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The first integrated refinery complex

In 1971 United Plantations were among the first plantation companies that ventured into the refining business in Malaysia by establishing the integrated refinery complex, Unitata. The refinery began production in 1974.

Unitata was a joint venture between United Plantations and the Indian Tata Group, each holding a 50/50 share. This European, Malaysian and Indian connection brought together technology and human capital that resulted in Unitata being one of the largest and most fully integrated refineries of its kind in South East Asia. Unitata was the initiative of the Senior Executive Director, the late Tan Sri Børge Bek-Nielsen, who had a vision of keeping value creation in the region.

In the 80’s the refinery extended its production facilities with a soap factory, supplying soap noodles to manufacturers all over the world. Unitata did also manufacture beauty soap bars such as the famous Cussons Imperial Leather for a number of years.

Initially a bulk producer of vegetable fats and soap products, Unitata has since evolved into a premium producer of speciality fats in collaboration with our business partner, AAK, the world’s leading supplier of specialty oils and fats.

In 2008, Unitata became the world’s first integrated supplier of RSPO certified sustainable palm oil. Today Unitata focuses primarily on making customized, high-end palm oil products, which meets customers’ demand for quality, sustainability and traceability.

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Unitata Berhad (10769-H) - Jendarata Estate - 36009 Teluk Intan Perak Darul Ridzuan - Malaysia.
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