Our Business

Taking Our Sustainable Business Model Utilizing the Power of the Forests Worldwide

Business Activities

A global network spread out over the world allows us to provide a stable supply of high-quality timber. As a leading timber and building materials trading company in Japan, we are pursuing a broad range of operations, from procurement to manufacturing to logistics.

In response to worsening environmental problems and heightened demand for housing and building materials the world over, we are engaging in a number of sustainable businesses overseas- in Asia, North America, Oceania and other regions- that make use of the special properties of trees and wood.

Based around our new custom-built housing business, Sumitomo Forestry is developing a wide range of housing and wood products businesses including the remodeling and renovation business and greening business.

In addition to comfortable homes, Sumitomo Forestry provides a wide range of lifestyle services, including operation of nursing homes with special care facilities, the manufacture and sale of agricultural products, and insurance services. We continually strive to create new services which contribute to a higher quality of life.

We are implementing the planned management of broad tracts of company-owned forests in Japan, based on the principle of "sustainable forestry" whereby trees are planted, forests are cultivated, the resulting wood is utilized as a resource, and the harvested areas are replanted. As well as being involved in the supply of timber, we are also engaged in numerous other businesses to help find solutions to environmental problems.

Sumitomo Forestry Group

List of Sumitomo Forestry Group

List of Sumitomo Forestry Group

We demonstrate the collective strength as the Sumitomo Forestry Group through a variety of business developments.

Sumitomo Forestry Group Business Introduction (Movie)

Sumitomo Forestry Group Business Introduction (Movie)

Together with the times, together with the world. Sumitomo Forestry.

This video introduces Sumitomo Forestry's philosophy and business expansion, along with their individual features and future potential.
Sumitomo's history / Sumitomo Forestry's history / Nurturing forests / Enhancing the value of timber and building materials / Building houses, developing communities / Creating a new culture of wood / Creating a future for wood / Social contribution activities

Research & Development

Tsukuba Research Institute

Tsukuba Research Institute

Sumitomo Forestry's Tsukuba Research Institute was established in Tsukuba Science City, Ibaraki Prefecture, in 1991. The facility develops technologies to make more effective use of wood in a wide range of fields.