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Increasing Production Capacity as a Manufacturing Base of Quality Timber and Building Materials

Nelson Pine Industries Ltd.

Sumitomo Forestry, seeing a business opportunity in New Zealand where the forestry industry is strong, established Nelson Pine Industries Ltd. (NPIL) in 1984 to utilize the abundant timber resources for expansion of our medium density fiberboard (MDF) business.

In June 2016, the Sumitomo Forestry Group acquired approximately 30,000 hectares of timberlands in New Zealand. NPIL is able to obtain a steady supply of good quality radiata pine from these timberlands, leading to the manufacture of products of even higher quality. These products are supplied to various countries around the world—mainly China, India, and Southeast Asia—through Sumitomo Forestry's overseas distribution network.

In addition to MDF, NPIL also manufactures structural laminated veneer lumber and other wood products. Faithfully implementing the environmental philosophy handed down from Sumitomo Forestry, NPIL's production uses every piece of log as raw material, from end to end and including the bark.

Development of wide-range Housing Businesses in Australia

Community developed by
Henley Properties Group

House of Wisdom Properties Group

House of Scott Park Group

Sumitomo Forestry established a joint venture with major Australian homebuilder Henley Properties Group in 2008, and started construction and sales of single family homes in Australia. In 2009, Sumitomo Forestry began its equity participation in Henley Properties Group, developing mainly its order homes business in Victoria (Henley), Queensland (Plantation) and New South Wales (Edgewater).

Henley Properties Group was awarded the HIA Professional Major Builder Award by Housing Industry Australia (HIA) in Victoria 3 times (2013, 2014 and 2019) and also in Queensland for 8 consecutive years since 2012. The award acknowledges top home builder based on criteria such as industry leadership, customer satisfaction, business and financial. In 2019, the company won such awards in both states, and in 2015, the company won the awards as Australia’s No.1 home builder. As such, the company is well-known for its high credibility in the industry.

In 2016, Sumitomo Forestry acquired shares of Wisdom Properties Group which engages in housing business in New South Wales. The company provides houses responding to various needs under its “Wisdom Homes” brand that focuses primarily on two-story homes for the middle- to upper-class. It also provides more affordable houses under its “Hoot Homes” brand. The company also conducts residential greening business with its expertise in landscaping, including gardens and pools.

In December 2019, Sumitomo Forestry expanded its scale and geographical area by acquiring shares of Scott Park Group, which engages in housing business in Western Australia. The company operates in 3 different brands to respond to various needs. “Redink Homes” brand has expertise in reflecting customer’s request, “101 Residential” brand focuses on providing two-story housing to move up families, and “B1 Homes” brand mainly provides homes to first time buyers.

Sumitomo Forestry will expand its efforts in further developing the Australian housing industry, through know-how and skills developed in Japan to build environmentally friendly homes.

Sumitomo Forestry Group

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