Founded in 1956, Andalas University is a cornerstone of Indonesia’s higher education sector, pioneering the establishment of a leading educational institution outside Java in Padang, West Sumatra. As the country’s fourth oldest state university, Andalas University continues to be one of the most respected institutions nurturing talented human resources to meet the needs of burgeoning local businesses, well-established multinationals, as well as attracting international students.
Through 15 faculties and 43 departments, Andalas University offers an extensive collection of undergraduate programs in addition to 28 masters degree programs and six PhD programs. In fulfilling the academic potential of the 25,000+ students currently enrolled, the university adopts an internationally-recognized method of student-centered learning to encourage active participation in the classroom as well as during field training. Such commitment to academic excellence positions Andalas University as one of only two institutions outside of Java to have obtained ‘A’ accreditation, a notable feat supported by more than 440 PhD holders in the university’s teaching staff.
As an educational institution set against the backdrop of a unique Minangkabau culture and West Sumatra’s strong agrarian tradition, Andalas University’s academic blueprint is also tailored to be in harmony with its surroundings. The university has thus made available a broad selection of topics in keeping with the region’s immense agricultural potential, dynamic economic growth, as well as in embracing its heritage.
Andalas University is broadening its horizon to take a more international approach to learning at the tertiary level. The university currently hosts more than 150 international students and maintains a fast-growing list of joint research projects, faculty exchanges, and other forms of international collaboration.
Founded in 1973, PT ASDP Indonesia Ferry is Indonesia’s foremost provider of roll-on/roll-off ferry transport services. As the only state owned enterprise in the sector, the company takes upon the responsibility of ensuring affordable sea transportation and logistics for the public throughout the archipelago. Owing to its heritage as a pioneer of routes into previously inaccessible parts of Indonesia, ASDP Indonesia Ferry’s commercial operations now tap into the largest network of domestic trajectories among local ferry businesses and serve as a medium for Indonesian trade between islands.
ASDP Indonesia Ferry’s well established presence in the passenger and cargo vessel industry is consolidated through its port management services. The company presently oversees the day-to-day operations of 34 major ferry ports. A one-stop-shop for all vessel needs, these facilities make available international standard port services including streamlined loading and unloading to allow for the seamless movement of goods and passengers from ferry to dock. ASDP now stands ready to take upon larger projects as the next phase in its development into a name synonymous with first rate logistics and port management services in addition to ferry transportation.
ASDP Indonesia Ferry’s commitment to expanding its operations comes at a time in which the flow of goods between ASEAN countries is projected to reach new heights. Beyond its plans to evolve into a major player in port management, ASDP will take upon an active role in regional integration and connectivity by introducing new routes between ASEAN member countries. Having reaped the rewards of a captive market in carrying out its diversification strategy, ASDP Indonesia Ferry now has its sights set on catalysing the emergence of maritime services as the future of Indonesia’s transportation and logistics industries.
Bahana Pembinaan Usaha Indonesia (Persero) is among Indonesia’s foremost players and respected brands in the finance sector. The group is comprised of award winning corporate units in securities and investment management as well as longstanding operations in venture capital. Founded in 1973, the state owned enterprise plays an enduring and integral role in the growth of Indonesia’s capital market through pioneering the introduction of new investment instruments and by collaborating with regulators to shape a conducive environment for investors.
Bahana’s far-reaching influence has made it the partner of choice for institutional investors and leading companies for navigating and succeeding in Indonesia’s financial sector and capital market. Driven by the underpinning goal of further deepening Indonesia’s capital market, Bahana taps into its expansive local as well as international investor network and proven strength in effective strategy creation when serving as the underwriter, guarantor and executor of landmark stock issuances. Bahana has thus positioned itself as the go to brand for corporate financial services in Indonesia, renowned for its unrivalled expertise and attracting the best talents in the industry. To date, the group’s securities subsidiary has undertaken the successful listing of notable state owned enterprises and private companies including Krakatau Steel, Wijaya Karya Beton and Sritex.
With existing international ties in Japan and the USA, Bahana now plans to strengthen its role in serving as a bridge for foreign investors, supported by its recognised research team. The group’s long term strategy will also see it expand its capacity to serve Indonesia’s burgeoning retail sector through online trading platforms and further innovations that will place the company among the top 3 financial service providers in the country.
Mutiara Bank was previously known as Bank Century and has since been restructured in the lead up to being acquired in late 2014 by J Trust Co., Ltd (J Trust) – a Japan-based holding company with a wealth of experience in the global financial industry. Under new leadership, Mutiara Bank is on the precipice of a corporate evolution that will soon see it rebranded as Bank J Trust Indonesia, and strengthen its position as a leading bank in Indonesia with an emphasis on the retail and SME segment.
