Ilim Timber is one of the world's top sawn timber producers.

The company's production facilities are located in Eastern Siberia as well as in the northern and southern regions of Germany. The company has sales offices in Europe and China. Ilim Timber ranks top among the leaders of the global sawmill industry in terms of efficiency and production volumes.


230,000 cbm per year

Sawn timber

2,650,000 cbm per year


Ilim Timber was established in 2007 on the basis of the sawmill and woodworking assets of Ilim Pulp corporation. In 2010, the company acquired two sawmills in Germany, formerly part of the Klausner Group.


Ilim Timber becomes Europe's largest sawn timber exporter to the US market.

Ilim Nordic Timber’s output climbs above 1 million cbm of marketable products.

The Bratsk subsidiary launches the production of high-grade plywood from Siberian larch.


Tolleson Lumber (USA) plants are sold to the Canadian sawmilling company Interfor (

The Bratsk subsidiary starts up a sanding line and upgrades its plywood trimming facility.

Ilim Timber strengthens its global presence and, with products being sold in more than 70 countries, ramps up production volumes at all its sites.


A major capacity upgrade of Bratsk plywood mill in 2012 enabled to increase the output from 160,000 cbm to 230,000 cbm plywood per year. The mill employs the advanced technology of Raute, Valon Kone and Hashimoto to ensure high-quality products.


Ilim Timber acquires Tolleson Lumber (USA) plants in order to expand its business in the US market.

Ilim Timber is in the top 10 largest lumber producers with a volume over 2.5 million cbm per year.

Ilim Timber becomes Russia's largest sawn timber exporter to the Chinese market.


Ilim Timber acquires two large German plants from the Klausner Group (Mecklenburg and Bavaria).

Ilim Timber opens its office in Shanghai to boost the sales of lumber in China and Southeast Asia.


Ilim Timber holding is established on the basis of the sawmill and woodworking assets of Ilim Pulp corporation.

The holding operates sawmills, a plywood factory and a fiberboard production plant in Russia’s north-west and east Siberia.


Ust-Ilimsk LDZ, the largest sawmill in Russia, is founded.

The Ust-Ilimsk sawmill and the Bratsk plywood mill have operated within the Ilim Pulp timber industry corporation until 2007.


We are committed to making softwood lumber and plywood available to consumers all over the world.


Boris Zingarevich

Boris Zingarevich

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Major Shareholder and Founder of Ilim Timber

Boris Zingarevich graduated from the Leningrad Technological Institute of the Pulp and Paper Industry with a degree in Engineering.

He is Vice-President of the Russian Association of Pulp and Paper Enterprises and a member of the Russian-German Intergovernmental Working Group on Strategic Cooperation in the Field of Economics and Finance (SWG). He also represents Russia in the Expert Committee on the Forestry Complex of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Alexander Sovetnikov

Alexander Sovetnikov


Alexander Sovetnikov became head of the company in 2011 after previously working as Director for Investments and Production for two years.

Until 2010 he was COO at Sveza (Moscow HQ), the world's largest manufacturer of birch plywood. Since 1979 he held leadership positions at aviation industry.

Alexander Sovetnikov graduated from the Kuibyshev Aviation University with a degree in Engineering.

Sales areas


of total

Austria Belgium United Kingdom Germany Greece Denmark Spain Italy Latvia Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Finland France Croatia Czech Republic Switzerland Sweden Estonia
Afghanistan Vietnam India Индонезия China Korea Nepal Pakistan Singapore Thailand Taiwan Philippines Japan
Russia Azerbaijan Kazakhstan Uzbekistan Turkmenistan
Bahrain Georgia Israel Jordan Qatar Kuwait Lebanon United Arab Emirates Saudi Arabia Turkey
Algeria Egypt Libya Morocco Namibia Tunisia Sudan South Africa
Brazil Canada Colombia Mexico Panama USA

Production sites

Ilim Timber subsidiary in Ust-Ilimsk


600,000 cbm per year

Ilim Timber Bavaria


800,000 cbm per year

Ilim Nordic Timber


1,200,000 cbm per year

Ilim Timber subsidiary in Bratsk


230,000 cbm per year

Ilim Timber Industry

22А, Sinopskaya Naberezhnaya,
St. Petersburg
191167 Russia +7(812) 332 7227 +7(812) 332 7375

Ilim Nordic Timber GmbH & Co.KG  

2, Am Haffeld,
23970 Germany +49(3841) 254 0 +49(3841) 254 100

Ilim Timber Bavaria GmbH

5, Franz-Kollmann-Str.
Landsberg am Lech
86899 Germany +49 (8191) 9471 0 +49 (8191) 9471 100

Shanghai Representative Office

24F-C07, 168 Mid-Yincheng Rd,
Pudong, Shanghai
200120, P.R.China +86 (21) 508 72280