This business segment is essentially the downstream of our palm value chain - that can be further differentiated into 3 major categories: (1) refinery, (2) oleo-chemicals, and (3) specialty fats. Crude palm and palm kernel oils from our upstream mills are channelled to our refineries located at origin and at destination, where the refined oils are then sold externally and/or channelled internally for further value-add processing in our oleo-chemicals and specialty fats manufacturing facilities spread out in four major continents serving customers in more than 65 countries globally.
Linking these manufacturing operations would be our Supply Chain Support - covering global sales and marketing, import & export activities, logistic planning and procurement, price risk and foreign exchange risk management - to form an integrated global palm value chain, which offers the following strategic advantages:
optimal turnaround time ensuring freshness of our products to customers
enable quality control of our products along the value chain
accords a high degree of traceability on our end products
provides a degree of natural hedge against upstream commodity price cycles