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Federal Land Development Agency (FELDA)
Established in July, 1956 under the Malaysian Land Development Ordinance (1956) under the Ministry of Land and Co-operative Development. It is the largest producer of palm oil in Malaysia, accounting for 18.7% of the planted area and 20.6% of the total crude palm oil production in year 2001 in Malaysia.
Felda has the social-economic mandate of developing forest land for the resettlement the rural and landless poor. Felda’s original function was to channel financial assistance to State governments for land development programmes but this was changed in 1961 when it was given the responsibility for new land development and settlements for the whole country. Since the mid-eighties, Felda has focused on development of plantations on a commercial basis.
The objectives of Felda, as given in the 2000 Annual Report are:
Felda Plantations Sdn Bhd
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Plantations Sdn Bhd is one of the core
business units in Sime Darby Berhad. Sime major business
activities comprise Plantations, Commodity Trading,
Refining and Food Business with operations in Malaysia,
Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia.
Sime Darby Berhad as Malaysia’s multi-national conglomerate has 280 over companies employing about 26,000 people in 20 countries.
business areas include :
Sime Darby’s gross revenue and profit before tax for financial year ending 30th June 2001 were RM 11,959.9million and 1,130.5 million respectively. The contribution from the Plantations Division to the Group’s pre-tax profit was 6.6% but this is not a realistic indication of the contribution from plantation operations because the Division’s diverse business activities. Besides plantations, the Division is involved in commodity trading, aeroponics, edible oil refining, property development, medical services and hotel ownership.
Sime Darby’s interest in plantations dates back to 1910 when its founders, William Sime and Henry Darby established a 17 ha rubber estate in Melaka. As of June 2001, the Group has 81,540 hectares planted with oil palm, including 8,322 hectares in Kalimantan, Indonesia. It also has 2,531 hectares are under rubber. Total FFB production from its own plantations was 1,477,202 tones in FY 2001. Sime Darby is involved in many aspects of the palm oil supply chain including production of planting materials, plantation and oil mills operations, refining of palm oil and production and distribution of edible oils and fats. Its oil refining operations and production of edible oils are done by subsidiary companies, Kempas Edible Oil Sdn Bhd in Malaysia, Sime Darby Edible Products Ltd. in Singapore and Morakot Industries Public Company Ltd. in Thailand. Through a joint venture company, the Group has palm oil refinery operations in Egypt.
Sime Darby is one the three Malaysian companies that have been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. A recent assessment by Dow Jones Sustainability Asset Management (Sime Darby Group News Vol1/2002) gave a good overall rating of Sime Darby’s sustainability performance. The Group had a higher rating than the average performance for the industrial services sector on a global basis in all triple bottom line indicators assessed. Performance scores exceeding 50% were recorded for corporate governance, compliance systems and intellectual capital management under the economic bottom line, industry specific criteria for environmental performance and social policies and employee relations under the social bottom line. Lowest performance scores were recorded for eco-efficiency and stakeholder engagement.
Plantations Sdn Bhd
Plantation Bhd was amongst the pioneers in oil palm
cultivation in Malaysia and has benefited immensely on
mutual collaboration between Danish and Malaysian
expertise where managing resources resourcefully has
been a part of the day to day culture.
: +60 5 6411411
Contact: Mr Carl Bek-Nielsen, Executive Director/Vice Chairman
In 1906, Aage Westenholz established Jendarata Rubber
Estate in Lower Perak which became the nucleus of
present day United Plantations Berhad. In subsequent
years, Westenholz acquired more properties in Lower
Perak which were amalgamated in 1917 as United
Plantations Ltd. In 1982, Kumpulan Fima Berhad acquired
controlling interests of UPB; however, the company sold
its stake to Aarhus (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Aarhus Oliefabrik A/S, Denmark.
Tradewinds started as a private limited company in 1974 and was converted to a public company under the present name, Tradewinds (M) Berhad in September, 1987. It was listed on the KLSE in the following year. The core businesses of Tradewinds are plantations, manufacturing and trading, essentially in sugar refining and property.
Tradewinds is a relatively recent player in the plantations industry, its initial entry being the acquisition of Ladang Permai Sdn Bhd with 2,800 ha in Lahad Datu, Sabah. Its expansion in the industry was through further acquisitions of plantation companies, especially in East Malaysia. With the increasing plantation area, the Group established its own plantation management company, Tradewinds Plantations Services Sdn Bhd in 1995.
In 1995, Tradewinds expanded its plantations operations into Indonesia with the acquisition of 56% equity interests in P.T. Saidin Tradewinds and P.T. Bumipermai Suryalestari. In November,2002, it acquired a 56% stake in P.T. Bumibangka Lestari.
Currently, Tradewinds has a total land bank of 106,311 ha, of which 49,765 ha are cultivated with oil palm while another 9,900 ha are in the process of planting.
Public-listed PPB Oil Palms
Berhad is a plantation group principally engaged in
oil palm cultivation and milling of fresh fruit bunches.
