SOCAPALM’s ancestor, Sopacor (Société des Palmeraies du Cameroun Oriental) was created by presidential decree in 1968.
In 1969 and 1970 respectively, the plantations of Mbongo and Eséka were created. In 1970, Socapor became Sopame (Société des palmeraies de Mbongo et d’Eséka) . In 1974, was the birth of the Cameroon Society Palm groves ( Socapalm ), and also the plantation of Dibombari . In 1978, the plantation of Kienke was created. In 1982 the storage depot in Douala Autonomous Port was born, and in 1993 the fractionation unit " Mula Palm " was created . June 30th, 2000, the privatization of Socapalm by the sale of 90% of shares held by the State to Palmcam group. In 2006, Socapalm commenced rubber cultivation by developing planting Dibombari.
In 2007, the blocks of Eseka’s plantation were leased to the Elites of the region in a project named "Villagisation " and in May of that same year , the news magazine " Echos de Socapalm " was born. In 2009, Socapalm entered the stock market and a year later in 2010, the oil mill of Mbambou is erected. In 2011 Socapalm launched into ISO 14001 certification. Socapalm contributes to the integration of rural youth into the workforce by the opening in 2014 of a Family Farm School in Kienké, and in 2015 for the first time, Socapalm produced over 100 thousand tons of palm oil.