Segezha Group is a leading Russian vertically integrated pulp and paper holding with a full cycle of logging and advanced wood processing. Segezha comprises Russian and European enterprises in the forestry, wood-processing and pulp-and-paper industries, as well as paper packaging. The Group consists of over 50 enterprises in Russia and 11 other countries, and has a headcount of around 13,000 employees.
Segezha’s business includes four main subdivisions: Paper and Packaging, Wood Processing, Plywood and Wood Resources. The Group's share in the European paper packaging market is 16.5% (#2 in Europe), and 52% in the Russian market (#1 in Russia). The holding ranks #1 in Russia and #4 globally by volume of brown high-quality sack paper output, and #1 worldwide by timber production at 899 thousand cu m a year.
The Group's strategy focuses on expanding production, increasing share of key markets driven by the cost advantages for the Group’s main products, upgrading existing facilities and increasing efficiency. Segezha is implementing a large-scale investment program, including construction of a paper-sack production plant in Rostov region, launch of a new paper-packaging production line at Segezha, construction of a new plywood mill in Kirov and modernization of the Segezha Pulp and Paper Mill (PPM).
In 2015 Segezha Group reported strong growth of revenues (+35.2%) and OIBDA (more than 2x). 69% of revenues are in foreign currency.
Segezha Group is the largest forest user in the European part of Russia, with the total area of leased forest of around 7 mln ha, including FSC-certified resources of 96%. The company’s plans for 2016 include regeration of more than 21,000 ha of forest.
Segezha Group aims to expand its sales geography and increase exports to both traditional markets across Europe and new regions.