The processing of tropical oils begins with the origination of raw materials, namely crude palm oil (CPO) and crude palm kernel oil, which are obtained from both our own plantations and external sources. These raw materials are then processed into products such as bulk edible oils, specialty fats, oleochemicals and biodiesel which are sold to customers.
Wilmar owns and operates a number of strategically located and vertically integrated tropical oils processing plants, in Indonesia and Malaysia to produce tropical oils and related products including refined, bleached and deodorised (RBD) palm oil, RBD palm olein, RBD palm stearin, RBD palm kernel oil, specialty fats, oleochemicals and biodiesel.
Additionally, we also own processing plants in China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, the USA, South Africa and Ghana. Through joint ventures, Wilmar also has interests in processing plants in India, Bangladesh, Russia, Ukraine, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Germany, the Netherlands and Poland. Our products are versatile substances with a number of important edible and industrial applications in many industries including food manufacturing, cosmetic and pharmaceutical as well as the biodiesel sector.
Wilmar’s integrated refining and processing plants are strategically located close to its sources of raw materials. To ensure a lower cost structure and quicker delivery, these refining and processing plants are usually located near deep draft ports that are logistically advantageous for transportation.