The Group currently owns and operates 13 plantations
totaling 142,000 hectares and 8 palm oil mills in East
Malaysia and Indonesia. The Group’s goal is to remain
profitable, stay competitive and achieve sustainable
growth with appropriate strategies to maintain an
equitable balance between commercial success and
Accordingly the Group adheres to the principles of sustainable agriculture in the management of its plantations operations. In all greenfield development, the Group has a policy of clearing only suitable logged-over forests for planting oil palms. Other aspects that relate positively to environmental conservation are prescribed in its Agriculture Manual to ensure that its estates adopt the best management practices.
Contact: Mr Simon Siburat, Manager-Research or Tel: +60 89 670208
PPB Oil Palm Berhad entry into the plantation
industry was through Perlis Plantations Berhad (PPB) which started
its oil palm operations in Sabah and Sarawak in the mid-1980s. PPBOP
was incorporated in January 1996 following the merger of PPB and its
joint venture plantation companies in East Malaysia. The Group had
chosen to invest in Sabah and Sarawak in response to the State
Governments encouragement and incentives for development of
plantations as a strategy to broaden their economic base.
Furthermore, the location of plantations in East Malaysia would
provide a competitive advantage in shipment of edible oils to the
large emerging market in China.
|Kumpulan Guthrie Group’s Vision is
to aspire to become a world class Multinational
Corporation in their core businesses. The Group’s
mission is to exceed customers’ expectations through
innovative and high quality products and services,
providing career development opportunities to employees
to realize their potential, continuously enhancing
shareholders value and to be a responsible corporate
citizen towards the environment and contribute to
socio-economic development of the countries in which it
The company’s history dates back to 1821, when the company was first established in Singapore. The Group made its first foray into Indonesia in 1995 to develop an oil palm plantation in Sumatra. In the year 2000, the Group won a bid to purchase interests in companies involved in oil palm cultivation which were spread over seven provinces in Indonesia. Currently, the Group has interests in plantations in both Malaysia (106,000 ha) and Indonesia (200,000 ha) and other core businesses include property development, manufacturing, and trading operations.
The Group’s Environmental Protection Policy was first documented in 1993. In 1997, the Tanah Merah Palm Oil Mill was awarded the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Certification. The Group has proposed to adopt EUROGAP and HAACP in the Group’s plantations in Malaysia and Indonesia beginning with the Tanah Merah Palm Oil Mill and its contributing estates. The Group participates in the Environment Management System Committee at National level and currently complies with all relevant legislation and other regulatory requirements in both Malaysia and Indonesia. The Group was awarded the Best Environmentally Kept Industry in the Wood Based Industry category in 2003.
Kumpulan Guthrie has a history exceeding 180
years, commencing in 1821 with the establishment of Guthrie & Co as
a trading company in Singapore. The company acted as agents for 12
UK companies with plantations in then Malaya. These companies merged
in 1965 as Guthrie Plc and listed on the London Stock Exchange
(LSE). Ownership of the company was transferred to Malaysian
interests through a ‘dawn raid’ on the LSE in 1981. The new company
turned public and was renamed Kumpulan Guthrie Berhad in December,
Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad (KLK) is a Malaysian multinational
company involved in plantation, manufacturing, retailing
and property development. Plantation remains KLK's core business.
The Group also expanded downstream
into resource-based manufacturing, in particular oleochemicals, cocoa processing and rubber processing.
Through Crabtree & Evelyn, a worldwide brand, the Group is involved in the manufacture and retail of personal care products, toiletries, home fragrances and fine foods. Capitalizing on the strategic location of its land bank in Malaysia, KLK has also ventured into property development. KLK is amongst the top plantation companies in Malaysia, with a land bank in excess of 360,000 acres, located in Peninsular Malaysia (160,000 acres), Sabah (100,000 acres) and Indonesia (100,000 acres). Oil palm is the predominant crop with an annual production of 1.9 million tones of Fresh Fruit Bunches (FFB) and which is expected to increase rapidly in the years ahead as the vast new plantings in Sabah and Indonesia are progressively brought into harvesting. Processing of the crop is carried out in KLK's own mills and refineries into crude palm oil, RBD palm olein and stearin, and kernel oil and cake.
The declining rubber area in Peninsular Malaysia, in favor of oil palm, has been made up to an extent by the new rubber area from KLK's plantations in Indonesia. This will enable KLK to maintain a steady yearly production of about 25,000 tones of premium SIR/SMR grades and latex concentrate, meeting with the ISO 9002 standards.
Lumpur Kepong Berhad -
KLK’s history dates back to 1906 when The Kuala Lumpur Rubber Company Limited (KLR) set up a head office in London to oversee 600 hectares of rubber and some coffee planted in Malaya. KLR changed its name to Kuala Lumpur-Kepong Amalgamated (KLKA) in 1960. Following a restructuring scheme initiated by KLK’s Founder Chairman, the late Tan Sri Dato’ Lee Loy Seng to transfer the domicile of the company back to Malaysia in 1973, KLKA went into liquidation and KLK took over the assets and liabilities of KLKA.
Today, KLK is one of the major plantation companies in Malaysia with a planted area of 135,391 hectares, of which 83% is planted with oil palm and 16% is under rubber. Geographically, 45% of the planted area is located in Peninsular Malaysia, 29% in Sabah and 26% in Indonesia (in Riau Province, Sumatra and in the Island of Belitung)
While plantations have been the core business of the Group since its foundation, KLK has integrated its business operations vertically in the 1990s to minimize the impact of fluctuations in commodity prices and to add value to resource-based products. Downstream activities include the manufacture of cocoa products, rubber and wood-based products and the manufacture of oleochemicals.
