Gowa, Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia, April 4, 2019 – Covered area near to 2000 sqm, Suntory Garuda new finished goods warehouse equipped with 2200 double-deep pallets, Barcoding System and load 60,000 cartoons in a day. This new facility located in Gowa is expected to create new jobs at full capacity and serve approximately seven main areas in South Sulawesi including Makassar, Kendari and Parigi. Operation of new finished goods warehouse should begin in early April 2019.
“SGB is excited to expand our supply chain and distribution operations in South Sulawesi,” said Yerki Teguh Basuki, Chief Manufacturing Officer, PT. Suntory Garuda Beverage. “This facility is expected to support SGB’s growing market count in South Sulawesi where we already operate more than nine years and covered our annual increasing of sales volume. We look forward to the facility helping increase our service level to customers with value and convenience, as well as creating new job opportunities. I would like to express my gratitude for our partnership with Regent of Gowa, leadership in Gowa,Makassar all of whom helped support this project.”
SGB takes a number of factors into consideration when choosing production and warehouse in Gowa including its location, its proximity to our distribution area, its local business environment and workforce and the great support received from local Government among many others.
“Gowa’s dynamic and booming economy is attracting new businesses every day, and we are honored to have SGB as one of our reference for growing and healthy industry in Gowa,” said Regent of Gowa, Adnan Purichta Ichsan. “We are grateful for the spirit of cooperation between SGB and our local economic development partners in order to bring this project to completion and I am excited about this partnership and the positive impact it will have on the Gowa community.”
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About Suntory Group (Japan)
Founded in 1899, Suntory is a multi-national major beverage company with approximately 312 group companies, nearly 37,745 employees across Japan, the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. Suntory Group's corporate mission is "To Create Harmony with People and Nature." Suntory Group promotes corporate activities that deliver the highest quality products and services to its customers and contributes to the fruitful development of culture and lifestyles as well as to the achievement of a global sustainable environment.
About Suntory Beverage and Food (SBF)
Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd (SBF) is a global soft drink company with consolidated revenue of approx. 1.3 trillion yen in 2018. Headquartered in Japan and listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange since 2013, SBF is expanding its business with a diverse portfolio of soft drinks and globally integrated platform in five key regions: Japan, Europe, Asia, Oceania and the Americas. SBF’s vision is to enrich our drinking-experiences to be more natural, healthy, convenient, and fulfilling, by leading the next drinks revolution.
SBF is a core company of Suntory Group, which was founded in 1899 with consolidated revenue of approx. 2.5 trillion yen in 2018. For further information please visit http://www.suntory.com/softdrink/index.html
About Suntory Garuda Beverage
Suntory Garuda Beverage (SGB) was established as a strategic alliance in 2011 between Suntory in Japan and Garuda Food in Indonesia. SGB offers a varied portfolio of beverages, from OKKY jelly drink and Mountea ready-to-drink tea to MYTEA bottled tea and Good Mood fruit infused water. In line with Suntory group's value of "Giving back to society," SGB has worked continuously to expand and enrich its CSR and sustainability programs, focusing on three areas: social, environment and governance. Our commitment to society includes educational activities such as career talks and factory tours. In 2019, SGB launched the Suntory "Mizuiku" program, which teaches younger generations the importance of clean water and conserving water resources. Staying true to SGB’s mission to “Inspire a Smile,” SGB will continue to strive to enrich our customers’ lives by developing innovative new products, sharing our values, bringing benefits to our employees and business partners, and contributing to the communities in which we do business.
SGB currently has 8 manufacturing plants that are located in Tangerang, Gunung Putri, Pati, Sidoarjo, Lampung, Pekanbaru, Gowa and Banjarbaru.
“Mizuiku – Aku Cinta Air Bersih (I Love Clean Water)”
In Japanese, Mizu stands for “water” and iku stands for “education”. Mizuiku is an education program for nature and water that has been successfully deployed in the home regions of Suntory natural mineral water since 2004. More than fifteen years of implementation, the number of program participants reached 162,000 children and parents in Japan attending teaching class and outdoor activities.
Mizuiku is a meaningful program that brings sustainable benefits to the society, especially to children and Indonesia is the second country other than Japan having Mizuiku program implemented by Suntory. The project is funded by Suntory Holdings Limited (SHD) Japan and conducted by Suntory Garuda Beverage (SGB) in partnership with local authorities, schools and a local NGO in the field of environmental and education.
The prime focus of this unique hands-on program is to educate children on the role of the water on the planet and to raise greater awareness on the importance of water resources and clean water in their daily life so that they can share understanding and initiatives of protecting and conserving water. Within first year, Mizuiku program is aimed at involving around 1000 pupils and teachers from 15 elementary schools in South Sulawesi, South Kalimantan, East Java and Tangerang including access to become one of reference of environment education program in Adiwiyata schools*. Mizuiku program also offers study programs for students as well as outdoor activities including a factory tours to one of SGB’s plants to observe water saving activities and waste water treatment system at the factory's production facilities. Besides incorporating water education, the project also sponsors creation of biopore that works for soil and water conservation as well as building a rainwater harvesting to accumulating and storing rainwater for on-site use.
*Since 2006 the Indonesian Ministries of Environment and Education are working jointly to promote environmental education, within the framework of a program for Education for Sustainable Development. The Adiwiyata School Program aims to encourage schools to adopt behaviors that are respectful towards the environment.
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