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Ilim Group is the leader in the Russian pulp and paper industry and one of the industry leaders globally

Since 2007, International Paper has been Ilim
Group’s strategic partner within the joint venture.

Business assets

Ilim Group has three largest pulp and paper mills and two modern corrugated box plants. The business assets are located in Koryazhma (Arkhangelsk Oblast), Bratsk and Ust-Ilimsk (Irkutsk Oblast), Kommunar (Leningrad Oblast), and Dmitrov (Moscow Oblast).
75%
2 mln tons of pulp per year
20%
650,000 tons of board per year
10%
480,000 tons of paper per year

The Company’s mills produce over 75% of all domestically produced market pulp, 20% of board, and 10% of paper. The Company's total annual pulp and paper output exceeds 3.2 million tons.

Sales markets

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Other countries
Other countries
Western Europe
Western Europe
Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe

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China
China

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Asia
Asia

18 % of products

Russian Federation
Russian Federation

23 % of products

Ilim Group is the largest investor in the Russian pulp and paper industry

In 2014, the Company completed implementation of its two large-scale investment projects involving construction of new facilities and upgrade of the existing mills in Bratsk (Irkutsk Oblast) and Koryazhma (Arkhangelsk Oblast) with CAPEX of approximately USD 2 bln. The mills are now fully ramped up and ensure stable operation. The Company’s investment plans through 2020 are related to sustainable development of the operating sites not only in terms of increasing production output, but also through business diversification and product portfolio development.


1950
1953
1953

USSR Cabinet Council established a project and general outlay of Kotlass Pulp and Paper Mill’s construction (Arkhangelsk region). The first stage of the mill was started in 1961.

1958
1958

Beginning of Bratsk Pulp and Containerboard Mill’s construction. This mill was designed to be a biggest pulp and paper mill with full conversion of logged wood.

1960
1970
1973
1973

Beginning of Ust-Ilimsk Pulp Mill’s construction. This mill was build in partnership with Bulgaria, Hungary, German Democratic Republic, Poland and Rumania.

1980
1990
1992
1992

Ilim Pulp Enterprise is incorporated in St. Petersburg. Starts out as an exporter of pulp and paper products.

1995
1995

Ilim Pulp acquires a twenty-percent stake in Kotlas Pulp and Paper Mill at a government privatization auction. Soon Ilim Pulp becomes the mill’s largest shareholder and starts acquiring logging businesses to ensure adequate supplies of quality raw materials for Kotlas PPM.

1996

The company opens its first representative office in China in the city of Shenyang, Liaoning province, and delivers its first 50,000 tons of pulp and paper products to the People's Republic.

1997

The company opens its first representative office in China in the city of Shenyang, Liaoning province, and delivers its first 50,000 tons of pulp and paper products to the People's Republic.

1998
1998

Renovation of Bratsk Pulp and Containerboard Mill.

1999

Сформирована комплексная система дистрибуции на внутреннем и экспортных рынках.

2000
2000
2000

Change-over of production of bleached pulp in Kotlas to elemental chlorine-free (ECF) technology (for the first time in Russia).

2001
2001

Beginning of modernization of Ilim Pulp forestry sector by application of modern multifunctional logging machines.

2002

Вхождение в состав «Илим Палп» Усть-Илимского ЛПК (Иркутская область) делает компанию крупнейшей лесопромышленной корпорацией России и значительно упрочивает ее позиции на мировом рынке.

2003
2003

Start of reorganization program — moving from a geography-based management model to management by product lines, and separation of service companies and non-core assets. Approval of a corporate strategy through 2010. Ilim-Gofropak, a start-up enterprise, is put into operation. IlimSeverLes is established on the basis of Kotlas PPM logging operations which comprised twelve logging businesses in the Archangelsk Region and Republic of Komi. Logging enterprise IlimSibLes is established, bringing together structural units that had been part of the Ust-Ilimsk Pulp Mill. Placement of a first RUR1.5 billion corporate bond issue. Ilim Pulp received the first foreign syndicated loan in the industry, as well as a credit from the World Bank for environmental and infrastructure projects on Kotlas Mill.

2004

Начало работы «Корпоративного университета» — единой системы обучения и развития талантливых сотрудников.

Подписание соглашения о социально-экономическом партнерстве с Архангельской областью.

2005
2005

The company delivered a record 906,000 tons of pulp and paper to the Chinese market, out-performing all other companies worldwide. Ilim Pulp obtains its first FSC certificate. Board of Directors adopts the Key Statements on Corporate Ideology (mission, vision, principles) and corporate policies. End of the corporate conflict.

2006
2006

All pulp and paper assets of Ilim Pulp were consolidated in Ilim Holding S. A. Ilim Group was registered in Russia as a subsidiary of Ilim Holding S. A. The Irkutsk Region’s Government and Ilim Pulp formally execute a Socio-economic Cooperation Agreement. Receivement of the right to mark it’s products in Kotlas with FSC logo. Signing the letter of intent to establish a joint venture with International Paper.

2007

Начало строительства завода по производству гофроупаковки.

1 июля — переход предприятий корпорации «Илим Палп» на единую акцию. Начало деятельности объединенной компании ОАО Группа «Илим».

2008
2008

The new corrugated plant in Leningrad Region with capacity of 140 million m2 of corrugated packaging per year is launched — June the 18th.

2009

В Коряжме Группа «Илим» открыла современный завод по выпуску нейтрально-сульфитной полуцеллюлозы. Это самое крупное в мире производство, выпускающее продукцию такого типа.

2010
2010
2010

Board of directors has approved large-scale investment program with unprecedented sum of investments – over 1.4 billion dollars. Prolects on new pulp line in Bratsk and new peper machine in Koryazhma have been approved

2011
2011

Works on two big investment projects - Big Bratsk and Big Koryazhma – have been started

2012
2012

Ilim celebrated its 20th anniversary. The company continues to carry out Big Bratsk and Big Koryazhma projects.

2013
2013

Implementation of the Big Bratsk investment project is completed. In June, Ilim Group officially inaugurated its new pulp mill in Bratsk. The company continues the implementation of its Big Koryazhma investment project. Ilim Group starts production of Russia's first coated freesheet under the Omela brand.

2014
2014

Ilim Group starts production of Russia's first and only premium A+ grade cut-size paper under the Ballet Brilliant brand.

2015

Новые производства в Братске и Коряжме выведены на проектные мощности.

Группа «Илим» отметила 50-летие Братского комбината.

2016
2016

Компания приняла стратегию до 2030 года и бизнес-план до 2020 года, предусматривающие увеличение суммарного объема выпуска продукции на 500 тыс. тонн в год.

«Илим» отпраздновал 20 лет непрерывной работы на рынке Китая.

Компания расширила свое присутствие на российском рынке гофроупаковки и стала основным собственником ООО «Гофра Дмитров» Группа «Илим» отметила 55-летие Коряжемского комбината.

2017

«Илим» отметил 25 лет со дня основания компании и 10-летний юбилей образования совместного предприятия с International Paper.

Группа «Илим» и холдинг «Оргхим» создали совместное предприятие по производству инновационной биохимической продукции ООО «Янтарный поток»

2020