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Development History
1988

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

1991

Wilmar group was founded in 1991.

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.

1992

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

1994

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

2000

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

2002

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”

2004

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

2005

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.

2006

Wilmar  succeeded in listing in Singapore

2007

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

2009

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

2009

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

2010

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.

2012-2013

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

2013

Arawana Charity Foundation was founded.

2016

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

2018

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.

2020

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.

2021

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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