Beijing National Building Material tests the modular home business
Canada Wood representatives visited the BNBM factory in Suzhou on June 7th. BNBM is a subsidiary corporation under CNBM, which is China’s largest importer and distributor of Canadian lumber. Although BNBM is a subsidiary under CNBM, its business scope covers a wide range of products, including concrete planks, insulation materials, precast exterior panels, and prefab steel frame houses.
BNBM’s has been researching the wood frame construction (WFC) market for a couple years and has begun to identify niche opportunities for themselves. BNBM will establish an independent company for WFC projects.
BNBM established a pre-fab facility in late 2011 that can manufacture wood frame roof trusses and is exploring the possibility of manufacturing modular houses. These modular houses are a rather new concept in China, and BNBM seeks to take advantage of the immature market by first introducing these modular homes as a solution to temporary tourist accommodations.