Manufacture of Mamin Encourages Agricultural Sector Production

By : Kormen Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Sunday, November 26 2017 - 19:00 IWST

Menteri Perindustrian, Airlangga Hartarto saat mengunjungi pabrik PT Tiga Pilar Sejahtera
Menteri Perindustrian, Airlangga Hartarto saat mengunjungi pabrik PT Tiga Pilar Sejahtera

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta, the Government continues to spur the development of innovation and application of product safety standards in the national mamin industry to be more competitive in the global arena so that will encourage the expansion of export markets.

The Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) noted that the mamin industry contributed 34.95 percent of GDP of non-oil / gas industry in quarter III / 2017, compared to other sectors such as metal goods industry, computer, electronic goods, optical and electrical equipment with contribution of 10.46 percent, and transportation equipment industry10.11 percent.

Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto is on a working visit at PT. Three Pilar Sejahtera Food Tbk., Sragen, Central Java, some time ago, asserted, mamin industry is one sektoryang strategic and still has a bright enough prospect to be developed in Indonesia.

"This industry also encourages the production of agricultural sector through the processing and absorption of raw materials and able to open a lot of employment," he explained.

In terms of employment absorption was recorded the largest. Ministry of Industry noted, the contribution of industrial sector workers is dominated by food industry as much as 3.316.186 people or equal to 21.34 percent.

Meanwhile, in the period of January-September 2017, the investment value of mamin industry reached Rp27.9 trillion for domestic investment (PMDN), while the value of investment for foreign investment (PMA) amounted to USD1, 4 billion.

The Ministry of Industry, said Airlangga, continues to spur innovation development and application of product safety standards in the national mamin industry in order to be more competitive in the global arena so that will encourage the expansion of export markets.

"In the period of January-September 2017, the export value of mamin products including palm oil reached USD23, 3 billion, which makes the trade balance to be positive," he said.

Menperin states, in order to boost the performance of the mamin industry more brilliant, the need to exploit the potential of the domestic market.

"Indonesia with a population of 258.7 million people, a market share that is very promising," he said.

Recorded, the performance of the food and beverage industry (mamin) every year is quite high with an average above the growth of the manufacturing sector. In the third quarter of 2017, the growth of the mamin industry by 9.46 percent or up compared to the performance in the second quarter of 2017 about 7, 19 percent.

"This sector also plays an important role in contributing to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of non-oil and gas industry," said Minister of Industry.

Meanwhile, Chairman of the Association of Food and Beverage Entrepreneurs Indonesia (GAPMMI) Adhi S Lukman, said the downstream process improved greatly because investment in this sector faster.

In addition, there are now growing intermediate industries such as extraction industry and food additives industry.

"This industry is needed to meet the needs of raw materials," he said.

Adhi said, until now there are four GAPMMI members of the sector. First is mamin processing industry both large and small and medium scale. Second is the supporting industry (supplier). Third is importers or exporters of food products (raw materials of food). Fourth is distributors or retailers.

Prepare Reliable Human Resources

In addition to encouraging the creation of a conducive investment climate, the Ministry of Industry also plays an active role in improving the quality of products and competence of human resources (HR) Industry which aims to boost the growth of the mamin industry.

"In order to prepare reliable industrial human resources, Kemenperin has implemented various programs through the formulation of Indonesian National Work Competency Standards (SKKNI), the development of education and training institutions, as well as the development of vocational education so that we hope our workforce is more skilled and professional as needed industrial world," said Airlangga.

Minister of Industry revealed that the mamin industry in the country is quite large and not only includes large-scale enterprises, but has reached the district level for small and medium industry (IKM). In fact, most of them are already there who go international.

For that, Ministry of Industry give appreciation to PT. Tiga Pilar Sejahtera Food Tbk. which has become a national pride company and able to take advantage of business opportunities through investment. The factory produces a variety of processed foods such as noodles, vermicelli, wafers, biscuits and candies with a total capacity of 78,700 tons per year.

PT. Three Pilar Sejahtera Food Tbk established since 1990 has invested total investment of Rp9, 2 trillion and able to absorb the workforce more than 12 thousand people and continue to commit to produce high quality product.

"We welcome the efforts of PT Tiga Pilar Sejahtera which is always committed and innovate in a sustainable manner, so that its contribution is significant to the growth of national mamin industry," said Airlangga Minister.
Director General of Agro Industry Ministry of Industry Panggah Susanto said that in order to fulfill the aspect of safe, nutritious and quality products, it has encouraged the implementation of Indonesian National Standard (SNI), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), Food Hygiene, Food Safety, Food Sanitation, and International Food Standards (CODEX Alimentarius).

The standardization ensures that the company implements a good food safety management and management system from the selection of raw materials, processing, packaging, and distribution and trade. This certainly strengthens the competitiveness of the mamin industry.

In the face of global competition, Indonesia has been actively participating in the Codex Alimentarius Commission forum which aims to discuss world quality standards and food safety related to industrial interests.

"In the ASEAN Economic Community integration process this year, the mamin industry is one of the sectors that will be accelerated," Panggah said.

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