PT Sawit Sumbermas Sarana (SSMS) Tbk manages 23 estates of oil palm plantation, all concentrated in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.
The Company manages a total of 116,029 Ha of palm oil plantation area (both nucleus and plasma), of which about 81.485 Ha was already planted with mature plants, consisting of 69,236 Ha of planted nucleus and 12,248 Ha of planted plasma area.
In line with its mission to realize palm oil’s potential, SSMS employs an array of efforts to continue increasing the productivity and efficiency of its plantations. These include selecting superior seed, leveraging Research & Development findings, developing irrigation systems, and optimizing existing land bank as well as acquisitions rather than opening new land.
Thanks to these combined efforts, SSMS today records on its fruit producing blocks an average fresh fruit bunch (FFB) yield of 23.5 metric tons per hectare, and is working toward its goal of 35 metric tons per hectare. The company also produces an average of 6.7 tons of crude palm oil (CPO) per hectare, among the highest yield in the industry.
On top of recording high yield, our efforts also contribute to producing good quality products that meet the needs of even the most demanding customers. This is reflected in the average of 3.19% fat per litre that our CPO contains, which is a hallmark of top quality CPO, whilst average industry is 4.00 - 4.5%.
Driven by our mission, SSMS develops its plantations according to the RSPO and ISPO requirements, as well as government regulations. Further to this practice, the company has published a set of time-bound commitments that will see all its operations certified by RSPO and ISPO.
SSMS manages eight (8) palm oil mill processing (PKS) and 1 palm kernel mill processing, namely PKS Suayap, PKS Sulung, PKS Selangkun, PKS Natai, PKS Melata, PKS Nangga Kiu, PKS Sumber Cahaya and PKS Kanamit, and 1 ( one) biogas plant.
The Company owned the palm oil mill has a capacity of 540 MT / hour with a mill utilization rate of 62% in 2020. SSMS is committed to applying the principles of sustainability business to increase every year, especially the Company's efforts to obtain Roundtable Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification, its very important to ensure that the company's operational activities have been managed in accordance with the principles of sustainability and international standards.
Until 2021, SSMS has received 7 RSPO certifications for owned PKS.
This will make all CPO produced by SSMS accessible to customers with sustainability commitments from around the world with a strict sustainability commitment.
SSMS is part of the Citra Borneo Indah Group (CBI), which comprises wide sectors of businesses, ranging from shipping to manufacturing. The group is based out of Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.
In palm oil sector, the group offers products from seed to shelf, including fresh fruit bunches, crude palm oil (CPO), and palm kernel that SSMS produces.
CBI’ss business network and portfolio has strengthened SSMS’s position in the market, as together the businesses can combine their experiences to provide crucial and unique solutions to customers from all around the world.