Sime Darby: Developing Sustainable Futures

Sime Darby: Developing Sustainable Futures
Core Businesses

Sime Darby is a key player in the Malaysian economy as well as a diversified multinational involved in key growth sectors, namely, plantations, industrial equipment, motors, property and energy & utilities with operations in more than 20 countries.

Sime Darby Plantation Sime Darby Industrial Sime Darby Motors Sime Darby Property Sime Darby Energy  & Utilities

Geographical Coverage

* As of April 2015

Sime Darby Plantation is the world's largest producer of sustainable palm oil, with 97% of its production certified sustainable, and is one of the world’s largest listed palm oil companies, producing approximately 2.8 million tonnes or 5% of the world’s crude palm oil (CPO) output annually.

Sime Darby Plantation is a fully integrated player in the oil palm value chain. The Division grows oil palms in its estates, harvests and processes fresh fruit bunches (FFB) in its own mills and refineries, and crude palm oil (CPO) obtained is further refined into cooking oil and various other oils and fats products. As a fully integrated player, Sime Darby Plantation controls quality of the final product by implementing the industry’s best practices throughout the oil’s production and manufacturing process.

Sime Darby Plantation's total landbank currently stands at approximately 1 million hectares in Malaysia, Indonesia, Liberia, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands of which about 604,000 hectares is planted with oil palm, 9,000 hectares with rubber, 6,000 hectares with sugar and 9,000 hectares of grazing pasture for cattle.

Upstream - Sime Darby Plantation’s upstream operations include the development of oil palm plantations, cultivation of oil palm, management of estates, and milling of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) for CPO and crude palm kernel oil (CPKO). Being an efficient planter, the highest yielding estates produce 32.1MT of FFB per mature hectare.

As an experienced player in the plantation industry, Sime Darby Plantation employs the industry’s best agricultural practices in its estates and is a pioneer for sustainable practices such as the Zero Burning Replanting Technique. Over and above our RSPO certification program, the Division has also planted 329,225 rare and endangered trees in our estates since 2008, as part of our commitment to a sustainable future.

Downstream – Sime Darby Plantation’s downstream business is present in 16 countries, encompassing the manufacture and distribution of oils and fats products to biodiesels, oleochemicals, and nutraceuticals.

It is divided into two segments – food-based and non-food based - with refineries in the following countries:

  • Malaysia (Jomalina Refinery, Sime Darby Kempas, NURI Refinery, Sime Darby Biodiesel and Sime Darby Austral Sdn Bhd)
  • Indonesia (PT Golden Hope Nusantara)
  • Thailand (Morakot Industries Public Company Ltd.)
  • Vietnam (Golden Hope – Nha Be Edible Oils Co Ltd)
  • The Netherlands (Sime Darby Unimills B.V.)
  • South Africa (Sime Darby Hudson & Knight (Pty) Ltd)
  • United Kingdom (New Britain Oils Ltd.)
  • Papua New Guinea (Kumbango Refinery)

Food & Beverages – Sime Darby Plantation also produces and markets a range of fast moving consumer goods products such as cooking oil, juices, margarine and cooking sauces to the Malaysian market.

Research & Development – Sime Darby Plantation is a leader in research & development (R&D), and is the first company in the world to fully sequence, assemble and annotate the oil palm genome using new technology. This breakthrough in unlocking the building blocks of the plant will enable Sime Darby Plantation to identify markers for valuable traits such as yield, disease resistance and drought tolerance, and use these markers to breed a new generation of oil palms.

The Division currently employs over 200 scientists and researchers who conduct research on yield efficiency, agricultural best practices, quality management, and product development.

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Sime Darby Industrial offers a comprehensive list of heavy equipment and services, ranging from the sales of new machines, engines or used equipment for rental through its chain of Cat Rental Stores.

Sime Darby is the world's third largest Caterpillar dealer operating in 10 countries across Asia and Australasia, with more than 140 branches to service customers’ needs.

Sime Darby Industrial carries other brands of associated heavy equipment including Bucyrus, Case New Holland, Kubota, Terberg, Jacobson, Perkins and Omega.

