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The Raute drying plant.
The Raute drying plant.

26 October 2022


In the Year 1881:
– foundation of “Society of Technical Research of Forestry Products” sawmill in the village of Orzhiv in Volyn province.
– Beginning of the ХХ century – parquet and plywood production started, followed by furniture production. Around two hundreds of workers are busy in production of high-quality parquet, plywood and sawn timber from oak and coniferous species.

– Year 1905 – foundation of trade union, which was transformed into trade union department of wood-working industry workers in 1923.
– Year 1915 – wood processing factories in Orzhiv were closed due to World War I. Total number of workers before closure amounted 633.
– Production was renewed after the war and over 300 of workers were employed in year 1937. – Factory was partly ruined during World War II.       Reconstruction was started in 1944; in 1946 the factory with 231 employees dispatched its first products.
– Year 1970 – rebuilding of plywood factory with capacity increase to 25 thousands m3 of plywood per year.
– Year 1987 – new plywood factory, equipped with finish machinery «Raute», has started operation; production capacities during years of crisis in 90th of the ХХ century amounted five to fifteen thousand m3 of plywood per year.
– Year 1998 – Ukrainian-Dutch joint venture “ODEK” founded. Dutch investments allowed to increase the production capacities to projected 50 thousands m3 of plywood in year 2004.
– Year 2016 – additional investments increased plywood output capacities to 90,000 m3/year.
For more information contact:

ODEK LLC, Mr. Dmytro Sementsov, Export Manager
9 Zavodska Str.
UA-35313 ORZHIV, Rivne Region / Ukraine
Tel.+38 0362 693608 / Fax +38 0362 693610 / E-mail:  / E-mail:

AUTE Corp, Mr. Sauli Salmela, Export Manager
Lankkukuja 3
FI-87400 KAJAANI / Finland
Tel. +358 3 82911 / Fax +358 8 6121982 / E-mail: / E-mail: