“Plitwood” completes construction of birch plywood plant facilities

Plitwood LLC – a joint project of Cherepovets Plywood Mill JSC and Vologodskiye Lesopromyshlenniki Group JSC completed the construction of the buildings of the new plant for the production of wide-format plywood in the settlement of Vokhtoga, Gryazovetsky District, Vologda Region. The main financial partner was Sberbank PJSC. The Expert Council of the Industry Development Fund (VEB.RF Group) granted a preferential loan under the flagship program “Development Projects”. The total budget of the project is more than 12.5 billion rubles.

Active work on the construction site began in 2021. During this time, the main production shop, finished product warehouse, power center, hydrothermal treatment pool, fire extinguishing pump station, other auxiliary facilities and engineering networks have been erected.

More than 250 people from various contractors from Vologda, Yaroslavl, St. Petersburg and other regions are involved daily in the construction of the plywood plant. They continue to install all the necessary engineering networks.

«Of the newly built wood processing enterprises “from scratch” – this is the largest plant in terms of production capacity in Russia – up to 180 thousand cubic meters of products per year. Advanced technological equipment of the leading world brands will be used at the plant. I would also like to point out that the factory is being built next door to OOO VokhtogaLesDrev, which also belongs to our investors. After our plant reaches its design capacity, we can talk about creating a single timber processing cluster.», — notes Dmitry Zachko, general director of Plitwood

The new plywood mill will create over 650 new jobs. Already today more than 70 employees are on the staff and a personnel reserve is being created. In addition, at the enterprise «Cherepovets Plywood and Furniture Mill», which has a license for educational activities, began training the second group of specialists who will work for Plitwood LLC.

Vologodskiye Lesopromyshlenniki Group of Companies – dynamically developing vertically integrated Russian timber holding with a 30-year history and a full cycle of logging and deep wood processing, which ranks 10th in the top 50 largest timber companies in Russia by revenue according to Forest Industry magazine by the end of 2021. The company has 4 logging companies, 2 sawmills, fuel pellets production, 2 wood chipboard/LDF and MDF/LDF plants jointly with ChPMK, and the largest birch plywood plant under construction.