Ilim Group has planned a three-fold supply increase, from 5 percent to 16 percent, for the southwest China region. The group’s new 600,000 TPA capacity KLB mill in Ust-Ilimsk will help the group to achieve its target. In extension of these plans, the group recently held a press-conference in Yunnan in collaboration with Chengdu Peibaobo Paper Co.
March 16, 2023
Ilim Group plans to increase its southwest China supply three-fold from 5 percent to 16 percent by 2025, which is another 100 thousand tons of the finished products, which will make the company a key player in the regional pulp and paper market. The group’s new pulp and paper mill (the KLB Mill) in Ust-Ilimsk will help in boosting the regional supply as its production capacity will amount to 600,000 TPA. Presently, Ilim will focus on implementing go-to-market strategy to introduce the mill products to the market.
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Ilim Group recently held a conference in collaboration with Chengdu Peibaobo Paper Co. for existing and potential partners in Kunming, Yunnan province in collaboration with Chengdu Peibaobo Paper Co., including Yunnan Packaging Association and logistics companies. Chengdu Peibaobo Paper Co., one of the group’s Chinese partners, is a large manufacturer of packaging and a service operator in China. In liaison with the company, Ilim plans to enter the market of Laos and supply packaging materials to the FMCG market.
Mr. Alexander Lykhin, Vice President and Head of the Representative Office of JSC Ilim Group in Asia, said, “We will deepen our cooperation with Chengdu Peibaobo Paper Co., seeking to render customized services to the consumers in the southwest of China, improve logistical itineraries and enhance efficiency under the Belt and Road initiative. Apart from this, we are now working on deliveries to Southeast Asia through the China-Laos railway route.”
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Mr. Wang Xiaoju, President of Chengdu Peibaobo Paper Co., further added “Potential area of cooperation between Chengdu Peibaobo Paper Co. and Ilim Group is to perform centralized purchasing, gain a competitive price and cut down logistics expenses through joined supply volumes.”