Sabah Timber Industries Association STIA, (formerly known as the Sabah Sawmilling Industries Association) was formed on 28 March, 1981 and was incorporated in the year 1983.
This Association changed its name to Sabah Timber Industries Association (STIA) in 1993 to reflect more accurately the composition of our membership which now encompasses all sectors of timber industries, such as a sawmilling, plywood manufacturing, veneer manufacturing, moulding, kiln-drying, finger-joint, laminated board, particle board, wood preservation, blockboard making, furniture, timber panels products, timber traders and exporters.
STIA's Central Office and Kota Kinabalu branch is located at Lot 25 & 26, Block E, 1st Floor, Phase III, Luyang Commercial Centre, 88300 Kota Kinabalu. The other branches are located in Sandakan and Tawau respectively. The main objectives of the formation of STIA are as follows:
- To promote and maintain understanding and good fellowship among its members
- To support, protect and promote the interest of the downstream wood processing industries and other related traders
To co-operate and complement the government in the formulation and implementation of the timber processing industries policy.