• CPO (Crude Palm Oil), CPKO (Crude Palm Kernel Oil) refining and fractioning
  • Palm Kernels crushing
  • Shortening, Margarine and Powder Fat, Biodiesel and Glycerine, Crude Fatty Oil production
  • Fatty Acids and Glycerine production
  • CPO and PPO (Processed Palm Oil) merchandising and distribution to the global market

Apical’s current operations include six refineries, three biodiesel plants, an oleochemical plant and a kernel crushing plant.

The total infrastructure area of Apical’s operations spans over 126 hectares.

  1. PT Asianagro Agungjaya Marunda (Jakarta, Indonesia)
  2. PT Asianagro Agungjaya Tanjung Balai (Sumatra, Indonesia)
  3. PT Sari Dumai Sejati (Sumatra, Indonesia)
  4. PT Kutai Refinery Nusantara (Kalimantan, Indonesia)
  5. Excelic Food Technology Co Ltd (Nanjing, China)
  6. PT Padang Raya Cakrawala (Padang, Indonesia)
Bio-Diesel Plants
  1. PT Sari Dumai Sejati (Sumatra, Indonesia)
  2. PT Kutai Refinery Nusantara (Kalimantan, Indonesia)
  3. Bio-Oils La Rabida (Huelva, Spain)
Kernel Crushing Plant

PT Sari Dumai Sejati (Sumatra, Indonesia)

Oleochemical Plant

PT Sari Dumai Sejati (Sumatra, Indonesia)

Our operations have a total capacity of over 7 million MT per annum. This includes our biodiesel plants that have a combined capacity of 972,400 MT per annum and our kernel crushing plant that has an installed capacity of 340,000 MT per annum.

As of 2016, Apical Group holds a 67.7% stake in leading Spanish biodiesel company Bio-Oils. The acquisition strengthens Apical’s foothold in the growing EU biodiesel market and marks an important step in our global business expansion. In La Rabida, where our Bio-Oils plant in Southwest Spain is, we refine around 250,000 MT of biodiesel per annum as of 2017. This boosts Apical Group’s annual global biodiesel output by almost 37% to over 680,000 MT per annum.

In early 2017, Apical Group established a joint venture (JV) company with Kao Corporation for the manufacturing of fatty acids in Indonesia. PT Apical Kao Chemicals, based in Dumai, in the Riau province of Sumatra will manufacture approximately 100,000 MT of fatty acid products per annum once it begins operations in 2019.

In the same year, Apical Group established two joint ventures (JV) with Pakistan-based Mujahid Group and MM Group of Companies respectively, making inroads into South Asia. The JV with Mujahid Group of Industries will focus on ex-tank of palm oil products locally. The JV with MM Group of Companies is for oil refining, seed crushing, packing and tank terminals. The new plant and operation is based in Port Qasim, Karachi.

In June 2018, Apical Group acquired Kutai Refinery Nusantara (KRN) in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. A member of the RSPO, KRN’s assets includes a 1,500 MT per day refinery that expects to double its production by August 2018 and a 1,000 MT per day biodiesel plant. KRN is a strategic acquisition that will reinforce Apical Group’s value proposition as a key participant with an extensive palm oil business value chain, from sourcing, refining, and processing to trading of palm oil in domestic and international markets.

Within Apical’s palm operations, 0 fatalities were reported from 2016 to 2018. There were 7 cases of lost time injuries (LTI) reported in 2017 and only 1 reported in 2018. As Kutai Refinery Nusantara (KRN) was acquired in mid-2018, these figures do not include KRN and will be published in our 2018 Sustainability Report.

Our world-class refineries utilise state-of-the-art technologies to ensure that quality specifications are met.

In Spain, our strategic location gives Apical access to one of the most technologically advanced loading and offloading ports in the Mediterranean region, which gives us a distinct logistical advantage through increased freight savings.

As of 2017, we have been successful in using satellite technology to monitor supplier practices in order to ensure they comply with our Sustainability Policy and Palm Oil Sourcing Policy.

We are also digitizing our supply chain management by working with collaborators to see how we can leverage on blockchain technology to help manage our traceability efforts.

Apical has invested in our own logistical infrastructure to deliver CPO and processed palm oil (PPO) to a range of buyers such as international trading houses and local industries. The infrastructure that support our operational logistics includes our own jetty for convenient loading and transportation, shore storage tanks, truck fleets, barges, water desalination facilities and even a 30MW power plant among others.

The primary processing plants and storage tanks are located near raw material sources in Indonesia while the secondary manufacturing facilities are situated close to the industrial zones of cities for quick access to our large customer base. These strategic locations and logistical infrastructure ensure on-time delivery and shipment exports resulting in logistical efficiencies.

Apical’s Indonesian refineries have wastewater treatment plants and effluent discharges are always kept below limits of COD (150ppm) and BOD (75ppm) as per Peraturan Mentri Lingkungan RI No. 5 tahun 2014.

The energy-saving measures adopted in our refining processes include:

a) an ammonia freezing vacuum system in the deodorization section which greatly reduces the per unit consumption of steam.

b) heat transfer of high temperature oil in the refining process is carried out using a high efficiency heat exchanger which greatly improves heat transfer efficiency and reduces heat energy consumption.

c) Maximize Condensate recovery from 200m³/day to 400 m³/day for heating up demineralized water to ≥ 45°C and reutilized the condensate water

d) Reutilize 250 m³/ day from medium pressure condensate water recycle

Our philosophy is to be the best in what we do. The vast size of all our refineries offer us high commercial advantage and allow for economies of scale which then enable investments in key central functions such as Research and Development and an effective financial control function. The resulting benefits for our customers are competitive prices, secure supply, product quality, consistency and customised solutions.

We work hand-in-hand with our network of stakeholders to help us innovate, forge collective understanding, harness synergies and accelerate progress. By strengthening collaborations, we realise our potential to make transformative impacts to the environment, society, business and the palm oil industry in a holistic manner.