Benta Wawasan Sdn. Bhd. (BWSB)
, is involved in the palm oil industry in Tawau and started its first planting in 2005.
To date, the total planted area is 25,210.25 hectares with matured palm on average age profiling from six to 14 years.
All estates are named after the valuable tree species in Malaysia namely Agathis, Belian, Binuang, Kapur, Ramin, Selangan Batu, Gaharu, Keruing, Menggaris, Merbau, and Seraya.
The company has also commissioned its own Crude Palm Oil (CPO) mill. The Seraya Palm Oil Mill was officially commissioned on 1 January 2014 with a total capacity of 45 Fresh Fruit Bunch (FFB) tonnes per hour. The mill is located between Seraya Estate and Merbau Estate.
Benta Edible Oil Sdn.Bhd., the wholly-owned subsidiary of Benta Wawasan Sdn.Bhd. was established on 10 May 2019, to venture into downstream business without depending on the sales of Crude Palm Oil (CPO) only.
The packaging plant is capable of producing 2000 metric tonnes (MT) per month of cooking oil if operating with full capacity. Benta Edible Oil Sdn.Bhd. produce quality olein cooking oil.
The company FFB production for 2019 was 411,311.6 metric tonnes.
For more information, please visit www.bentawawasan.com.my
Sabah Softwoods Berhad (SSB)
, 70 per cent owned by the Group was incorporated in 1973. Its core business is in tree and oil palm plantation, while its downstream activities include oil palm milling, logs, and woodchips production. With its land bank spreading over 60,600 hectares along Yayasan Sabah Timber Concession belt of Brumas (41,500 hectares) and Kalabakan (19,100 hectares) in Tawau, SSB has paved a commercially viable business in both tree and oil palm operations.
Currently, approximately 33,270 hectares of SSB's title land has been planted with oil palm. SSB plans to expand its oil palm operations to reach 35,000 hectares. Its oil palm plantation has obtained Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) Certification for general principles for oil palm plantations in 2016. The standard describes the sustainability requirements for the production throughout the supply chain with improving and sustaining the operational practices. By having MSPO certification, SSB oil palm addresses the market needs and meets the expectation regarding commitment to sustainable oil palm products.
SSB's first CPO mill in Dumpas operates at 60 metric tonnes of Fresh Fruit Bunches (FFB) per hour. SSB's second CPO mill at Kapilit began its full operation in June 2010 and now has a processing capacity of 90 metric tonnes per hour since 2013.
The Kapilit Mill Complex further upgrades its efficiency by adding a Dried Long Fibre plant and establishing a 1MW Biogas Plant, expandable to 3MW. The Kapilit Mill met all the Malaysia Palm Oil Board licensing requirements.
SSB is the largest tree plantation company in the country with FSC certification covering 18,430 hectares. The FSC certification which is globally recognised is an attestation of Good Management Practices covering amongst others, protection of the environment; maintenance of High Conservation Value Forests; and enhanced long-term social and economic well-being of workers and local communities.
SSB's chip mill commenced production of woodchips in 1998 and this activity has propelled SSB as a leading supplier of woodchips from Malaysia. The capacity of the chip mill is 100,000 BDMT per year. The chip mill has the Chain-of-Custody (COC) certification for wood-based manufacturing in Acacia mangium
woodchips product which guarantees the production of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified products.
SSB advocates and practices a high degree of Corporate Social Responsibility. More than RM218 million has been spent since 2005 on estate housing facilities and infrastructure. In recognition of its efforts, SSB, through its Cenderamata Estate and Brumas Estate, received the National Level Award of "Ladang Bahagia" for Cenderamata Estate in 2009 and Brumas Estate for 2011 respectively. SBB also received a National Excellence Award in OSH (Forestry Sector) for Tree Plantation, Zone A and Zone B, Brumas in 2017 and 2018 respectively.
In 2019, SSB received the National Excellence Award in OSH (Agricultural Sector) Dumpas Estate, Sabah Industry Excellence Awards by Ministry of Trade & Industry, Sabah and Sabah Top Achievers Award (Industry Excellence in Forestry and Agro).
For more information, please visit www.softwoods.com.my
SAMEL Plantation Sdn. Bhd.
is an equal partnership company between Yayasan Melaka and the Group through its wholly-owned subsidiary B.W. Plantation Sdn. Bhd. The company is currently developing some 5,380 hectares of oil palm plantation in Tawau.
Innoprise Plantations Berhad (IPB)
was listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia on 3 July 1996. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Serijaya Industri Sdn. Bhd. (SJI), IPB is developing 22,763 hectares of agroforestry land located at Luasong, Tawau into an oil palm plantation.
Abiding by the stringent environmentally sustainable development model requirements, where the steep area above 20 degrees and riparian reserves are left untouched as a biodiversity conservation area, only 12,602 hectares of the plantable area is utilised for this purpose.
A total area of 12,602 hectares has been planted with oil palm where 11,505 hectares are already matured. The company palm oil mill can produce 60 metric tonnes of FFB per hour.
For more information, please visit www.innoprise.com.my
Hap Seng Plantations Holdings Berhad (HSPHB)
is the oil palm plantation company listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia. Yayasan Sabah Group through ICSB holds 15 per cent equity of HSPHB. The investment in HSPHB came from the injection of ICSB's 30 per cent equity in Jeroco Plantations Sdn. Bhd. and the purchase of additional HSPHB shares.
For more information, please visit www.hapsengplantations.com.my