PT. AGARINDO BOGATAMA
is a privately owned company founded in 1988. The company started with a production capacity of 10 tons/month in 1990. 2008, the production capacity has reached 150 tons/ month (1’800 tons/ year). Agar powder is mostly produced from cultivated seaweed Gracilaria spp. as well as from wild harvested Gelidiumspp and Pterocladia spp. 30% of the production is exported to Japan and the USA; the remaining production is for the domestic market.
To help seaweed farmer, open business opportunity, to increase public nutrient by introducing to the public about
the advantage of fiber for health..
- SNI (Indonesian National Standard) by BSN/National Standardization Agency of Indonesia.
- Product registerd at National Agency of Drug and Food Control of Republic of Indonesia (BPOM RI)
- Halal Certification by MUI (Indonesia Ulema Council)
- Kosher Certification by Kosger London Beth Din
- HACCP certified by Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of Republic of Indonesia
- GMP certified by Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of Republic of Indonesia
Started with an idea to industrialize natural marine resources, which widely spread in Indonesian waters, one of them is seaweed cultivation. Based on the experience of Japanese people, seaweed can be processed to become Agar-agar Powder.
Based on an idea, survey was conducted to every province in Indonesia about the potency of seaweed, start from north coast area, Java Island, Bali Island, Lombok Island, Nusa Tenggara, and all coasts in Sulawesi. Generally seaweed can grow in Indonesian waters, but they need certain pH level and suitable climate to make it grow at all season.
PT. Agarindo Bogatama was established to be a seaweed cultivation company. The cultivation was succeeded in South Sulawesi. At that time, the availability of raw material was considered sufficient, then a sounding out was taken regarding the possibility of establishing joint venture with Japanese company in processing seaweed to become Agar-agar powder.
PT. Agarindo Bogatama start to install machineries, which all the machine components came from Japan. It takes about 2 years to do the installation process.
On August 21 st , 1991, PT. Agarindo Bogatama did their first production process with the production capacity of 450 kg per day. On October 6 th , 1991, PT. Agarindo Bogatama officially declared by Presiden Soeharto together with 137 companies in Indonesia, placed at Polyethylene Processing Factory in Cilegon, West Java.
Based on about 7 years experience in managing the process, in 1998, the most optimum productivity had been achieved, with the production capacity 1.5 ton per day. At the same year, PT. Agarindo Bogatama stated to decrease importing Agar-agar powder.
The second plant of seaweed processing factory was established; with the capacity of this stage was about 80% of the first plant production capacity. The total production that could be reached if this second plant run smoothly, will be 2.7 ton per day, using 30 ton of raw material of seaweed.