Materials GroupForest Products Division
Major Products and Areas
- Wood chips and biomass fuel
- Pulp and waste paper
- Paper, paperboard and sanitary products
- Building & construction materials and wood products
Developing a Diverse Portfolio of Forest Product Related Businesses
Marubeni is conducting various businesses ranging from forest plantation, 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.
Forest plantation business in two countries
Marubeni has been conducting its forest plantation business since the 1990s. At present, we are operating two projects in two countries, with a total of approximately 130,000 hectares of tree plantable land (the total work area is approximately 300,000 hectares). We have also been researching the utilization of forest resources in creating a future decarbonized society.
Domestic Containerboard Manufacturing Business & Overseas Expansion
As demand continues to grow in Asia, Marubeni considers the packaging business to be an area of top importance.
Domestically, we manage and operate Koa Kogyo Co., Ltd. (located in Fuji City) and Fukuyama Paper Co., Ltd. (located in Osaka City); our strength is our unique combination of manufacturing and distribution into one discipline. Overseas, we operate a paperboard manufacturing company in Vietnam, and we will use this company as a starting point to expand our business domain in the growing markets of many Asian countries.
Global Expansion of Hygiene Products Business
We have invested in a Brazilian personal care paper products manufacturer in order to provide high-quality products and services to people around the world and contribute to the realization of a hygienic environment and safe, comfortable living. In the future, we aim to expand our personal care paper products business globally, focusing on China and other emerging countries.