The pencil factory was established in 1934, being a unique enterprise not only for Russia, but also for the countries of the former USSR. The company produced pencils from Siberian cedar, the quality of which is highly appreciated by artists and architects. In particular, one of the buyers of the factory's products was the Czech pencil brand Koh-i-Noor. Now a foreign company purchases wood exported from the Russian Federation in China.
The production capacity allowed the factory to produce up to 12 million pencils monthly. However, by the beginning of 2020, production at the factory was actually stopped. The prosecutor's office began receiving appeals from employees complaining about non-payment of wages. The amount of debt owed to employees was about 600 thousand. In total, the company employed about 100 people.
The Novosibirsk printing house applied for the insolvency of the enterprise, demanding 500 thousand. The trial that began led to the fact that in January 2022 the company was declared bankrupt.
In Tomsk, the factory was located on a plot of land with an area of 14.7 thousand square meters. meters. In 2019-2020, the "daughter" of Sibagro Holding became the owner of the property complex. The firm acted as an investor in the construction of several hotels that began last year. One of them will be located in the place where the factory's production shop was previously located.
In the current appeal to arbitration, the managing director Sergey Krasnov could not determine the amount of the subsidy that he demands to recover from Alexander Ostashkov. The opportunity to do this will appear after the process of forming the register of creditors is completed. To date, it includes a debt of 248 million rubles. It may also include another 175.3 million. This will happen if the court supports the application of Viacom-Invest.