It has been a busy semester and our enthusiasm has not waned as we believe in serving our best to drive mutual growth with our customers. This event is our newest effort, a 2-day customer gathering event held at Plant V, Mojokerto, East Java, on May 15-16, 2023. The event, which was designed to introduce Plant V and its special product, the ARNA Solitaire product line, featured opening remarks from COO Mr. Edy Suyanto, presentation about Plant 5B and 5C, product launch of ARNA Solitaire, tour of the factory, and finally dinner and hotel stay in East Java’s capital city of Surabaya. The first and second day of the event had identical activities, but different sets of participants as the number of invitees were quite large.
Arwana Ceramics Holds Suppliers Gathering Event at Plant V
As part of our continuous effort in strengthening relations with our stakeholders, we held a gathering event with our suppliers on May 4, 2023, at Plant V, Mojokerto, East Java. The event’s main activities include speeches from CEO Mr. Tandean Rustandy, CFO Mr. Rudy Sujanto, Vice President of Procurement Mr. Agustinus Kusnadi, and an awarding ceremony for appreciating our best-performing suppliers.
CEO Mr. Tandean Rustandy in his speech especially expressed appreciation on behalf of himself and the company to our suppliers for taking the time to attend the event amid their busy schedules. He also emphasized on the Arwana Ceramics vision, super-team spirit, commitment to sustainability, and the relations without ‘fences’ with the local community.
As for our best-performing suppliers, awardees include PT Torrecid Indonesia, PT System Indonesia, PT Nittindo Inti Cemerlang, Greatcare Glaze, and nine other local and international suppliers. This event also succeeded in gathering approximately IDR1 billion in donations to be used for community assistance and empowerment programs.
Governor of South Sumatra Attends Groundbreaking Ceremony of Plant 4C
On March 7, 2023, we held the groundbreaking ceremony of Plant 4C which was attended by Governor of South Sumatra Mr. Herman Deru. This officially marks the start of the construction of Plant 4C following earlier construction stages such as site clearance and the construction of substructures and supporting infrastructure. In addition to Mr. Herman Deru, the ceremony was also attended by Regent of Ogan Ilir Mr. Panji Wijaya Akbar and other local officials. Meanwhile, earlier in the day, we also hosted a visit by the Chief of Police of South Sumatra, Inspector General of Police A. Rachmad Wibowo, and city-level chiefs of police from all of South Sumatra.
Plant 4C itself is slated for completion in late 2024 and is designated to produce ARNA Granite tiles with an installed capacity of four million square meters per year. This production capacity of ARNA Granite tiles will add to the initial total capacity of 7.4 million square meters per year provided by Plant 5B and Plant 5C.
ARNA Showcased at ARCH:ID with Booth Design by Andra Matin
On March 16-19, 2023, we had the opportunity to participate in ARCH:ID, the largest architecture exhibition in Indonesia. In line with “Identity?” as the event’s theme, our participation in ARCH:ID showcased the ‘identity’ of our ARNA Granite tiles, as well as the philosophy and motivation that drive Arwana Ceramics as a tile producer. During the 4-day event itself, we engaged with many visitors who were drawn by our unique booth design, which was built in collaboration with renowned architect Mr. Andra Matin.
Our participation in the 2023 ARCH:ID also featured “Talk Series: ARNA x Andramatin” on the last day of the exhibition which had Mr. Fauzan Zikry (Chief Designer at Andra Matin) and Mr. Febyan Rustandy (Head of Communications of Arwana Ceramics) discuss the reasons behind the collaboration and the booth design. As Mr. Fauzan Zikry described it, our booth featured an art installation that makes use of mirrors to convey the meaning, and infused with green elements which is a core element of Arwana Ceramics. The design process itself was carried out over a 3-month period.
Arwana Ceramics Holds the 2023 Sub-distributor Work Meeting at Plant V
On March 13-15, 2023, we held the 2023 Sub-distributor Work Meeting at Plant V, Mojokerto, East Java. This annual event for work coordination and strengthening the synergy between our marketing team and our sub-distributors comprised activities which include presentations by CEO Mr. Tandean Rustandy and COO Mr. Edy Suyanto, and by COO of PT Catur Sentosa Adiprana Tbk Ms. Yuliana Totong, the 2023 Arwana Ceramics Awards, product launch, factory tour, performance review, as well as some fun and leisure activities.