KLK is also involved in non-resource-based manufacturing - the production of specialty chemicals and pharmaceutical intermediates through its London Stock Exchange listed associate company, Yule Catto & Co Plc In 1996, KLK went into retailing through the acquisition of the Crabtree & Evelyn Group which has more than 300 specialty stores in more than 27 countries.
KLK has also ventured into property development.
Kulim (Malaysia) Berhad is a public
listed company incorporated on 2 July 1975 and listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE)
main board on 14 November 1975.
Its core business is in the palm oil industry encompassing cultivation of oil palm, palm oil milling and refinery as well as the manufacture of oleochemicals. The Group’s vision is to excel in Delivering Value to all stakeholders through high performance teams who are committed to the highest standards of ethics, integrity and professionalism. The Group manages 105,000 ha of palm oil plantations and 95% of its planted area lies in Malaysia, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. This area includes Kulim’s acquisition of 90% equity in New Britain Palm Oil Limited (NBPOL), which is one of the largest plantations groups operating in Papua New Guinea.
Tel : +60 7 861 1611 Fax : +60 7 861 1701
Contact: Tuan Hj Ahamad Mohamad, Managing Director
Kulim (Malaysia) Berhad came under the control of Johor
Corporation through the acquisition of Tereh Estate with 5,803
hectares of oil palm in December, 1976. Further acquisitions of
plantations and controlling interests in plantation companies, in
Malaysia and overseas since then have made Kulim a major upstream
player in the industry, with a total planted area of about 60,000 ha
of oil palm. In 1966, Kulim acquired a 80% interest in New Britain
Palm Oil Ltd in Papua New Guinea (NBPOL) with 25,000 ha of oil palm
in 13 estates. In 1996-98, the Group expanded its plantation
operations to Indonesia with 60% interests in 3 companies in Sumatra
(P.T. Trimitra Panquest Plantation, P.T. Multrada Multi Maju,P.T.
Padang Bolak Jaya).
|Kuala Sidim Bhd.
Kuala Sidim was originally known as the Kuala Sidim Rubber Company Ltd until December 1994 when it assumed its present name. The company is a subsidiary of Boustead Holdings Berhad which manages more than 100,000 ha of plantation land. Kuala Sidim is primarily a plantation-based company with a total land bank of 73,325 ha, of which 75% had been planted. The company owns and operates 38 estates; 14 are located in Peninsular Malaysia, 21 in Sabah/Sarawak and 2 in Sumatra, Indonesia. It operates 7 palm oil mills with a total capacity of 240 tones FFB /hour.
Kuala Sidim’s entry into Sarawak was in September, 1994 through a 60:40 Joint Venture with the Land Custody and Development Authority (LCDA) of Sarawak to develop a 10,000 ha plantation under Logan Bunut Plantations Sdn Bhd.
The Group expanded its operations to Indonesia with a 65% equity interest in P.T. Dendymarker Indahlestari in June, 1995 and subsequently, a 52% stake in P.T. Anam Koto. As at 31.12.01, the book value of investments in Indonesia was RM 193 million. . In 2001, 1065 ha of land in P.T. Anam Koto was affected by fire while the plantation in P.T. Dendymarker Indahlestari experienced operational difficulties because of socio-economic and political problems. The Group has since put on hold further developments in Indonesia.
Kuala Sidim is involved in agricultural research and advisory services through a 25% equity interest in Applied Agricultural Research Sdn Bhd (AAR).
IOI a Malaysia business conglomerates. Within a relatively short span of 30 years, IOI Group has firmly established itself as a leader in its core business areas of Plantations, Property Development & Investment, and Manufacturing. From an oil palm plantation entity, the IOI Group has transformed itself to become a leading integrated palm oil player in the country.
through the acquisition of Loders Croklaan, IOI is now a
strong global player with a strategic focus on growth in
the area of palm based oil products. It is one of the
largest plantation groups in Malaysia with a sizeable
plantation holding of over 160,000 hectares. Annual
production of CPO is in excess of 800,000 tonnes. To
gain further leverage as a key palm oil producer, IOI
has also ventured into downstream value-added palm oil
based manufacturing activities such as palm oil
refining, palm kernel extraction, oleochemicals and
specialty fats and oils.
IOI Group (Malaysia/Netherlands)
Tel : +60 3 8947 8668 Fax : +60 3 8943 2899
Originally established as a manufacturer of industrial gas in 1969, IOI Corp ventured into the plantation business from zero base through a series of acquisitions of established plantation companies over the past 20 years. The initial entry was the acquisition of Bukit Dinding Estate, Pahang with 1,214 ha. By year 1990, the Group’s total plantation hectare had expanded to more than 45,000 ha, the significant acquisitions being 10,900 ha in the Kinabatangan district from a cocoa company in 1985 and 27,880 ha from Dunlop Estates (13 estates, 2 mills, 2 factories and a research station) in 1990. The 1990s saw further expansion of IOI plantation area, At present, IOI’s total planted area is 100,954 ha in 53 estates, of which 98% are under oil palm cultivation. More than 60% of the Group’s oil palm area is in Sabah.
