1960s

1970s

1968

Incorporation of Sarawak Oil Palms Sdn Bhd

On 30 August, SOP was formed as a joint venture between CDC and the Sarawak State Government

1969

The first oil palm planting ceremony at Lambir took place, with Penghulu Francis Umpau, Sarawak’s then Minister for Lands & Natural Resources as the guest of honour- Iban dances performances.

Began commercial oil palm planting in the Lambir Estate, totaling 2,300 ha of land in Miri- the first in Sarawak.

Penghulu Francis Umpau planting the first oil palm in what would become part of Lambir estate.

1971

Old Lambir POM- Commissioned our first commercial palm oil mill at Lambir estate with nine TPH capacity.

1989

SOPSB, CDC and Rajang Wood Sdn. Bhd. entered into a joint venture, via Kerasa Plantations Sdn. Bhd to develop 6,000 hectares of land into 4,000 hectares of oil palm and 2,000 hectares of rattan Plantations

1990s

2000s

1990

SOP expanded its operation by developing land in Suai.

Conversion Sarawak Oil Palms Sdn Bhd “SOPSB” to SARAWAK OIL PALMS BERHAD (“SOPB”)

1991

Listing of SOP on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia Berhad

The CDC sold off its equity in SOP dropping from 66% the year before to 44%

1993

First palm oil mill of 9 TPH upgraded to 33 TPH

1995

CDC sold its remaining 25% shareholdings in SOP to Shin Yang Group through its subsidiary namely Shin Yang Plantations Sdn. Bhd.

Incorporation of a new company – SOP Plantations (Borneo) Sdn.Bhd

1996

Incorporation of a New Company – SOP Plantations (Sabaju) Sdn. Bhd.

1997

SOP incorporated three new companies, namely SOP Plantations (Suai) Sdn. Bhd, SOP Plantations (Balingian) Sdn. Bhd, and SOP Plantations (Niah) Sdn. Bhd. for the purpose of joint venture arrangements with State Financial Secretary (SFS), Sarawak Foundation (Yayasan Sarawak) and Lembaga Setia Raja Masjid Mukah respectively to develop an area of 15,623 hectares more or less into oil palm Plantations.

1998

On 1 April, Paul Wong Hee Kwong was appointed as the first Sarawakian to become the Chief Executive Officer of the company, taking over from the British management.

2000

Incorporation of a new company – SOP Plantations (Beluru) Sdn. Bhd.

2001s

2010s

2001

Incorporation of a new company – SOP Properties Sdn. Bhd.

Incorporation of a new Company – SOP Edible Oils Sdn. Bhd.

2002

Commissioning of the 2nd palm oil mill at Galasah, Niah, the Galasah POM, with an initial mill capacity of 45 TPH.

Incorporation of a new company – SOP Green Energy Sdn.Bhd.

2003

Acquired an 85% stake in Shin Yang Oil Palm (Sarawak) Sdn.Bhd. (SYOP), which was renamed SOP Plantationss (Borneo) Sdn. Bhd. This resulted in the Taniku and Sepakau Estates being added to our portfolio.

2004

SOP entered into joint venture agreement with Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) to develop an area of 2,023 hectares more or less into oil palm plantations through the incorporation of SOP Plantations (Karabungan) Sdn. Bhd.

Established a joint venture with the State Financial Secretary to develop three parcels of land- two in Suai and one in Sawai-totalling 3,337 ha.

Incorporation of a New Company – SOP Plantations (Kemena) Sdn. Bhd.

Increase in the authorized share capital of Sarawak Oil Palms Berhad to RM500,000,000 divided into 500,000,000 ordinary shares of RM1.00 each

2005

Incorporation of a new company – SOP Resources Sdn. Bhd.

SOP entered into Joint Venture agreement with Shin Yang Holding Sdn. Bhd (“SYHSB”) to develop an area of 10,387 hectares more or less into oil palm Plantations through Danum Jaya Sdn. Bhd

SOP entered Renounceable Rights Issue of 47,484,120 New Ordinary Shares of RM1.00 each at an issue price of RM1.40 per Right Shares together with 23,742,060 free detachable warrants

Galasah POM capacity upgraded from 45 TPH to 90 TPH.

2006

Incorporation of a new company – SOP Pelita Batu Lintang Plantations Sdn. Bhd. SOP Pelita Batu Lintang Plantations. Bhd, a joint-venture between SOP and Pelita Holding Sdn. Bhd. was formed to develop an area of around 5,000 hectares of Native Customary Rights land into oil palm Plantations.

Third palm oil mill commissioned at Balingian, the Balingian POM with the initial capacity of 45 TPH.

2007

Incorporation of a new company – SOP Services Sdn. Bhd

Incorporation of a new company – SOP Industries Sdn. Bhd

SOP acquires 60% share in SOP Plantations (Beluru) Sdn. Bhd to develop around 12,909 hectares of land into oil palm plantations

A new palm oil mill commissioned at Lambir, the Lambir POM, with a mill capacity of 120 TPH. The Old Lambir POM then decommissioned.

2008

Upgrading of Galasah POM capacity from 45TPH to 90TPH

SOP announced the Second Right Issue of up to 52,558,326 new ordinary shares of RM1.00 each at an issue price of RM2.40 per rights shares for every ten existing ordinary shares of RM1.00 each

Incorporation of a new company – SOP System Sdn.Bhd

2009

Incorporation of a new company – SOP Pelita Development Sdn. Bhd

SOP Industries Sdn. Bhd acquires 283,280 square meters of a land in Kidurong Industries Area, Bintulu for oil palm downstream activities

SOP acquires 60% share in SOP Plantations (Sabaju) Sdn. Bhd. to develop 4,011 hectares into oil palm Plantations.

Commissioning of the fourth palm oil mill at Sepakau, Belaga, the Sepakau POM, with an initial capacity of 60 TPH.

2010

Incorporation of a new company – Setia Wiramaju Sdn.Bhd

Set up the SOP Academy in Lambir, offering courses on agriculture, safety and security, and serving as a centre for management training and visitor information

2011s

Today

2011

Incorporation of a new company – SOP Pelita Sg Arang Plantations Sdn. Bhd., SOP Corporate Services Sdn. Bhd.

2012

Commissioning of the fifth palm oil mill at Sabaju, the Sabaju POM, with an initial capacity of 60 TPH.

Incorporation of a new company – SOP Agro Sdn.Bhd

Incorporation of a new company – Wawasan Asiamaju Sdn.Bhd

500 TPD Kernel Crushing Plant commissioned at Kidurong Industrial Area, Bintulu. Upgraded to 800 TPD in 2014

Commissioning of a Refinery and Fractionation Plant in Bintulu with a 1,500 metric tons TPD.

2013

Established an international trading office in Singapore to facilitate the international trading of our palm oil products

Set up SOP Transport Sdn. Bhd. to manage the Group’s transportation services and workshops.

2014

Commissioning of SOP Green Energy Sdn Bhd’s Biodiesel

Phytonutrients Plant ground breaking ceremony by YB Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, Minister of Plantations Industries & Commodities (MPIC).

Launching of SOP Properties- Taman Lambir Jaya

Commissioning of the 6th palm oil mill at Tinbarap in Marudi, the Tinbarap POM with an initial capacity of 90 TPH.

Incorporation of a new company – SOP Foods Sdn.Bhd

2015

Opening Ceremony of SOP Green energy Sdn Bhd’s Biodiesel Plant by YB Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, Minister of Plantation Industry and Commodities on 17th January 2015.

Commissioning of Consumer Packaging Plant. Mirico-First Consumer Cooking Oil in the Market

Incorporated of SOP Nutraceuticals Sdn. Bhd

2016

Acquired SOP Plantations (Murum) Sdn. Bhd, taking over 24,147.52 ha of planted oil palm land comprising 11 estates, as well as the Metanik POM with 90 TPH capacity.

Merris Cooking Oil in 2Kg and 5Kg hits the market

Asia Oils Pte Ltd incorporated in Singapore

2017

Commissioning of Phytonutrients Plant.

2019

Opening Ceremony of SOP Green Energy Sdn Bhd’s Phytonutrients Plant by YB Madan Teresa Kok, Minister of Primary Industries on 29th June 2019

2021

Incorporation of a new company – Avantsar Sdn.Bhd

2022

The SOP Tower groundbreaking ceremony was officiated by Tan Sri Datuk Ling Chiong Ho on 10th January 2022.

Commissioning of second Refinery and Fractionation Plant with a 800 MT per day capacity.