News Highlights 2013

New factory in Philippines blog

Univanich Carmen factory under construction in Philippines

Construction of the new palm oil factory in Carmen Municipality of North Cotabato Province will be completed as planned in the second quarter of 2014. The Univanich Carmen Palm Oil Corporation (UCPOC) is a 51 : 49 jointventure with local investors and oil palm growers. It is the first palm oil crushing mill in North Cotabato where many small farmers are welcoming this new opportunity to increase the income from their family farms.

Thailand’s first export of Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) blog

Loading Thailand’s first cargo of CPSO at the Chean Vanich export jetty in Krabi

Following the certification of Univanich plantations and crushing mills by the Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), the company achieved another milestone by exporting Thailand’s first cargo of certified sustainable palm oil to premium markets in Europe.

International presentation of Univanich research results blog

At the 2013 Malaysian International Palm Oil Congress (PIPOC) the results of an important Univanich planting density trial was presented by Univanich consultant Dr RHV Corley, as a lead paper to more than 2,000 delegates. The trial was conducted over 16 years and the scientific paper was co-authored by Dr Corley and Dr Palat Tittinutchanon, our company’s Plantations Director and Head of Oil Palm Research.


During 2013, Mr John Clendon was invited to present Univanich research papers to the International Palm Produce Conference (IPPC) in Nigeria, and the Palm Oil Africa Summit in Gabon. West Africa is becoming an important market for Univanich seed exports.

CSR Activities blog

Dr Palat Tittinutchanon was the first patient to test a new dental clinic donated by Univanich to Plaipraya Hospital.


On behalf of Univanich, Mr John Clendon presented two portable oxygen generators to Aoluk Hospital.

Awards blog

At the 2013 Thailand Excellence Awards, Univanich was honoured as the Palm Oil Plantation Company of the Year, for a company which has pushed the boundaries of excellence and demonstrated outstanding performance in the Thailand market.