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IOI Oleochemical Group, also known as IOI Oleo Group, with principal activities of manufacturing and sales of fatty acids, glycerine, soap noodles and fatty esters and specialty downstream oleochemical derivatives. The oleochemicals manufacturing activities are undertaken in Penang and Johor by various wholly-owned subsidiaries of IOI Oleochemical Industries Berhad.

The Oleo division acquired another two oleochemical manufacturing facilities in Germany. These facilities specialise in esterification with multi-step short-path distillation, distillation and fractionation of fatty acids and production of medium-chain triglycerides to produce a broad array of specialty products for the pharmaceutical, personal care, cosmetic, food and performance chemicals. It will accord us the opportunity to move further up the value chain into a more specialised downstream oleochemical manufacturing business segment.This site complements and benefits the fairly new fatty ester production site in Penang through the transfer of advanced technical, application development and process know-how.

We are under the resource-based manufacturing division of IOI Group, a leading integrated palm oil producer that listed on main market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad with a total market capitalization of 28.03 Billion as of 1st April 2019. Please find more information about IOI Group here.

IOI Oleo Prai

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We have two production facilities namely IOI Acidchem Sdn. Bhd. and IOI Esterchem (M) Sdn. Bhd. located in Prai, Penang. Our first oleochemical plant was inaugurated in 1980 and followed by installation of the world's first continuous reactive distillation fatty ester plants in 2004 and 2008. We had expanded and ventured into new range of fatty ester portfolio under IOI Esterchem in 2014. We seek to strive for continuous improvements in quality and capacity to serve our global customer base better over the years.


  • Palmac® Fatty Acids
  • Glycerine
  • Palmsabun® Soap Noodles
  • Palmsurf® Esters

IOI Oleo Pasir Gudang

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The Pasir Gudang site has one of the world’s largest single-location vertically integrated palm oil refinery and oleochemical complexes.


  • Palmac® Fatty Acids
  • Glycerine
  • Palmsabun® Soap Noodles
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We offer a comprehensive range of premium quality products that are Kosher for Passover, Halal, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) and RSPO-certified. Besides our standard range products, we have the expertise to provide bespoke products to meet our clients’ requirements and needs. All products are produced from world-class manufacturing facilities and exported to more than 80 countries through extensive logistic distributions inclusive of bulk storage facilities in Europe, Japan and the United States, and supported by our dynamic network of agents and distributors. Our customers include some of the world’s largest multi-national corporations.

Manufacturing Sites:

  • IOI Acidchem Sdn. Bhd.
  • IOI Esterchem (M) Sdn. Bhd.

Pasir Gudang

  • IOI Pan-Century Oleochemicals Sdn. Bhd.
  • IOI Pan-Century Edible Oils Sdn. Bhd.

Acidchem USA Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of IOI Acidchem Sdn. Bhd. is a sale office located in New Jersey, USA.

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IOI Oleo Witten

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The Witten site in the southeast of the Ruhr district was established in 1905 as a simple soap factory. Over the course of time, it has developed into a modern production plant for high quality oleochemical specialties for the following industry segments: Pharmaceutical, Cosmetics, Food and Technical applications.

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IOI Oleo Wittenberge

Since its foundation in 1991, Prignitzer Chemie GmbH & Co. KG has gradually developed into a specialist company supplying basic oleochemicals of high quality for the food, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals industries. The product portfolio includes distilled and fractionated fatty acids, esters, MCTs, and glycerin among others.

For more information about IOI Oleo GmbH, please visit here.


"Our Vision is to be a leading corporation in our core businesses by providing products and services of superior values and by sustaining consistent long-term growth in volume and profitability.
We shall strive to achieve responsible commercial success by satisfying our customers’ needs, giving superior performance to our shareholders, providing rewarding careers to our people, cultivating mutually beneficial relationship with our business associates, caring for the society and the environment in which we operate, and contributing towards the progress of our nation.”

Core Values

In our pursuit of the VISION IOI, we expect our people to uphold, at all times, the IOI CORE VALUES which are expressed as follows:

  • Integrity which is essential and cannot be compromised
  • Commitment as we do what we say we will do
  • Loyalty is crucial because we are one team sharing one vision
  • Excellence in Execution as our commitments can only be realised through actions and results
  • Speed in response is important in our ever changing business environment
  • Innovativeness to provide us additional competitive edge
  • Cost Efficiency is crucial as we need to remain competitive

IOI Integrated Value Chain

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