Agriculture – Palm Oil
Valco is in the midst enlarging its agriculture portfolio especially in the areas of palm oil. It has Greenfield landbank in east java and is also currently planning to acquire 40,000 ha of mature plantation of ages 8 to 10 years in Sumatra with a total valuation in excess of USD 120 million.
These matured plantations have existing operations with competent management. There are 4 mills which operate in this existing plantation.
We are also working on synergies with middle east downstream companies that would enable us to develop and fully integrated food business from upstream to downstream given that there are a lot of downstream companies which prefer to integrate with upstream companies in order to secure the supply of palm, rice and etc thus Valco is spearheading its activities within the agriculture to move in this direction.
With the large landbank that Indonesia has which is relatively untapped it presents a unique potential for food commodities like palm and rice to be cultivated on mass basis.