Kronospan GmbH

The United Development Institute - Far East and Arctic Development Corporation (FEDC) and Kronospan GMH Company signed an agreement for the implementation of an investment project in timber processing and organization of production of OSB boards, plywood and lumbers bonded on the sidelines of the VI Eastern Economic Forum, with capital investments of up to RUB 20 billion which would create up to 300 direct new jobs.

03 September 2021

The Kronoshpan company allocated about RUB 226 million for the reconstruction of the laminating line. In total, the concern intends to invest about RUB 1.5 billion in upgrading the production. Even now the plant produces about 700-800 cubic meters of wood particleboard per day and in the next 2-3 months it will reach the planned capacity - a thousand cubic meters of finished products per day.

19 July 2021

On June 4, at the 24th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Vladislav Shapsha, Governor of the Region, and Peter Kaindl, representative of Kronospan Holdings East Limited, signed an investment project agreement for a particle board and laminated particle board factory in the Kaluga Region.

04 June 2021

Kronospan is going to recondition an OSB factory in Bashkiria and plans to become a resident of Alga Special Economic Zone. At the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Radiy Khabirov, Bashkortostan President, Peter Kaindl, Managing Director of Kronospan Holdings East Ltd, and Ardasher Kurbansho, Director General of Kronospan GMH Management Company, signed agreements on two investment projects in the Ufa Region.

04 June 2021

Kronospan Holdings East Ltd. is considering prospects of increasing production output in Bashkiria and planning to invest RUN 18.4 bn in the projects, as First Deputy Prime Minister of Bashkiria - Head of the Government Administration Ilshat Tazhitdinov told Interfax.

27 March 2021

Kaluga Governor Vladislav Shapsha met CEO of Ardasher Kurbanshoh and Harald Purainer, CBDO Kronospan Kaluga, LLC, on October 12 in Kaluga.

12 October 2020

On March 19, Governor Ivan Belozertsev held talks with the director general of Kronospan Holding East Ltd, which specializes in the production of wood-based panels, Tomasz Yanchak.

Last year, Kronospan announced a desire to build a chipboard production plant in the region with a capacity of 300-500 cubic meters per year. The project will be implemented in 2020-2023. The potential investment is 8 billion rubles, production will help create 350 jobs.

19 March 2019

The Austrian Kronospan is considering building a large sawmill facility in the Novosibirsk Region. This was announced at a press conference by Aleksander Zyryanov, Director General of the regional Investment Promotion Agency. He added that Kronospan, when choosing the region for the project, considers the Novosibirsk and Kaliningrad Regions. According to him, the company is interested in several sites in the Novosibirsk Region for the future production, including in the urban-type settlement of Gorny, where it is planned to establish the Priority Social and Economic Development Area. According to Mr Zyryanov, investment in the project is estimated at 20 billion rubles, and the cost of infrastructure construction is worth more than 1 billion rubles. It is expected that the plant will process 5 million cubic meters of wood per year. The company intends to commence construction within three years, said Aleksander Zyryanov.

06 March 2018

Such intentions were expressed by Ardasher Kurbanosho, Kronoshpan’s director general, during his meeting with Ivan Belozertsev, governor of the Penza region.

The company plans to build a woodworking plant to produce chipboards for the furniture industry. "There is such concentration of furniture production nowhere but in the Penza region, where are about 2.5 thousand enterprises. We think that the products of the woodworking plant in the region may be in demand," explained Ardasher Kurbanosho.

15 December 2017

Several sites have been prepared for the investor. Total investments into the project may exceeded EUR 300 MM.

At the on-site meeting of the Regional Government in Maslyanino past weekend, the District Head Vyacheslav Yarmanov noted that Kronospan of Austria had demonstrated its interest in building, within the accelerated development territory at the junctions of three districts (Maslyanino, Cherepanovo and Suzun), its enterprise for wood processing and furniture production.

22 November 2017

The second phase includes putting the production of OSB board in operation, as RBK reports today.

The construction and assembly work is expected to be completed in the end of 2017, and the production will be started in January, 2018.

The first line of the plant in Ufa, producing wood chip board cost the Austrian investor as much as €260m, the production operates with 50% load. The plant is planned to reach its design capacity production, 90,000 cubic meters a month, by the end of the year.

17 July 2017

The Austrian company Kronospan plans to start building a wood processing plant in the Kaluga Region in 2017, the press office of the regional government reported.

“In 2017, the company intends to start building a wood processing plant. Today, wood processing is one of our most important industries. The region needs such investors as Kronospan,” Anatoly Artamonov, Governor of the Kaluga Region, commented.

18 January 2017

Kronospan, an Austrian company, will build a chip and fiber board production facility in the Kaliningrad Region. The facility will use cull timber, cutting and clearing and wood processing waste.

04 August 2016

An agreement on the construction of a plant for the chipboard (MDF) production in special economic zone Kaluga has been concluded between the regional government and Austrian company Kronospan.

The cost of the project is nine billion rubles.

02 June 2016

Austrian group of companies Kronospan has signed a protocol of intent on cooperation in the investment activities with Kaliningrad, Kaluga regions and Bashkiria. The Press Service explained TASS that in accordance with the protocol, Kronospan has announced its plans to invest 600 million euros in the Russian economy during 2016 - 2018 and to develop the export of Russian-made goods to third countries.

01 June 2016

Austrian company Kronospan is interested in the construction of a chipboard plant in the region. The correspondent of Kaliningrad.Ru obtained this information from the Press Service of the regional government.

27 May 2016

A Kronospan plant built in a suburb of Ufa opened in July and the company has virtually completed construction work, Republic of Bashkortostan President Rustem Khamitov told RBK in an interview.

Austria’s Kronospan will manufacture particleboard. Kronospan and the Republic of Bashkortostan government signed an agreement on the construction of the plant in August 2012.

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Kronospan GmbH


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The Kronospan group was founded in 1897 in Lungetts near Salzburg (Austria) as a family business. Today, Kronospan is one of the largest players on the global market for deep timber processing and a leading manufacturer of wood-based panels and laminated floor coverings with more than a century of experience on the market.

The Kronospan group includes 28 woodworking plants in 24 countries.