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.

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.