Following a strategy of positioning itself in various segments along the palm oil value chain, IOI ventured into the oleochemical business with the acquisition of a 32.96% stake in Palmco Holdings Berhad in March, 1997. In the same year, IOI also commissioned its own palm oil refinery in Sandakan, Sabah. Palmco, which is the country’s largest and integrated oleochemical complex became a subsidiary of the Group in October, 2001 when IOI raised its stake to 60.5%.
IOI moved further down the supply chain with the acquisition of Unilever’s Oils and Fats Division, Loders Croklaan BV for 217 million euros in August, 2002. Loders Croklaan has factories in the Netherlands, USA, Canada and Egypt.
While plantations is considered the Group’s ‘anchor business’, IOI is also a major player in property development and manufacturing (refined palm oil, oleochemicals)
Hap Seng Consolidated Berhad is a public-listed company listed in the main board of the Bursa Saham Malaysia with an annual turnover of RM1.2 billion in 2005. The Group’s principal activities are the ownership and operation of oil palm plantations; manufacturing and trading of agricultural fertilizers, agro-chemicals, building materials and general plantation supplies; trading in heavy equipment, motor vehicles and spares, servicing of heavy equipment and motor vehicles, and investment holding; fabrication and sales of commercial trailers and tankers; leasing, hire purchase financing and licensed money lending, and packing, marketing and wholesale trading of edible oils and food. In 2005, trading accounted for 76% of its revenues while plantation and processing, 24%.
The core business of Hap Seng Consolidated Berhad
(Hap Seng), formerly known as The East Asiatic Company
(Malaysia) Berhad is plantation ownership and operations
and related processing activities. The Group has a total
planted oil palm area of about 35,000 ha, all of which
are located in Sabah; the main plantation areas are held
under The River Estates Sdn Bhd (8 estates covering
20,958 ha) and 66% owned Jeroco Plantations Sdn Bhd (6
estates with 14,162 ha). Hap Seng has 4 palm oil mills
in Sabah with a total throughput of 175 tones /hour.
Golden Hope Plantations Berhad A leading Malaysian corporation listed in the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange with over 17,000 shareholders and over 20,000 employees. Strong foundation in the plantation sector since 1903, the Group has developed into a diversified conglomerate involved in four dynamic business sectors: 1) Agribusiness, 2) Property, 3) Industries and 4) International Business.
Golden Hope is guided by strong commitment towards protection and conservation of the environment. In line with its Environment Policy and the International Chamber of Commerce Business Charter for Sustainable Development, Golden Hope has taken significant steps to ensure that the Group’s businesses are sustainable, this being defined as “development that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”.
Golden Hope Plantations Berhad
Tel : +60 3 3120 2311 Fax : +60 3 3120 1197
Contact: Director of Research & Development
The history of GHPB is closely associated with that of
Harrisons & Crosfield PLC (H&C) which was founded as a
trading company in coffee and tea in 1844. H&C became
the managing agents for The Petaling Rubber Estates
Ltd., Golden Hope Plantations Ltd. and The London
Asiatic Rubber and Produce Company Ltd when they started
plantation operations in Malaya (now Peninsular
Malaysia) in 1903, 1905 and 1907 respectively. In 1997,
these three companies merged to form Harrisons Malaysian
Estates Plc (HME). In 1982, the entire share capital was
acquired by Harrisions Malaysian Plantations Berhad
(HMPB), with Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) holding
50% of the equity in HMPB while H&C held 30%. In 1990,
H&C sold its 30% stake in HMPB and the company changed
its name to Golden Hope Plantations Berhad
|Austral Enterprises Berhad
The early development of present day Austral Enterprises Berhad (Austral) was linked to the corporate expansion of its parent company, Island & Peninsular Berhad (I&P) which started as a property development company in the mid-sixties. I&P’s entry into the plantation industry was in 1972 when it acquired the then Austral Enterprises Berhad which owned oil palm plantations in the states of Pahang and Kedah.
I&P’s entry into plantations in Sarawak came in 1981 with the acquisition of 70% equity of BHB Sdn Bhd which owned 4,607 hectares of agricultural land in the state.
Following the rationalisation of the group’s activities, I&P became an investment holding company in 1984, Austral Enterprises Berhad became the public listed plantations vehicle for the group.
In 1995, Austral ventured into the development of oil plantations in Indonesia, following the signing of a JV agreement with PT Pontimakmur Sejatera to develop 30,000 hectares of land in Sanggau in Kalimantan.
Currently, Austral has planted area of 55,267 hectares of oil palm, of which 28% is located in 7 estates in Peninsular Malaysia, 57% in Sarawak (14 estates in 2 complexes near Bintulu) and 15% in Indonesia (2 estates –PT MAS1 & PT MAS2). Of the 8,102 hectares planted in Indonesia, 49% have reached maturity.
In October, 2002, Austral announced its proposed merger with I&P which will result in the eventual delisting of Austral in KLSE.
