I-Works Corporation Limited

I-Works Corporation Limited
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Performance

Past achievements

The greatest success has been achieved with the Kronospan group over 9 years. The company, which is the largest wooden panel producer in the world in terms of scale, was not known in Japan until it joined with I-Works.
Considering comparisons with competitors, as of 2018, the company's OSB has gained a 10% share of the Japanese market, is ranked first in the European OSB market, and has very rapidly risen to the second rank in the Japanese market. Since then, Kronospan has steadily increased its sales and transaction volume, and its stable growth has stood out more than anything else compared to competitors, even in the face of "Wood Shock" of 2021.
Also, its wood panels (MDF, Melamine Faced Particle Board), have all been approved according to the Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS), which is said to be the strictest in the world. This is a first for a European manufacturer, and the same brand is still expanding its business in Japan.
Of course, the company has already obtained ISO9000, 14001, PEFC, and FSC certifications,as well as the official certifications required in each exporting country,including PS2-18 for US market.

OSB OSB

Examples of companies we have worked with in the past

An Italian flooring and sound absorbing material manufacturer (February 2008-end of 2017)

2009
Development of new import sources. The first imports arrived.
2009
Exhibited in the 'Japan shop' trade fair for the first time.
2009
Tokyo Motor Show ·Products used for all of the booth floors of the automakers listed in the 1st section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
2010
COP 10 ·Selected for all of the Ministry of the Environment booths.
2010
Products selected for all of the wall materials in the Ginza showroom of the audio makers listed in the 1st section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
2011
Selected for construction of earthquake disaster public housing in Fukushima prefecture.
2015
Selected for OEM floor products of the building material manufacturers listed in the 1st section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Italy

Portuguese flooring company (May 2009-end of 2013)

2009
Development of new import sources. The first imports arrived.
2009
Tokyo Motor Show ·Selected for all of the booth floor of the automakers listed in the 1st section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Portugal

Swedish flooring manufacturer (June 2010-June 2018)

2012
Products selected as optional items by the largest import housing industry in Japan.
Sweden

Kronospan (February 2012 to the present)

2013
Plain particle board received the JIS: the first time for a European company.
2018
MDF and Melamine Faced Particle Board received the JIS: the first time for a European company.
2018
10% OSB share in Japan throughout the year, which is the highest for a European company, second in total import quantities.
2019
10% OSB share in Japan throughout the year.
2020
13% OSB share in Japan throughout the year.
Excerpt from the customs statistics of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Excerpt from the customs statistics of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

  • Romania
  • JIS Mark A 5905 Fiberboard
  • JIS Mark A 5908 Particleboard
  • JAS Mark
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