PT Ratimdo Utama is a Rubberwood (Hevea brasiliensis), Jabon/Kelampayan (Neolamarckia cadamba), and Pulai (Alstonia scholaris) wood working factory producing Finger Jointed Laminated Boards and Shinzai (issobou, nissobou) located in Medan, North Sumatra, mainly for the Japanese market for more than 15 years.
Previously known as CV. Bintang Terang, it was established in 1992 producing pallets for domestic industrial usage. In 2002, we installed kiln drying system and started exporting timber pallets to Japan for companies such as Nippon Pallet Rental, Japan Pallet Rental, Asia Pallet Pool, etc.
Wood is a renewable and a carbon neutral or even carbon sink resource, as long as it is sustainably managed and utilized. When timber is left in its natural state it will at least be carbon neutral as it absorbs carbon from the environment as it grows until the time when it dies for a variety of reasons, and when they do, the carbon is released back to the atmosphere.
We can play a role here to make it into carbon storage/sink if we harvest the timber sustainably, treat the timber, dry the timber, process it into high quality panels, then into furniture and then use the furniture in our home, then we are effectively storing the carbon at our home and reduce carbon emission impacts on our environment.
Our panels are produced from timber that are sourced from farmer’s plantation and by using these panels, you are helping to create sustainability as the farmers can earn a living tending to their land and then plant new trees that absorb carbon from the atmosphere and then made into building material or furniture for your home.
PT. Ratimdo Utama are committed to the environment by sourcing our material responsibly and sustainably, as certified by SVLK.