10 Apr

Processed Chocolate Indonesia Reach 500 Thousand Tons

Chairman of Indonesian Cocoa Industry Association (AIKI), Piter Jasman, say, the national cocoa processing will reach 500 thousand tons by the end of 2013. 25 percent increase in production was driven by high demand. “It is also driven downstream program through the imposition of export duties cocoa beans,” he said as quoted by Bloomberg, on Tuesday, July 23, 2013.
Data AIKI mention, the national cocoa production in 2012-2013 reached 310 thousand and 400 thousand tons. Policy for the imposition of export duty by 16 percent cocoa processing industry and encourage the rise of foreign investment. Therefore, AIKI processed cocoa production estimate could rise to 800 thousand tons in 2014.
Besides Indonesia, the trend of increasing cocoa production occurs in the Asia-Pacific region. London-based consumer research agency, Euromonitor International Ltd., Estimates that sales of chocolate in the Asia-Pacific region in 2013 will grow more than twice the global market.
Euromonitor estimates that sales of chocolate in Asia reached 5.2 per cent to 859 300 tonnes in 2013. At the same time, production and global demand for chocolate grows 2.2 percent. Senior analyst Euromonitor, Redruello Francisco, said the chocolate manufacturers are now racing to build factories in Asia. “Asia is a region of strongest growth in chocolate. We also saw high demand there,” he said.
One of the opportunities is Cargill Inc. The processed food company plans to invest U.S. $ 100 million to build a chocolate factory in Gresik, East Java. Factory production capacity of 70 thousand tons is expected to operate in mid-2014.

6 Apr

Louisiana’s Industrial Employment Jumped 2.9% over Past Year

For the second year in a row, industrial employment in Louisiana posted a gain, according to the 2013 Louisiana Manufacturers Register®, an industrial directory published annually by Manufacturers’ News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, IL. MNI reports Louisiana gained 5,685 manufacturing jobs from May 2012 to May 2013, or 2.9% – – more than double the gain MNI reported for the 2011-2012 survey period, and two percentage points above the national average gain as reported by the Labor Department.

Manufacturers’ News reports Louisiana is now home to 5,264 manufacturers employing 196,432 workers.

“Louisiana’s industrial climate continues to improve,” says Tom Dubin, President of the Evanston, IL-based publishing company, which has been surveying industry since 1912. “The state’s abundant natural resources and friendly business environment continue to result in many companies investing in its industrial sector, particularly those in the oil & gas and chemicals industries.”

According to MNI, employment in oil & gas extraction rose 17.2% in Louisiana over the survey period, with the third-ranking sector currently accounting for 22,824 of the state’s industrial jobs. Oil and gas companies that have announced plans to locate facilities in Louisiana included South Africa-based Sasol, which will open a natural gas to diesel plant in Westlake; and Methanex, which recently announced it would open a second ethanol plant in Geismar.

MNI reports employment in Louisiana’s chemicals sector increased 1.4%, and currently ranks first in the state for industrial employment at 25,296 jobs. Bright spots for the chemicals industry included Dyno Nobel’s plans to build an ammonia plant in Jefferson Parish; the expansion of Nalco’s dry polymer plant in Garyville; the expansion of two ExxonMobil chemical plants in Baton Rouge and Port Allen; and the recent opening of Myriant’s biochemical production facility in Lake Providence.

Other sectors to gain jobs included transportation equipment, up 7.8% and industrial machinery & equipment, up 5.2%. Fabricated metals, primary metals, and instruments/related products were each up 2.8%, while textiles/apparel rose 2.5%. Losses were seen in electronics, down 12.5%; printing/publishing, down 5.4%; furniture/fixtures, down 2.6%; paper products, down 2.2%; and stone/clay/glass, down 1.1%.

Industrial locations closing down included PepsiCo’s bottling plant in St. John the Baptist Parish; International Paper’s container plant in Minden; and Hostess-operated Cotton Brothers Bakery in Alexandria.

Gains were spread out across all regions of the state, according to MNI. Southeast Louisiana accounts for the most industrial employment in the state with 99,543 jobs, up 2% over the past twelve months. Southwest Louisiana accounts for 57,231 jobs, up 6.8%, while the Northwest region accounts for 28,743 jobs, up a half percent. The Northeast region is home to 10,915 industrial workers, up 1.8%.

