About Us

Sabah Softwoods Berhad

was first incorporated in 1973 under the name “Sabah Softwoods Sdn Bhd” and began operations the following year. The name was later changed to Sabah Softwoods Berhad in 2000. Sabah Softwoods Berhad is 70% owned by Innoprise Corporation Sdn Bhd, the investment arm and holding company of Yayasan Sabah Group. Its core business is in timber and oil palm milling and woodchip production.

Over the years, the Company has diversified its activities by entering into a joint venture for the construction and operation of a Crude Palm Oil (CPO) Mill with equity of 40% (become 51% in 2014) in Regional Harvest Sdn. Bhd.

With its titled land bank spreading over 60, 600 hectares along Yayasan Sabah Timber Concession belt in Brumas (41, 500 hectares) and Kalabakan (19, 100 hectares) in Tawau, SSB has paved a commercially-viable business in both timber and oil palm operations.

In 2004, SSB was offered a 30% stake to participate in another joint venture namely K.M. Hybrid Plantation Sdn. Bhd. to develop 1000 hectares for planting of Acacia Mangium Hybrid trees.

To sustain an effective income generator, in 2010 SSB has launch its first wholly owned CPO Mill situated at Kapilit with the capacity of 45Mt/hour and currently upgraded its operation to 90Mt/hour. Kapilit Palm Oil Mill is the first of its kind in Sabah and second in Malaysia that met all Malaysia Palm Oil Board (MPOB) licensing requirement. Apart from solidification of the internal operation, in 2011, SSB entered into a Joint Venture Agreement with All Cosmo Industries Sdn Bhd to establish a fertilizer plant at the Palm Oil Industrial Cluster (POIC) Lahad Datu under a joint venture company called Sabah Softwoods Hybrid Fertilizer Sdn Bhd.

With the rapid booming of biomass industry, SSB with the CPO Mill, Kapilit has launched the Dried Long Fiber Plant in 2013. In 2014 SSB has embarked on the renewable energy initiatives by establishing Biogas Plant. The plant is able to generate 1.2MW of power which would be sufficient to supply electricity to the mill housing and Kapilit Estate.

Our Vision

We, a Government Linked Company, Aspire To Be The Best in Plantation Industry And Excel In The Following:

✔ Sustainable Profitability

✔ Spurs State Economy

✔ Develop Human Resources & Intellectual Capital

✔ Contribute to Social Wellbeing

✔ Protect and Preserve The Environment

Our Mission

We aim for the top and strive to excel in:

✔ Realizing sustainable returns through operational efficiency

✔ Adopting best practices in agro-forestry plantation & manufacturing

✔ Continuous human capital development

✔ Internalizing corporate culture excellence

✔ Adopting new technology and innovation

✔ Engaging strategic partnership in downstream activities

✔ Applying and demonstrating strong corporate governance

Our Corporate Values

Team Operating Principles (TOP)


We are committed to carry out our duties with enthusiasm, dedication and responsibility.

We are committed to adopt a "Never Give Up" attitude in performing our undertakings.

Performance Driven

We will pursue and execute meaningful activities that bring positive outcomes to the company.

We will recognize and reward individual employees who achieve excellent performance.


We will continuously drive to achieve high performance in all our undertakings.

We will adopt a continuous improvement attitude in all our activities even if we have succeeded.

Team Synergy

We will put aside individual differences, work together and will remain united to strive toward common goals.

We will listen, respect and open to every team members' opinions and ideas.

We will recognize the power of making team decisions instead of disputing over differing views.


We will create conducive environment and contribute to the improvement of living standards and welfare of everyone.

We will adopt a strong sense of belonging, togetherness and mutual respect.