26 Postysheva str., Arkhangelsk, Russia
Sawmill 25 is the leader among the sawmills in the North-West of Russia. The company’s major exported products are kiln-dried timber and wood pellets. Pulp chips are sold locally as a by-product. The company specializes in softwood processing (spruce comprises 65% and pine comprises 35% of overall raw material processing volume).

Sawmill 25 timber products have a huge success among the customers as a sustainable high quality production. Regular work on the production quality improvement is an essential part of the sawmill’s daily activities.

The company’s geography is getting wider: its products are successfully supplied to Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Switzerland, Denmark, Egypt, as well as to the domestic market..

The whole production is shipped for export from the Sawmill 25 berths and delivered to customers by sea vessels. JSC “Northern Shipping Company” and “Wijnne&Barend`s” (the Netherlands) have been company’s key partners in the sphere of transportation for a long time.

The sawmill consists of 2 production units – Maimaksa and Tsiglomen.

  • Maimaksa unit is situated in the Maimaksa district of Arkhangelsk, on the right bank of the Maimaksa river (one of the Northern Dvina’s navigable armlets), in the western part of Povrakulsky peninsula. It lies 20 km away from the city centre, the bank line of the plant is 2.5 km.
  • Tsiglomen unit is situated in the Tsiglomen settlement of Arkhangelsk, on the left bank of the Northern Dvina’s Nikolsky armlet, the bank line of the plant is 3 km.

The total area of the plant is 138,9 hectares.

Total capacity of Sawmill 25 two production units enables to process over 1 million cubic meters of logs per year.

The Maimaksa production unit

Maimaksa production unit complex includes:

1) Sawmilling:

  • Log sorting line
  • Conveyer systems for sawmilling by-products by AS «Hekotek» (Estonia)
  • Debarking machine by «Valon Kone OY» (Finland)
  • Profiling line by «Linck Holzverarbeitungstechnik GmbH» (Germany)
  • Green timber sorting line by «Lekopa OY» (Finland)

2) 10 compartment kilns, 5 continuous kilns by WS Valutec OY

3) Dry sorting and packaging line by AS «Hekotek»

4) 230 meter long reinforced concrete berth with 12 meter deep quay wall

5) 3 portal cranes for loading timber aboard the vessel

6) 2 sheds for end products storage with total storage capacity of up to 30 thousand cubic meters of timber

7) 15 MW CHP plant with 2.2 MW turbine generator

8) Wood pellet plant

9) Own mechanical repair base and power utilities

10) Transport department providing technological process with transport units.

The Tsiglomen production unit

Tsiglomen production unit complex includes:

1) 1) Sawmilling:

  • Log sorting line
  • Conveyer systems for sawmilling by-products by AS «Hekotek» (Estonia)
  • Debarking machine by «Valon Kone OY» (Finland)
  • Profiling line by «Linck Holzverarbeitungstechnik GmbH» (Germany)
  • Green timber sorting line by «Lekopa OY» (Finland)

2) 10 compartment kilns, 5 continuous kilns by WS Valutec OY

3) Dry sorting and packaging line by AS «Hekotek»

4) 360 meter reinforced concrete berth equipped with two portal cranes

5) 4 sheds for end products storage with total storage capacity of up to 36 thousand cubic meters of timber

6) 19 MW CHP plant with 3,3 MW turbine generator supplies the production with heat and electric power.

7) Owned mechanical repair base and power utilities

8) Transport department providing technological process with transport facilities.
Sawmill 25 is the biggest timber producer in the North-West of Russia, strictly following all the environmental regulations of the Russian Federation.

The sawmill does its best to minimize the harmful environmental impact through constantly improving production technologies. The production modernization is not only aimed at getting the economic effect but also at reducing energy consumption and polluting emissions as well as prevention and excluding of other ecological risks. 

Processing the wood of unique ecological value, harvested in the northern forests, Sawmill 25 is aware of its responsibility for the environment preservation and sustainable use of natural resources.

In its activity the company complies with all the ecological and environmental regulations of the Russian legislation, as well as establishes partnership with non-governmental ecological organizations such as Greenpeace and WWF. Sawmill 25 is a member of the Association of Environmentally Responsible Timber Producers of Russia.

In order to meet the global market’s demands, the management of Sawmill 25 has conducted a volunteer forest certification according to Forest Stewardship Council ® (FSC) standards. As a result, the company was given a FSC chain of custody certificate with registration number NC-COC-014261. Certification is vitally important for an export-oriented company; it strengthens the company’s position in the environmentally sensitive Western European markets. This activity is also addressed to the development of sustainable forest management principles at the enterprises of the “Titan” Group.