Japan — a successful niche for Acetimber AB
Just months after Kerstin Zachrisson established Acetimber AB in 1997, with the intention of exporting Swedish-planed lumber to her customers in Europe, she received an order to fill an entire container bound for Japan. Since then, Acetimber AB has increased its exports of wood products, mainly to Japan, from two containers in its first year to 100 containers these days.
Long-term relations, mutual confidence, quality and sustainability are the pillars of success for Acetimber AB.
Acetimber AB certifies all of their wood products, sourced from sustainable forests.
Many of the company’s clients first learned about Acetimber AB by seeing their standard and custommade quality products on the docks of major seaports in Japan.
“Though I still supply to some major trading houses, I concentrate on the medium-sized and smaller companies, with whom I have developed long-term relations based on durable quality and a more personal relationship,” Zachrisson said.
“I really enjoy working with the Japanese. It is a special relationship based on trust and respect.”