Founded in 2009 by Robert Kuok and his nephew Kuok Khoon Hong , Yihai Kerry (a 99.99% owned subsidiary of Wilmar International) is China's largest agri-food processing businesses. It operates 62 production bases in the industries of edible oil refining, oilseed crushing, and the processing and sales of specialty fat, oleochemicals, kitchen food and feed ingredients across China. In 2018, YK accounted for 21% of the total palm oil imports into China.
RSPO Member : Yes
0(YKA does not own or operate plantations)
Supply chain position
Midstream–downstreamProcessor and trader of crude palm oil and palm kernel oil | Refiner | Trader and manufacturer of consumer goods, animal feeds and oleochemicals
Refineries / capacity
3refineries, in Guangzhou (annual refining capacity of 661,000 MT), Lianyungang (620,000 MT) and Fangchenggang (511,000 MT)
YesNo Deforestation, No peat, No exploitation
(See Wilmar International)
Famous brands under Yihai Kerry include Arawana, Olivoila, Orchid, Wonder Farm, Neptune, Fengyuan, Golden Delicious, Reyland, Jiejin 100. Sold to consumers as small package edible oil, fine dried noodles, special grains, as well as oils for the catering and food service industry. YKA also serve the specialty oil industry (ie baking oil, nutritional oil, industry chocolate, syrup, vegetable protein, lecithin, food grade glycerol, monoglyceride, oil for confectionery and chocolate) dietary supplements, beverages, brewing, frying, liquid non-dairy creamer, frozen food, seasoning and other non-food domains (oleochemicals, pharmaceuticals) as well as palm kernel expeller for animal feed.