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Investing in Agarwood

  1. 1. 2012 A SI A F O R E ST R YForestry Investments - An Asset that keeps on growing
  2. 2. Business OverviewAsia Forestry Management The Asia Forestry Group is engaged in forestry Market demand dictates a requirement to supply, management in Thailand. The group is focusing on guaranteed volume levels of consistently high quality Aquilaria plantations and distillation divided into 2 key products. Sourcing its raw material supply from our business units, Asia Forestry Management Co., Ltd. and Asia Forestry Distillery Co., Ltd., managed plantations, AFM & AFD together have gained a competitive advantage via its guaranteed production and ASIA FORESTRY MANAGEMENT (‘AFM’) distribution by controlling the complete value chain from Plantation Management specialists focusing on Aquilaria material creation and supply to end-product. tree species. The fastest growing forestry management company in Asia Forestry is currently in an expansion phase and will in 2012 have the largest Oud oil manufacturing facility South East Asia with 59 plantations in management and in Thailand and the first factory in the industry to attain planning, AFM’s expertise in producing high quality trees ISO-9001 accreditation with plans to expand further in for harvesting for their luxury aromatic oil is unrivalled. 2013 to become S.E. Asia’s largest producer of Oud Oil ASIA FORESTRY DISTILLERY (‘AFD’) Recent significant certifications include a recognised The leading luxury aromatic oil and high value woodchip ‘Worldwide Islamic Halal Accreditations Certifi- manufacturer and distributor in Middle East and Europe. cate’ – providing another competitive advantage over Oil and woodchip is derived from Aquilaria tree species. our competitors in accessing Islamic-based markets. The AFD manufacturing facility boasts ‘traditional’ distilling methods as well as future complementary plans to add the latest distilling technology. Robust best practice QA procedures ensure that high-end quality products are delivered – every time. Products are CITES certified for worldwide distribution. 1 PART OF THE TREEDOM GROUP
  3. 3. Group Operation Asia Forestry ManagementPlantation: AFMInitial plantation: AFM invests in both corporate owned AFMplantations and farmer contracts. Planting/BuyingInoculation - the trees on maturity, will be inoculated with Inoculation www.asiaforestry.comour own techniques. Resin DevelopmentResin development: 1-2 years after the inoculation process,dark resin is developed as an antibody to the inoculation Send to AFDmaterialDistillation: AFDHarvesting: the wood is cut and transported to our factory.Wood chip preparation: the logs are chopped and grinded, AFDthen fermented enter a 10 day fermentation phase Harvest & CuttingDistillation: the prepared mix raw material is distilled for 10days to extract the Oudh oil. DistillationOil grading & Stocking: After Inspections, our oil is classified Stockinginto quality grades. The bottled oil is then stored in securedlocations due to its high value. 2 PART OF THE TREEDOM GROUP
  4. 4. What is Aquilaria?Asia Forestry Management Agarwood is a precious resinous wood forming in Aquilaria trees, native to the Southeast Asia region. The dark resin is formed as an antibody for healing after injury or fungus infection. The agarwood is widely used in perfume and cosmetic industry, and religious activities. Agarwood trees are registered as an endangered species by CITES due to its precious value, causing illegal wood smuggling. AFM is supporting the regeneration of this species from its managed Thailand has been recognized worldwide as a source of premium quality agarwood; however, most of the current agarwood supply is derived from the wild cutting due to illegal logging. In respect of tree conservation, the concept of Aquilaria plantations was initially developed in Thailand, with inoculation techniques, capable of providing premium quality agarwood comparable to the natural source. Plantation All AFM plantations are located in Trat province, next to the Cambodian border providing perfect growing conditions for aguilaria and agarwood inoculation. 40 plantations currently able to supply more than 60,000 trees and the inoculated trees account for 40% of total trees. Trat is also known as the ‘Fruit capital’ of the world. The 380 kilometer stretched forest grounds, the very fertile soil and the rainy climate make Trat the most perfect place for our plantations. The best Agar oil from Thailand comes from this region. Trat is situated near the Cambodian border. 3 PART OF THE TREEDOM GROUP
  5. 5. Plantation Operation Asia Forestry Management Nursery Stage Site Preparation 2 year old 6 year old Inoculation Individual ID Infected Wood 4 PART OF THE TREEDOM GROUP
  6. 6. Our FactoryAsia Forestry Management AFD Factory is located close to the raw material supply via AFM plantations, to minimize our logistic cost. AFD currently operates 59 stills which is capable to produce Oudh oil of approximately 4,500 - 5,000 tolas/year or 54 -60 kgs./ Asia Forestry is currently in an expansion phase and will in 2012 have the largest Oud oil manufacturing facility in Thailand and the first factory in the industry to attain ISO-9001 accreditation 5 PART OF THE TREEDOM GROUP
  7. 7. Distillation Process Asia Forestry Management Factory Storage Preparation Preparation www.asiaforestry.comPHASE l : From the tree to pot - PreparationExtracting the oil from the tree Mash Distillation Room Filling 10 days Oil PHASE ll : Fermentation PHASE lll : Distillation PHASE lV : QA PHASE V : Testing 6 PART OF THE TREEDOM GROUP
  8. 8. Oud Oil Product Oud Oil ProductAsia Forestry Management Asia Forestry produces four types of High Quality Grade Oud Oil: Oud al Seyufi Oud al Seyufi Trat Oud al Safii Cambodia Oud al Safii Trat Oil Powder 7 PART OF THE TREEDOM GROUP
  9. 9. The MiddleEast Market Asia Forestry Management The Middle East market is the main market for Oudh Oil, mainly the Muslim community, as this is the world’s most popular region for using oudh. The needs of the target group can be divided into different parts: www.asiaforestry.comAndrew Steel (CEO) discussing our products with buyers from MOELLHAUSENReligious: The needs of the Muslim community are related to religiousaspects. They highly cherish the oudh and use it forceremony purposes.Cultural: oudh oil is often used as special gifts and as a welcoming fragrance in their houses.Esthetical reasons: Oudh oil is has a very strong and distinct smell and is hardly used anywhere outside the ArabianPeninsula. This distinct smell is adored by both men and women and stands for wealth.The Middle East market uses Oudh oil for the following end products: Perfumes Incense Medicines 8 PART OF THE TREEDOM GROUP
  10. 10. CSR & Marketing ActivitiesAsia Forestry Arnfinn Mr.Arnfinn Oines, Social & Environmental Conscience, Six Senses Resorts & Spas has worked with the PATT Foundation to create one of the largest reforestation projects in South East Asia by planting over 200,000 trees per year under the “Six Senses Forest Restoration Project” in Doi Pa Ma National Park, Chiang Mai region of northern Thailand. 9 PART OF THE TREEDOM GROUP
  11. 11. Asia Forestry Management Co.,Ltd. (AFM)54 B.B. Building, 7 Floor, Office # 3705, Sukhumvit 21 Road (Asoke), th Klongtoey-Nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110 Thailand Tel : +66 2 259 6455 Fax : +66 2 259 6456 Email : Website :