2019 - 2019

PT Apical Kao Chemicals commenced operations on 14 May 2019. With an annual output capacity of about 100,000 tonnes, the $80 million investment is a joint venture with Apical Group and Kao Corp, to meet rising demand for high-quality Japanese consumables in Southeast Asia.

Kao’s partnership with Apical, one of the largest producers of palm oil in Indonesia, gives it the advantage of extending its reach and strengthening its supply chain, while securing an even more stable supply of sustainable and high-quality fat and oil products.