SPB is one of the pioneer players in the
oil palm industry in Sarawak. Currently SPB has a total land bank of
51,965 hectares of which 12,914 hectares is under the Native Customary Rights (NCR)
SPB, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Sarawak Plantation Agriculture
Development Sdn Bhd (SPAD), owns fourteen (14) oil palm estates with a
total planted area of 27,719 hectares as at 31 December 2011. Further, in
response to the State Government’s policy on NCR land development, SPB,
through its subsidiary, SPB PELITA Suai Sdn Bhd (SP Suai), has developed and fully planted 1,855
of NCR land in Sarawak with oil palms.
In addition, two other subsidiaries, SPB
PELITA Wak Pakan Sdn Bhd and SPB PELITA Mukah Sdn Bhd have been incorporated
in previous years to undertake the
development of new NCR land with a total gross area of 10,786 hectares.
Currently, the development of these two NCR projects have not commenced.
SPAD also owns 2 palm oil mills, with a total milling capacity of 180
MT/hour, located at Niah and Mukah, respectively.
The core business activities of the SPB Group are:
• Development, cultivation and management of oil palm plantations on a
• Milling of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) into crude palm oil (CPO) and
palm kernel (PK).
• Plantation management services.
• Strategic investment to develop NCR land into oil palm plantations.
• Operation of a seed garden supplying high yielding seeds and
• Providing laboratory and technical services for the oil palm industry.
SPB is the only oil palm seed producer in Sarawak and it owns and
operates a seed garden. Its current annual production is around 1.4
million seeds and it targets to produce 5.8 million high quality seeds by
2014. These high quality seeds are certified by SIRIM and are licensed
for sale by the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB). Apart from providing
seeds for internal use, SPB also sells its seeds to other plantations