Russia’s ULK Group is investing close to 400 million euro in one of the country’s biggest sawmill investments in modern times. Their ambition is to have one of the world’s largest and most modern sawmills, with an annual capacity of more than 1 million cubic meters (425,000 MBF) sawn timber and 600,000 t pellets annually, when completed in 2023.
“Our ambition is to build the world’s most modern sawmill, and to do so we must exclusively use suppliers who are technology leaders,” says Artem Samuhin, Deputy General Director for Development of ULK Group.
“Nordautomation’s equipment met the customer’s highest requirements, and we were able to present good references for the log sorters we’ve supplied in the past,” says Timo Kuusisto, Managing Director of Nordautomation Oy. “This is also a great start to our cooperation with Valutec LLC, who represent Nordautomation’s technologies in the Russian market.” Both companies, Valutec and Nordautomation, belong to the same Swedish Addtech Group.
Nordautomation Oy will supply two 60-bin log sorting lines to the project. “We are proud of the order received and that ULK is investing in Finnish technology. We have the ability to meet the highest demands posed by the customer,” says Keijo Lamminen, Sales Director of Nordautomation Oy.
Read article “Nordautomation Oy enters the Russian market” in magazine Timber Industry of Siberia (in Russian) https://lpk-sibiri.ru/news/nordautomation-oy-vyhodit-na-rynok-rossii/.