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1932: A Clean Start

We began in Medan, Indonesia as the Nam Cheong Soap Factory where we manufactured and distributed quality soap products to local and international markets. Our humble beginning is a testimonial to the hard work that has borne fruit through the decades by our dedicated workforce. We have always taken pride in our values of hard work, determination and persistence to make anything possible. A simple bar of soap has led us to the global position we hold today.

1970 – 2004: Setting A Strong Foundation for Growth

We made our foray into the palm oil industry with investments in a palm oil refinery, plantation, kernel crushing plant, and palm oil mills in this era. During this time, PT Musim Mas began to grow and was accorded the inaugural Primaniyarta Award as one of the highest performing non-oil exporters by Indonesia’s Ministry of Trade.

One of our proudest moments came in 2004 when PT Musim Mas became the first Indonesian company to become a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). Musim Mas Chairman served on the first RSPO Executive Board.

2007 – Present: Spreading Our Wings and Attaining Global Recognition

While we capitalized on the growing Asian market, Musim Mas began to establish operations around the world including Europe and North America.

With our roots firmly established, the world became our oyster and our business spread to India, China, Vietnam, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy and Brazil. Today, Musim Mas is Indonesia’s largest palm oil exporter to customers located all around the world.

​2009 – Present: Leading the Way in Palm Oil Sustainability

In 2009, Musim Mas had its first mill certified under the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Principles and Criteria. ​

​The following year, we became the first group in Southeast Asia to attain verification by the stringent standards of the Palm Oil Innovation Group. Since then, we have been reporting on our sustainability developments and targets in our annual Sustainability Reports​.

Nam Cheong Soap Factory

Refinery plant in Belawan, Medan – Indonesia

Plantation in Rantau Prapat, North Sumatra – Indonesia

Oleochemicals plant in Medan, North Sumatra – Indonesia

Joined Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified

  • All plantations were Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified
  • Certified by Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO)

Ethoxylation plant in The Netherlands

  • Biodiesel plants in Spain and Italy
  • First refinery in Malaysia (Tanjung Langsat, Johor)

Glycerine plant in The Netherlands

  • Established joint venture refinery in Malaysia (Sabah)
  • Sulphation plant in Barbastro, Spain
  • Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG) verified
  • First mill to be certified against RSPO P&C 2018
  • Opened second Innovation and Applications Center in Singapore

Launched the first Train-the-Trainers Smallholders Hub in Aceh Tamiang, Indonesia

Joined the World’s Leading Agri-Commodity Companies Deliver Roadmap To Reduce Emissions From Land Use Change