Month: February 2017

Traders Earn Big Profit in Monas Fair

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Fair Monas, Central Jakarta, drew the attention of many visitors, so it is an opportunity for traders to reach a large turnover in the month of Ramadan, despite the weather influence the profits.
“Yes, with a show like this biased because fortunately many visitors also respond well to this event. Prices can also be an expensive stand ketutup. Last week I was lucky to hit Rp 5, 5 million,” said traditional Chinese clothes seller, Anggi on Monday.
This was the first event held in 2013. Many visitors who come and are very excited to welcome the party of the people, so that a distinct advantage for traders who open a booth.
Variety of goods and foods sold in Monas Fair, like, toast peanuts, meatballs, iftar meal, women and men’s apparel, accessories, lighting or home decoration and so on.
“Towards the iftar many come than during the day. Turnover during the month of Ramadan is also on the rise as more and more visitors are coming,” says the seller of perfume, Yus.
Benefits achieved could reach three times the sales in the store. Weather in Jakarta but also affect the profits of the merchants, if the weather is rainy then sales will decline because empty of visitors.
Visitors came from various regions, even visitors from abroad. “I am from Jakarta to Ambon often, but only this time there are events like this in the monument, is great if you need to continue to be held every year,” said a housewife, Nani.
Cleanliness and safety of the show is pretty guarded by the organizing committee.
“We always check identification and also the interests of any person who want to get into. There are two layers of safeguards so that the event is also taking place conducive,” said the provincial municipal police, Joseph.
Society hopes remain held an event like this because it can benefit all parties, but it should be more mature in the hold and organize this event so that more and more visitors are interested in coming out of the city and outside the city.

Ramadan, Sugar Sugar Origin Rohul Demand Rises

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Palm sugar origin Rokan Hulu (Rohul) most in demand because people can survive for four months without melting. A good quality of palm sugar make this request during Ramadan and Lebaran increasing.

Palm sugar or palm sugar Rohul origin is the most delicious sugar than the same from others. Making a very natural recipe to make palm sugar origin Rohul most sought although the price is relatively more expensive compared to other palm sugar. But people like this Rohul palm sugar origin because its authenticity.

Mahmuddin (45) was one of middlemen Kaiti village, in the village of West Central Rambah, District Rambah, Rohul, which is 200 km to the northwest of Pekanbaru. In the village, entered the holy month of Ramadan until Lebaran, enaunya increased sugar demand than usual. If in regular day 150 kg, then when Ramadan to about 300 kg per day.

“There are about 30 heads of families who are struggling with making this palm gulau. Usually in a day, each of them can produce 5 kilograms. But this Ramadan they can make up to twice a day,” said Mahmuddin.

Production, further Mahmuddin palm sugar is still lacking because of this village is not only to meet the needs of Rokan Hulu. This sugar is also sold up to Pekanbaru.

The increasing demand to make the selling prices slightly up than usual. If usually sold at Rp 14 thousand per kg, now to Rp 16 thousand per kg. Based on the experience of previous years, during Ramadan every citizen could pocket the money from Rp 3.5 million to Rp 4.5 million.

“Month of Ramadan brings blessing for the villagers because they can achieve more sustenance than a cottage industry Kaiti palm sugar,” said Mahmuddin.
Concoction

Requirements to get a good sap juice, one of them is by heating or fumigating container bamboo as reservoirs. The goal for the juice and sour sap not be damaged.

Meanwhile, bamboo is carried up to the top of the container used as a substitute for cider juice container already filled. While the bamboo container mounted on the base of a palm tree at Mayang previous period, was brought down.

Before installing a bamboo container, the base has been cut sap Virgin beaten several times. This extra treatment has become a tradition since the species is fairly sensitive plants.

Not infrequently, people recite certain mantras or prayers as will tapping sap in hopes of getting better results the next day. “In our belief, this juice extract to be in a state of heart and mind clean and quiet. Goal for the juice sweet, flavorful sap which is not typical of acid and smells bad,” said Abdul End (54), one of the palm sugar makers.

