UPM Chudovo plywood mill celebrates two million cubic meters of manufactured birch plywood

Today, 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.

“This achievement became possible due to the long-term partnerships with our customers and daily efforts of our employees.”

In October 2017, it was announced that UPM expands its Chudovo plywood mill by investing EUR 50 million. The project will increase the mill’s production capacity by 45,000 to 155,000 m3 while also broadening the mill’s product portfolio. In addition to the production capacity growth, a new bio heat boiler will be built at the mill site. The project is estimated to be completed by the end of 2019. During the expansion process the production at the mill will continue in the normal mode.

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