Ilim Group is the largest pulp and paper organization in Russia. Ilim Group’s upper management team made the long trip to Canada in December to get a closer look at the Tigercat manufacturing plants in Ontario.
Headquartered in St. Petersburg, Ilim Group is the largest pulp and paper organization in Russia. Its mills account for more than 75% of the total pulp production in the country and the company’s harvesting operation is currently running twelve Tigercat machines – three 870C track feller bunchers, three skidders, two H855C harvesters with 575 harvesting heads and four T250D track loaders.
The upper management team made the long trip to Canada to get a closer look at the Tigercat manufacturing plants in Ontario. After touring the Tigercat facilities, the group ﬂew to northern Alberta to visit the logging operations of Joe Martushev, whose ancestors settled in Canada after emigrating from Russia a couple of generations ago.
The ﬁeld visit gave the Ilim representatives a unique opportunity to speak with Canadian-based loggers in their native language and to get ﬁrst hand feedback on the equipment. It was also helpful in that the Alberta conditions and operations are quite similar to Russia.