Daishowa-Marubeni International Ltd. (DMI) is an integrated forest products company first established in western Canada in 1969 by Daishowa Paper Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Daishowa) and Marubeni Corporation (Marubeni) of Japan, when the company began a joint venture with Weldwood of Canada (acquired by West Fraser Timber Co., Ltd. in December 2004) in the Cariboo Pulp and Paper Company at Quesnel, BC.
In December 1992, DMI purchased Daishowa Canada’s Alberta assets which consisted of a modern 400,000 mt/year hardwood/softwood kraft pulp mill in Peace River and two sawmills located in High Level and Red Earth. The sawmills were sold in 1999 and 2000, leaving the Alberta operation to the bleached kraft pulp mill in Peace River Alberta (Peace River Pulp Division – PRPD), which has become one of the top ten pulp producers in North America.
In 2003 Daishowa Paper Manufacturing Co., Ltd. in Japan was acquired and amalgamated into Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (Nippon Paper). Nippon Paper is Japan’s second largest pulp and paper manufacturing company, whereas Marubeni is one of the major trading companies in Japan and one of the world’s largest dealers in market pulp.
DMI employs over 600 permanent employees both in British Columbia and Alberta. In addition, DMI contracts up to 600 people, on a seasonal basis, in its woodlands operations.
DMI manages all public lands sustainably and employs principles of ecologically-based forest management to achieve values for fish and wildlife habitat, ecological diversity, and a variety of other values. In addition to meeting the requirements of federal and provincial acts and regulations, DMI is certified to ISO 14001, ISO 9001, SFI®:2015-2019, PEFC CoC and FSC®CoC, and is a member of the Forest Products Association of Canada and an active and contributing member to the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement.
DMI Peace River Pulp Division
DMI ‐ Peace River Pulp Division (PRPD) is a bleached kraft pulp mill that transforms aspen chips (harvested locally) and white spruce softwood chips (from neighboring lumber mills) into high quality pulp. This pulp is then sold on the world market to paper producers who use it for a variety of high-grade products. The mill has a capacity of up to 480,000 air-dried metric tonnes (ADMT) of hardwood and softwood bleached kraft pulp annually, which is internationally renowned for its brightness and quality.
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Cariboo Pulp and Paper Company
Cariboo Pulp and Paper Company (CPP), a high quality bleached kraft pulp mill, is jointly owned with West Fraser Mills Ltd., and it is located at Quesnel, in the interior of British Columbia, Canada.
CPP began production in 1972 and it produces bleached softwood kraft pulp, which meets the stringent requirements of the world’s most demanding markets for high brightness, cleanliness and strength.
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