The Oleochemical Division

Oleochemicals is the core business of the KLK manufacturing division. KLK OLEO is one of the largest manufacturers of renewable palm-based oleochemical products and derivatives in the oleochemical industry.

Since our inception in 1991, we have successfully researched and developed a wide-ranging product portfolio, which we have strategically categorised into the 4 business units of Fatty Acids & Glycerin, Fatty Alcohols & Methyl Esters, Soap & Detergent Intermediates and Specialties & Derivatives. Our products are highly sought after for its superior quality, as proven through their extensive usage in applications such as industrial lubricants, textiles, cleaning, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, polymer, food, paint, ink, biodiesel and rubber by renowned international brands.

We are proud to say that being part of KLK, our business strategies and operations are deeply rooted in sustainability. As a major resource-based manufacturer, it is all the more important for us to embrace sustainability in every aspect of our business processes as we are dealing directly with raw materials and vast resources. We firmly believe in pursuing responsible, Green profits together with our stakeholders without sacrificing the equilibrium of Nature. For instance, our products are manufactured from natural renewable raw materials obtained primarily from our parent company.

Our KLK OLEO Group of Companies operates a number of oleochemical complexes and storage facilities which are strategically located in Malaysia, China and Germany. With numerous successful acquisitions and world class subsidiaries, we are able to reach out and service a global clientele across Asia, USA and Europe.

Most of our major manufacturing facilities are in Malaysia. Some of the prominent ones are Palm Oleo Sdn. Bhd., which is one of the world’s biggest standalone Oleochemical producers, and KSP Manufacturing Sdn. Bhd., which is known for its signature product, Palmosalt®, a natural soap base widely sought after by international luxury brands. There’s also Palmamide Sdn. Bhd., one of the world’s largest EBS (Ethylene Bis-Stearamide) producers, and KL-Kepong Oleomas Sdn. Bhd., a leading producer of natural fatty alcohols.

In Germany, the acquisition of the KLK Emmerich plant in July 2010 underscores our aspirations and commitment to be a global oleochemical player. This 100-year-old plant is situated close to key customers and raw material supply routes in the heart of Europe. It possesses world-scale assets, and has production facilities which manufacture a range of fatty acids, hydrogenated fatty acids and glycerine.

KOLB is a midsize company with a lean and flexible organisation and 50 years’ experience in design and production of nonionic surfactants. Tensachem SA is a European producer of anionic surfactants based in Belgium. KLK is now an integrated player in the European surfactant market, offering a synergetic product portfolio of sustainable palm oil derivatives with RSPO certificate.

We will continue to strive to be the most preferred producer and supplier of innovative and sustainable palm-based oleochemical products and derivatives for all major global markets. We also aspire to be a global group of companies that is closest to all of our customers in each market worldwide.


Non Oleochemical Division

Our non oleochemical division includes the production of latex rubber household and industrial gloves by our subsidary company, Masif Latex Products, specialising in OEM and private labels for export to all major world markets.

Through BKB Hevea Products, another subsidiary company, quality engineered hardwood flooring is manufactured for both local and export markets around the world.