Asiatic was incorporated as a
private limited company on 29 September 1977, and
commenced operations in 1980 as the plantation arm of
Genting Berhad. In August 1982, Asiatic gained listing
on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE). The principal
activities of Asiatic Group include plantation and
property development. Our mission is to become a leader
in the plantation industry and enhance return on the
Company land bank through property development
activities. As at 30 June 2004, Asiatic owns 71,078
hectares of land, 80% of which is planted with oil palm.
Asiatic also owns 6 oil mills, with a total milling
capacity of 255 metric tonnes per hour. Asiatic has
ventured into property development since 1993. The
Group’s main development areas are strategically located
in Johor, Melaka and Kedah.
More information can be found on our website: www.asiatic.com.my
Tel : +60 3 2333 6441 Fax : +60 3 2164 1032
Contact: Mr Yong Chee Kong, Chief Financial Officer
Asiatic Development Behad’s entry into the plantation industry began with the acquisition of the Rubber Trust Group of 3 Hong Kong-domiciled companies which owned 13,700 ha of plantations in Peninsular Malaysia. It became a wholly owned subsidiary of Genting Berhad to serve as the vehicle for the hotel and casino operator’s diversification into plantations. Asiatic was listed on the KLSE in August, 1982.
Through successive acquisitions of plantation companies in Sabah from 1985, Asiatic soon became a major player in the industry. Currently, it has a land bank of more than 50,000 ha, of which 35,956 ha have been planted with oil palm (as at 31.12.2001). The Group owns 21 plantations of which 13 are located in Peninsular Malaysia and 8 in Sabah. It has 4 palm oil mills with a total capacity of 185 tones of FFB per hour.
Realizing the real estate potential of plantations around strategic urban locations, Asiatic diversified into property development in October, 1993 with the first development in Melaka. The flagship development is Indahpura in Kulai, in southern Johor.
Asiatic also ventured into manufacturing with the commissioning of an automated structural brick plant with a production capacity of 40 million bricks per year in October, 1997. Plans to set up an oil refinery project in China did not take off on account of unfavorable market conditions.
|Oil Palm Plantation Companies in
Asiatic Development Berhad
Austral Enterprise Sdn. Bhd.
Golden Hope Plantations Berhad.
Hap Seng Consolidated Berhad
IOI Corporation Berhad
Kuala Sidim Berhad
Kulim Malaysia Berhad
Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad
Kumpulan Guthrie Berhad
PPB Oil Palms Berhad
Tradewinds (M) Berhad
United Plantations Berhad
|Palm Oil Industry Organizations in
Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA)
The East Malaysia Planters’ Association (EMPA)
The Incorporated Society of Planters (ISP).
Palm Oil Refiners Association of Malaysia(PORAM)
The Malayan Oil Manufacturers Association (MEOMA)
Malaysian Oleochemicals Manufacturers Group (MOMG)
Malaysian Palm Oil Promotion Council (MPOPC)
|Malaysian Government Oil Palm Agencies
Federal Land Development Authority (Felda)
Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB)
Department of Environment (DOE) Malaysia
Natural Resources Environment Board (NREB)
Environment Conservation Department (ECD)
|Other Oil Palm Planters
The National Association of Smallholders (NASH)
|A global growing demand for edible oils
resulted in an increase in the oil crops cultivation of soybean and oil palm.
Production of palm oil has also seen significant leaps in production and planting areas. World production had almost doubled from 1990 to 2001, with Malaysia and Indonesia contributing to most of the increased production.
The Oil Palm Industry in Malaysia is grouped into clusters covering
3.38 million hectares of oil palm planted in Malaysia in 2000 as following :
1) 60% are private ownership, particularly
FELDA : The largest upstream player is the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) which was established in 1956 with the socio-economic mandate of developing Malaysia agricultural land for the rural poor and landless.
Felda accounts for 17.7% of the total planted area and 20.6% of the palm oil produced in Malaysia in 2001.
Plantation companies vary in size from a few hundred hectares to more than 100,000 hectares.
The 4 largest companies in Malaysia in terms of planted area are
Colonial Era - Many present day plantation companies have their beginnings in the colonial era at the turn of the 20th century when English and other European entrepreneurs transformed forest land into tea and coffee and rubber estates.
Amongst the ‘old’ colonial companies are
Since the 1970s, several ‘home grown’ companies have entered the industry, the most notable example being IOI Corporation Berhad which started form zero base in 1983 to become one of the largest plantation companies today.
The equity of plantation companies in the country is largely under Malaysian ownership, the largest investors being the national equity corporation, Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) and the Employees Provident Fund (EPF).
PNB has substantial holdings in seven major plantation companies while EPF which provide retirement benefits for its members has made substantial investments in more than 14 plantation companies listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange.
Only a few companies have substantial controlling foreign shareholding, examples being United Plantations Berhad and Pamol Plantatins Sdn Bhd (recently announced to dispose all its plantations in the Malaysia)
Besides production of crude palm oil, many companies are also involved in downstream production activities along the supply chain, such as palm oil refining, production of edible oil and palm-based products and manufacture of basic oleo chemicals. The larger companies have also expanded their downstream operations offshore by establishing palm oil refineries in consuming countries such as India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, China and Egypt. Recently, two plantation companies established their presence in edible oils in Europe; Golden Hope Plantations Berhad acquired Unlilever’s Unimills BV which is second largest processor of edible oils in Europe while IOI Corporation Berhad took control of Loders Croklaan BV, a global producer and supplier of specialty oils and fats. Moving in the opposite direction, several companies have ventured into establishment of oil palm plantations off-shore, particularly in Indonesia to take advantage of the availability of land and workers and lower cost of production. The biggest player in this context is Kumpulan Guthrie Berhad which acquired about 200,000 hectares in Minamas Plantations in 2001.
