Art-Market plans to export up to 1500 m3 of wood per month

The Art-Market company was founded in 2013 and initially specialized in the sale of automotive air conditioning systems for commercial vehicles – refrigeration units, air conditioning and heating systems, engine preheaters, etc.

In 2018, the company started harvesting timber. “In the Republic of Bashkiria in Russia, we have leased three forest areas,” explains Arthur Sitdikov, founder and director of Art-Market. – Today, the total authorized cutting area guaranteed by the company is approximately 15,000 m3 per year. This is in addition to other auctions we attend. The company sells domestically harvested timber: it supplies birch veneer logs to the Sveza mill and softwood sawlogs to a local sawmill.

In 2021, the management of the company decides to start its own sawmill. On the territory of 2 hectares, a sawmill building with a total area of ​​600 m2 was built. “Russian-made band sawmills have been installed in the plant,” says Artur Sitdikov. – In the near future, we plan to upgrade it and are currently in negotiation with equipment suppliers. One such company is Altayspetsmash. The modernization of the production facilities will allow the company to achieve its objective: to produce 3,000 m3 of raw and dry wood per month. The company has several outsourced drying chambers, which enables it to produce high quality dry sawn timber.

About half of the wood produced by Art-Market will be sold on the domestic market. “We are ready to supply around 50% of the total production volume to foreign markets,” says Artur Sitdikov. “In the future, we plan to ship around 1,000 to 1,500 m3 of sawn timber for export every month.”
The company initially considered Europe as one of the sales markets for its sawn products. However, due to the sanctions imposed on Russia and subsequent restrictions in the management of the logistics company, adjustments were made to these plans.

“Now we are considering the markets of the CIS countries – Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, etc. – says Arthur Sitdikov. – These markets today are the most logistically comfortable. So far, we are studying only these areas , working out all the nuances of product deliveries.To work effectively, you need to understand the needs of a particular market, study the characteristics of the products demanded in this market, so that our wood is advised according to all standards and requirements of a particular market. After all, different countries have different geometric tolerances, requirements for humidity, chemical and phytosanitary treatment.”

The company plans to work on a bespoke basis with customers in export markets. Order times depend on the size of the lot. “For example, we can produce an order of 30 to 40 m3 in one week,” explains Artur Sitdikov. – It will take about 20 days to produce 120 m3. The delivery time in each case will be calculated individually, since it is now very difficult to set fixed conditions. »

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