Sugar Refining

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MSM Perlis operates its own sugar refinery facility in Chuping, Perlis. It purchases raw sugar from Brazil, Australia, Thailand and India and the goods are delivered at the Bulk Cargo Terminal near Penang Port with a dedicated jetty on-site that enables barges to easily and cost-effectively offload raw sugar taken from sea vessels directly into storage for use in the refining process.

The refining process of raw sugar basically involves the removal of impurities and colour from raw sugar and the further refinement of sugar crystals. As a result, this produces food-grade products such as white sugar, brown sugar, caster sugar and icing sugar which is marketed to the general consumers and industrial uses.

Molasses (a viscous by-product of the sugar refining process) is typically marketed to producers of ethanol, animal feed and yeast, among other products.

MSM Sugar Refinery (Johor) Sdn. Bhd. (MSM Johor), a subsidiary of MSM Malaysia Holdings Berhad (MSM) operates MSM’s new sugar refinery based in Tanjung Langsat, Johor which is set to be the largest standalone sugar refinery in Malaysia. Erected on a 50.63 acre land plot, the integrated complex is under development for Phase 1 - to build and operate a 3,000 tonnes per day of refined sugar output (RSO) contributing of up to 1 million MT on the Group’s annual production capacity. This is set to be fully commissioned by mid year of 2018. Upon increase in demand, expansion of Phase 2 shall commence by 2025. The combined annual production capacity of Phase 1 and Phase 2 is capable for up to an astounding 2 million MT, strengthening MSM’s position as one of the leading refined sugar producer in the region. With an investment of approximately USD $259 million for the development of Phase 1, this magnifies the Group’s confidence to showcase its ability towards MSM’s 53 years of talented expertise and experience in sugar refining and skilled management. Upon completion and full commissioning of MSM Johor, the total group production capacity will increase of up to 3.25 million MT per annum. One of MSM Johor’s salient point enables capacity building which translates to competitive pricing on end products. This allows MSM to foray into neighbouring countries, further strengthen the Group’s domestic market share and transform Malaysia into a regional hub for high quality refined sugar. Significantly, MSM Johor is seen to be a key growth driver for MSM Group to realize its mission in becoming one of the top 10 global sugar player by 2020.