Takashi Ishigami

ISF – from a humble beginning to a continuously expanding business – this is what I may aptly remark since its incorporation in 1980. I owe this to the many capable men and women of invaluable talents in ISF and, furthermore, to the valued customers and suppliers who supported us during our exciting journey.

ISF’s key values are founded upon the innovations through our strong R&D, dedicated state-of-the-art facilities and continuous quality control, which are, by far, world class. Our business milestones are charted with challenges and breakthroughs. The major breakthroughs that we have charted are the commissioning of our sophisticated down-stream machinery in 1984, the refinery complex in 1996, the completion of E-SOS plant in 2010 and the establishment of new R&D Center in 2016, if just name the few.

In 2004, we embarked on our structured engagement efforts toward the sustainability as one of the earliest members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), and we achieved our first certification for the RSPO Supply Chain Certification Standard (SCCS) in 2011. Through the RSPO, we have worked closely with various partners, and commercial and civil society stakeholders to promote the best practices with suppliers and to bring sustainable palm oil to our valued customers.

With all the challenges and efforts, I am pleased to inform you that ISF leads the market in specialty fats field including wide range of cocoa butter alternatives (equivalent, replacer and substitutes). We are not stopping there. In 2017, ISF has established its sales & marketing company in Shanghai, China, and in 2018 acquired majority shares in a refinery in Genoa, Italy to enhance our global supply chain.

ISF totally believes in the power and potential of palm oil. We have a dedicated, far-sighted, experienced workforce and the best synergy of technology and reliable resources as well as a superbly integrated network to maximize the potential of it. Together, we are able to provide “Total Solutions” to the various needs of our clients by our customized products and services. It is geared to go further by delivering the best value-added deals to ensure that everything you need in specialty oils and fats is available right here! ISF has been doing so for all our existing customers and looks forward to the privilege of doing the same for you too!