October 16, 2017

Sawmills in US South have 25-30% margin and those in Eastern Canada just around 10-15%

- In August International Wood Markets Group was sold to Forest Economic Advisors. Why did you decide to sell the company? - I think that it is mainly a succession strategy. FEA is very heavily focused on North America. We're focused on North America too and we do a lot of international reports an...
August 2, 2016

We do our best to protect the product as much as possible and extend its ‘life in bag’

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– Segezha Packaging LLC, a part of Segezha Group, is constantly ramping up its capacity. What is the point, if you are already ranking number one in Russia and second in Europe for output of paper bags? – We are, indeed, the leader in production of paper bags in Russia. The company is n...
April 7, 2016

Wooden construction in Europe

Since the beginning of times humans have built from wood and it was the first building material used to build homes, temples and churches. But through history we have seen other building materials, such as stone, bricks and concrete emerge as technological innovations took place. During the past ye...
March 10, 2016

New opportunities for Segezha Group: a strategy for building leadership

In early 2015, LesInvest (Investlesprom) Group was renamed into Segezha Group. The new name carries a long history and new business opportunities. The Lesnaya Industriya Magazine talks to Maria Vasilkova, Vice President for Strategic Development, to find out what the Company has achieved in the past...
March 3, 2016

Extension of contracts will increase the term of the forest lease in Russia up to 98 years

Interview with Ivan Valentik, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation and Head of the Federal Forestry Agency. Forests are a national asset. What are the main revenues and expenditures in managing this asset? Forests are essential economic resources and an ecolog...
September 14, 2015

The outlook for the European sawmilling industry is rather good

The European sawmilling industry had quite a good start in the early 2014. Demand was slowly picking up in most major markets and the supply demand balance was good and prices were increasing which allowed sawmills results to improve. During the second half of the year in 2014 production in Europe s...
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