THE INAUGURATION OF TEMPO SCAN MILK RAW MATERIAL FACTORY BY THE COORDINATING MINISTER FOR ECONOMIC AFFAIRS29/03/2023
On Tuesday, March 21, 2023, the Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, Dr. (H.C.) Ir. Airlangga Hartarto, M.B.A., M.M.T. inaugurated the Formula Milk and Growth Milk Raw Material Production Facility of PT Kian Mulia Manunggal, Cikarang. The inauguration was also attended by Minister of Health, Ir. Budi Gunadi Sadikin, CHFC, CLU, Head of the Food and Drug Administration, Dr. Ir. Penny K. Lukito, MCP, and their staffs.
The production facility of PT Kian Mulia Manunggal was built in East Jakarta Industrial Park (EJIP), Cikarang, West Java and started its construction in 2021 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic which was experiencing its peak spread at that time. This 16th Tempo Scan production facility has a production capacity of nearly 15,000 tons per year and is the first Tempo Scan production facility to produce raw materials (upstream production facility) for Infant Formula and Growing Up Milk. This production facility was built as a manifestation of Tempo Scan's continuous commitment to support Indonesia's development, especially in creating equal opportunities for Indonesian children through equitable nutrition improvement.
Tempo Scan's participation in milk-based nutrition industry has been initiated since 2012. Based on Tempo Scan's experience in pharmaceutical field which prioritizes high hygiene and sanitation in its production process, Tempo Scan was encouraged to build its first milk powder production facility in Surabaya, PT Kian Mulia Manunggal, which produces high quality Infant Formula and Growing Up Milk with affordable price and has been commercially produced in 2014, under the brand name of vidoran. To fulfil the increasing market demand, Tempo Scan continued the construction of the second milk powder management production facility in 2020 in Mojokerto and started commercial production in 2021.
During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tempo Scan decided to start investment in the construction of an intermediate powder milk raw material production facility or called Spray Dry facility, which is inaugurated Tuesday, 21 March 2023. The aim is to reduce dependence on importation of intermediary milk raw materials, where the output produced by this new production facility will replace Tempo Scan's importation of raw materials from Australia and New Zealand, worth almost Rp 1 Trillion per year (depending on global milk price and exchange rate). The construction of this milk raw material production facility is a realization of Tempo Scan's commitment to support the government's efforts to increase the independence of domestic industry, increase the growth of domestic products, reduce imports, and increase the use of domestic components (TKDN) launched by the Government through Presidential Instruction No. 2 of 2022 and Regulation of the Minister of Industry No. 16 of 2011.