Welcome to Segamat Panel Boards

Segamat Panel Boards's core business is to produce high quality wood based thin panels (MDF and Particleboard), with a choice of thickness and sizes. This is done following international quality standards such as ISO 9001 and CARB.

We can provide solutions to customer's specific needs such as the production of:

   Low emission boards complying to either European or U.S. standards.
   Moisture resistant boards
   Paper laminated panels with smoother and harder surfaces using decorative papers supplied by our sister company U.C Gravure

No matter what your needs are, we are willing to listen and give you the best service possible even if it is few simple words of advice.

"This is because ..... We Care."

About Us

We care about our people

We are committed to providing a safe and happy working environment. We encourage both personal growth and professional development, because we believe that our people are our most valuable asset.

And in turn, they care about their work

Training and skill upgrading ensure productivity and quality work, but it is the care that we put into the production of our wood based panels that makes the difference to you - the customer. We believe in initiative, innovation and flexibility.

And we all care... About you

You'll see how much we care, when you meet us in every step of doing business with us. Form the friendly smile that greets you, to the attentiveness and technical knowledge that receives your order and the meticulous care that goes into the production and logistics of your delivery. We want you to be happy, too.

About Us

Company History

Segamat Panel Boards Sdn Bhd (SPB) was established in August 2002 and its major shareholder is Mr. Shigetoyo Takeuchi. He is the son of Mr. Hikozo Takeuchi the founder of Takeuchi MDF and the co-founder of Merbok MDF.

An experienced team with MDF manufacturing background was assembled led by Mr. Peter Fitch (Managing Director) who was fresh from installing an MDF line for PTP in China.

Once the green light for the project was given it was a very fast track project. The location was identified as Segamat in North Johor on the border of the states of Melaka, Negeri Sembilan and Pahang. This was identified as an area still rich in Rubberwood resources which is the all important raw material to produce the high quality light coloured MDF.

The vacant site possession for the 18 acre site was given on the 1st August 2002 and on 2nd April 2003 the first panel was produced a mere eight months later.

About Us

Management Profile



Mr. Peter Fitch

Managing Director

Mr. Peter Fitch, originally from the UK, was appointed as Managing Director of Segamat Panel Boards Sdn Bhd since the company was set up in 2002. Mr. Fitch graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Process / Chemical Engineering from the University of Reading in UK in year 1983.

Mr. Fitch has over 15 years experience in the wood based panel business and an additional 12 years experience in the Manufacturing, Engineering and Project related business. He has worked for such prestigious international companies as Unilever, HJ Heinz and the London International Group.

Some of his more recent appointments have been as Manufacturing Manager for LRC (M) Sdn Bhd, Operations Manager for Takeuchi MDF, and Project Director for PTP (China).



Factory Manager

Mr. Saito Koichi, originally from Japan, was appointed as Factory Manager on 1st April 2009. Before that, he was the Manufacturing Manager of SPB. Mr. Saito graduated with the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Kogaku-shi) from the Akita University, Japan.

Mr. Saito has over 26 years experience in the wood based business, manufacturing, Engineering and related industries such as 6 years Particleboard Production / QC Operator in Hitech Wood Japan; 3 years Sawmill Engineer and Factory Manager in Olympic Wood Product USA; 6 years Production Manager in Takeuchi MDF and another 6 years as Production / Factory Manager in Matak Furniture in Malaysia.

He is also one of the Founding Managers of the SPB project.


Mr. Saito Koichi



Ms. Sue Lim Siew Eng

General Manager (Sales & Admin)

Ms. Sue Lim Siew Eng, a Malaysian, was appointed as General Manager (Administration and Sales) on 1st April 2009. She joined the company on 1st July 2002 as Administration and Sales Manager. Ms. Sue graduated with a Bachelor of International Business Administration from the University of Nebraska Lincoln, USA.

Ms. Sue has worked in the wood panel business for almost 10 years. She has worked for other International Companies such as Funai Electric, Takeuchi MDF and Plantation Timber Products (Singapore). She was also the Project Management Assistant for PTP in China and was posted to France for 3 months.

She is also one of the Founding Managers of the SPB project.

About Us

Message from Managing Director


My philosophy has always been that "Where there is a will there will always be a way".

I firmly believe that strong solid foundations have been laid here when we set up Segamat Panel Boards and our strengths have been:-

  • A solid heritage
  • Professional management, and
  • The will to succeed.

With such strengths our customers can be assured that when they purchase our products they receive the highest quality and an excellent service.

Our employees and investors can be assured of a secure and profitable future with sustainable growth.

With regards to our Companies operating philosophy we believe in Total Service Satisfaction and this is reflected in our "Quality Policy".


Mr. Peter Fitch

About Us

Company Mission and Vission


Management

Our management team remains focused, dedicated and fully accountable to ensure our customers' needs are met and the company remains successful.



People

Our greatest asset. We have a committed and enthusiastic team, who are always alert to the needs of the industry.



Quality & Dependability

You can depend on our staff, products and service to deliver to your quality expectation.



Research & Development

We know well enough, in this market environment, never to rest on our laurels. We constantly strive to improve quality and to continue to innovate.



