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 A GLOBAL LEADER IN QUALITY CANADIAN LUMBER PRODUCTS, SINCE 1979

NEWS

San Group San Group bets on ‘high-value’ future with new Port Alberni sawmill
May 30, 2020

The B.C. lumber firm San Group on Friday rolled the first log through a brand new sawmill it has built at Port Alberni, a bright spot on a forest-sector landscape that has been otherwise dim. The symbolic occasion caps off San Group’s multi-year campaign to re-tool its corner of the industry into a fully integrated, high-value producer of specialty wood products that restores at least some jobs to a sector that has made more news in recent years with mill closures and permanent layoffs. Read more

San Group says union deal with Mosaic will kill fibre supply chain
May 19, 2020

Increasing raw log exports will take away badly needed fibre from Canadian market, says San owner. A landmark agreement between the United Steelworkers Local 1-1937 and Mosaic Forest Management is going to further hurt the fibre supply chain on Vancouver Island, says a mill owner who is about to launch a brand new mill in Port Alberni. Read more

San Group buys specialty sawmill in Port Alberni
April 28, 2020

Acquisition of the new mill means San Group can literally take a tree from harvest to home, says Sanghera. Kamal and his brother Suki were at the new mill site on Friday, April 24 to watch the first official load of specialty-cut lumber leave the site. Read more

San Group featured in Canadian Forest Magazine
April 26, 2020

We are extremely thankful of CFI Magazine for recognizing our continued efforts to reinvent the Coastal Forest Industry, by extracting the maximum amount of value from each log harvested, as we like to say, ‘use less of the tree to create more’. The article highlights, San Group’s expansion plans and vertically integrated value added manufacturing model – our ethos of manufacturing 100% Canadian-Made Wood Products, From Harvest to Home. At San Group, we believe that, Canadian Resources should create Canadians jobs.  Read more

San Group wins Manufactured Wood Products – Business of the Year Award!
February 3, 2020

Vancouver Island Business Excellence Award honor goes to San Group for their fully integrated value chain and development of their new sawmill and advanced wood, value added manufacturing plant, which will help expedite their growth and presence as one of Canada’s top Forestry Companies. Read more

San Group’s President and CEO brothers win Entrepreneurs of the Year
October 3, 2019

San Group founders and brothers, CEO Kamal and President Suki Sanghera, won the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year award by Ernst and Young in the Natural Resource and Energy category. Read more

San Group named as finalist for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year
July 9, 2019

Each year EY recognizes unstoppable entrepreneurs who are bettering the world around them and cutting through the noise of this Transformative Age. Today, the firm named 42 finalists across 9 categories in its EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards 2019 Pacific program and San Group was named in the Natural Resources category.Read more

New sawmill in Port Alberni bucks forestry trend
March 14, 2019

Retooling mills to process smaller-diameter logs is expensive, and so are logging costs on the coast, so there has been a lack of investment in new sawmills on the B.C. coast. One recent exception is San Group Inc., which is investing more than $70 million in a new mill in Port Alberni. Read more

San Group honoured with two BC export awards. Recognition includes Exporter of the Year
November 22, 2018

San Group Inc. was presented with two BC Export Awards today – including Prestigious Overall – Exporter of the Year Award, after earlier winning Exporter of the Year in the Natural Resouces category. In accepting the honours, the company attributed its success to the many men and women who show up for work every day at its operations in Langley and Port Alberni. Read more

NEWS

San Group bets on ‘high-value’ future with new Port Alberni sawmill
May 30, 2020

The B.C. lumber firm San Group on Friday rolled the first log through a brand new sawmill it has built at Port Alberni, a bright spot on a forest-sector landscape that has been otherwise dim. The symbolic occasion caps off San Group’s multi-year campaign to re-tool its corner of the industry into a fully integrated, high-value producer of specialty wood products that restores at least some jobs to a sector that has made more news in recent years with mill closures and permanent layoffs. Read more

San Group says union deal with Mosaic will kill fibre supply chain
May 19, 2020

Increasing raw log exports will take away badly needed fibre from Canadian market, says San owner. A landmark agreement between the United Steelworkers Local 1-1937 and Mosaic Forest Management is going to further hurt the fibre supply chain on Vancouver Island, says a mill owner who is about to launch a brand new mill in Port Alberni. Read more

San Group buys specialty sawmill in Port Alberni
April 28, 2020

Acquisition of the new mill means San Group can literally take a tree from harvest to home, says Sanghera. Kamal and his brother Suki were at the new mill site on Friday, April 24 to watch the first official load of specialty-cut lumber leave the site. Read more

San Group wins Manufactured Wood Products – Business of the Year Award!
February 3, 2020

Vancouver Island Business Excellence Award honor goes to San Group for their fully integrated value chain and development of their new sawmill and advanced wood, value added manufacturing plant, which will help expedite their growth and presence as one of Canada’s top Forestry Companies. Read more

San Group featured in Canadian Forest Magazine
April 26, 2020

We are extremely thankful of CFI Magazine for recognizing our continued efforts to reinvent the Coastal Forest Industry, by extracting the maximum amount of value from each log harvested, as we like to say, ‘use less of the tree to create more’. The article highlights, San Group’s expansion plans and vertically integrated value added manufacturing model – our ethos of manufacturing 100% Canadian-Made Wood Products, From Harvest to Home. At San Group, we believe that, Canadian Resources should create Canadians jobs.  Read more

