Ilim Group Plans to Increase Exports to China by Nearly One Million Tons by 2024
Ilim Group's Chinese partners came to Siberia to visit Its mills. By 2024, Ilim plans to increase its exports to China by almost 1 million tons to reach 2.4 million tons of products per year.
July 25, 2019 - On July 9-10, Chinese partners of Ilim Group visited its Siberian mills in Bratsk and Ust-Ilimsk as part of Ilim's Go-to-Market strategy. The delegation was led by High Hope Zhongtian Corporation, the largest service provider, which has been Ilim Group's partner for more than 10 years. Over this period, purchase volumes exceeded 1 million tons.
The leaders of nine pulp consuming plants, the largest manufacturers of specialty papers and tissue, including Vinda International Holdings Limited and Mudanjiang Hengfeng Paper Co., LTD, the leaders of this business segment in the People's Republic of China came to Siberia to visit Ilim's mills. The delegation included both representatives of the plants, which have been Ilim's partners for more than 20 years, and new companies planning to increase their pulp purchasing volumes. The businessmen visited Ilim's mills for the first time and assessed the scale of production.
One of the items on the agenda was logistics and supply chain. By 2024, Ilim Group plans to increase its exports to China by almost 1 million tons to reach 2.4 million tons of products per year. This plan requires an optimal supply chain, which will allow to deliver products to all regions on time and without failure. For this purpose Fintrans GL (Ilim Group subsidiary) plans to make significant investments in the development of the existing logistic infrastructure and expansion of its rolling stock.
“Over 23 years of its cooperation with China, Ilim has exported more than 20 million tons of pulp and paper products, including more than 17 million tons of pulp,” said Alexander Lykhin, Vice-President, Asia, head of the representative office of JSC Ilim Group in Beijing. “And this is just the beginning, we have a long way to go.
“In several years' time, Ilim's mills in Siberia will produce more than 2 million tons of pulp. Moreover, we will be able to adjust our production to the current market demand quickly, because our key priority is to meet the current market demand with a focus on what our customers need,” Lykhin added.
Ilim Group is the largest manufacturer of pulp and paper products in Russia. Two out of three Ilim's mills are located in Siberia. Ilim Group supplies its products to more than 70 countries worldwide. The annual production output of Ilim Group is 3.4 million tons, with pulp accounting for 63%, board for 22%, and paper for 15%. The Chinese market accounts for 44.4% of Ilim's total sales. To learn more, please visit: www.ilimgroup.ru.
SOURCE: Ilim Group