Benta Wawasan Sdn. Bhd. (BWSB)
, involved in palm oil industry in Tawau. Total area planted with oil palm up to 2016 is 27,408 hectares. Matured oil palm area is 25,323 hectares or 92% of planted area.
The company has also commissioned its first Crude Palm Oil (CPO) mill with a capacity of 45 metric tonnes per hour. The current capacity will be upgraded to 60 metric tonnes per hour to increase the company's return on sales. Through its Seraya Palm Oil Mill, BWSB has produced 96,970 metric tonnes of CPO and 22,058 metric tonnes of palm kernel.
BWSB Fresh Fruit Bunch (FFB) production for 2016 is 330,002 metric tonnes.
Sabah Softwoods Berhad (SSB)
, 70 percent 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 27,000 hectares of SSB's title land has been planted with oil palm. SSB plans to expand its oil palm operations to reach 33,000 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 product.
SSB's first CPO mill in Dumpas is managed by Regional Harvest Sdn. Bhd., a joint venture company that currently operates at 60 metric tonnes Fresh Fruit Bunches (FFB) per hour. SSB's second CPO mill at Kapilit began its full operation in June 2010 and now has the 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 is the first of its kind in Sabah and second in Malaysia that met all the Malaysia Palm Oil Board licensing requirements.
SSB's chipmill 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 200,000 BDMT per year. The chipmill 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 product.
SSB is the largest tree plantation company in the country with FSC certification covering 27,313 hectares. The FSC certification which is globally recognised is an attestation of Good Management Practices covering amongst others, protection of environment; maintenance of High Conservation Value Forests; and enhanced long-term social and economic well-being of workers and local communities.
SSB advocates and practices high degree of Corporate Social Responsibility. More than RM180 million has been spent since 2005 for 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" in 2009 and 2011 respectively.
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 in 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 to the stringent environmentally sustainable development model requirements, where steep area above 20 degrees and riparian reserve are left untouched as biodiversity conservation area, only 12,619 hectares of plantable area are utilised for this purpose.
A total area of 11,458 hectares has been planted with oil palm where 5,401 hectares are already matured. The company palm oil mill is able to produce 60 metric tonnes of FFB per hour.
Hap Seng Plantations Holdings Berhad (HSPHB)
is the oil palm plantation company listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia with an issued and paid up capital of RM800 million. Yayasan Sabah Group through ICSB holds 15 percent equity of HSPHB. The investment in HSPHB came from the injection of ICSB's 30 percent equity in Jeroco Plantations Sdn. Bhd. and the purchase of additional HSPHB shares.