Kuala Lumpur Kepong (KLK)
palm oil

Kuala Lumpur Kepong (KLK)



KLK was established in 1906 as Kuala Lumpur Rubber but diversified its portfolio towards tin mining, cocoa, oil palm and property development throughout the 20th century. KLK started planting oil palm in the 1970s with plantations at Fraser Estate in Johor, and has gone on to establish plantations in Indonesia and Liberia. In 2020, it controlled/managed 88 oil palm plantations producing an annual supply of fresh fruit bunches of 4.17 million tonnes. As part of its NDPE pledge, KLK’s strategy is to continue growing its plantation area through brownfield acquisitions. The company is also investing in biogas energy-generation facilities across its operations.

RSPO Member : Yes RSPO Member : Yes

Environmental, Social, Governance Rating (SPOTT)


Source: SPOTT - Sustainability Policy Transparency Toolkit
Kuala Lumpur Kepong (KLK) map

Market cap


Million USD

Landbank i

According to ACOP


hectares, across Malaysia (Peninsular and Sabah), Indonesia (Belitung Island, Sumatra, Central and East Kalimantan) and Liberia

Supply chain position

Upstream - Downstream

Grower. Processor of crude palm oil and palm kernel oil. Refiner & Trader. Oleochemical producer.

Refineries / capacity


In 2020 KLK produced 1,045,486 MT of palm oil. It's refinery in Dumai has an annual production capacity of 165,000 MT.

NDPE policy


No Deforestation, No peat, No exploitation

Market served

International, Chinese, Malaysian, African

Parent Company

Batu Kawan Bhd (47%)


Equatorial Palm Oil (EPO) (Liberia), PT KLK Dumai, PT Putra Bongan Jaya, KLK Oleo, Palm-Oleo Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia), KSP Manufacturing Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia), Palmamide Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia), KL-Kepong Oleomas Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia), Palm-Oleo (Klang) Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia), KLK Bioenergy Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia), Taiko Palm-Oleo (Zhangjiagang) Co., Ltd. (China), Shanghai Jinshan Jingwei Chemical Co., Ltd. (China), KLK Emmerich GmbH (Germany)


Crude palm oil; refined, bleached and deoderised (RBD) palm olein and stearin; crude kernel oil and cake; palm fatty acid distillate (PFAD); fatty acids; glycerine; fatty alcohols and fatty esters; methyl ester sulphonates (MES); surfactants and phytonutrients


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