MNI’s city data shows Baton Rouge remains Louisiana’s top city for manufacturing employment, with 15,654 industrial jobs, virtually unchanged over the survey period. Second-ranked Houma accounts for 10,248 jobs, up 13%, while industrial employment in Shreveport increased 2.1% over the year, and is currently home to 10,245 jobs. Lafayette accounts for 9,624 jobs, up 7.1%, while New Orleans is home to 9,159 jobs, up 1.7%.

Detailed profiles of Louisiana’s 5,264 manufacturing companies and 1,166 distributors can be found in the 2013 Louisiana Manufacturers Register® available in print for $111, or available online through MNI’s industrial database subscription service EZSelect.com. Users may generate custom profiles of manufacturers using a variety of criteria, including region, SIC, sales volume, number of employees, and more. Each business profile provides up to 30 facts, including vital contact information, 19,367 executives by name and title, product(s) manufactured, and more.

Manufacturers’ News, Inc. is the nation’s oldest and largest publisher of state industrial directories and manufacturers databases. For 101 years the company has identified, researched and profiled manufacturing companies. MNI employs an 85-person editorial staff to scour business registrations, trade journals, financial reports, and many other sources to pinpoint every manufacturing establishment in the U.S. Each manufacturer is contacted throughout the year to update their profiles, including their employee counts.

26 Mar

Selling Fitri Cake, from 200 so Rp80 Million Profit

Work became a regular employee with a mediocre salary, make this a husband and wife and rack my brain thinking how to meet the needs of the household as the prices of essential commodities are at all times always increase.

The wife who like to cook and love to make cookies had the idea to make an effort to channel his hobby with a small pastries that will be deposited in a stall near the in-laws’ house Lanteng region Agung, South Jakarta.

In 2007 the husband and wife named Hendra named Risky Alsany thinking about how to develop the dry cake business to be more developed. Because the cookies are deposited in the stalls near the in-laws house only profit only Rp100-Rp200 per one cake.

However, because the spirit was high and both partners want to widen his efforts, little by little advantages that relatively small savings and make money Rp250 thousand.

? “When deposited in the shop anyway luckily Rp100-Rp200 the same cake but my wife in the tube until around Rp250 thousand, I say why not continue to try to expand marketing, not just in the stall and eventually deposited in a cooperative where I work, it continues walk up to a year, in 2008, “said Hendra told Okezone, as she tells the story of a successful businessman pastries.

The wife who works as a teacher in an English play group Bintaro, where as a faithful husband, who every evening Hendra always pick up his wife from Sudirman, which is the office where she worked towards Bintaro on a motorbike and return home to the Supreme Lanteng .

“Rain, traffic jams and fatigue has become my daily meals. As family who still mediocre, although double my income but it is still there mortgage installments sister college and department of motor vehicles are still concerned,” confidante.

? While the holy month of Ramadan comes, Hendra and his wife decided to make cookies widths. Given the wife who loves to make cakes, of Hendra to support his wife very badly.

Through Hendra expertise in digital marketing, he began a guerrilla in the virtual world, through Facebook. Alhamdulillah, through hard work, when it was very unusual because dry cake merchandise selling up to 156 jars.

“Despite struggling home office to the supermarket to buy ingredients for cakes and cookies jar and keep the oven to stay up hours 1:00 to 03:00 pm, wake up to dawn, with the capital savings are deposited into selling cake stalls,” he said.

Having accumulated cash funds amounting to Rp1, 8 million from the sale of dry cake. Hendra with his wife kept turning his brain to re-develop the business.

“I’m not one to keep quiet even while working but the brain continues to spin about what ya after Lebaran business that still exist. Because if only for a moment Lebaran cookies alone,” said Hendra.

? Finally the second business opportunity came, her cousin who lives in Depok then resigned from her job in Sanyo, which is Cimanggis business expert. Cousins ​​asked combine business with capital to do business Moslem then deposited a total capital of 500 thousand to Rp 1 million to 20 piece Muslim dress.

“I take 10 pieces he took 10 pieces. ‘Been there you marketed’, but I was confused too Mandarinnya, future sales guy Moslem girl. Already wet but subside after abstinence sail, via Facebook and blog, I re-marketed Moslem , “said Hendra.

On his new business, he expressed in the first month turnover reached 950 thousand, and in the second month to Rp1, 9 million and turned in monthly turnover is always up. It turns out marketing through social networks like Facebook and assisted the business blog more leverage. Given the over-selling sales through cyberspace, he tried to re-sell the business to create their own web-bajumuslimah.com bersitus clothes.

