Arkhangelsk PPM officially celebrated 79 years

On August 23, 2019, a gala night was held dedicated to the 79th anniversary of Arkhangelsk PPM JSC, where the best employees of the mill were traditionally honored (this year 53 people were rewarded with awards and letters of acknowledgment of various levels).

The top-best were presented with an exclusive gift – copies of the new book “The Birth of a Giant”. The authors are Pavel Fasonov and Elena Zakharova, the employees of Bumazhnik newspaper. This historicо-literary work is dedicated to the first builders and manufacturers of the mill, inhabitants of Mechkostroy village, later Novodvinsk.

We will remind that the official foundation day of the mill is considered to be August 28, 1940, when the first trial pulp cooking was performed at Arkhangelsk PPM (cooking cycle was 22 hours) and the first unbleached pulp was produced.

As Vladimir Krupchak, a member of the Board of Directors of Arkhangelsk PPM JSC, noted in his congratulation, the whole history of the mill is a continuous process of development and improvement, conquering new frontiers, rebuilt and investment into the social sector. However, it is the labor collective that is the main factor of APPM success: “On the mill’s birthday I sincerely congratulate the labor collective and special words of thanks to our long-service employees for their dedicated and long service. May you have more reasons to be proud of the Order of Lenin of Arkhangelsk PPM!”

Vladimir Krupchak: Arkhbum is a general partner for XV Berega Festival of TV Films and Programs

Arkhbum Tissue Group LLC (part of CG Pulp Mill Holding) acted as the general partner of the XV Berega Festival of TV Films and Programs, which was held in Tarus from August 13 to 16, 2019.

The Kaluga branch of All-Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (VGTRK) and the administration of the Tarusskiy District under support of the Federal State Press and Mass Communications Agency and the VGTRK patronage arranged the event.

This year, more than 200 essays, stories, documentaries and special reports were submitted to the jury’s approval, which is almost two times more than in previous years. The amount of contestants increased up to 180, more than 50 domestic television companies and independent creative authors presented works at the festival.

The geography of the festival participants is very wide: Yakutia, Murmansk, the Far East, Transbaikal, Karelia, the North and South Caucasus, cities of central Russia. There were 34 works in the competition final. The winners in eight categories were alternately invited to the stage.

The main award was given to Elizaveta Tereshkina, a journalist of the St. Petersburg TRC, for the screen story of plot “The Vyborg Castle Fortress”.

The festival’s special award was given to the Kaluga State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company for the “Mashka Bear” storytelling. The award was presented by Maksim Domoratskiy, Head of the Sales and Marketing Department of Arkhbum Tissue Group LLC.

“Our plant is a new player on the economic map of the Kaluga region, so it was important for us to support this magnificent sociocultural project because the topic of human values, the search for new approaches is very close to each of us,” said Vladimir Krupchak, a member of the Board of Directors of Arkhangelsk PPM. “We are confident that the festival has a bright future and that we are on the right way”.

Certificates on housing improvement were handed by APPM to young families working at the mill

On July 2, 2019 JSC “Arkhangelsk PPM” held a ceremony of handing the certificates on housing improvement to young families working at the mill. Sixteen families got a chance to buy their own home or improve conditions of living.

Financing of the certificates was received from local, regional and federal budget in framework of implementation of the federal program of housing provision for young families. APPM part this year amounts to 3.2 mln rubles.

Housing to a Young Family program is a social noncommercial project of Arkhangelsk PPM, it was started in 2016 under the personal patronage of Vladimir Krupchak, board member of the mill.

The program is designated for APPM employees under the age of 35 who were recognized by municipal authorities being in need of better housing. Choice of a family is also affected by professional merits of the applicants.

As it was noted earlier, in 2016 a young family became a participant of the Housing to a Young Family program, and received from APPM a certificate worth 337.4 thousand rubles. In 2017, the pilot project grew into a full-value program: 24 families received housing documents with total value about 4 mln rubles. In 2018, 23 families received certificates with total value 4.7 mln rubles.

Comments from Olga Savvina, administrative director of APPM: “Starting from 2016, 46 families have been living in their own apartments bought with support of the mill. This year, 16 more families will have a house-warming. Without question, this program promotes young and talented employees to get at toehold in Arkhangelsk PPM”.

Salary of Arkhangelsk PPM employees will be increased by 5% from July 1st

Pulp Mill Holding – a shareholder of Arkhangelsk PPM JSC – has decided to increase existing wage and salary rates by 5% from July 1, 2019 for workers, specialists, employees and managers of all mill’s departments.

The salary will be increased due to good results of APPM activities in the first half of this year. “The mill’s team fulfilled the production program, we appreciate its work in the field of occupational health and safety as well as successful implementation of the second stage of mill’s investment program”, – comments Vladimir Krupchak, a member of APPM BoD.

Vladimir Krupchak, a member of the Board of Directors of Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill, is sure that the new plant of Arkhbum JSC in the Voronezh region, in addition to the existing facilities in the Moscow region, will be able to give a significant start for the development of the corrugated packaging division of Pulp Mill Holding

On May 22, 2019, Arkhbum JSC (part of the Austrian-German Group of Companies Pulp Mill Holding) launched a new high-tech plant for the production of corrugated board and corrugated packaging with a capacity of 188 mln m2 per year at industrial site Maslovskiy (Voronezh region, Novousmanskiy district).

The total investment amounted to 3.5 billion rubles.

The plant has the highest degree of automation at each stage of the production cycle. Transport systems, palletizers, packaging systems with automated feeding of pallets are represented by leading German and Korean companies. The plant has equipment from Italy (corrugator FOSBER SPA), France (BOBST processing line), USA (Marquip WardUnited processing line) and Japan (Mitsubishi processing line).

The plant is equipped with MES OMP system, which allows to automate the process of planning and distributing orders for production facilities.

It is planned to produce 130 mln m2 in 2019. The amount of revenue will be more than 4 billion rubles. By 2020, the Voronezh branch of Arkhbum plans to produce 188 mln m2. The amount of revenue will be more than 5 billion rubles.

The leading Russian agricultural holdings, the largest producers of dairy, confectionery, various beverages, etc are among the buyers of FSC-certified, eco-friendly corrugated packaging of Arkhbum plant in Voronezh.

The planned number of staff will be 300 people at the Arkhbum plant in Voronezh.

The average salary is 50 thousand rubles.

The payments to the budget and extra budgetary funds will amount to 90 million rubles in 2019.

Vladimir Krupchak, a member of the Board of Directors of Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill, is sure that the new plant of Arkhbum JSC in the Voronezh region, in addition to the existing facilities in the Moscow region, will be able to give a significant start for the development of the corrugated packaging division of Pulp Mill Holding as part of the corporate strategy of upstream integration and increase of products share of advanced processing in the structure of the holding’s revenue.