Sumitomo Forestry Group companies manufacturing wood building materials both within and outside of Japan carry out programs to ensure that their timber and building materials are of the highest quality.
All six plants in Japan operated by Sumitomo Forestry Crest Co., Ltd. are integrated with ISO9001.
They maintain systems for improving quality based on the Company President's quality policy and manufacture high quality products while using a strict system of process controls.
Also, they use a quality information management system and work to quickly reflect customer opinions and complaints back to each plant.
Sumitomo Forestry Group promotes the acquisition of certification that guarantees timber quality, such as JIS, JAS, and ISO, and is constructing systems to provide high-quality products that customers can use with confidence.
|Group Company||Country||Type of Certification||Date Acquired|
|Sumitomo Forestry Crest Co., Ltd.||Japan||ISO9001||March 19991|
|Sumitomo Forestry Landscaping Co., Ltd
Environmental Greenification Division
|Sumitomo Forestry Home Engineering Co., Ltd.||Japan||ISO9001
|Alpine MDF Industries Pty Ltd.
|Australia||New JIS certification||September 2008|
|CARB certification2||January 2009|
|Nelson Pine Industries Ltd. (NPIL)||New Zealand||JIS certification for fiberboard||March 2003|
|New JIS certification||May 2008|
|CARB certification||October 2008|
|PT. Kutai Timber Indonesia (KTI)||Indonesia||CARB certification||November 2009|
|PT. Rimba Partikel Indonesia (RPI)||Indonesia||JIS certification||March 2007|
|CARB certification||February 2009|
|PT. Sinar Rimba Pasifik (SRP)||Indonesia||JAS||March 2012|
|PT. AST Indonesia (AST)||Indonesia||ISO9001||October 2002|
|Fuxin Sumirin Wood Products Co., Ltd.||China||Plywood for general use JAS||July 2010|
|CARB certification||August 2010|
|LVL certification||December 2010|
|Minister-level certification||February 2012|
In fiscal 2012, Sumitomo Forestry Crest carried out quality-improvement initiatives in each of its production divisions to reduce by 25% the number of complaints compared to the previous year. In addition, all plants are developing their ISO9001 certification into a company-wide quality management system.