To better meet growing local demand for trusted banking products and services, Mutiara Bank is investing in the latest IT technology and systems for greater efficiency and to significantly enhance customer convenience such as through internet banking and branchless banking. Under the guidance of J Trust, the bank strives to adhere to strict international standards of operation and in this regard positions itself to serve as the financial institution of choice for cross border transactions, with a specialized understanding of markets in East Asia.
The successful implementation of new internal processes is predicated on the bank’s ability to synergize its corporate culture with the values of its parent company. A shared focus on encouraging integrity, transparency and innovation at all levels of operation ensures a seamless transition for Mutiara Bank in working with fresh ownership to assume an industry leading role not only in Indonesia, but on the regional stage as well.
Going forward, Mutiara Bank will stand as the cornerstone and foundation of J Trust’s growing presence in Southeast Asia. With the integration of the ASEAN’s banking industries set to take place over the coming years, the bank will prosper from a wider scope of opportunities to tap into its extensive branch network and advantageous position within high return segments.
Bank Muamalat was established in 1991 as the pioneer in Indonesia’s Islamic banking industry and remains the largest standalone, purely shariah bank in the sector holding a unique market position. The bank enjoys a nationwide presence throughout Indonesia with a burgeoning branch and ATM network throughout the archipelago’s main islands and high growth commercial centres which continues to evolve with the needs of the retail and corporate market. Test.
As a leading Islamic bank in Indonesia, Bank Muamalat attracts and retains Indonesia’s most prominent shariah banking professionals, many of which have been with the bank since inception. The bank’s independent status coupled with its highly experienced talent pool has provided the foundations on which it has been able to spearhead new financial instruments in Indonesia such as the launching of the nation’s first sukuk as well as becoming a major lender to frontier industries such as renewable energy and rural SMEs.
The Bank Muamalat brand has been instrumental in consumer education of Islamic banking products and has become synonymous with the sector for consumers in Indonesia. As Indonesia’s Islamic banking sector is poised to enter a new phase in its development, Bank Muamalat has strategically realigned itself with the renewed needs and aspirations of the Indonesian market through the updating of its brand message and service culture, enhancing its IT system and thus how it interacts with customers as well as refocusing its strategy on its proven core strengths. From a strong capital base, Bank Muamalat is positioning itself to play a central role in accelerating Indonesia’s Islamic banking industry and realising the country’s economic potential.
Periscope Insurance Co Ltd was originally founded in 1969 and in 1999 the company became part of the esteemed Bosowa Group. Today, having rebranded to become Bosowa Asuransi, the company is a leading general insurance provider in Indonesia within the medium segment of the market, providing general insurance coverage for both corporate and retail clients.
The company offers a comprehensive range of insurance products including motor insurance, personal liability insurance, fire and property insurance in addition to marine hull and marine cargo. Most recently, the company introduced health insurance products and is exploring the potential within the micro insurance sector for the future. Over the coming years, Bosowa Asuransi will focus on carving out its captive market across Bosowa Group’s subsidiaries as well as establishing a strong presence within the high growth regions of East Indonesia.
Bosowa Asuransi recognises the key role that general insurance has to play in supporting sustainable business growth in Indonesia. In preparation, the company is bolstering its internal capacity through strengthening its human resources and IT infrastructure as well as increasing its capital base and extending its retail branch network.
At a group and subsidiary level, Bosowa Group has demonstrated successes in working in collaboration with international partners looking to enter the Indonesian market within financial services. Bosowa Asuransi is therefore in a unique position within Indonesia’s general insurance sector to work with global insurance players who can offer technical expertise in insurance product development and marketing to collaborate together to untap Indonesia’s lucrative market and achieve the goal of being among the top five insurance companies in the middle class segment by 2014.
Chitose Internasional Tbk is one of Indonesia’s foremost manufacturers of furniture products, most notably acclaimed for its market-leading range of folding chairs as well as its role as an industry pioneer and trendsetter. With over 35 years of experience, the company has successfully carved out a dominant position in Indonesia demonstrated by a level of brand recognition (87%, Markplus 2014) that far exceeds its nearest competitor (61%) and a majority market share across multiple chair product segments. Advanced manufacturing capabilities overseen by a skilled team of engineers and a production capacity of 1.45 million units per annum has also seen Chitose establish itself as a leading supplier of furniture for office space, schools, restaurants and hospitals.