Suppliers of Crude Palm Oil (CPO)
Palm Oil Companies / Suppliers / Trading
|Oil palm Elaeis guineensis
is a tropical forest palm native to Africa.
Grown in plantations, the palm tree produces 3–8 times more oil than other oil crop.
Triacylglycerols oil are extracted
from both the fruit and the seed :
Crude palm oil is mainly used in foods.
Palm-kernel oil is used in various non-edible products, such as detergents, cosmetics, plastics, surfactants, herbicides, broad range of industrial and agricultural chemicals.
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200 bases of operations in approximately 80 countries
worldwide. Together with its over 500 group companies,
MC employs a multinational workforce of approximately
48,000 people. MC has long been engaged in business with
customers around the world in virtually every industry,
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: +60 3 2162 5188
Contact: Mr Rich (Yutaka) Kyoya, Department Head (Living Essentials Dept)
Intercontinental Specialty Fats Sdn Bhd
(ISF) was incorporated in 1980 as a specialty
oils & fats manufacturer, with a paid-up capital of
RM85.86 million. Our main business is the production and
marketing of specialty fats to chocolate, confectionary,
bakery, snack food & ice cream industries. We choose
to position ourselves as a partner rather than a
supplier, to our Clients whose operations are sited in
every continent of the world. Being international in
scope, ISF’s business activities include commercial
& technical advisory services to Clients, with their
varied requirements according to the unique environment
they operate within. Besides providing our Clients with
Market Oil Price Trends information, we also provide
Research & Development and Product Application
services to Clients, to help them stay ahead of the
ISF’s unswerving adherence to stringent Quality Control & Quality Assurance measures, coupled with effectively implemented Food Safety & Quality Management Systems ensures that hygienic, high quality products are consistently produced & efficiently delivered to every Client in a prompt manner. In 2003, ISF’s HACCP System was approved to the RvA Standard by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA). Simultaneously, our Quality Management System was also approved by the LRQA to the ISO 9001:2000 Standard.
The Mission of ISF is to provide our Clients with hygienic, safe, optimum quality, cost-competitive functional specialty oil & fats that fulfill their contemporary needs, to the benefit of all stakeholders concerned.
Intercontinental Specialty Fats Sdn
: +60 3 3176 3050/4928
Contact: Mr Er Kok Leong, Managing Director
IJM Plantations Berhad (IJMP) is an
associate of IJM Corporation Berhad and it assumed
Rahman Hydraulic Listing Status in June, 2003. IJMP
ventured into oil palm cultivation in 1986, having its
1st land bank being the 4,000 ha Desa Talisai Estate in
Sandakan. Over the years, expansion has been rapid and
the group plantation land bank had burgeoned to over
29,559 hectares as of 31 December 2003. IJMP comprises
of 12 estates in Sabah, 3 palm oil mills, and a palm
kernel crushing plant.
The group achieved a record revenue of RM 202.02 million in 2003 compared to RM 96.8 million in 2002 which has marked a significant increase of 109% against the previous year. Along with its targets to achieve higher level of FFB yields & OER, the group also recognises its employees as key assets in its business and is constantly inventing to improve their skills and competencies to further enhance performance excellence.
Recognising the importance of good environmental management for sustainability and performance excellence, IJMP's environmental management has been within the stringent standards set by the regulatory authorities. The Board and management will continue to apply sound agronomic principles and best practices throughout its total value chain to protect the environment and ensure sustainable agribusiness.
WWF-Malaysia, the national conservation trust, is committed to safeguarding our country’s natural resources and unique wildlife for all Malaysians. Since 1972, WWF-Malaysia has worked on important conservation projects, from saving endangered species such as tigers and turtles, to protecting our highland forests, rivers and seas. WWF-Malaysia currently runs more than 50 projects including: scientific field research, policy work with the government, environmental education, public awareness programmes, working with local communities to improve livelihoods and protect the environment as well as training and supporting other conservation organisations in Malaysia. WWF-Malaysia is able to leverage upon conservation expertise worldwide as part of WWF, the global conservation organisation.
|The Global Environment
Centre is a non-profit organisation established
in 1998 to address key environmental issues. The Centre
is based in Malaysia but supports activities worldwide.
The Centre’s mission is to support the protection of the
environment and sustainable use of the natural resources
to meet local, regional and global needs, through
strategic partnerships with communities and like-minded
Global Environment Centre
|TH Plantations Sdn Bhd (THP)
was incorporated under the Company Act 1965 as a private
limited company on 28th August 1972 under the name of
Perbadanan Ladang-Ladang Tabung Haji Sdn Bhd (PLLTH).
The company name was subsequently changed to its present
name i.e. TH Plantations Sdn Bhd on 15th September 1997.
