Ulyanovsk Region Continues Construction of Corrugated Packaging Plant
On October 21, Governor Sergey Morozov visited the construction site of AO "Arkhbum" and examined it.
The plant for production of corrugated cardboard packaging will be located in Zavolzhsky District, Ulyanovsk. The company is reconstructing production facilities of the former Electromash plant.
“We should pay particular attention to this microdistrict in 2021: the residential area, the social infrastructure, the road network and outdoor amenities - everything must be installed, adjusted and set in the ideal state. And our investment partners are to open the plant in the second quarter of next year,” - said Sergey Morozov.
The relevant investment agreement was signed this July between the Government of Ulyanovsk Region, the Ulyanovsk Region Development Corporation and the investor.
“This investment project is very interesting for us because it is implemented in the microdistrict, which has problems with jobs and new industries. For a long time, we have had the task to attract an investor to this place. Opening of the new facility will significantly change life and image of this microdistrict. Next year, 150 residents of the region will start working here; by the end of the project, more than 250 people will find employment,” - said Igor Ryabikov, Executive Director of Ulyanovsk Region Development Corporation.
Currently, all pre-construction activities have been completed: concrete floor has been poured, foundations have been laid for the boiler room and equipment, and roof covering is being installed. “We have connected all utility lines and are currently working on external infrastructure,” said Alexey Vtoriy, Deputy Director General of AO "Arkhbum". “By the end of the year, we are planning to prepare a site for production equipment to begin its installation in the first two months of 2021.”
The new facility can manufacture 192 million square meters of corrugated cardboard and products per year. The investor expects to launch the first stage of production in 2021.
“The plant will make high-quality corrugated packaging. The technology is simple: we glue cardboard sheets together, make corrugated cardboard using them and cut it into boxes. The production does not include any complex chemical processes. We are going to supply our goods to the Ulyanovsk region's market and the ones in neighboring territories,” - said Irina Galakhova, Director General of AO "Arkhbum".
As a reference:
AO "Arkhbum" is an affiliated company of AO "Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill" (founded in 1940). The sole shareholder of APPM is Pulp Mill Holding GmbH (Austria). The company is one of the leading wood chemical companies in Russia and Europe. It specializes in production of cardboard and pulp, paper and items made of it.