Ilim Group continues its expansion in the Asian markets
The Company increases its deliveries to the southwestern regions of China, which has been its prioritized area.
By 2025, the share of Ilim Group’s board supplies to the southwest of the People’s Republic of China will have increased three-fold from 5% to 16%, which is another 100 thousand tons of the finished products.
Stepped-up deliveries will make the Company a key player on the pulp and paper market in the south-western China. The supply volumes will be boosted partly owing to the products from Ilim Group's new pulp and paper mill (the KLB Mill) in Ust-Ilimsk. The production capacity will amount to 600,000 tons of KLB per year, and today Ilim keeps on implementing its go-to-market strategy.
Pursuing the strategy to introduce the KLB mill products to the market, Ilim Group in collaboration with Chengdu Peibaobo Paper Co. held a conference for existing and potential partners in Kunming, Yunnan province. Over 40 persons partook in the event, including buyers and consumers of the board to be used for packaging of agricultural produce, flowers, tobacco products, and beverages. Yunnan Packaging Association and logistics companies were also among the participants of the event.
Chengdu Peibaobo Paper Co. is one of Ilim Group’s partners in the People’s Republic of China. The company is a large manufacturer of packaging and a service operator in China. In liaison with the Chinese company, Ilim also plans to enter the market of Laos and supply packaging materials to the FMCG market.
In March, Ilim will hold several new presentations of board to its partners in the PRC: in Dalian, Baoding and Shanghai, with the largest packaging manufacturers from various regions of the country in attendance.