Started with the paid capital of 50 millions, the
company expanded rapidly and has become an active oil
palm contributor in Malaysia’s oil palm
TH Plantations’ core business comprises of two, which are the cultivation of oil palm and production of crude palm oil (CPO) and palm kernel. The company owns oil palm plantations totaling 138,208 hectares (341,511 acres) in Malaysia (which includes Peninsular, Sabah and Sarawak) and Indonesia. TH Plantations Sdn Bhd also acts as the managing agent for TH’s oil palm operations in Malaysia, teak plantations operations in Sabah and overseas operations i.e. PT Multigambut Industry. The appointment of TH Plantations Sdn Bhd as a managing agent is to streamline and standardize plantation practices, financial and administrative policies for TH Plantation’s Group of Companies.
TH Plantations Sdn Bhd
Pesticide Action Network
Asia and the Pacific (PAN AP) based in Penang,
Malaysia, is the regional base for Pesticide Action
Network (PAN), an international coalition of citizen’s
groups and individuals opposing the misuse of pesticides
and support reliance on safe, sustainable pest control
Carotino Sdn Bhd
is a member of the vertically integrated J.C. Chang
Group of companies with interests in plantations, palm
oil mills and downstream processing
Carotino Sdn Bhd (a member of JC Chang
Pan Century Edible Oils Sdn Bhd is the Malaysian arm of Aditya Birla Group which is among India’s largest business houses. Operating in India for over 5 decades and globally for nearly 30 years its revenues today are in excess of US$5.6 billion. Its 40 state of the art manufacturing units and sectoral services, anchored by 72,000 employees, criss cross 18 countries including Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Egypt, Canada, USA and UK.
Pan Century Edible Oils Sdn Bhd commenced operation in 1978. Today it is one of the largest palm oil manufacturing complexes with an annual capacity of 1 million tons of refined products and 120,000MT of oleochemicals. The company is the first palm oil and oleochemicals company in Malaysia to be accredited with ISO 9002, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and HACCP Certification. This has been achieved through dedicated employees, corporate vision, adoption of state-of-art technology and customer support.
Pan Century Sdn Bhd
Oils Sdn Bhd (MOSB) - a member of the Ngo Chew Hong
Group, an amalgamated group of companies with a long
standing reputation in the edible oils and fats
industry. The group business activities include
commodity trading, oil refining, jerry can making, oil
packaging, consumer products (margarine, shortening,
cooking oil etc), logistics and warehousing.
|SEHCOM INDUSTRIES SDN BHD
PLO 291, Jalan Timah Dua
81700 Pasir Gudang
Boustead Estates Agency Sendirian Berhad (BEASB)
Plantation ownership and management is a core business for Boustead Plantations Berhad. The Division's main activities include planting and processing of oil palm, rubber, forestry and also oil bulking installations operation. The Group's plantation holdings are managed by Boustead Estates Agency Sendirian Berhad (BEASB), a wholly owned subsidiary of Boustead Holdings Berhad.
BEASB is one of-the leading estate management agencies in the region and provides a complete package of services to effectively and efficiently manage an estate and plantation company. BEASB presently manages a total land area of about 116,000 hectares.
Through its associated company, Applied Agricultural Resources Sendirian Berhad (AARSB), BEASB offers research-backed agronomic services involving all aspects of field management practices and factors which affect crop productivity and long term soil fertility in the plantations. AARSB's consultancy service also undertakes to carry out soil suitability and crop feasibility evaluations for new investments in plantations. AARSB is also one of the eminent suppliers of oil palm planting material in the region.
The Group has been actively investing in Sarawak through joint ventures with the Land Custody & Development Authority. To position itself in the region, the Group has invested in Indonesia through joint venture projects in Sumatra Barat and Selatan. Management of the Group's investment in Indonesia is undertaken through Boustead-Anwarsyukur Estate Agency Sdn Bhd (BASEA), a wholly-owned subsidiary of BEASB. BASEA also provides a complete package of management services for client companies in Indonesia.
Wei (M) Sdn Bhd was incorporated since 28
December 1989 and is now one of the leading traders in
Malaysia. The company has associated with
various government bodies, semi government organisations, manufacturers, suppliers and traders of
international repute today, such as Sime Darby Berhad,
Golden Hope Plantations, Kumpulan Guthrie Berhad, Felda
Bulkers Sdn Bhd, Tradewinds Plantation Services Sdn Bhd,
Golden Jomalina Food Industries Sdn Bhd, Uniqema
Malaysia Sdn Bhd and Cognis Oleochemicals (M) Sdn
Jin Wei (M) Sdn Bhd
PALM OLEO SDN BHD
KWANTAS OIL SDN BHD
Suite 1-6-W9, No. 1, Jalan Centre Point , 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
WAWASAN TEBRAU SDN.BHD.
