Malaysia is the world’s second largest palm oil producer after Indonesia. Palm oil’s growing sales in recent years has contributed significantly to economic growth.
How important is mechanisation in palm oil industry and what is the significance to the Malaysian economy? Sime Darby Plantation, the world’s biggest publicly listed palm-oil producer, has implemented mechanisation as a way to improve productivity with less labour force. Mechanisation not only increases productivity, it also eases field work, improved plantation efficiency and labour performance.
Sime Darby Plantation’s plan is to keep improving on mechanisation methods, including harvesting and collecting loose fruits using mechanised tools. At the same time, Sime Darby Plantations are also on the lookout for ways of overcoming obstacles and will continuously innovate to maintain and better their achievements.