December 1, 2016
Mitsui Home Component (Tokyo) sets up Wood Structure Research Institute. It will develop new technique of wood structure, improvement of productivity, and new business with wood structure and expand business area of 2x4 method, ITTO reports.
Mitsui Home Component has marketing division, producing division and development division but this new institute does not belong to any of these divisions and will be independent from all the others in the company.
The company manufactures and process 2x4 lumber not only for Mitsui Home but other builders and design and does actual construction works. The Institute will develop new technique other than 2x4 by taking in traditional post and beam construction, CLT construction and large space design to make the best use of wood.
Besides development of new business, it will improve productivity of the plant and coordination between production and marketing. Developing something the market did not have and it should have marketability are major theme for the Institute.