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 cofounder 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. In 2014 the company purchased another 7 acres of land also in Segamat.
In September 2016, SPB acquired UC Gravure Sdn Bhd (UCG). UCG is a manufacturer of quality decorative printed paper which complements our installed state-of-the-art paper lamination line.
The move for SPB into semi-finished and value-added products continues with the investment in a Prime Coating Line and a High Gloss UV Lacquering Line which were both commissioned and operational in May 2017.
Over the years, we have strived to continually improve the products and services that we provide, so that we always meet your needs and requirements.