“Buy a domain and hosting, the seventh month of my turnover is above Rp 5 million per month,” said Hendra.

? Looking turnover growing at that time he told his wife to quit working for the care of the merchandise to customer service and Hendra himself as a doubles team marketing and courier.?

“At that time my wife tells me where sufficient turnover still 5 million to the turnover will continue whether or fall. I said, ‘yes I have run it once while working, concurrently CS, marketing’, “he explained.

“Entering the tenth month, the turnover of Rp15 million through mid-2009 when it was around. New at Rp15 million turnover at the top of my wife want to burn the ship stopped working, and be customer service in the business, and during Eid in 2009 our turnover penetrate up to Rp70- 80 million with the increasing number of our agencies outside the region and even from abroad, “he concluded.

17 Mar

Bank Profit Reaches Rp 8.3 Trillion, Up 16%

PT Bank Mandiri Tbk recorded a net profit of Rp 8.3 trillion in the first half of 2013. This profit rose by 16% from the previous period in 2012.

Bank Mandiri president director Budi G Sadikin explain the increase in net income was driven by the acquisition of translucent increase in operating income of Rp 22.9 trillion, up 17.8% from the previous period in 2013.

“The increase in operating income by 17.8% to Rp 22.9 trillion. Was contributed premium income and net interest, fee-based income.’s Net profit of Rp 8.3 trillion was also supported by the company’s ability to control operating costs at group and subsidiary,” said Budi in the event of public exposure to second-quarter financial report 2013 Plaza Mandiri Bank Mandiri in Jakarta, Monday (07/29/2013).

The bank also recorded credit growth of 22.3% to Rp 428.7 trillion in the second quarter of 2013. That supports the achievement of the Bank’s total assets increased to Rp 672.2 trillion, up 17.6% over the same period last year. Meanwhile, the quality of earning assets also remain well preserved, which looks at the ratio of non-performing loans (NPL) of 0.55% net.

“We are thankful in the midst of intense competition and slowing economic growth, the Bank can continue to show loan growth above market growth. This is one of our commitments to improve access to finance productive country to prosper,” he explained.

The increase in lending occurred in all business segments. The highest growth occurred in the micro segment grew 58.1% to reach Rp 23.9 trillion in the first semester of 2013.

Meanwhile, the credit is channeled to the segment of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) recorded a growth of 26.5% to Rp 60.2 trillion.

The bank also helped channel special financing with government guarantee scheme, namely by channeling People’s Business Credit (KUR). Total limit KUR has been disbursed by Bank Mandiri to June 2013 reached Rp 12.2 trillion, which is distributed to more than 237.6 thousand customers.

“Public confidence to Bank Mandiri also higher, as indicated by the increase in third-party funds to Rp 502.4 trillion in June 2013 from Rp 418.2 trillion in June 2012. Saving community continues to grow to Rp 206.6 trillion, up 19 1% over the same period last year, “he added.

9 Mar

PTPP get New Contract Rp 9.5 Trillion

PT PP Tbk (PTPP) to new contracts worth Rp 9.5 trillion as of June 2013. The new contract is 2.5 times higher than the same period of the contract in the previous year.

“This acquisition nearly 50% against the target of a new contract this year from Rp 19.7 trillion,” said Corporate Secretary of PT PP Betty Ariana in a statement on Tuesday (07/16/2013).

With the acquisition of this new contract the company’s order book as of June 2013 reached Rp 25.3 trillion. This year the company is targeting sales of USD 10.2 billion with a net profit of Rp 370 billion.

Turnover and profit will be contributed from the five areas of the company’s business digeluri, construction, property, EPC, investment, and production of precast concrete.

Major projects that the company achieved, among others, the Port-Cilegon Krakatau Bandar Samudra, Nifaro Apartments, St Moritz, The Kencana, Cikampek Toll-palimanan, Tunjungan Surabaya Plaza V, Terminal 3 Seekarno Hatta Cengkareng Airport, railway in South Sumatra by PT KAI, infrastructure Sarulla 300 MW power plant in North Sumatra, Banten Intermark apartments and EPC projects Tanjung kitbag 120 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant, 160 MW power plant Bangkanai, and CNG Muara Tawar.

In addition, the company also received a new contract abroad, namely in Tibar Gleno Road, East Timor, amounting to Rp 264 billion.

