Gudang Garam cigarette company is one of the leading companies within the cigarette industry in Indonesia that has been established since 1958 in the town of Kediri, East Java. Until now, Gudang Garam has widely known both domestically and abroad as a producer of high quality kretek clove cigarettes. Gudang Garam products can be found in many varieties, ranging from SKL (sigaret kretek klobot or corn husk-wrapped clove cigarettes), SKT (sigaret kretek linting tangan or hand-rolled clove cigarettes, up to SKM (sigaret kretek linting mesin or machine-rolled clove cigarettes). For the true clove cigarettes lovers, we are committed to provide an outstanding experience in enjoying kretek clove cigarettes made from high-quality materials.
Gudang Garam Formed
Gudang Garam as the company name was founded in this year.
Gudang Garam Open New Branch
A production branch of hand-rolled kreteks and rolled kreteks was opened in Gurah, 13 kilometers Southeast of Kediri, to meet the increasing market demand. Every day, about 200 workers went back and forth Gurah-Kediri using special railway wagons provided by the Company.
Gudang Garam Open More 2 New Unit
As the business flourished, in September 1968 a production unit called Unit I was built on 1000 square metres land. In the same year, another production unit, Unit II, was also built.
Gudang Garam changed from Home Industry into a Firm
Keeping with the development and progress of the business, Gudang Garam, which started as a home industry, changed its status from a Private Company to a Firm. The production units were later moved from Gurah to Kediri.
Gudang Garam Changed from firm to PT
Gudang Garam expanded its Firm status to a Limited Company. Not only that, the company also received a facility of domestic investment from the government, which supported the company to more and more develop.
Gudang Garam Clove Cigarette Machine Developing Products
Gudang Garam developed Machine-Produced Kreteks product.
Gudang Garam shares recorded in the JSX and SSX
Gudang Garam registered its shares in Jakarta Stock Exhcange and Surabaya Stock Exchange, which marked the change of its status to a Public Company.
Gudang Garam produce Mild Cigarettes
Gudang Garam manufactured a new type of cigarette, mild kretek, which was marked with the establishement of Gempol Production Directorate in Pasuruan, East Java.
Gudang Garam expanded production
The company area has now expanded to 208 hectares from only 1000 square metres in the beginning, located in Kediri regency and Kediri city, also in Pasuruan area. In January 2013, it began to operate a new building in Jakarta, to support an increasingly progressive production process.
Started from a home industry, Gudang Garam cigarette company has grown and developed with a good corporate governance and based on the Catur Dharma (Four Ways of Life) philosophy. These values are our guide to the company’s code of conduct and performance, for the employees, shareholders and the wider community.
What Gudang Garam has accomplished today is certainly related with the important role of the founder, Surya Wonowidjojo. He was a true entrepreneur, matured by experience and business sense. In the eyes of the employees, he was not only acted as a leader, but also a figure of a father, brother, and friend, who is very concerned about the employees welfare.
Surya Wonowidjojo passed away on August 28, 1985, leaving a deep impression in the mind of not only employees, but also in the hearts of Kediri people and the surrounding communities. He was a role model who instilled noble values for the company, which is crystallized into the Company’s Catur Dharma (Four Ways of Life):
- A meaningful and useful life to the general public is a fundamental happiness.
- Hardwork, persistence, honesty, health, and faith is a prerequisite of success.
- Success can not be separated from the role and cooperation of others.
- Employees are the major business partner.
Founded in 2002, PT. Surya Madistrindo is a company owned by PT. Gudang Garam Tbk. that distributes Gudang Garam’s cigarettes along with 3 other distribution companies. In 2009, SM became the sole distributor which holds control over all distribution and field marketing strategies nationwide.
Based in Jakarta, SM has now developed and transformed into a professional and modern cigarette distribution company. Starting with only a few thousand employees, it has currently gained resources that reached over 14 thousand people spread through 12 regional offices and over 180 area offices in Indonesia.
