Palm oil

Our Business

Golden Agri-Resources’ (GAR) primary activities include cultivating and harvesting of oil palm trees; processing of fresh fruit bunch (FFB) into crude palm oil (CPO) and palm kernel; refining CPO into value-added products such as cooking oil, margarine and shortening; as well as merchandising palm products throughout the world.

Value Chain

Our integrated business activities in Indonesia start from oil palm seeds right to your local supermarket shelves.

Seedlings: Good quality seeds are crucial for the long-term productivity of our plantations. One of our subsidiaries, PT Dami Mas Sejahtera, produces high yielding seeds originating from Papua New Guinea to support our yield intensification plan.

Plantations: We cultivate oil palm plantations with a total area of approximately 486,300 hectares (including plasma) with an annual fresh fruit bunches (FFBs) yield of 19 tonnes per hectare in 2016. Our nucleus plantations comprise 79 percent of total hectarage.

Extraction: Our mills extract crude palm oil (CPO) and palm kernel from the fresh fruit bunches (FFBs) with a combined capacity of 12,806,500 tonnes per annum.

Refining: The crude palm oil (CPO) is processed in our own refineries which have a total capacity of 4,680,000 tonnes per annum producing generic refined products.

Kernel Crushing: Our kernel crushing plants have a combined capacity of 1,755,000 tonnes per annum producing higher value palm kernel oil and palm kernel meal.

Marketing: As a ‘One Stop Supplier’, we distribute and market our products to both local and export markets. We produce two of Indonesia’s leading brands of cooking oil – Filma and Kunci Mas.

Leading edge proprietary IT systems: Our proprietary SAP system, which was 10 years in the making, harnesses technology that puts us at the forefront of precision agriculture. GAR is now fully equipped with a state-of-the-art system that serves as a one-stop multi-function monitoring and management control system for our entire plantation and downstream operations. With this system in place, our operations management has the latest information in hand.

In-house R&D facilities: Our SMART Research Institute (SMARTRI) based in Riau has a significant research and development programme. We have a full range of research in agronomic activities including fertiliser optimisation and soil viability. The institute collaborates with both national and international research houses and academic institutions including the renowned Centre de Cooperation Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Developpement in France to diversify and innovate the palm oil products we produce.

GAR’s business activities in China comprises of multiple functions that serve the different parts of our integrated business.

Deep sea port and storage facility: We have secured the last deep sea port site strategically located in Eastern China along with the storage facility. The port is equipped with high-speed Buhler mechanical and pneumatic bulk grain unloaders that can operate at design rates of 1,250 tonnes per hour.

Crushing: We own domestic crushing facilities that allow us to import soybean and process it domestically. The crushing plants are located in Ningbo and Tianjin with a total capacity of 2,300,000 tonnes per annum.

Refining: Our refineries in Ningbo and Tianjin have a total capacity of 676,000 tonnes per annum. We also have a new margarine and shortening plant with a capacity of 66,000 tonnes per annum.

Sales and distribution network: Most of our products are sold in China’s domestic market. We have set up sales representative and liaison offices and collaborate with leading distributors.