Instead, when tapping sap juice in a state of anger hearts and minds are messed up, you can bet the results are not good. Once the raw material obtained, the next process is to enter Semambu root, a herb hereditary typical villagers Kaiti.

Ie three doses of this herb root segments Semambu to about 15 liters of sap extracts were accommodated within approximately one meter long bamboo earlier. This herb left in the palm juice for about seven to eight hours. The goal for the sweetness of palm growing steadily and has not changed so sour. This herb is also useful to condense palm sugar after cooking, making it easy to print and not easily melt.

“People who travel West Java was never suggested that we should change the root decoction Semambu with mangosteen skin. Having tried, the results are not as good as the ingredients our ancestors were using Semambu roots,” said Abdul.

After mixing the ingredients Semambu root, yellowish palm juice cooked over a wood-fired kiln for approximately five hours. Furthermore, palm juice that thickens inserted into the mold according to the tastes of the maker or buyer’s sugar people. Any sugar that has been successfully printed and then wrapped in banana leaves.

Typically in this packaging process, which is used instead of banana leaves green. But that is old and dry, brownish color. The goal is to maintain the quality of sweet mixed with sugar to keep it tasteful. The use of banana leaves as well as drying agents believed to prevent palm sugar melted and not easily damaged by moisture.

Of approximately 40 liters of cider harvest sap, Abdul could produce about 4-5 pounds palm sugar in a day. With the selling price of Rp 14 thousand per kg, Abdul had an income to send their three children to the college level.

Esemka: We Raft Alone, Not Import from China

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Some internet sites quip about Esemka similarity with the cars from China. Esemka guarantee, their cars are their own and do not claim to import from China.

According to the owner of the workshop ‘Kiat Motor’ Haji Sukiyat which is the figure behind Esemka, essentially making the same car.

“The car was not it at all. Similar all. Starting from the chassis to make the given body. But clearly this (Esemka) is my inspiration, just take it from everywhere,” he said when contacted detikOto.

Learning Coordinator Creative Industries in SMK 2 Surakarta Dwi Martono Budhi previously said Esemka fraction components imported from Korea, and Japan and China. Still Esemka components are made from 80 percent local.

“Esemka and different Timor. Timor, Korea, and we (Esemka) Indonesia. Were only a few parts of China, Korea and Japan,” said the teacher in SMK 2 Surakarta was to detikOto, Thursday (5/1/2012).

For Esemka engine block, said the man who was familiarly called Toto was produced in PT Autocar Industrial Components (AIK) in Karachi.

The chassis itself made the following rims are produced in Indonesia. Meanwhile, piston ring, valve, alternator from Japan. For the injection system of Korea. Following transmission kopelnya ordered Fuday brand in China. Not only that axle for propulsion Esemka also accidentally imported from China.

In the year 2010, PR SMK 1 Singosari Malang said Agus Sudarto car assembly results arable students of vocational school that was studied for the automotive industry in China is prioritizing cottage industry.

With that goal, said Agus, home-based automotive industry is expected to grow rapidly. Happen in countries like China.

“So according to plan this car will be produced by home industry, not the manufacturer. From the beginning that’s the goal,” he said.

Esemka also had to make a beautiful Chinese automakers are interested and approached SMK Esemka makers to be invited to work together.

Pros Cons So Put

The presence of artificial Esemka vocational students received positive feedback from the community. But that does not mean no reproach. But in response to the ‘opposition’ is, one of the originators Esemka take it as input.

“In all of the pros and cons of the ordinary. Ordinary ditanggapinya So, let’s assume all of the input for us,” said Haji Kiat.

The man who was familiarly called Haji Kiat was indeed one of the originators Esemka. He who provides for the use of his workshop students perform the Job Training or street vendors who in turn directed to make their own cars.

“Regardless of all the pros and cons of it, I hope a lot of people who want to contribute their knowledge to the students of Indonesia, our country surely prosper. I am sure that all the help, do not need heroics, aids according to ability alone, happened to my ability in the automotive, “he said.

