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Russian timber industry news #19-2015

22 October 2015 ` 17:52  

– On 25 September 2015, the opening of the first Russian plant of the German company PERI was held in Noginsk, near Moscow. PERI is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of formwork and scaffolding. The mill will produce VT 20 I-beams used in the reinforcement of slabs, in particular PERI MULTIFLEX. Its capacity will be 2.15 million linear metres of beams annually, which will encase 760,000 m2 of slabs. PERI will supply spruce raw materials from Karelia and Leningrad region.

– Due to a significant decline in imports of laminate flooring to Russia from the EU and China in 1H 2015, Kastamonu has increased capacity at its plant in SEZ Alabuga (Tatarstan), as the press service of the company reported. Since the beginning of the year, the plant produced 6 million m2 of laminate flooring.

– The project of Xylotech-Siberia LLC has been included in the list of priority investment projects. The company plans to build a full-cycle timber processing complex in Lesosibirsk (Krasnoyarsk region), with investments amounting to RUR 550 million.

– At the International investment forum in Sochi, the governor of Vologda region Oleg Kuvshinnikov and Chairman of the Board of Barlinek Rus LLC Wojciech Michalowski have signed an agreement on cooperation. The parties discussed the project of a mill in Cherepovets area producing large-format plywood (100,000 m3 per year), floorboard (2 million m2) and pellets (30,000 m3).

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