Major program in the property sector which will begin in late 2013 the development landbank owned by the company, in the form of mixed use on an area of ​​4 hectares in Surabaya and a land area of ​​20 hectares in Jakarta. The target market is upper middle class.

25 Feb

Sales turnover in Benhil Food Reaches Rp 210 million a month

Traders cake and food for iftar in Ramadan Markets Lower Dam (Benhil) can claim to reap a turnover of between Rp 90 million and Rp 210 million for a month to sell.

Hardian example, vendors selling a variety of cakes is admitted for a day to sell, he can reap a turnover of approximately USD 4 million to $ 6 million from 20 various cake box. Within a day it provides 2,500 fruit cake.

“Depending on the weather, too, if it rains deserted. Could day was to Rp 6 million at the most,” he said in Benhil Market, Sunday (28/07/2013).

The usual traders opening cake wares at the market this morning Blok M later admitted it had been four years, every month of Ramadhan he was selling at the Market Benhil Ramadan. For a rental fee to sell, he must reach “pockets” of Rp 2.5 million for a per table for a month, and he opened the two tables.

“The cake buy direct so, yes he could have said a week had a turnover-lah,” he said.

Herdian risol sell cake-like sausage, fried martabak, pastel to a variety of other fried foods. For the unit cost, Herdian sell at a price of Rp 2,000 to Rp 3,000 rupiah.

Meanwhile, by selling typical cuisine of Padang, Ika Friastuti say in a month to sell, he can earn Rp 5 million to $ 7 million per day.

For a side dish of fruit he sells, valued diverse, ranging from Rp 4,000 to Rp 15,000. Like cakes that are sold for Rp 4,000 per piece, rendang, beef jerky, lung sold Rp 10,000 to Rp 15,000 for head snapper.

In addition, Ika also sells for Rp 20,000 package, which contains rice and sauce with potato cakes or dengdeng or lung or rendang.

“The day I take 150 to 200 for a single dish. Approximately 4,000 lah I take a day,” said a trader at the market daily selling this Majestik.

22 Feb

Batik entrepreneurs Complaining Export Difficulties

Batik entrepreneurs of small and medium scale industries in Surakarta complain of difficulty for export. Difficulties due to the high export standards applied by the government, such as production standards, labels, and hospitable environment. To meet the standards, the costs are also not small.
»What we regret, government implement high standards and difficult to batik to be exported. Though Indonesian batik, “said the owner of batik Lor Market Ing, Widhiarso, as marketing strategy discussions batik in the international market at the Islamic University of Batik (UNIBA) Surakarta, Tuesday, July 30, 2013.
On the other hand, the government seemed to ease the entry of goods imported into Indonesia. As a result, Indonesia is controlled by imported products, including batik textiles. “Unfortunately, our society is happy with smelling product imports.”
He asked the government to facilitate the export process for batik. As a cultural heritage of Indonesia, batik role introduced and became an icon of Indonesia in the international world. He admitted during the batik entrepreneurs, especially in the village of batik Laweyan, have attempted to adjust to the foreign buyer. For example about the style, quality, and environmentally friendly production processes. According to him, the government rules actually hinder exports.
Other batik entrepreneurs, Achmad Soelaiman, said other challenges batik exports come from the country of destination. As in Malaysia which forbids existing Indonesian batik products into the country. »The goal is to protect their batik industry based in Terengganu and Kelantan,” said Puspa Kencana batik owners.
For that, he tried to outsmart by offering a white cloth as raw material of batik in Malaysia. Malaysian batik entrepreneurs usually bring a white cloth from Thailand and China.
Having established the business long enough, eventually he gained the confidence to produce Malaysian batik in Indonesia. »Then exported to Malaysia,” he said. He added, Laweyan batik entrepreneurs actually start exporting batik since the 1970s, although the numbers are limited.
Lecturer UNIBA Surakarta, Siti Endang Rahayu, said sales of batik Laweyan quite encouraging. To prevail in the international market, he advises entrepreneurs batik attention to culture in the country of destination, the efficiency of the production process to improve competitiveness, and look at the rules. For example, should not be using a mixture of certain ingredients in the production process.