Arwana Ceramics Holds the 2022 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders
Capping off a satisfactory business year, we held the 2022 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on March 9, 2023, at the Puri Indah Financial Tower in Jakarta. With the conclusion of the meeting, the shareholders have decided upon items which include approving the company’s annual report and financial statements; paying out a dividend of Rp55 per share; appointing public accounting firm Purwantono, Sungkoro and Surja as auditor of the company’s annual financial statements for the 2023 financial year, and reappointing the current members of the company’s Board of Commissioners and Board of Directors, with the addition of a new member as Independent Director, for a term ending in 2028.
Arwana Ceramics Participates in KERAMIKA 2023
In an inter-department collaborative effort, we successfully participated in the KERAMIKA exhibition which was held from February 23-26, 2023, at the Jakarta Convention Center in Jakarta. Our marketing team under the command of VP of Marketing Ms. Renny A. Sandi, and our corporate communications team under the command of Head of Corporate Communications Mr. Febyan Rustandy planned, executed and manned our booth which was located at A-10 in the venue. The booth itself predominantly featured our ARNA granite tiles as a means to introduce this newest product line to consumers, although our UNO products were also featured.
Visitors were aplenty during the 4-day event, including a visit from Minister of Industry Mr. Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita who was given a tour of the booth by our Chief Operating Officer Mr. Edy Suyanto. We held various activities for drawing interest and engaging with visitors, including a happy hour every 2:30 PM providing free coffee to our Instagram followers, a mood-board competition, a glass workshop coordinated by our very own Ms. Karina, as well as a non-alcoholic beer pong tournament on the last day of the exhibition.
KERAMIKA is Indonesia’s largest exhibition for ceramic tile products and is a mainstay in the industry’s annual calendar. This year’s event itself marks the first event after a 3-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which makes it all the more significant.
P.S.: Visit us at the ARCH.ID as we will be participating in this foremost architecture conference and exhibition event to be held on March 16-19, 2023, at ICE BSD in Tangerang, Banten.
Arwana Ceramics Celebrates 30th Anniversary in Festive Event
On February 22, 2023, we celebrated our 30th anniversary in an elegant but festive event held at the Ballroom, Djakarta Theater, in the Thamrin area of Jakarta. Elevating the prestige, we were honored with the presence of a host of distinguished guests, including the Presidential Chief of Staff, Mr. Moeldoko; the Commander of the Indonesian National Armed Forces, Admiral Yudo Margono; the Chief of Staff of the Army, General Dudung Abdurachman; the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Fadjar Prasetyo; numerous foreign dignitaries, local and international business partners, prominent academicians and industry figures, as well as other leaders from various walks of life. A few hours prior to the event, we also held a fireside chat session featuring Mr. Moeldoko.
This 30th anniversary marks Arwana Ceramics’ journey from a modest one small factory beginnings, to one of the largest and best-performing ceramic tile producers in the world, and having received many awards nationally and from abroad in the process.
Global Network for Advanced Management Visits Plant II
On October 19, 2022, Plant II Arwana Ceramics hosted the visit of 92 participants from various leading international postgraduate business schools that are members of the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM), including the Master of Management Program of the University of Indonesia’s Faculty of Economics and Business. The participants were introduced to Arwana Ceramics, taking part in presentation sessions delivered by CEO Mr. Tandean Rustandy and CFO Mr. Rudy Sujanto.
Arwana Ceramics Receives the 2022 Green Industry Award
All five plants of Arwana Ceramics received the 2022 Green Industry Award from the Ministry of Industry of the Republic of Indonesia in a ceremony which was held on November 25, 2022, at the ministry’s building.
Representing each plant to receive the award was Head of Corporate Communications Mr. Febyan Rustandy (Plant I, PT Arwana Citramulia Tbk), Independent Commissioner of parent company Mr. Alex S.W. Retraubun (Plant II, PT Arwana Nuansakeramik), Independent Commissioner of parent company Mr. Karsanto (Plant III, PT Sinar Karya Duta Abadi), Plant Manager Mr. Felix Hibono (Plant IV, PT Arwana Anugerah Keramik), and Commissioner of subsidiary Mr. George Supit (Plant V, PT Sinar Karya Duta Abadi).