APPM has launched social projects competition “4D Social Measurement – Let’s Make Good Deeds-2019”

Under the patronage of Vladimir Krupchak, board member of JSC “Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill”, the company became the first between Russian pulp-and-paper enterprises to organize in 2017 an outstanding competition of social projects “40 Good Deeds on the Occasion of 40th Birthday of Novodvinsk”.

In 2018 APPM started the program on improvement of living conditions in Novodvinsk and left-bank municipalities of the Primorsky District “4D: Social Measurement – Let’s Make Good Deeds”.

Last year these projects entered into short-list of the competition “Corporate Charity Leaders of the North-West”: APPM experience was recognized as worth notice and replication, and its projects “40 Good Deeds on the Occasion of 40th Birthday of Novodvinsk” and “4D: Social Measurement – Let’s Make Good Deeds” were recognized as examples of good corporate business on a nationwide scale.

Affiliated company JSC “Sawmill 25” has invested 135 mln RUB into modernization of biofuel boiler house

As noted by Vladimir Krupchak, board member of “Titan” group of companies and JSC “Sawmill 25”, the plant began to produce pellets in 2008, as shareholders understood the importance of complete cycle of waste-free wood processing within vertically integrated system and the necessity of conversion to the most advanced technologies in heat- and electric-power industry.

“Long-term proven experience of JSC “Sawmill 25” in utilization of lumber waste as a raw material for power industry, specifically for boiler houses in Arkhangelsk region, allowed us to fully stop using charcoal and black oil, which minimized considerably air pollutant emissions” – summarized Vladimir Krupchak.

Vladimir Krupchak: “We intend to expand our opportunities of our synergy in the market of readymade packaging”

The shareholder of JSC “Arkhangelsk pulp and paper mill” – Pulp Mill Holding – intends to expand the opportunities of the existing synergetic model in the Russian market. According to Vladimir Krupchak, a member of the Board of Directors of APPM, the ultimate goal is to balance the available capacity as much as possible by building of waste containerboard production plant (WCB).

“Today the holding’s enterprises produce 360 million square meters of corrugated products per year, by the end 2019, we expect a figure of 540 million square meters, by 2020 – 850 million square meters, – said Vladimir Krupchak. “The Arkhangelsk pulp and paper mill provides plants with high-quality raw materials for pulp production, and there is no enough volume of recycled pulp of sufficient quality in Russia.”

According to him not a single paper machine for the production of WCB has been installed in our country in recent years. And the existing capacity isn’t enough to meet the dynamically growing demand.

Speaking about the project Vladimir Krupchak noted that the optimal territory for its realization, as in the case of the acquired company Europac, would be one of the regions that are inclined to the south of Russia. “There are a lot of enterprises belonging to the agrarian sector of our economy in the Southern Federal District. They are always in consumer demand (production of canned food, juices, alcohol, meat, etc.),” he said. – And, despite the fact that there are several large competitors in the corrugated packaging market in the Southern Federal District, which provide up to 80% of production in the region, here, as before, the consumption of these products is almost twice as large as its production, and the deficit is covered by imports or supplies from other regions of the Russian Federation. ”

As Vladimir Krupchak summed up, the WCB segment in the product line of the holding will logically complete the formation of the vertically integrated structure of Pulp Mill Holding, which will meet all the challenges and requirements of the Russian corrugated packaging market

Vladimir Krupchak: “In March 2019 Arkhbum Tissue Group will come into Russian market with strong brand Soffione”

Affiliated company of Arkhangelsk PPM, JSC – Arkhbum Tissue Group, JSC is planning to hold up to 15 % of tissue paper in Russia. It was stated by the member of the Board of directors Vladimir Krupchak.

According to his words, shareholder of Pulp Mill Holding company has a number competitive advantages. Among them – a vertical integration within the group of companies, which minimizes risks related to raw materials due to the fact, that assets in Vorsino of Kaluga region will work with fine fiber FSC-certified raw materials of Arkhangelsk PPM.

The factors of successful entry to the market include, according to Vladimir Krupchak, owned rail car fleet and motor vehicle fleet which will allow Arkhbum Tissue to minimize logistic expenses, unique location of the mill by the side of Moscow ring road, Central Federal District in general, as the major center of products consumption, perfect logistics (one of the most modern dry transport ports of Russia – Kaluga Freight Village – is located 2 kilometers from this place) and availability of highly qualified specialists, working at production departments of Holding as well.

“Now the capacity of the first order of our factory in Vorsino is 70 thousand tons of tissue paper per year with the perspective of a growth up to 210 thousand tons of products per year; this will partially satisfy the demand of tissue products in Russia” – noted V. Krupchak.

At the moment, the consumption of paper tissue products in Russia is about 3.5 kg/ person per year. In Europe it is 12-15 kg/person per year, in Eastern Europe 8-10 kg. According to the data of APPM marketing department, during 2018 country consumption of tissue paper will increase up to 500 thousand tons by the end of the year. It will early grow on an average by 4-6 % up to the level of 800 thousand per year and higher by 2030.