United Plantations Berhad is one of the major Plantation Groups in Malaysia listed in the Main Board of the Bursa Malaysia. The Companyâ€™s principle business activity is cultivation of oil palm and coconut and processing of their products. The subsidiary companies are engaged in several downstream activities such as specialty fats, soap products and trading in crude palm oil. The Company has, from a modest beginning in 1906, grown in size and stature. It presently has in Malaysia a total of 12 plantations covering 38,980 hectares, of which oil palm comprises35,508 hectares and coconut 3,467 hectares. Besides cultivation, United Plantations also operate six palm oil mills and a refinery. After 100 years in operation United Plantations made a landmark decision Â on 25th April 2006,namely to enter new frontiers in Indonesia, where the plan is to develop a total landbank of approximately 40,000 hectares under oil palm. This has now become United Plantations bridgehead into Indonesia where the intention is to build on the strengths and values attained over the last 100 years by establishing a world class plantation setup. Todate 10000hectares have been planted along with over 5000 Â hectares of conservation land dedicated for HCVs, Riparian reserves etc. within PTSSS1.The state of the art Palm Oil Mill has beenÂ commissioned in late 2010.Its official opening ceremony is in September 2011.
United Plantations Berhad possesses considerable know-how in plant breeding, agronomy and tissue culture through its R&D facilities for the development of new and improved planting materials as well as improved crop husbandry practices. Through its sound managerial and technical expertise, United Plantations Berhad is today recognized as one of the highest yielding, cost competitive and innovative companies in Malaysia.