BEIJING, May 12 (Reuters) - Wilmar International Ltd said on Thursday it would consider listing its operations in China, its biggest market, as part of a major restructuring following the release of its quarterly results.
The world's largest palm oil processor first entered China in 1993 through a joint venture with Top Glory Holding Co. In a 2016 annual report, it said it expected China's lifting of restrictions on oilseeds and grains processing on foreign companies will help its expansion there.
Here is a rundown of the company's operations in the world's second-largest economy based on information from its website and 2016 annual report:
* Wilmar is one of the largest edible oil processors in China.
* More than half of its 97 refineries around the world, which have capacity to produce 28 million tonnes of palm and soft oils, are in China. Ten out of its 19 oleochemical plants, and 6 out of its 16 speciality fats plants, are in China.
* Wilmar's global capacity for oleochemicals and speciality fats combined was 4 million tonnes.
* Through its flagship Arawana brand, it has a 45-percent share of China's edible oils market. That includes oils made from soybean, rapeseed, corn, sunflower, sesame, groundnut and camellia as well as rice, flour, soy milk powder, noodles and mixed grains.
OILSEEDS AND GRAINS:
* Wilmar says it's a leading oilseed crusher, producer of branded consumer pack oils, rice and flour.
* China accounts for the vast majority of Wilmar's global crushing and milling capacity - 52 out of its 57 crushing plants are there, 18 out of 20 flour mills operate in China and all of its 16 rice mills are there.
* Its global crushing capacity last year was 24 million tonnes, with flour milling of 6 million tonnes and 3 million tonnes of rice milling.
* The oilseed crushing plants process soybeans, rapeseed, groundnut, sunflower seed, sesame seeds and cottonseeds.
* Since 2006, Wilmar has operated rice processing operations in eight cities across six provinces; has eight growing bases in seven provinces. (Reporting by Josephine Mason and Beijing newsroom; Editing by Miral Fahmy)