Polindo Utama was established in 2005 as a response to the growing global momentum for recycled plastic materials. The company has quickly expanded to become the leading manufacturer of recycled polyester chips and PET flakes in Indonesia and the only company in its sector to have gained the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Certification. Polindo Utama continuously focuses on upgrading the quality of its products which are used in a wide range of industries including textiles and bottling as well as high grade food packaging.
At the core of the business is the focus on ensuring the highest standards in the quality control of raw source materials through the employment of manual sorting. Environmental efficiency in the manufacturing process itself is also strongly adhered to as the only manufacturer in the sector to have water treatment facilities. The company is also preparing to receive the ‘Green Label’ for use on its products which certifies that they are fully recyclable. Ensuring compliance with the most stringent international standards for its products and work environment has allowed the company to consistently meet the needs of customers in North America, Europe, the Middle East and China in addition to the domestic market.
Polindo Utama remains responsive and reactive to global industry trends within the plastic and plastic product industry. For the future, the company will continue to build on its expertise to provide higher value added products and extend its product portfolio to encompass finished goods derived from environmentally friendly, recycled plastic materials.
Date of Establishment: 2005
Type: Private Company
Number of Employees: > 500
Certifications: ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System
Main Products: Recycled polyester chips of bottle grade, film grade and textile grade in various forms including flakes, granular and PET flakes.
Technology: Polindo Utama
Partners: Mitsubishi Chemical Indonesia, Toray International Indonesia, Asia Pacific Fibers Tbk, Polychem Indonesia, Indorama Synthetics.
Polindo Utama aims to make a global contribution to the environmental impact that recycling of plastic brings. Playing an active role in Indonesia’s Scrap Plastic Association provides access to partners that share this vision and that employ the strictest quality control measures in their sorting process. Currently, the company imports raw materials from heavy plastic consuming markets such as Germany, France and the UK in Western Europe as well as those in Asia such as Japan.
Polindo Utama serves a far reaching network of international clients around the world through its extensive export network as well as serving domestic Indonesian customers. The company therefore meets the demand of Indonesia’s fast growing market as well as that of the USA, Western Europe and North East Asia. The company has also recently entered the Middle Eastern market such as the United Arab Emirates. For the future, Polindo Utama will diversify its product portfolio to include value added, finished goods and plans to strengthen its presence in its existing export markets as well as expand into new markets within North America and Europe.