|Ilim Group is the leader of the Russian pulp and paper industry in terms of output volume, financial stability, corporate governance efficiency and technology.
The strategic partner of Ilim Group and the owner of 50% of its shares is International Paper, the world’s largest pulp and paper company. Ilim Group is headquartered in St. Petersburg.
The Company’s business assets located in the Leningrad, Arkhangelsk and Irkutsk Oblasts are the largest mills in the Russian forest products industry accounting for more than 70% of the total pulp production in Russia and 20% of the Russian board production. The total annual pulp and paper production volume of the Company is more than 2.6 million tons.
Ilim Group employs 19 thousand people.
Strategic focus of Ilim Group is to make a shift from producing only semi-finished goods to also manufacturing higher value products — paper and packaging.
Ilim Group’s priorities include customer needs, advantaged technologies, effectiveness, people development, reduction of environmental impact, industrial safety, social responsibility and shareholder returns.
Ilim Group is the biggest investor of forest industry in Russia. As a part of this global program named Ilim-2014 2 large-scale projects is carried out – Big Bratsk and Big Koryazhma. Within the implementation of the Big Bratsk investment project, Ilim Group constructed and launched new modern softwood line with the capacity of 720,000 tons of pulp per year. Within the implementation of the Big Koryazhma project a new papermaking machine was built. Total amount of investment program is over 1,5 billion dollars.