Ilim Timber, Swiss-based international company, 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
2,650,000 cbm per year
We are committed to making softwood lumber and plywood available to consumers all over the world.
CEO Ilim Timber, Business Unit Russia
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.
CEO Ilim Timber, Business Unit Germany
Michael Liche became head of the companies Ilim Nordic Timber GmbH & Co.KG and Ilim Timber Bavaria GmbH (Ilim Timber Germany or Business Unit Germany) in 2019 after previously working as Chief Operating Officer and Head of Controlling.
He was working for 9 years at the company Beiersdorf AG before he joined Ilim Timber Germany (or Business Unit Germany) in 2012.
Michael Liche graduated from the Hamburger Fern-Hochschule in Business and Administration.
Ilim Timber was established in 2007.
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 (www.interfor.com)
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 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.
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