Response when asked about the expectations of society and the many politicians who use Esemka as politics, Haji Kiat responded casually.

“My intention is only to help, regardless turns out the car was so or not, it depends on the students. I just helped,” he concluded.

Freeport Papua Gold Production Drops

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Production and sales of PT Freeport Indonesia copper plummeted in the second quarter of 2013. This, due to the collapse of an underground tunnel incident at the Grasberg mine in Papua in mid-May.

Reported by page FCX, Wednesday, July 24, 2013, Freeport posted sales of 158 million pounds of copper and 151 thousand ounces of gold, lower than the same period last year, in which Freeport managed to record sales of 183 million pounds of copper and 247 thousand gold.

However, in the first half of 2013, sales of Freeport is still higher. The US-based mining company managed to record sales of 356 million pounds of copper at an average price of U.S. $ 3.08 per pound. While the first half of 2012, Freeport sold only 317 million pounds of copper at an average price of U.S. $ 3.56 per pound.

Meanwhile, on the production side, Freeport in the second quarter of 2013 only produced 139 million pounds of copper and gold by 131 thousand thousand ounces. Much lower than the first quarter of 2012 gold production, which reached 173 million pounds of copper and 230 thousand ounces of gold.
In total, the company has produced copper as much as 358 million pounds of copper and 343 ounces of gold in the first half of 2013.

Meanwhile, the decline in production and sales of Freeport Indonesia due to the underground tunnel collapse incident that killed 28 people and left 10 people injured. Freeport immediately suspend mining activities in honor of the victims and investigate the cause of the collapse of the tunnel.

On June 24, 2013, Freeport re-open the mine open and operational on July 9, 2013, Freeport back underground mines operate consent Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. As of July 19, 2013, Freeport cultivate 200 thousand metric tons of ore per day.

Freeport Indonesia is currently being ramped up production of the DOZ underground mine. Now, the company has to process 40 thousand metric tons of ore per day and will be increased to 80 thousand metric tons of ore per day by mid-2014.

Freeport expects to sell 900 million pounds of copper and 1 million ounces of gold in 2013, an increase over 2012 and sales of 700 million pounds of copper and 900 thousand ounces of gold.

In addition, Freeport Indonesia has also started discussing bilateral discussions with the union wage increases. Hopefully, a new contract may apply in September 2013.

Astra Print Profit of Rp 4.3 trillion, Thinning 7%

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PT Astra International Tbk (ASII) recorded a profit of Rp 4.3 trillion at the end of March 2013. Thinning profit 7% of the acquisition of the same period of the previous year of Rp 4.6 trillion.

The fall in profit was in line with the Astra stagnanya Astra turnover alias net income in the first quarter of 2013 amounted to Rp 46.7 trillion, edged up 1% compared to the same period in 2012 of Rp 46.4 trillion.

“Indonesia’s economic outlook remains positive, although in the short term gains Astra will be affected by rising labor costs, weakening commodity prices, competition in the automotive industry and the impact of regulations on the minimum down payment auto financing sharia,” said President Director of Astra International Prijono Sugiarto in press release, Wednesday (24/04/2013).

Astra Group activities focus on six core business lines, namely Automotive Division, Financial Services, Heavy Equipment and Mining, Agribusiness, Infrastructure and Logistics, and Information Technology with the following details.

Automotive Division’s net profit fell by 10% to Rp 2.2 trillion, consisting of Rp 1 trillion from the Company and its subsidiaries, as well as the contribution from associates and jointly controlled entities in the automotive field of Rp 1.2 trillion.

Throughout the first quarter of 2013, demand for motor vehicles remains high, mainly supported by rising incomes and borrowing rates are affordable. However, increased competition due to increased domestic production capacity and rising labor costs have led to a reduction of the net profit contribution of automotive segments. This condition is expected to continue in the second quarter.

