UPM Chudovo Plywood Mill
UPM Chudovo Mills consists of both a plywood and veneer mill. Chudovo is situated in the Novgorod Region in Russia, approx. 120 km south of St Petersburg.
110,000 m3 plywood and veneer
Plywood for building, furniture industry, interior lining, transportation and construction industry
1988 ZAO Chudovo-RWS was established as a joint company by Soviet company Novgorodlesprom and Finnish companies Raute and Schauman Wood (one of UPM's predecessor companies)
1990 Plywood production started
2002 Raute sold its shares to Schauman Wood (Schauman Wood owns 60% of the mill)2003 A new production line was built for rotary cut veneer manufacturing
2004 UPM-Kymmene Wood Oy is established
2005 UPM acquires the 40 % minority shareholding from the shareholders of UPM's Russian partner Novgorodlesprom. UPM becomes owner of ZAO Chudovo-RWS
2006 Name changes into UPM, Chudovo Mills
2006 New rotary cutting and drying line installed
2008 Celebrates its first million cubic metres
2018 Celebrates its two million cubic metres
2019 Mill expansion investment is estimated to be completed. The project consists of new plywood production lines including all machinery needed for veneer and plywood manufacturing. Also a new bio heat boiler is built at site.