For the Malaysian market, Sime Darby Industrial Sdn Bhd offers a comprehensive list of heavy equipment and services, ranging from the sales of new machines, engines or used equipment to rental through its chain of Cat Rental Stores nationwide. It is also involved in equipment manufacture under license and after sales support. Equipment leasing is provided through Cat Finance.

Other brands represented include:

  • Premium Terberg Terminal Tractors
  • Kubota Transplanters and Agriculture Tractors
  • New Holland Haulage Tractors
  • Perkins Engines
  • GE Pipeline Inspection
  • Atlas Copco (in Vietnam)
  • Jacobsen Turf Care Equipment
  • Omega Container Handlers
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Sime Darby Motors is the automotive arm of Sime Darby Berhad and is involved in the assembly, importation, distribution and retail businesses.

With over 40 years of experience, Sime Darby Motors is a major industry player in 10 countries throughout the Asia Pacific region, namely: Malaysia, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Vietnam and Taiwan.

Retail, Distribution and Importation.

Sime Darby Motors represents 30 brands in various countries in the Asia Pacific region. Brands represented range from super-luxury (such as Rolls-Royce, McLaren, Lamboghini) to luxury (BMW, MINI, Porsche, Jaguar, Land Rover) and mass market brands (such as Hyundai, Ford, Mazda) as well as commercial vehicles (Hino and Mack).

Sime Darby Motors currently has strong leaderships in super-luxury and luxury brands, being among the top Rolls-Royce and BMW dealers globally and in the Asia Pacific region respectively.

Recent collaborations were formed with Porsche and Jaguar in Malaysia; McLaren in Hong Kong, China and Malaysia; Citroen in Hong Kong, Macau, Australia and New Zealand; BMW and MINI in Vietnam and Brisbane, Australia; and Kia in Taiwan.


Sime Darby Motors began operating the Inokom assembly plant in Kedah, Malaysia in 2004. Inokom assembles various Hyundai passenger and commercial vehicles as well as BMW, MINI and Mazda vehicles. Inokom currently occupies 52.5% of a 200- acre site with a current capacity of almost 30,000 units per annum.  

Sime Darby Motors also assembles Kia in Taiwan since 2014.


Sime Darby Motors represents the Hertz and Thrifty vehicle rental and leasing franchise in Malaysia and Singapore, and the Corefleet commercial vehicle rental and leasing business in Australia.

It also represents the Hertz and Thrifty car rental business in Malaysia and Singapore via Sime Darby Rent-A-Car Sdn Bhd and Sime Darby Services Pte Limited respectively. With the dual branding of Thrifty and Hertz, Sime Darby Rent-A-Car Sdn Bhd is currently the biggest car rental service provider in Malaysia.

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Sime Darby Property is the property arm of Sime Darby Berhad. As a leading property developer, its core businesses are Property Development and Property Investment. It is currently Malaysia's largest property developer in terms of property landbank and active developments.

On the back of a successful 40-year track record of developing sustainable communities, Sime Darby Property has to-date built 21 townships. From an illustrious tradition of developing township and commercial centres, the company is on a journey of innovation and creativity to spearhead various initiatives including niche developments, transit-oriented developemnts, business centres and retail malls.


Sime Darby Property is a multiple award-winning property group with numerous local and international accolades. In addition to Malaysia, it also has a global reach that encompasses assets and operations across the Asia Pacific Region and the United Kingdom. 

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Sime Darby Energy & Utilities is involved in Trading, Engineering & Technical Services, Ports & Logistics and Water Management.  Supported by its strong and dedicated workforce of over 1,800 personnel across Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and China, Sime Darby Energy & Utilities is committed to engineering sustainable solutions.

Its Trading and Engineering & Technical Services business units are based in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand while its Ports & Logistics and Water Management operations are based in the province of Shandong, in the East China region.

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Our Business Units
  • Sime Darby Plantation
  • Sime Darby Industrial
  • Sime Darby Motors
  • Sime Darby Property
  • Sime Darby Energy & Utilities
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