20 Feb

Farmers Sugar Price Dropped

Semarang, – farm gate price of sugar in Central Java back drop. Currently the price to Rp 9,470 per kilogram from Rp 10,050 per kilogram. Chairman of the Council Indonesian Sugarcane Plantation Association (APTRI) Java Sukadi Wibisono said sugar prices have tumbled since two months ago.
Drop in sugar prices due to transport cut sugar factory management. The process of cutting transport queue until the production process reaches four to five days. Whereas the standard should not be more than one day. The new cane harvested, transported for processing directly in the sugar factory.
“As a result, sugar yield decreased to 6% only. Whereas previously could be more than 7%,” he said on the sidelines of the auction sugar by traders, yesterday.
According to him, the sugar factory shall fix the cut freight management. So that the loss rate is very high yield does not occur. Queues at the sugar factory railway yard too long, can be up to two days. So the amount of sugar cane that has been harvested from the garden lot that is not transported. Amount of cane that is not transported and left alone in the garden, making the yield down.
“If calculated, with a 6% yield of the sugar mills are profit. However aggrieved farmers. If you like this, long-time farmers are not interested in planting sugar cane,” he said.
Yield is the level of sugar content in the sugarcane expressed in percent. Yield 10%, meaning that the 100 kilograms of sugar cane to sugar mills digilingkan be obtained as much as 10 pounds of sugar.
“Wet dry conditions had no effect on the quality of the yield. Due to the rain does not happen every day,” he said.
He said that the falling price of sugar in auction rate farmers are very concerned, because it would threaten the sustainability of the cultivation of sugarcane plantations in Central Java. Not to mention cutting labor costs and increasingly burdensome transportation rose growers.
“It is feared that self-sufficiency can not be achieved,” added Sukadi.
This year APTRI predict the amount of sugar cane production in the province will increase to 42 million quintals. Last year, the amount of sugar cane production by 35, 714 million quintals, and 2011, only about 30 million quintals.
Currently sugar mills are having entered the milling season until October 2013. Of eleven sugar factories in operation, production is highest in PG Trangkil at 50000-60000 quintals per day. Then followed PG Tasikmadu, Sragi, Rendeng, Pakis, Mojo, Pangkah, Jatibarang, Sumberharjo, Cepiring, and New Gondang.

4 Feb

Global Mediacom Earnings Grow 16.6% So Rp982 Billion

PT Global Mediacom Tbk (BMTR) posted a profit for the year in the first half of 2013 amounted to Rp982 billion, up by 16.6 percent compared to the acquisition in 2012 of Rp842 billion.

The company’s revenue also rose to Rp 4, 81 trillion in the first half of 2013 compared with the previous Rp 4, 15 trillion. Direct cost the company up to Rp2, 56 trillion, compared with the previous 2012 amounted to Rp2, 26 trillion.

The company’s gross profit increased to Rp2, 25 trillion in the first half of 2013 compared with the previous year 2012 amounting to Rp1, 89 trillion.

Cash and cash equivalents per the company’s June 30, 2013 amounted to Rp870 billion compared to the previous year 2012 amounting to Rp862 billion.

Current assets of the company by June 30, 2013 amounted to Rp11, 90 trillion, compared with the previous December 31, 2012 amounting to Rp10, 78 trillion. The amount of the company’s non-current assets as at 30 June 2013 to Rp 9, 87 trillion compared to December 31, 2012 amounting to Rp 9, 21 trillion.

Total liabilities of the company as at 30 June 2013 to Rp 6, 39 trillion, compared with the previous December 31, 2012 amounting to Rp 5, 69 trillion. While the company’s total equity as at 30 June 2013 to Rp15, 38 trillion compared to the previous December 31, 2012 amounted to Rp14, 29 trillion.

13 Jan

EMC Gets USD 5.29 bln in Q1

EMC Corporation posted a fairly promising financial results in the first quarter of 2013. EMC Q1 revenues reached USD 5.39 billion, an increase of 6% ​​over the same quarter last year.

The GAAP net income of USD 580 million and first quarter GAAP earnings per weighted average number of diluted shares is USD 0.26.

Non-GAAP net income EMC reached USD 850 million, an increase of 4% compared to the same quarter the previous year. Non-GAAP earnings per weighted average number of diluted shares was USD 0.39, up 5% from year to year.

Joe Tucci, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EMC said EMC’s solid financial results in the first quarter illustrates the power and precision of their execution strategy that offers efficiency, control, choice and greater agility to customers.

“Our three business federation – EMC Information Infrastructure, VMware and Pivotal – focusing on the IT sector is expected to experience high growth in the next decade: cloud computing, Big Data and IT reliable,” he added, in a written statement on Thursday (16 / 5/2013).