Spurring Chitose’s sustained growth are several key strengths including an unparalleled distribution network spread throughout the archipelago; dedication to innovation through R & D and the latest manufacturing technology; and an unyielding commitment to delivering quality. Such advantages make Chitose a trustworthy supplier serving export markets around the world as well as the ideal local manufacturing partner for foreign companies looking to Indonesia as a strategic manufacturing base.
Having taken the next step in its corporate evolution following an Initial Public Offering in 2014, Chitose stands to expand upon its expertise in folding chairs through a diversification strategy that has already seen the company introduce value added furniture catering to the education and healthcare sectors. Given renewed government focus on the development of these fields, Chitose presents highly promising investment opportunities to investors looking to tap into niche sectors of the furniture industry with immense growth potential.
Dinamika Energitama Nusantara Indonesia (DEN Indonesia) is a power generation company focused on environmentally sustainable technologies for small scale power plants. Founded in 2003, DEN provides total solution engineering services and component manufacture for boilers and power plants adhering to the highest international quality standards while utilising local human resources and locally manufactured content.
The company was established in response to Indonesia’s increasing domestic energy demands as well as the need for reliable energy supply and small scale power generation for the country’s industries and outlying islands. In meeting this need, DEN has simultaneously made it a goal to replace existing diesel engines prevalent amongst remote villages with more cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternatives. Through intensive concentration on research and development on this vital market segment for Indonesia’s regional development, DEN has developed its own revolutionary stoker boiler design that can utilise a variety of waste products as fuel sources providing energy efficiency thus making a significant contribution to the country’s shift from diesel powered to steam powered energy transmission.
With a decade of experience in the market, a team of over 100 qualified engineers and the latest cutting edge technology, DEN has constructed and continues to maintain boilers and power plants across the archipelago for private clients as well as state utility agencies and energy companies.
Enduro was established in 2002 focused on delivering the highest quality locally made office furniture adhering to international standards and utilising sustainable materials for the Indonesian market. Placing a strong focus on in house research and development enables the company to stay ahead of the latest global trends in design, production methods and materials. Striking the perfect balance between cutting edge design and user comfort; the Enduro brand has become a market leader and trusted name in high end modular office furniture being found in offices of renowned local and multinational organisations from Aceh to Papua.
The Enduro product range concentrates on workplace productivity including ergonomically designed chairs, stylish conference tables, effective storage solutions and sleek modular workstations that provide everyday flexibility; all of which can be fully customised to client’s specific tastes and organisational objectives.
The company’s new manufacturing facilities located in BSD City, Tangerang provide expanded production capacity boasting state of the art technology and strict quality control testing facilities. Environmentally sustainable production methods are employed throughout the factory in line with Enduro’s firm commitment to green practices and minimal waste for which it will soon be awarded the Green Mark. Having recently expanded to the Singaporean market, the company is now poised to venture further into the ASEAN market as well as enter promising markets throughout Asia such as India in collaboration with well-established agents and distributors.
Introduced in 2011, ENVIPLAST® is a pioneer of unique bio-based polymer compounds that was created by Inter Aneka Lestari Kimia, an experienced producer of masterbatch and polymer compounds. The group’s in-house team of scientists created the eco-friendly ENVIPLAST® range of products in direct response to growing environmental concerns regarding the use of conventional plastic bags and film, and in anticipation of heightened demand for alternatives to fossil fuel-based products.
ENVIPLAST®’s bio-based polymer compound is derived from raw materials such as cassava, corn, and other industrial natural starches not allocated for use in the food supply chain, as well as vegetable oil derivatives. As such, the company taps into the abundance of sustainable natural resources available in Indonesia and is readily positioned to offer ENVIPLAST® as the ideal alternative to a wide range of applications for plastic.
ENVIPLAST® continues to carry out extensive research and development to provide novel innovations and offer new products that meet the evolving needs of its global customers. Responding to rapid growth in Indonesia’s consumer goods industry, the company recently introduced wrapping film that has potential as packaging for electronic goods and groceries due to its distinctive protective properties. ENVIPLAST® currently seeks to collaborate with local and international businesses to discover further lucrative applications for their bio-based polymer compound product.
Having already extensively introduced its products in Indonesia, the company now plans to actively pursue export opportunities in developed markets that are increasingly driven by environmentally conscious consumers as well as stricter regulations from their governments. ENVIPLAST® is targeting markets in Europe, North America, Australia and Asia as well as parts of Africa and South America to expand their network of distributors and clients around the world.
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