Nelson Pine Industries Ltd

Phone: 03 543 8800
Address: 520 Lower Queen St, Richmond

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Innovative Leaders in the world of wood processing

Nelson Pine Industries is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Sumitomo Forestry Company Ltd of Tokyo, Japan. The Sumitomo Group was established in Japan in 1691, in the field of mineral exploration. The Sumitomo Forestry Company Ltd was formed in 1948 and is now one of Japan’s largest forestry based companies.

GoldenEdge MDF is recognised as the leading brand in New Zealand and in worldwide export markets. A parallel status is now developing in export markets for NelsonPine LVL, based on the same strategy of a consistent, high quality product delivered to key markets by reliable and frequent shipping services.

Nelson Pine Industries was established in 1984, as a manufacturing facility to add value to the Nelson region’s renewable resource of Pinus radiata plantation forests. Production of Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) started in 1986, with a second line commissioned in 1991. The third line, commissioned in 1997, made Nelson Pine Industries one of the largest single site producers of Medium Density Fibreboard in the world.

In May 2000 the company announced plans for a NZ$80 million LVL plant at its Richmond site. Production from the veneer plant where logs are lathe peeled began in November 2001, followed in March 2002 with commissioning of the LVL plant where veneers are laminated by hot pressing into a beam form. Since then NelsonPine LVL has gained a niche in the construction sector in New Zealand and in offshore markets.