From plantation to complete, state-of-the-art palm oil complex
Since 1999 Alfa Laval has been Suksomboon’s chosen technical partner in their successful transition from plantation to downstream processing of palm oil products.DATE 2019-06-24
Suksomboon Palm Oil Co. Ltd. has its origins in a family owned plantation in Nongyai in Thailand’s Chonburi Province, East of Bangkok. Today, the company is probably the fastest growing and diversifying oil producer in Thailand and the complex includes milling, refining, dry fractionation and hydrogenation for edible oil, olein, hard stearin, margarine and biodiesel plus various processes related to energy management.
First company to adopt a number of new Alfa Laval technologies
Alfa Laval has supported Suksomboon throughout its impressive, rapid ongoing journey from plantation to mill to 300 t/d refinery to 900 t/d refinery with fats modification.
“We see Alfa Laval as a partner, offering valuable competence in engineering and R&D which enables us to pick the right technology,” say the owners Mr. Supachai and Mr. Chana.
Focus on total cost of ownership
When it came to choosing equipment to produce crude palm oil, the team’s focus was on minimizing operating costs and total cost of ownership. Alfa Laval was chosen to supply desanders, high speed separators and decanters, products that had proven track records in similar mills in terms of reliability and efficiency.
The management team continued working with Alfa Laval “because they have convincing equipment performance, and they provided competent support.”