Chip-Mill


Sabah Softwoods Berhad (SSB) owned the region's most sophisticated chip mill, it is the largest integrated woodchip mill in Sabah and Malaysia. The mill is not only a principal link in Innoprise Corporation Sdn. Bhd's outstanding chain of timber operation, it is a remarkable industrial enterprise in its own right, and a first of its kind in the country. Designed by USA Fulghum Industries, this chip mill is situated at Sg. Udin about 45 minutes drive from Tawau town. Installation of machineries was done in May 1997 and completed at the end of October the same year.

The chipmill commenced production of woodchips in 1998 and this activity has propelled SSB as a leading supplier of woodchips from Malaysia with an annual production volume of 100,000 Bone Dry Metric Tonne (BDMT) which is equivalent to 180,000 Green Metric Tonne (GMT). SSB's Chip Mill is the only mill in the country designed to process high volume of man made forest plantation timber at low cost. The woodchips are mainly exported to Japan, China and a few other countries in South East Asia.

In March 2007, SSB's Chip Mill operation received Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) - "Chain-Of-Custody" (COC) Certification for woodchip manufacturing in Accacia Mangium (AM) woodchip products. This COC certification provides a guarantee on the production of FSC certified products. Distinct adn identifiable procedures are in place to track raw materials from the source, all stages of processing and eventual distribution.


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