On December 5, 2017, a meeting on cooperation between Russian woodworking companies and their Japanese partners took place in Krasnoyarsk. The participants of the meeting discussed main opportunities for development of added-value wood processing in Siberia and its export to Japan. Mr. Seiji Kubo, Director of SHIBA LUMBER CO., LTD that has been playing in our market since 1947, and Mr. Nii Makoto, General Manager of the company in Russia, as well as Andrey Zhukov, Chairperson of the Executive Committee of Siberian Accord Interregional Association and the delegation of BM Group headed by its General Director Alexender Pudovkin were among the discussers.
As a result of the meeting, BM Group and Siberian Accord Interregional Association signed an agreement for cooperation with regard to development of the added-value wood processing sector in the territory of the Siberian Federal District and implementation of a woodworking plant groundwork construction project in Krasnoyarsk Krai.
Alexander Kalievich Pudovkin, General Director of BM Group, expressed his readiness to take part in the project as the species composition of Far-Eastern industrial wood is pretty humble, while Siberian pine and birch products are of a very high demand in the global market. The implementation of this project is directed at the increase of added-value wood processing volumes as a basic wood industry development vector.
In the opinion of the Chairperson of the SAIA Executive Committee, the problem of resource-based export dominance can be solved effectively only through creation of conditions when round timber exportation will become cost-inefficient.