San Group’s President and CEO brothers win Entrepreneurs of the Year
October 3, 2019

San Group founders and brothers, CEO Kamal and President Suki Sanghera, won the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year award by Ernst and Young in the Natural Resource and Energy category. Read more

San Group named as finalist for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year
July 9, 2019

Each year EY recognizes unstoppable entrepreneurs who are bettering the world around them and cutting through the noise of this Transformative Age. Today, the firm named 42 finalists across 9 categories in its EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards 2019 Pacific program and San Group was named in the Natural Resources category.Read more

New sawmill in Port Alberni bucks forestry trend
March 14, 2019

Retooling mills to process smaller-diameter logs is expensive, and so are logging costs on the coast, so there has been a lack of investment in new sawmills on the B.C. coast. One recent exception is San Group Inc., which is investing more than $70 million in a new mill in Port Alberni. Read more

San Group honoured with two BC export awards. Recognition includes Exporter of the Year
November 22, 2018

San Group Inc. was presented with two BC Export Awards today – including Prestigious Overall – Exporter of the Year Award, after earlier winning Exporter of the Year in the Natural Resouces category. In accepting the honours, the company attributed its success to the many men and women who show up for work every day at its operations in Langley and Port Alberni. Read more

CANADIAN MADE

San Group is a Canadian based producer of lumber, servicing our clients globally with expertise in exporting products with the highest standards, reliability and trust. We work with our clients and concentrate on their project timelines to deliver our lumber direct and on time. We pride ourselves on 30 plus years of exporting experience and service to our global community.

A FULLY INTEGRATED FORESTRY COMPANY

FROM HARVEST TO HOME

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

San Group Inc’s reputation is built on being strong stewards of the land and its respectful relationship with First Nations. We believe it’s important to manage every aspect of our product development in this manner. It starts with being environmentally sensitive to the area in which we access our wood supply, adhering to sustainable harvesting, and using innovative methods to recover underutilized fibre that might otherwise be left behind through traditional forest practices. We create as much value from our fibre as possible, allowing us to reduce our carbon footprint. And our specialty wood products are all LEED friendly, low carbon materials.

100%

INCREASE IN

FIBER UTILIZATION

NO WASTE CARBON IMPACT

 

San Group is addressing the waste fibre issue in a proactive way by constructing a new mill on the Coast of British Columbia, designed to fully utilize logs 3′ and above. We are working to mitigate the issue of 2.6 million cubic meters left behind as under-utilized fibre. In turn, this reduces greenhouse gases and maximizes reforestation efforts, providing a solution to help reduce the forest industries overall carbon footprint.

GREEN MANUFACTURING

 

With our engineering process, the yield of each tree produces up to 10x the product compared to the traditional manufacturing process.

We use less of the tree to create more.

FROM HARVEST TO HOME

 

At San Group, we believe it is important to manage every aspect of our production. This is what makes San Group unique, we carefully oversee every step of our supply chain, from start to finish – or as we say at San Group, From Harvest to Home.

It starts by ensuring we are strong stewards of the land, being environmentally sensitive to the area in which we access our wood supply – adhering to the highest ethical harvesting standards. After harvesting, the next step is transporting the timber to our sawmill where it undergoes primary manufacturing. We then send the processed lumber to our  remanufacturing and wood products plants to create a range of products that are part of the San Group portfolio. We then sell direct through our retail outlets in Canada or export our products from dimensional wholesale lumber to finished building products to over 25 countries worldwide.

INTEGRATED SUPPLY CHAIN

GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION

Exporting to over

25

Countries Worldwide

Global distributors of Canadian made lumber products, since 1979.

OUR STORY

San Group of Companies has had its roots in the lumber industry since 1979. During this time the company has evolved from a small lumber remanufacturing facility to a multi-level forest products corporation. We focus on harvesting the highest quality Canadian timber and pride ourselves on understanding the value chain of lumber manufacturing.

From logs to lumber, we concentrate on our clients. Our 30 + years of manufacturing lumber has allowed us to understand that our clients are the most important aspect in our business. Thus, we focus on our customer’s wants and needs – quality products, timely service and relationships are our differentiation.

Everyday, we listen to our customers and then strive to satisfy their needs and surpass their expectations!

OUR COMMITMENT

From logs to lumber, we concentrate on our clients. Our 30 + years of manufacturing lumber has allowed us to understand that our clients are the most important aspect in our business. Thus, we focus on our customer’s wants and needs – quality products, timely service and relationships are our differentiation.

Everyday, we listen to our customers and then strive to satisfy their needs and surpass their expectations!

Head Office

San Group Inc.
25583 – 88 Ave Langley, BC
Canada V1M 3N8
Phone: (604) 881-4848
Fax: (604) 881-4849
Email:info@sangroupinc.com

Port Alberni Mill

Coulson Manufacturing
100 Seizai Road
Port Alberni, BC
Canada V9Y 1A7
Phone: (250) 723-8181

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