Felda Agricultural Services Sdn Bhd (FASSB)

Managing Director Mr S. Palaniappan
Officer Felda Biotechnology
Address Centre, PT 23417 Lengkuk Technology,
71760 Bandar Enstek,
Negeri Sembilan.
Telephone 06-7916246
Fax 06-7916520
Email feldabiotech@felda.net.my / shahrul.a@felda.net.my
Web www.felda.net.my/fssb
Product Elite Planting Materials, DNA Fingerprinting and Profiling, Plant Molecular Markers and Analytical Services

FELDA Agricultural Services Sdn Bhd (FASSB) was established on 1 January 1978 with an initial paid up capital of RM 2.5 million. This was subsequently increased to RM 65 million, with 54.3% equity held by FELDA Plantation Sdn Bhd, 23.1% by Koperasi Permodalan FELDA Berhad and FELDA Enterprises Sdn Bhd. Formerly known as Perbadanan Khidmat Pertanian Felda, FASSB was incorporated on 3rd August 1995.

The main objectives of the company are to provide technical and advisory services to FELDA’s estates and to supply agricultural products developed from its R&D efforts. Its operations are centered mainly at Tun Razak Agricultural Services Center (PPPTR), Jerantut, Pahang.

FASSB is engaged in R&D of oil palm, specializing in plant breeding, tissue culture, agronomy and crop protection. These efforts led to the establishment of technical and advisory services to the estates, and the production and supply of planting materials, fertilizers and rat baits. The total annual turnover of its activities is about RM 275 million.

To meet the increasing demand for clones to be planted now on commercial scale, Felda has already stepped up clonal production at its new 12.1 acres laboratory facility called Felda Biotechnology Centre at Techpark@Enstek, Nilai in Negeri Sembilan as of September 2006. This centre has a production capacity of more than one million oil palm ramets a year.