Listed on the Singapore Exchange on 25 July 2008, Kencana Agri Limited ("Kencana" or "the Group") is a plantation company engaged mainly in the cultivation of oil palms; processing of Fresh Fruit Bunches ("FFB") into Crude Palm Oil ("CPO"), Crude Palm Kernel Oil ("CPKO") and Palm Kernel Cake ("PKC"); refining of CPO and provision of bulking, port and logistics services.
Kencana's oil palm plantations are located mainly in Sumatra, Kalimantan and Sulawesi regions of Indonesia. Since its inception in 1996, the Group's planted area has grown to about 68,220 ha in 2016 including plasma. The Group currently has five palm oil mills with total processing capacity of 275 tonnes per hour and two kernel crushing plants with capacity of 435 tonnes per day.
The Group currently has a relatively young palm profile with significant potential for production growth in the coming years as its palms continue to mature and reach peak production.
Of its current land-bank, only 37% is planted. The Group aims to continue to expand its planted area in a sustainable manner over the next few years to ensure steady FFB production growth.
Kencana is committed to growing its plantation business in a sustainable - ecologically and socially acceptable manner. It has adopted environmentally friendly practices in its plantation development such as zero-burning and zero-waste management and is a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil ("RSPO") through its subsidiary PT Sawindo Kencana.
It also sells "green" electricity to the state-owned electricity company PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara ("PLN") from its renewable biomass power plants in Bangka and Belitung islands.
Kencana is also committed to working with and improving the social and economic welfare of the local communities through its plasma and corporate social responsibility programmes.