Regulatory minimum down payment on auto financing imposed sharia financing for companies since January 1, 2013 and applies in the bank on 1 April 2013, had little impact on the performance of the first quarter. The new regulation is expected to have an impact on the motorbike sales in the first half.

Total national car sales increased 18% to 296,000 units. Astra’s car sales (Toyota, Daihatsu, Isuzu, UD Trucks and Peugeot) increased 7% to 155,000 units, with a market share of 52%. In the first quarter Astra launched three new models and five facelift models.

Astra Daihatsu Motor has completed construction of a new factory in Karawang with a total production capacity of 120,000 units per year, so overall production capacity to reach 460,000 units per year.

While the national motorcycle sales rose 2% to 2 million units. Honda motorcycle sales output of PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM) rose 14% to 1.2 million units, with an increase in market share from 55% to 62%.

Throughout the first quarter of 2013, PT Astra Honda Motor launched two new models and four models facelift. PT Astra Honda Motor has increased the production capacity for sport type motorcycle from 900 units to 1,300 units per day.

PT Astra Otoparts Tbk (AOP), component manufacturing company in which 95.7% owned by the Company, recorded a net profit of Rp 267 billion, an increase of 2%, where 71% is the contribution from associates and jointly controlled entities. 11% increase in revenues eroded by rising labor costs.

Division of Financial Services net profit rose 23% to Rp 1 trillion. Total financing through Astra automotive finance business consisting of Federal International Finance (FIF), Astra Credit Companies (ACC), and Toyota Astra Financial Services (TAFS) grew 6% to Rp 13.2 trillion, including joint financing through bank financing without recourse .

Total weight of equipment financing through PT Surya Artha Nusantara Finance and PT Komatsu Astra Finance fell 40% to Rp 1.3 trillion. PT Bank Permata Tbk is 44.6% owned by the Company, posted a net profit of Rp 356 billion, an increase of 7%. Net interest income increased driven by higher loan growth by 36%, despite the increase in operating costs.

PT Asuransi Astra Buana (AAB) subsidiaries engaged in insurance business had a net profit due to higher growth in gross premium income in excess payment of reinsurance and claims costs are high.

Net income and Mining Equipment division fell 26% to Rp 0.7 trillion. PT United Tractors Tbk (UT), which is 59.5% owned by the Company, reported a 26% drop in net income to Rp 1.1 trillion, while net income decreased by 17%.

Business segment net revenue of construction machinery fell 42%, due to lower sales of Komatsu heavy equipment by 42% to 1,272 units. This happens due to decreased demand from the mining sector, especially for large units. Although when compared with the final quarter of 2012, unit sales increased by 70%.

Pamapersada PT Nusantara (PAMA), a subsidiary of UT in the field of coal mining contractor posted a net income increase of 19%, in line with the increase in coal production by 12% to 24 million tons and increase soil removal work (overburden removal) by 3% to 199 million bcm. Good performance was driven by increased mining capacity and good weather conditions.

UT subsidiaries in mining reported net income decreased by 36%, which is caused by the decrease in coal sales by 23% to 1.2 million tons. Decline in coal prices and rising fuel prices have a negative impact on gross profit margin.
Agribusiness Division’s net profit decreased by 6% to Rp 0.3 trillion. PT Astra Agro Lestari Tbk (AALI), which is 79.7% owned by the Company, reported net income of Rp 356 billion.

Palm oil production increased 22% to 352,000 tonnes, which resulted in increased revenue by 6% to Rp 2.7 trillion, although compared to the first quarter of 2012 the average CPO price decreased 16% to Rp 6.464/kg. Overall net income decreased, due to the high cost of production and operational costs.

Net income Infrastructure and Logistics Division declined by 19% to Rp 124 billion. PT Marga Mandala Sakti (MMS), which operates the toll road operator pathway Tangerang – Merak along 72.5 km, which is 79.3% owned by the Company, noted an increase in the volume of vehicle traffic by 10% to 10 million vehicles.

