First field planting within the Sampoerna Agro Group was through PT Aek Tarum in 1989. It was followed by the establishment of PT Sampoerna Agro Tbk (previously named as PT Selapan Jaya) in 1993 to operate oil palm plantations in South Sumatra region.
Currently, PT Sampoerna Agro Tbk together with its subsidiary companies (“the Company”), is one of the leading producers of palm oil and palm kernel in Indonesia. The Company is also one of the few oil palm seed producers in Indonesia that was licensed by the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture to produce and sell oil palm seeds, under the brand name DxP Sriwijaya to third parties through one of the Company’s subsidiaries, PT Binasawit Makmur (“BSM”). BSM produces and sells six varieties of high quality oil palm seeds under the brand name of DxP Sriwijaya. DxP Sriwijaya is the result of cross breeding selective genetic materials with diverse genetic origins and is derived from 225 set of dura families and 50 pisifera families.
As of year-end 2012, Sampoerna Agro actively manages a total of 114,827 hectares of oil palm plantation, consist of 83,974 hectares of planted area located in South Sumatra province and the other 30,853 hectares is located in Central and West Kalimantan provinces. From total plantation areal, there are 92,120 hectares of matured palms and 22,706 hectares of immature palms.
Within the same period, the Company manages nucleus estates of about 67.227 hectares while plasma and kemitraan estates under guidance are about 47.600 hectares. The Company has six POMs, of which five are situated in Sumatra and one in Kalimantan. The POMs in Sumatra have a total capacity to produce 380 tons of fresh fruit bunches (“FFB”) per hour, whereas the POM in Kalimantan has a capacity to produce 75 tons of FFB per hour.
To pursuit its vision of becoming one of the leading agribusiness companies that is accountable in Indonesia, Sampoerna Agro attempts to strike a balanced mix between growth and sustainability that focuses on four basic fundamentals: people, planet, product, and profit. Along with the vision, The Company maintains its strategy of rapid growth through diversifying plantation portfolio into other crops that are able to produce higher value-added downstream products.
Diversification initiative into sago, was made through an acquisition of a 21,620 hectare land concession in Selat Panjang of Riau Province, through PT. National Sago Prima. The Company has started producing high quality sago starch under the brand name Prima Starch, which is distributed to domestic as well as international markets. More details on the Company’s sago business.
Company's diversification is becoming increasingly widespread with an acquisition of rubber plantations by the year of 2012 which covers 100,000 hectares in West Kalimantan.