army and police. Our casual products are hiking boots and ski boots under Samelin trademark.

In the first years of activity, there were also leather-furnace industries, alongside footwear. In particular, NJK received the start of the production of sports footwear in Estonia at the beginning of the 80s.

In the First years of activity, there were also hoburaks and leather-furnace industries, alongside footwear. In Particular, NJK received the start of the production of sports footwear in Estonia at the beginning of the 80 years.

In 1990-1994, the company WAS named RAS ELKAR, which was formed by AS SAMELIN, the company’s employees. AS SAMELIN started operations on 7 February 1994. The First valuable experience of the company was cooperation with companies in Italy, Finland and Norway, acquiring skills to produce special technology footwear with high quality.

At Present, the company’s primary objective is the manufacture and distribution of footwear of the SAMELIN brand. The Product Range includes work and safety footwear, ski and hiking boots, and street essentials for the whole family.

Nowadays, 70% of the company’s production consists of deliveries to Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish and Danish companies, as well as a variety of work and safety jobs for Scandinavian companies.

Samelin AS has been assigned the name of “Defence Industrial Company of the Year 2017”.

In 1990-1994, the company was named Ras Elkar, which was formed by Samelin, the company’s employees. Samelin started operations on 7 February 1994. The first valuable experience of the company was cooperation with companies in Italy, Finland, and Norway, acquiring skills to produce special technology footwear with high quality.

At present, the company’s primary objective is the manufacturing and distribution of footwear under the Samelin brand. The product range includes work and safety footwear, ski and hiking boots, and street essentials for the whole family.

Nowadays, 70% of the company’s production consists of deliveries to Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish companies, as well as a variety of work and safety jobs for Scandinavian companies.

From 2017 onwards, military footwear to various NATO troops has been manufactured in accordance with NATO-AQAP 2110 quality system.

Samelin is a member of the SATRA Technology Centre and the Estonian Defense Industry Association. Samelin AS has ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 certifications, certified by Bureau Veritas, and AQAP 2110:2016 certification.

Awards

Samelin AS has been assigned the name of  “Defence Industrial Company of the Year 2017”.

From 2017 onwards, military footwear to various NATO troops has been manufactured in accordance with NATO-AQAP 2110 Quality system.

The quality management system of AS Samelin meets the requirements of ISO 9001:2015.

Year 2017 Defense Company-Samelin AS

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