OREANDA-NEWS. Ilim Group, one of the leading pulp and paper companies in the world and a major supplier of pulp and paper products in China, today signed a strategic partnership agreement with Anhui Publishing Group, the leading publishing house in the Chinese province of Anhui.

The signing ceremony at Radisson Royal Hotel in Moscow was attended by Mr Wang Min, President of Anhui Publishing Group, and Mr Timofey Sokolenko, Vice-President for Sales Management of Ilim Group, in the presence of the leadership of Anhui province during their official visit to Russia.

Under the agreement, the parties agreed to strengthen their partnership, which is aimed at promoting Ilim Group’s products in the Chinese market. The companies plan to increase the volume of pulp and paper sales to 100,000 tons of products per year.

Anhui Publishing Group is a major publishing holding which includes publishing houses, and benefits from state contracts for printing textbooks and other literature. Ilim Group’s partnership with Anhui Publishing Group started in 2006. Since then, the annual sales volume of Ilim Group has continued growing and has exceeded 400,000 tons, which corresponds to USD 100 million.