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Development History

Started construction of Southseas Oils & Fats Industrial (Chiwan) Limited., the first oils & fats plant invested in China


Wilmar group was founded in 1991.


Launched the first bottle of Arawana consumer pack oil, which led the consumption pattern revolution of China from bulk oil to consumer pack oi.


 Shenzhen Southseas Grains Industries Limited, the first flour mill in China, went into operation.


Shenzhen Nantian Oilmills Co.,Ltd,the first oilseed crushing plant in China, went into operation. 


Integrated the grains & oils enterprises invested in China to establish Yihai Group


The second-generation blend oil of Arawana under the Group was put into the market, which led the second revolution of the edible oil consumption concept of China leaping from “safety” to “nutrition and health”


Kerry Oleochemicals Industrial (Shanghai) Co., Ltd,the first oleochemical manufacture plant in China, went into operation. 


Arawana second-generation blend oil obtained a certificate of national invention patent, and the Second Prize in Scientific and Technological Progress Awards by Chinese Cereals and Oils Association.


Wilmar  succeeded in listing in Singapore


Integrated the grains & oils enterprises invested in China to establish Yihai Kerry Group.


Yihai Kerry R&D Center is established  to join global wisdom and lead the future of grains & oils.


Wilmar International ranked in Fortune Global 500 list and top 3 in the international grain enterprises.


Innovative technology of Arawana rice industrial chain won the First Prize in Science and Technology Awards by Chinese Cereals and Oils Association, which led the new trend of development of agricultural industry.


Wilmar International continued to top the “Most Admired Companies” rankings in the global food production industry by Fortune.


Arawana Charity Foundation was founded.


Arawana rice bran oil won the Quality Award of International Conference on Rice Bran Oil.


The Arawana Building was completed in Pudong, Shanghai. The Arawana brand was listed as the official sponsor of grain and oil products for  Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the Chinese Olympic Committee, the Chinese Sports Delegation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the Chinese Sports Delegation for  Beijing  2022 Winter Olympics and the Chinese Sports Delegation for Paris 2024 Olympics.


Yihai Kerry Arawana was successfully listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange ChiNext Board in 2020 to share the group’s achievements with more investors and cunsumers.


Wilmar has been a Fortune Global 500 company since 2009. With a turnover of US$50.5 billion in 2020, it was ranked 211th in 2021.

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