UPM Chudovo plywood mill in Russia is celebrating its important milestone - two million cubic meters of plywood production since the start of the mill in 1990. Over the last 27 years, high quality WISA birch plywood by UPM Chudovo has become well-known both by the European customers and at the Russian market. "I am really proud of the two millionth cubic meter. It is an important milestone in the history of our production site. Continuous development and modernization are mill's keys to success. It took us 18 years to make the first million cubic meters and ten years later we were able to double the volume," says Anatoly Zhukovets, UPM Chudovo General Director. Click Read More below for additional information.
Stora Enso has signed an agreement to divest its sheeting centre business in Baienfurt, Germany to Pyroll, a Finnish converting firm. The sheeting centre operations started in April 2009 and is 100% owned by Stora Enso.
This divestment supports Stora Enso’s growth strategy for its consumer board business, where the focus is to generate value to customers by being the global benchmark in high quality virgin fibre carton board. Running sheeting centre operations is not part of Stora Enso’s core business. The new owner has sheeting operations as its core and is in a better position to further develop Baienfurt. Stora Enso will remain a key customer to the Baienfurt sheeting centre.
The transaction is expected to be completed during the first quarter of 2018 and it is not expected to have any significant effect on the net debt or financials of Stora Enso. The sheeting centre employs approximately 60 people excluding outsourced personnel and had sales of EUR 15 million in 2016.