PT PAM Lyonnaise Jaya (PALYJA), a leading provider of clean water in the area west of Jakarta, reported a decline in water sales volume by 3% to 37 million m3. PT Serasi Autoraya (SERA), recorded an increase in revenue, mainly supported by the increasing number of vehicles on lease contracts TRAC vehicle rental business by 6% by the number of vehicles of more than 31,000 units. The high cost of depreciation and operating costs lead to lower net income compared to the first quarter of 2012.

Net income and Information Technology Division of Rp 20 billion, down 22% compared to the first quarter of 2012. PT Astra Graphia Tbk (AG), a company engaged in the field of information technology and the sole agent of Fuji Xerox in Indonesia, which is 76.9% owned by the Company, recorded a net profit of Rp 26 billion.

Indonesian Cement profit soars Rp 2.58 Trillion

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PT Semen Indonesia (Persero) Tbk recorded a growth in financial performance in the first semester of 2013 increased compared to the same period last year. Recorded a net profit of Rp 2.58 trillion or Rp 436 per share, an increase of 22.9 percent.

Semen Indonesia President Director Dwi Soetjipto said Indonesian Cement net profit growth in line with the achievement of revenue, which stood at Rp 11.4 trillion, an increase of 31.9 percent over the same period last year, which stood at Rp 8.6 trillion.

“Revenue is supported by the total cement sales volume stood at 12.23 million tons, an increase of 18.3 percent over the same period last year amounted to 10.32 million tons,” said Dwi in Jakarta, Monday (29/7).

While the national cement sales volumes (industry-red) grew 7.5 percent to 27.83 million tons compared to the previous period, which stood at 25.89 million tonnes. “The increase in sales is outpacing the growth of the Indonesian Cement industry plant operations supported by Tonasa Tuban IV and V and the solid synergies, particularly in the areas of marketing and distribution in the Indonesian Cement Group. So that we are able domestic market share increased to 43.6 percent from 40.9 percent last year, “said Dwi.

Most of the company’s revenue, said Dwi, comes from the domestic market amounted to Rp 10.91 trillion, equivalent to 95.53 percent of total revenue in the first half of this year, an increase of 26.42 percent compared to the position of sales in the same period last year amounting to Rp 8.63 trillion.

In addition to maintaining dominance in the domestic market, Indonesian Cement also continue to boost sales to foreign markets, especially countries in Southeast Asia.

At least, that from January to June this year, Indonesian Cement has achieved record revenues in foreign markets amounted to Rp 511.64 billion. This number is said Dwi jumped nearly 170 percent compared to sales in the first semester abroad last year only amounted to Rp 30.34 billion. “We will continue to expand the market from year to year,” said the man who brought four awards in the SOE Award 2013.

2.5 Born Every Minute 1 TVS Motor

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Indian motorcycle manufacturer TVS already has an assembly plant in Karawang. The factory started up since 2007 in 2.5 minutes could give birth to 1 unit of TVS motors.

The factory is located in Industrial area Suryacipta City Jl. Surya Madya I Kav. 1-30 Kutanegara Village, cikampek 41 361 East Karawang, West Java.

It was announced by TVS Motor Vehicle Assembling Indonesia, Agus Ahmad Yani told reporters on the sidelines of TVS factory visits, on Tuesday (07/23/2013).

“Every 2.5 minutes of birth 1 unit of TVS motors here. Granted my opinion is still quite long but it was good enough for us,” said Agus.

In one day the factory has an area of ​​20 hectares, is capable of producing 150 to 200 units of TVS Motor and consists of 1 line to 1 line for import and export.

“If the 1-year total of approximately 30,000 units and 40 percent for domestic, and 60 percent more for export,” he explained.

To export itself, TVS factory in Karawang cater to several countries in Southeast Asia such as Myanmar, Iran to the Philippines.

“For one month export around 1,000 to 2,000 units and send the type of motor sport ducks and the TVS Rockz, Sport Apache,” he added.

Meanwhile, there are 2 parts to export the CKD and SKD. “For our full part CKD, SKD form that unit but removable front and rear tires,” he concluded.