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Segezha Group invests RUB 2 billion and launches two new lines for paper sack production

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Segezha Group invests RUB 2 billion and launches two new lines for paper sack production

December 01, 2021 - 04:29

MOSCOW, Nov. 30, 2021 (Press Release) -Segezha Packaging LLC has launched two new lines for the production of paper sacks for dry building mixes and cement. Over RUB 2 billion has been invested in the project.

Both new production lines feature an automated adhesive application system and a machine for glueing the inner lining sheets. These help ensure that the bottom of the paper sack remains tightly sealed, which is crucial for manufacturers of finely powdered products.

The new production lines will produce paper sacks of various sizes with valves of any degree of complexity for all types of packaging. The new equipment is notable for the quick changeover from one order to another.

‘Thanks to the completion of this project, the company is now capable of expanding its production capacity and meeting the growing demands of the construction industry. The modernisation of our production facilities is ongoing. We are continuing to implement state-of-the-art equipment and advanced technical solutions. Next year, we expect a total output of 859 million pieces of quality paper packaging at our three plants in Russia: in Segezha, Salsk and Lobnya,’ noted Aleksey Sitnikov, CEO of Segezha Packaging LLC.

Currently, Segezha Group produces industrial paper packaging at three plants in Russia and seven plants in Europe: in Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Italy, the Czech Republic, Turkey and Romania. The group’s total packaging output is over 1.3 billion sacks per year.

Segezha Group is a leading Russian vertically integrated holding company in the forest industry performing a full cycle of operations from logging to advanced wood processing. The Group is among the largest forest users in Russia. It holds 10.4 million hectares of leased forest resources and 12.7 million cubic meters/year of annual allowable cut. 78% of the Group’s requirement for wood is met by its own harvesting operations. 83% of leased forest areas are voluntarily certified in accordance with generally recognized international standards. Segezha Group manages its forests in a sustainable way and introduces intensive forestry models. Over the past seven years, the Group’s investments have totaled approximately RUB 50 billion. It is the #1 producer of paper for multiwall sacks, industrial paper sacks and sawn timber in Russia, the #2 producer globally of paper for multiwall sacks and industrial paper sacks, and the #5 producer globally of birch plywood. Segezha Group owns assets in 14 countries. The main production facilities are located in Russia. The Group exports its products to more than 100 markets worldwide. Its enterprises employ more than 14,600 people.