The Neville Smith story is one of bush pioneering, human endeavour, technical achievement, and resolute vision; all intertwined with the adaptability to stay relevant over the course of nearly a 100-year business venture, to evolve into what is now one of Australia’s largest hardwood processing companies.
Family run since 1924, NSFP’s core business is processing and manufacturing high value appearance grade timber products for the interior design and home decor market. NSFP supplies both domestic and overseas markets with the finest in Tasmanian Oak flooring, architraves, mouldings, DAR products, and engineered flooring - distributed under the Abelwood and Woodsmith brands.
These businesses sit under the longstanding NSFP umbrella and operate with a collective goal of maximising the value of Tasmania’s most sustainable and renewable resource: regrowth Tasmanian Oak timber.
NSFP’s Tasmanian footprint consists of two individual forest and wood processing businesses, located at each end of the state in Tasmania, providing over one hundred jobs to the local economy.
The purpose-built green mill, located in the Southern Forest (south of Huonville) is designed to process smaller regrowth hardwood logs, whilst the Millworks operation in the north of the state (Launceston) specialises in the drying, reconditioning and machining of the green timber sourced from the southern green mill.
Whilst Tasmania’s Oak resources are limited, NSFP’s enthusiasm and optimism for the future of this renewable Tasmanian resource is unlimited.
Through a commitment to innovation, design and value-adding, NSFP plan to grow the profile and value of Tasmanian Oak as well as the broader Tasmanian forestry community.
That’s a bright future every Tasmanian can look forward to.