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Integrated Business

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We are fully integrated with operations spanning the entire Palm Oil value chain: from upstream oil palm plantations to midstream and downstream operations, to producing value-added products such as Specialty Fats , Oleochemicals , Biodiesel , soap noodles, Palm Wax and functional products.

We also merchandise and ship our products to global destinations, via strategically located bulk installations and transportation assets that provide an efficient logistics solution for our customers.

Read on for more information on oil palm seedlings in the nursery, to the plantations, refineries, downstream processing plants and finally to our ships.
 

Upstream
Seed Production

Oil Palm Tree Cultivation

Plantation Management

Palm Oil Mill

 

Midstream

Kernel Crushing

Copra Crushing

Fractionation and Refinery Plants

 

Downstream
Further Processing
Logistics  



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Upstream

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We are one of the world’s top oil palm Plantation owners. Our operations in Indonesia include facilities to cultivate oil palm seedlings, grow oil palm trees, manage plantations to produce Fresh Fruit Bunches (FFB) and operate mills to process FFB to produce Crude Palm Oil (CPO) and Palm Kernel (PK)


Seed Nursery
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We ensure high yield for our plantations, by embarking on an intensive oil palm breeding program and using quality nursery management standards. 

We aim to develop seeds and planting materials that can generate early yield, have exceptional extraction rate and are free from potential disease that can reduce the productivity of the trees. 

Oil Palm Tree Cultivation

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We have large areas of planted land in different parts of Indonesia. We strive for efficient management to enhance the yield from the oil palm trees, ensuring superior oil extraction rate (determinant of FFB's oil content). 

We are committed to sustainable practices based on the Principles and Criteria (P&C) developed by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). 

For more information on our agricultural practices in the fields, please refer to here


Plantation Management

Our plantations are managed by a team of highly experienced managers and staff. Each team adheres to the industry’s Best Practices in agronomic management, especially those advocated by RSPO Principles and Criteria (P&C).


Palm Oil Mill 

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Located at strategic sites, our Palm Oil mills collect and process the FFBs to extract Crude Palm Oil (CPO) and Palm Kernel (PK) , which undergo further processing into value-added products. 

Midstream

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The midstream business operates via a global operational network to refine crude Palm Oil and crude palm kernel oil into refined products. We have our own ships, tankers plus storage facilities to distribute the refined products to global destinations.

Kernel Crushing

One of the products from our Palm Oil mills is Palm Kernel (PK) . PK is subsequently processed into palm kernel oil and Palm Kernel Meal .

Copra Crushing

In Bitung, Sulawesi, we operate a Copra crushing factory to process dried Copra into Crude Coconut Oil (CCO) and Copra Meal Expeller (Copex).

Fractionation and refinery plants
We operate one of the largest refinery networks in Indonesia, covering major ports in the archipelago nation. 

Downstream

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The downstream segments of our Group further process the refined palm and palm kernel products into derivative products such as Specialty Fats , soap noodles, Oleochemicals , biofuels and functional products for industrial applications in the food and non-food sectors.  

As an integrated company, we have the ability to provide a wide range of high quality Palm Oil and derivative products:
  • Specialty fats such as cocoa butter alternatives, bakery fats, Shortening , margarine and other tailor-made fats for food applications
  • Soap Noodles (raw ingredient), retail soap and personal care products
  • Palm Wax
  • Oleochemicals such as fatty acids, fatty alcohols, Glycerine , medium chain triglyceride and other Derivatives . Widely used as an alternative to petrochemicals, Oleochemicals are essentially hydrocarbon chains which are attracted to oil and greasy grime and hence, are widely used in the home & personal care industries. Oleochemicals are also used as a raw material or an intermediary for the pharmaceutical, rubber, plastic, paint and lubricant sectors. 
  • Functional products for use as Surfactants
  • Biodiesel from certified sustainable Palm Oil
  • Pharmaceutical grade products such as Medium Chain Triglyceride (MCT)

For more information, please refer to the segment on Products.


Logistics

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We have a comprehensive network of tanks and bulk installations at major ports across Indonesia and other parts of the world. This network is complemented by a significant fleet of trucks, road tankers and coastal vessels, ensuring an efficient logistical solution to serve our customers’ supply chain needs. 

We merchandise and distribute our products via our marketing and trading arm, Inter-Continental Oil and Fats Pte. Ltd. (ICOF). 

Based in Singapore, ICOF has local offices across Asia, Europe and the United States of America to oversee the marketing and distribution of high quality palm oils, lauric oils and derivative products to more than 80 countries.