Lot 6646 Jalan Waja 5, Taman Pandan, Johor Bahru, Johor
- Cocoa Butter Substitutes (CBS)
/ Replacers (CBR) /
Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA) is the
umbrella body for the private growers of palm oil plantation in Malaysia.
being the single voice representing member interests to
government, various statutory bodies, stakeholders and
external parties, its mission is to ensure the growth
and sustainability of the Malaysian plantation industry
sector as well as providing the relevant support service
Palm Oil Association (MPOA)
PALM OIL EXPORTERS LIST
|ACIDCHEM INTERNATIONAL SDN BHD|
|ALAMI CORPORATION SDN BHD|
|AKZO NOBEL OLEOCHEMICALS SDN BHD|
|BPC EDIBLE OIL SDN BHD|
|BUDI OIL ENTERPRISE|
|CARGILL PALM PRODUCTS SDN BHD|
|CARGIL SPECIALTY OILS & FATS|
|COGNIS OLEOCHEMICALS (M) SDN BHD|
|CAROTINO SDN BHD|
|DANISCO INGREDIENTS (M) SDN BHD|
|DERICHEM (MALAYSIA) SDN BHD|
|DUBOIS-NATURAL ESTER SDN BHD|
|EXPELLER EXPORT SDN BHD|
|FATTY CHEMICAL (MALAYSIA) SDN BHD|
|FAJAR PALMKEL SDN BHD|
|FPG OLEOCHEMICALS SDN BHD|
|FELDA MARKETING SERVICES SDN BHD|
|GOLDEN JOMALINA FOOD INDUSTRIES SDN BHD|
|IFFCO (MALAYSIA) SDN BHD|
|IOI EDIBLE OILS SDN BHD|
|INNO-WANGSA OILS & FATS SDN BHD|
|INTERCONTINENTAL SPECIALTY FATS SDN BHD|
|KALMART SYSTEMS (M) SDN BHD|
|KECK SENG (M) BHD|
|KEMPAS EDIBLE OILS SDN BHD|
|KUMPULAN GUTHRIE BERHAD|
|KL - KEPONG EDIBLE OILS SDN BHD|
|KLLT OIL INDUSTIES SDN BHD|
|KSP MANUFACTURING SDN BHD|
|LEE OILMILLS SDN BHD|
|MALAYSIAN VEGETABLE OIL REFINERY SDN BHD|
|MEDILUX OILS & FATS TRADING|
|MEWAHOLEO INDUSTRIES SDN BHD|
|NATURAL OLEOCHEMICALS SDN BHD|
|NESPALM SDN BHD|
|NGO CHEW HONG OILS& FATS (M) SDN BHD|
|PALMAJU EDIBLE OIL SDN BHD|
|PACIFIC SOAP MFG SDN BHD|
|PACIFIC INTER-LINK SDN BHD|
|PALMBASE (M) SDN BHD|
|PALMCO OIL MILL|
|PAN-CENTURY EDIBLE OILS SDN BHD|
|PAN CENTURY OLEOCHEMICALS SDN BHD|
|PAOS INDUSTRIES SDN BHD|
|PGEO GROUP SDN BHD|
|POHLEE EDIBLE OIL INDUSTRIES SDN BHD|
|RENTAK HASIL SDN BHD|
|SOCTEK EDIBLE OILS SDN BHD|
|SOCTEK SDN BHD|
|SOUTHERN ACIDS (M) SDN BHD|
|SOUTHERN EDIBLE OIL INDUSTRIES (M) SDN BHD|
|UNIQEMA (M) SDN BHD|
|WELLI EDIBLE OIL SDN BHD|
|YEE LEE EDIBLE OILS SDN BHD|
LAM SOON EDIBLE OILS SDN. BHD
LAM SOON [Malaysia] BHD
Wisma DLS, No. 6, Jalan Jurunilai U1/20, HICOM-Glenmarie Industrial Park, 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor.
Telefax no.603-55692297 (Gen) 603-55691890 (Mktg)
Telephone no:603-78822399 (Gen)
E-mail address : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website address: www.lamsoon.com.my
Major Products Exported:
WILMAR EDIBLE OILS SDN BHD
WILMAR INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
1 KM Kampung Kunak Jaya
91207, Kunak Sabah
Telefax number: 089-853605 Telephone number: 089-853601, 853602 (Gen)
E-mail address: email@example.com Website address: www.wilmar-international.com
Major Products Exported:
WASAWELL SDN BHD
PLO 18 JALAN PEKELILING
81700 PASIR GUDANG
e-mail : wasawell @ pd.jaring.my
Uniqema is a USD 1
billion specialty chemical company and part of the ICI
group. Uniqema manufactures products which deliver
special effects that influence how customer's products
feel and perform. Uniqema sells into the personal care,
lubricants and performance technology industries. A
major portion of the business is derived from
oleochemicals of which the palm based oleochemical
manufacturing is centered in its Boot Raja factory,
Klang, Malaysia. The major products are glycerin, fatty
acids, soap noodles and esters.
Uniqema (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
Cargill Palm Products Sdn Bhd
Cargill Palm Products
Sdn Bhd is a pioneer in specialty oils & fats,
supplying quality ingredients for the confectionery,
beverage and frozen dessert industries. These include
cocoa butter substitutes (CBS) in compound chocolate and
fats for non-dairy creamer.
Kosher and Halal certified
Halal and Kosher are two religiuos-based food markets that are common in terms of acceptable practices based on the tenets of each religion.
Kosher has managed
to build a staggering number of Kosher certified
products in US and other parts of the world.
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