Benso Oil Palm Plantation Limited is an oil palm plantation company in Ghana incorporated on January 22, 1976. The company was jointly owned; 58.48% by Unilever Ghana,40% by Government of Ghana (GOG) and 1.5% by Barclays Bank Pension Fund(Ghana). Its primary activity is the growing of oil palm and the processing of palm fruits to produce palm oil and palm kernel oil.
The company is based at the Adum Banso Estate in Takoradi, Ghana. It owns over 5000 hectares of oil palm plantations and processes crude palm oil to produce oil products for domestic consumption. Brands include RBD Palm Oil and RBD Palm Olein. BOPP produces oil products for the Ghana market and for export to regions in West Africa. The company is also involved in refining fats and oils.
In 2004, the Ghana-based oil producing company patented a technology that converts waste food into nutritious food. BOPP is a subsidiary of Wilmar International Limited, producers of Frytol. And Unilever Ghana has a stake in its business.
On Tuesday, January 13, 2004, thirteen million nine hundred and twenty thousand shares (13,920,000) representing 40% of the total issued shares are offered to the investing public at a price of ₵5,000 (GHS 0.50). The IPO which was oversubscribed by over a 175%.