Established officially in 2008, although operating privately since 2002 the group now have plantations and agricultural projects on 4 continents with operational projects at various stages from start-up to fully operational plantations and farms.
The Asia Plantation Capital Group is the owner and operator of a diverse range of commercial plantation and farming businesses globally. The group has provided sustainable forestry and agricultural land acquisition and development services to the global forestry and agricultural sector for more than 10 years.
According to the “Forest Financing” report by PricewaterhouseCoopers, opportunities in forestry, agricultural and plantation ownership have changed over the last decade, to become part of both large and small investors’ portfolios. There has also been a change in perception. Having previously been considered an alternative investment, they have become more mainstream, and are now an essential component of many institutional and pension growth funds.
The group owns its own freehold and long-term leasehold plantations. Its wholly owned land portfolio is free from any bank debt, and has been purchased with the company’s own funds.
Asia Plantation Capital is one of the world’s fastest growing plantation management companies, leading the way in sapling cultivation, forestry growth, pioneering inoculation methods, harvesting techniques, distillation methods and product processing, while bringing important economic benefits to local communities.
Asia Plantation Capital has established, strategically, a diverse range of stand-alone businesses, among which are; the use of oud oil from agarwood trees to produce fine perfumes for the international fragrance industry; manufacturing products for the pharmaceutical sector; construction of sustainable homes; plantation and agricultural specialist management, and tree nurseries for local communities to access.
The distillery and associated businesses in Thailand and China include state of the art finishing and processing production lines for agarwood oil and infused chips; agarwood resin; agarwood rice; incense sticks, and a range of raw materials for food supplements.
The manufacturing of structural construction boards and flooring produced from the group’s bamboo plantations are now being used in the construction of sustainable homes as part of the companies’ joint venture with EcoTechAsia.
One common factor sustainable plantations and farms that create sustainable products for the rapidly expanding numbers of environmentally conscious consumers worldwide drive these businesses, and ensure that the group remains fully vertically integrated throughout the product supply chain.
Forestry and Plantation
Asia Plantation Capital offers plantation management services, providing plantation owners the option of having their plantations managed using the latest scientifically proven processes and techniques researched and developed by APC and its Global Scientific Advisory Board. Plantation and biological assets currently owned and/or under management on behalf of private clients, are in excess of US$600 million and are forecast to rise to more than US$1 billion over the next decade.
It is important to note that APC does not provide investment advice nor is authorised to do so, and recommend all parties considering entering into long term forestry and farming projects seek independent advice from reputable advisors.
Corporate, Social Responsibility
Asia Plantation Capital’s mission is to become the leading provider and operator of sustainably managed forestry and agricultural plantations – from project evaluation all the way through to specific plantation acquisition and development. We believe that corporate responsibility is not simply about securing profit for shareholders and clients, but also involves a positive contribution to society and the environment.
With local people at the heart of our operations, and sustainable practices adopted throughout our agroforestry, we are a positive example of the ‘people, planet, and profit’ concept that is inspiring modern, sound business practices today.