Environment

We pride ourselves to ensure that our operations have minimal or positive affects on the environment. We also only obtain our raw material (timber and biomass) from sustainable or waste sources.

Products & Services

We are aware of how important it is to have the right type of Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) or Particleboard (PB). Each characteristic of each category of MDF or PB determines what it will finally become.

Therefore, we have devised an easy way for you to recognize the characteristics of the MDF or PB you need, through specially designed icons and brand names. In this manner, we will make your job just that little bit easier.


  • Homogenous small fiber throughout panel.
  • Good machinability, routing and edge profiling application.
  • Extremely smooth surface, suitable for painting and direct print.

  • Large particle core and fine particle surface.
  • Lower cost option for most thin panel applications.
  • Good for laminating with veneers, paper overlay and melamine papers.

SPB CARB Certificate.pdf
SPB-ISO9001.2008Cert.(MS).pdf
SPB-ISO9001.2008Cert.(UKAS).pdf
SPB-Packing_Loading_Guideline.pdf

Products & Services

Thin Panel MDF

Currently Segamat Panel Boards Sdn Bhd is producing on average more than 6,000 m3 or nearly 2.5 million square meters per month of Premium Grade thin panel MDF to exacting International Standards. We have specialized in thickness from 2.3mm to a maximum of 6.0mm and manufacture these from E2 down to E0 formaldehyde emissions complying with either European or California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations.

Our customers have the choice of MDF which is made from different wood species...

  • 100% Rubber Wood (very light colour)
  • 100% Tropical Mixed Wood (100% latex free)

There are many sizes that can be produced, however the main sizes of MDF offered are as follows:-

  • 4ft x 8ft ( 1220 mm x 2440 mm )
  • 4ft x 6ft ( 1220 mm x 1830 mm )
  • 6ft x 8ft ( 1830 mm x 2440 mm )
  • 7ft x 8ft ( 2135 mm x 2440 mm ) *
  • Multiple Door Skin Sizes

* Denote UNSANDED.

 

SPB Prime

SPB prime is represented by the Gold Bar, which corresponds to its "Gold" standard. It boasts of a virtually blemish-free, smooth and even surface density and possessing excellent machinability. This high quality MDF is SPB's signature product and makes an excellent base for high quality furniture and more.

SPB - Prime Technical Specification
 

SPB Superior

SPB Superior is symbolized by a Diamond for its icon, to represent its hardness and exceptional quality, in comparison with the gold standard of its signature SPB PRIME. SPB Superior is characterized by its flawless appearance, surface smoothness, high density and hardness.

SPB - Superior Technical Specification
 

SPB Advance

SPB Advance is treated for moisture resistance. Its tolerance to moisture makes it suitable for use in kitchens and other moist or damp areas. It is also blemish-free, even in density and durable.

SPB - Advance Technical Specification
 

SPB Defender

SPB Defender is high quality MDF, which has been treated for fire and heat retardation. This feature makes it well suited to safety doors, protective equipment and public buildings applications. It is also blemish-free and even in density.

SPB - Defender Technical Specification.pdf
 

SPB Basic

SPB Basic refers to the grade of MDF that was previously known as "Run of Mill" MDF. For applications where a very cost effective material is required still with Basic quality standards this is the panel for you. Suitable for applications where the material is not prominent in the product such as backers for furniture or picture frames.

SPB - Basic & Minor Technical Specification
 

SPB Minor

SPB Minor refers to the grade of MDF below Basic (previously known as Utility Grade). It has noticeable blemishes and a (either / or) combination of lower density and a slightly uneven surface. SPB minor can be used as slate boards or used as packing material.

SPB - Basic & Minor Technical Specification

Products & Services

Thin Panel Particleboard

SPB invested in a particleboard line in year 2009 and the production started in year 2010. The capacity of this line is about 3,500m3 monthly. We will still emphasize on the thin panel production with thickness ranges from 3mm to 8mm. This will suit the more cost conscious markets that currently find MDF to be too expensive.

Most of the sizes and resin specifications for the current MDF boards range will eventually also be offered in particleboard. Some of the common panel sizes will be:-

  • 4ft x 8ft (1220mm x 2440mm)
  • 4ft x 6ft (1220mm x 1830mm)
  • 3ft x 7ft ( 930mm x 2100mm)

SPB - PB Technical Specification

Products & Services

Thin Paper Overlay MDF

 

SPB Style


We have installed a state-of-the-art paper lamination line capable of laminating at speeds of 40m/min using either PVAC or UF resin systems. The idea is to use the quality papers printed by our sister company U.C. Gravure Sdn Bhd. As UC Gravure is part of our group of companies, customers can be assured of consistent quality and unrivalled service. Note that we are able to work with the Customer to ensure perfect colour matching or to develop unique designs and patterns.

SPB - Samples of Printed Decorative Paper

Contact Us

Segamat Panel Boards Sdn Bhd
Plot 201, Kawasan Perindustrian Segamat II,
Mukim Pogoh, 85000, Segamat,
Johor Malaysia

Tel: +607 927 9989
Fax: +607 927 9969

Email: inquiries@spb.com.my
          pfitch@spb.com.my
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