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Latest update: 27/04/2017 14:05:00

Big Will Co., Ltd.

We manufacture and sell ultra-thin wood veneer sheets of natural wood and building materials.

We manufacture and sell natural and quasi-natural wood veneer sheets of thickness of 0.2 to 0.4 mm and width from 600 mm and building materials, interior items, stationery items, and sundries using these sheets. We use natural wood as the raw material, and so can produce truly original products unlike anything else in the world; this is our strength. We are committed to manufacturing products deeply rooted to the local community. As part of our effort to protect the environment, we use Japanese thinned wood as the main raw material. We have established a unique technology of pasting natural wood with lining paper to produce the world’s thinnest wood veneer.

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[Company strength]
We use natural wood as the raw material, and so can produce truly original products unlike anything else in the world; this is our strength. We are committed to manufacturing products deeply rooted to the local community. As part of our effort to protect the environment, we use Japanese thinned wood as the main raw material. Our products are made of materials that can be formed into various articles in many genres, including building materials and sundries. We mostly employ people from the local community, and also employ disabled people working in the production process, as part of our efforts to contribute to the local community through welfare.

[Business description]
Natural wood ultra-thin wood veneer continuous sheets: thickness from 0.2 to 0.4 mm and width from 600 mm 
Quasi-natural wood ultra-thin wood veneer continuous sheet: thickness from 0.2 to 0.4 mm and width from 600 mm
Manufacture and sale of natural and quasi-natural wood ultra-thin wood veneer continuous sheets; and manufacture and sale of associated building materials, interior products, stationery items, and sundries


[Industry]
Manufacture of natural wood ultra-thin wood veneer continuous sheets

[Strength of products/technologies]
We have established a unique technology of pasting natural wood with lining paper to produce the world’s thinnest wood veneer. The thickness of our wood veneer is 0.1 mm or less, which is excellent in thinness and formability. It can be pasted onto curved or uneven surfaces when used in the direction parallel with the grain. It can also be pasted up to about 3R when used in the direction perpendicular to the grain. We also developed a type of sheet that can be folded into a crane as a result of our research on even thinner products.



[Representative's message]
We machine thinned wood and other timber offcuts, which are essential for forest growth, to the world’s thinnest level and can successfully fold them by 360 degrees. With this technology as a starting point, we plan to contribute to the global environment by encouraging customers to use our products, which are processed and made in the local community, in the urban environment. We also undertake various activities to support local labor, including the provision of a good working environment for elderly people or people with disabilities to enjoy working, and the provision of jobs to young people. Under these visions of normalization, we propose a new business model that integrally incorporates welfare, the environment, and employment. We would appreciate the understanding and support of our customers.

[Company structure for market development/overseas expansion]
In addition to the existing production line, we built a new factory to integrate new standard lines equipped with automatic equipment and are now expanding sales channels for the effective use of local wood, improving production efficiency, and expanding overseas sales routes in China. When we establish a monthly production system for 45,000 m2, we will be able to make more effective use of local resources, revitalize the local economy by employing more local people, and ultimately help improve the local society.



[Market share/Ranking]
We are not yet well known in the wallpaper industry, with a share of about 0.1%.

[Awards and media coverage]
[Awards]
Excellent Award of the Tokushima New Business Support Award (2007), certificate of appreciation from the Director-General of the Forestry Agency “Kizukai Movement Commendation” (2014)

[Media]
NHK “Good Morning Japan - Machikado Johoshitsu” (Feb. 17, 2014), NHK Shikoku “Shikoku Nazotoki Angya” (May 25, 2012), Yomiuri Shimbun Tokushima version “Hitohito Tokushima” (Feb. 23, 2014), Nihon Keizai Shimbun “Kekeru Shikokujin” (Dec. 12, 2013), and many others


[Authorization/Certification]
Certification by the Act on Promotion of Business Activities by Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Utilizing Resources Derived from Local Industries, inflammable and quasi-inflammable materials certified by MLIT, formaldehyde building material F five-star certification, thinned wood mark certification, Tokushima prefecture wood certification registered business certification, certification of combustion test flame retardance for railroad car materials, etc.

[Joint research and development]
2009: Joint research with the Tokushima Prefectural Industrial Technology Center on “Development of Cedar Wood Veneer Sheet Dying Machine” (project name: Local Innovation Creation General Support Project (JST))
2012: Joint research with the Faculty of Engineering of Kagawa University and the Tokushima Prefectural Industrial Technology Center on “Development of Advanced Coating Technology in Manufacturing of World’s First Natural Wood Ultra-thin Sheets” (project name: Industry-Academia Joint Research Support Project (Shikoku Industry & Technology Promotion Center))
Since 2012: Joint development of “hard boards using Japanese wood featuring original texture and practical hardness” with Kokuyo Co., Ltd. and Sashihiro Co., Ltd.



[Main Clients / Business History (domestic)]
Public facilities: JR Tokyo Station, Chitose Airport, University Co-operatives Mutual Aid Federation Hall, Roppongi Hills, etc.Stores: Starbucks, Komeda Coffee, Namba Takashimaya, etc. Others: medical and welfare facilities, etc.Companies: Daiwa House Industry, Itoki Corp., Mitsui & Co., Nomura Co., Mitsui Kagaku Sanshi Co., etc.

[Main Clients / Business History (overseas)]
We supplied wallpaper to a public facility in Shanghai, China in November 2013. We plan to start regularly supplying our products through direct trading with Chinese companies in May 2015.

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Shikoku Head Office, SMRJ
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