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European green energy SMEs eyeing market opportunities in Southeast Asia

17-10-2018
European green energy SMEs, business partnerships, Green Energy Technologies business mission, Indonesia, Singapore

Green Energy Technologies business mission to explore business partnerships with local and regional companies SINGAPORE, October 2018 – On 28 October, about 40 European companies from 15 different European Union (EU) Member States will embark on a week-long Green Energy Technologies business mission to Indonesia and Singapore. This mission …

Indonesia improving FLEGT licensing procedures

12-10-2018
Indonesia, FLEGT licensing procedures

Indonesia has taken several measures in recent months to improve procedures relating to FLEGT licences — the export licences that attest to the legality of EU-bound timber and timber products. The changes are part of a process of continuous improvement that is jointly overseen by the EU and Indonesia, and which is providing important …

PT Komatsu Indonesia Wins the Deming Prize

10-10-2018
PT Komatsu Indonesia, Deming Prize

PT Komatsu Indonesia (KI) a wholly owned subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd. (hereafter "Komatsu") (President and CEO: Tetsuji Ohashi), has received the Deming Prize for 2018.  Since 1961, when Komatsu introduced the company-wide quality control (QC) programme, Komatsu has proactively promoted total quality control (TQM) over the years. In 1964 …

Editor’s pickTo infinity and beyond

15-08-2018
San Lim Furniture, Indonesia, Vietnam, Dong Nai, WEINIG, OptiCut, CNC machine, Powermat

San Lim Furniture is constantly in search for innovative ways to improve their production line. Their search ended with WEINIG, which provided the furniture manufacturer tremendous benefits: improved efficiency, cost reduction and impeccable service. The relationship between WEINIG and San Lim Furniture traces back to more than two decades ago …

Timber exports have not improved since FLEGT licensing approvals: Indonesia

28-03-2018
FLEGT, Indonesia

Indonesia’s watershed approval on FLEGT licenses have not expanded marketing opportunities in the EU, contrary to what was originally believed, according to the Association of Indonesian Forest Concessionaires (APHI). Ida Bagus Putera Parthama, Director General of Sustainable Production Forest Management from the Ministry of Environment and …

Indonesian wood export sector optimistic about 2018 growth

19-01-2018
Indonesia, ITTO, wood exports

Indonesia’s wood product exports rose just over one per cent in 2017; exports in tonnage terms on the other hand, fell. Yet timber sector entrepreneurs are optimistic that 2018 will see increase in exports, according to Soewarni, chairman of the Association of Indonesian Sawn Timber and Processed Timber (ISWA). According to association …

Indonesia targets Australia as the next export frontier

05-01-2018
ITTO, Australia, Indonesia, SVLK

Indonesia’s domestic legality verification scheme (SVLK) may not have helped the industry sell more wood products, according to the Indonesian Sawn Timber and Timber Manufacturers Association (ISWA). Association Chairman Soewarni said that while the SVLK should boost exports and export prices this has yet been achieved. The value of exports …

Editor’s pickIndonesia and EU celebrate one year of certified legal timber trade

04-12-2017
FLEGT, EU, Indonesia

Indonesia and the EU celebrated one year of certified timber trade at a half-day event in Jakarta on Nov 30. Image: FLEGT.org Shipments of Indonesian wood products to the EU have reached over EUR 1 Bn since the start of FLEGT licensing. Celebrating one year of the scheme’s licensing, Indonesia and the EU held a conference in Jakarta on …