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Business Profile

Ilim Group is at the forefront of the Russian pulp and paper industry in terms of production volumes and operating efficiency. Ilim is the largest investor in the Russian forest industry. The Company ranks 3rd in Europe and 10th globally in terms of market pulp production volumes.

3,250,000 tons Production volume in 2016

2,050,000 tons of pulp
650,000 tons of board
480,000 tons of paper
170 million m2 of corrugated packaging

2016 Key indicators

Actual vs target indicators

$742 mln


$265 mln

Investments of

$328 mln

Profit of

$54 mln

NPI effect of

Business Plan through 2022

Ilim Group is a global company striving to secure its leading role in all key segments of the pulp and paper market while remaining one of the most profitable companies in the industry. To achieve these goals an action plan has been developed which is reflected in the Company Business Plan through 2022 involving the development and upgrade of the Company’s locations in Bratsk, Koryazhma, and Ust-Ilimsk.

In the next five years, the Company intends to add more than 500,000 tpy to its current production volumes.

The Business Plan provides for implementation of a number of projects to upgrade the facilities, improve the efficiency of operations and the quality of products, reduce the Company's environmental footprint, and increase production volumes. Development of the Mills will be accompanied by an increase in own harvesting volumes and broader involvement of third party wood suppliers.

  • Intensive forest management and reforestation
  • Construction of a new evaporation station
  • Upgrade of Recovery Boiler 11
  • Construction
    of a new woodyard
  • KLB upgrade
  • Intensive forest management and reforestation
  • Construction
    of a new woodyard
  • Upgrade of wastewater treatment facilities
  • Installation of the oxygen delignification system
  • Transition
    to chlorine-free pulp bleaching
  • Construction
    of new bark boilers and turbines
  • Upgrade of a recovery boiler
  • PM7 capacity increase
  • Extensible
    SKP Production at PM2
  • Upgrade
    of a caustic plant
  • Intensive forest management and reforestation
  • Upgrade of HW pulp line
  • Transition
    to chlorine-free bleaching

Major projects through 2022


Woodyard Upgrade

Evaporation Plant Retrofit

Replacement of Washers

Switch to Oxygen Delignification

Recovery Boiler -3 Retrofit


Recovery Boiler -11 Retrofit

Construction of Evaporation Plant №8

Demineralized Water Plant Rebuild

KLB Line Rebuild

New Woodyard Construction


Recovery Boiler-1 Rebuild


Currently, the JSC Ilim Group focuses its efforts to:

    • Improve environmental and industrial safety at the Company's locations in Bratsk, Koryazhma, and Ust-Ilimsk;

    • Achieve maximum target performance set for investment projects;

    • Reduce costs and improve equipment efficiency;

    • improve operating efficiency and business processes;

    • Develop and implement plans for further ramp-up through debottlenecking of the Mills;

    • Maintain the availability of wood supplies and ensure reduction in wood cost by investing in cutting-edge forest technologies