About Us

We at the Sumitomo Forestry Group are engaged in various business activities pivoting on trees. The Sumitomo Forestry Group has accumulated technologies and expertise related to wood almost 330 years since our foundation. We use these and demonstrate our unique strengths of customer trust, a network within and outside of Japan and cultivated brand strength, and we will continue to contribute to the realization of a sustainable and prosperous society through all services related to people’s lifestyles.

Sumitomo Forestry
Group Business Introduction

Corporate Information

Achievements

We have built our own value chain, from forest management and forestation businesses around the world to procurement, distribution, manufacturing and processing through a global network, as well as providing all services related to people’s lives such as housing construction.

Timber and Building Materials Business

  • Volume of sustainable timber used as primary building material

    1,478

    thousand m³

  • Total production volume at international manufacturing subsidiaries

    1,095

    thousand m³

(Fiscal 2019)

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Housing and Construction Business

  • Number of houses completed

    7,427

    units

(Fiscal 2019)

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Overseas Housing and Real Estate Business

  • Number of units sold (U.S. and Australia)

    10,390

    units

(Fiscal 2019)

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Environment and Resources Business

Company-owned or -managed forest area

  • Japan

    48

    thousand ha

  • Overseas

    231

    thousand ha

(As of March 31, 2020)

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Lifestyle Services Business

  • Number of nursing home management facilities

    20

    facilities

  • Total units of nursing home facilities

    1,764

    units

(As of October, 2020)

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Overseas Business

Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia has long supported worldwide timber demand. However, the supply and demand situation for natural forest timber has tightened up in recent years, with a decline in forested land and stricter control of illegal logging.
Sumitomo Forestry is working to provide a stable timber supply over the long term by increasing production capacity and through advancing large-scale forestation.

List of bases

East Asia

In line with economic growth in China, the local timber and building materials markets are rapidly expanding, and housing demand is also showing a sudden upsurge. As such, Sumitomo Forestry will take steps to respond to the growing demand for timber, wooden building materials and housing by strengthening its business operations and through regional market development in East Asia.

List of bases

Oceania

The Australian housing market is continuing to expand along with sudden population surges due to the country's immigration policies. Sumitomo Forestry has entered the local housing market through a tie-up with a local housing builder. We are expanding our business as a housing builder with a combination of high-level construction expertise and stable supply capacity.

List of bases

North America / Europe

Being home to the world's leading timber exporter and large timber and building materials markets, North America is a major presence on the global stage. Sumitomo Forestry made an early entrance into the North American market, establishing a procuring and exporting infrastructure while also selling spec homes in the region.

List of bases

Investor Relations

IR information for our shareholders and investors.

Sustainability

We support the development of a sustainable society through businesses that leverage forests and wood.