The Company’s principal business activity is in the
cultivation and processing of palm oil, coconut and other plantation
crops in a sustainable manner.
Its subsidiary companies are engaged in several downstream
activities such as; processing palm oil; and manufacturing;
packing/distributing of end products in the form of cooking
oils, edible oils, specialty fats and soap products.
United Plantations Berhad is one of the most efficiently
managed, eco-friendly and integrated plantation companies in
Malaysia and is well known globally for its best agricultural practices and high quality standards.
In Malaysia UP´s total Landbanks consist of approximately 40,855 hectares. The main focus is cultivation of oil palms (90%) and coconuts (10%). In Malaysia, United Plantations Berhad operates 6 Palm Oil Mills and the Unitata refinery, a
subsidiary that has been cooperating for a number of years with AarhusKarlshamn AB; a leader
in the global speciality fats sector.
With the acquisition of two Indonesian plantation companies in 2006
and 2009, the total planted hectarage in Indonesia at present is approximately 10,000
hectares. A new "State of the Art" 60mt per hour mill was commissioned at July 2010 on Lada Estate, Kalimantan.
United Plantations Berhad is known for its high level of
social responsibility and environmental awareness together
with the Company's leading role in the research and development
of high yielding palm products.
United Plantations Berhad possesses considerable know-how
in plant breeding, agronomy, and micro-propagation through
its own R&D facilities for the development of new and improved
planting materials as well as improved crop husbandry practices.
This has resulted in United Plantations Berhad being recognized
as one of the highest yielding, cost-competitive and innovative
plantation companies in Malaysia.
United Plantations Berhad’s connection with the AarhusKarlshamn
group is seen as a very important business strategy in providing
traceability and thereby the ability to control the raw materials
from the agricultural source to the final product - contrary
to many other refineries, who have to source their raw materials
from the open market.