About the company
Satake Group is a Japanese company specialising in machinery for food productions, in particular in rice mills. In Burma it sells equipment to and has appointed as sales partner Adipati Agricultural Produce Trading Limited (AAPT). AAPT is owned by Myanmar Economic Holdings Ltd, which is controlled by the Burmese military.
Managing Executive Officer
2-30 Saijo Nishihonmachi
“Transfer” Seminar for Rice Milling Machinery in Myanmar, Satake Group media release, 22nd September 2017
Adipati Agricultural Produce Trading Limited website accesses July 2019
Myanmar: capitalizing on rice export opportunities, report by World Bank & LIFT, February 2014
Notified 8th August 2019
Added to the Dirty List 20 August 2019
The Dirty List names international companies doing business with the military in Burma. The list also includes international companies involved in projects where there are human rights violations or environmental destruction.
In September 2018, the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on Myanmar, which has been investigating human rights violations in the country, stated:
“The actions of the Tatmadaw (Burmese military) in Kachin, Rakhine and Shan States, in particular in the context of the ‘clearance operations’ in northern Rakhine State in 2016 and 2017, have so seriously violated international law that any engagement in any form with the Tatmadaw, its current leadership, and its businesses, is indefensible.”