Sumitomo Forestry identified a business opportunity to develop medium density fiberboard (MDF) in New Zealand, where the forestry industry is strong and timber resources are plentiful. Thus, we established Nelson Pine Industries Ltd. (NPIL) in 1984.
NPIL has world-class production capacity for MDF as a single plant, supplying MDF made from sustainable radiata pine to various locations around the world.
NPIL also manufactures structural laminated veneer lumber and other wood products. Their production is environmentally sound, using every piece of every log as raw material, from end to end and including the bark.
Additionally, in 2002 Sumitomo Forestry bought out an Australian MDF manufacturing plant (current Alpine MDF Industries Pty Ltd.). This plant and NPIL combine to ensure an annual MDF production capacity of approximately 500,000 m³.