Chemical & Forest Products GroupForest Products Division
Major Products and Areas
- Wood chips and biomass fuel
- Pulp and waste paper
- Paper and paperboard
- Building & construction materials such as plywood and cement
Wide-ranging businesses related to paper pulp
Marubeni is conducting various businesses ranging from tree planting, manufacturing of pulp, and manufacturing and trading of paper products. Also, in the biomass fuel business which is expected to have increasing demand, Marubeni will strengthen its efforts in the sales of Vietnamese pellets.
Tree planting business in three countries
Marubeni has been conducting its tree planting business since the 1990s, and is now controlling four projects in three countries, which have 210,000 hectares of land for planting trees. Cut and processed chips are used as paper-manufacturing materials. Marubeni will continue to focus on securing renewable wooden resources which will continue to be re-valued in the future.
Corrugated container business in ASEAN
There is growing need for high-value added corrugated container products in Asia as foreign companies expand operations there. In this region, Marubeni is focusing on increasing revenues by positioning industrial paper production and sales business as priority areas. The container board and box manufacturer, GS Paper & Packaging Sdn Bhd ("GSPP"), in Malaysia, is steadily increasing profits, and plays a key role in Marubeni’s ASEAN business.