Kemira has established a new company in St. Petersburg to look after the
sales and marketing of pulp and paper chemicals in Russia. The company,
OOO Kemira HIM, will function as the main contact to customers in Russia.
Sales and marketing connections will be transferred to Kemira HIM from
the joint venture ZAO Kemira-Novo, which will continue to manufacture
paper sizing chemicals in Arkangelsk.
Kemira HIM enables Kemira to significantly reinforce and rationalize its
customer services in the growing Russian pulp and paper chemicals market.
Kemira's main customers include several major companies such as Ilim
Pulp, International Paper/Svetogorsk, Arkangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill, and
Mondi/Syktyvkar. The company also sells chemicals to customers in other
fields of industry.
Kemira HIM has offices in St. Petersburg and Moscow as well as in
Arkangelsk. At this stage, the company employs a staff of 15 persons.
Russia's current paper and board production volume is 7.5 million
tonnes per annum, pulp production 6 million tonnes per annum, and the
consumption of paper and board is expected to grow at the annual rate of
approx. 9%. The share of Russian trade in Kemira's pulp and paper
chemicals is growing.
Kemira is the world leader in supplying chemicals for the pulp and paper
industry. Kemira Pulp&Paper has revenue of approx. EUR 1.1 billion and
employs some 2,500 people in 34 countries.
For further information please contact
Tuomo Keskinen, Pulp Chemicals, General Manager, Sales - Finland,
Russia and Baltic Countries
Mobile +358 50 387 1661
Kari Savolainen, Vice President, Communications
Mobile +358 500 701 729
News source: kauppalehti.fi
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