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
Juni Setiawati Wonowidjojo
Appointed President Commissioner of the company in June 2009. She has been a Commissioner since 1983. She is related to Susilo Wonowidjojo, President Director and is affiliated to the Company’s shareholders. Concurrently, she serves as President Commissioner of PT Suryamitra Kusuma as well as Commissioner of PT Suryaduta Investama, PT Surya Wisata and PT Taman Sriwedari. She is also the President Director of PT Surya Pamenang and PT Surya Zig Zag.
Frank W. van Gelder
Appointed Independent Commissioner of the company in March 2002. Currently he is Managing Partner of the consulting firm New Frontier Solutions Pte. Ltd, Singapore. Formerly served with ABN AMRO bank for 12 years. He holds a Masters Degree in Civil Law, Leiden University, Netherlands.
Lucas Mulia Suhardja
Appointed Commissioner of the company in June 2009. A General Practitioner by professional background, Dr. Suhardja formerly served the company as head of the Jakarta representative office from 1976 until 2009. He is a graduate of the Medical School, Airlangga University, Surabaya.
Appointed Independent Commissioner of the company in June 2014. Currently he is Commissioner of PT Semesta Indovest Securities, Jakarta since 2000. Formerly served with Lippo Bank from 1985 to 2004 during which time he served as Group Head for East Indonesia. He graduated as a Civil Engineer from Feng Chia University, Taiwan.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Appointed President Director in June 2009. Formerly served as Vice President Director since 1990 and before that as Director since 1976 with responsibilities for procurement of raw materials, flavours, inventory and production management. He is related to Juni Setiawati Wonowidjojo President Commissioner and is affiliated to the Company’s shareholders. Concurrently, he serves as President Commissioner of PT Surya Madistrindo and Commissioner of PT Surya Air and PT Surya Dhoho Investama. He is also the President Director of PT Suryamitra Kusuma and Director of PT Suryaduta Investama, PT Suryaduta Mandiri, and PT Surya Halim Karya Sejahtera.
Appointed Director in 2000. Joined the company in 1990 with responsibilities for treasury and investor relations. Appointed as Corporate Secretary in 1996. His background includes senior management positions with international and leading national banks. He holds a Bachelors Degree in English, Satya Wacana University. He is a Commissioner of PT Graha Surya Media and PT Surya Abadi Semesta. He also serves as President Director of PT Surya Madistrindo.
Appointed Director with responsibility for Finance in 2007. His previous position was Internal Audit Head, a role he filled between 2002-2007. Head of accounting division from 2001 to 2002. Joined the Company in 1983 and was assigned to the accounting division. He holds a Degree in Law from Airlangga University, Surabaya and a Masters in Management from Gajayana University, Malang. Concurrently, he serves as a Commissioner of PT Surya Madistrindo and PT Surya Inti Tembakau. He is also the President Director of PT Graha Surya Media and Director of PT Surya Air and PT Surya Abadi Semesta.
Appointed Director in 2008 with responsibility in Manufacturing Technology. He draws upon extensive experience with the company in equipment design, process planning and configuration. Previously, he served as deputy director of Technical division since 1991 and in early 2000 was in charge of the greenfield construction and development of the second manufacturing facility at Gempol. Joined the company in 1981 where he was responsible for the modernization of primary processing. He is also a Director of PT Surya Dhoho Investama.
Istata Taswin Siddharta
Appointed Director in 2012 with major responsibility for Information Technology. Joined the Company in 2008 and served as Deputy Marketing Director from 2008 to 2010. Formerly served as partner of KPMG Indonesia and has extensive experience as a public accountant for 20 years. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Accounting, University of Indonesia, Jakarta. Concurrently, he serves as a Commissioner of PT Surya Pamenang, PT Surya Zig Zag and all subsidiaries of PT Surya Madistrindo. He is also the President Director of PT Surya Dhoho Investama and Director of PT Surya Madistrindo and PT Grandsurya Resortindo. He is also an Audit Committee member of PT Goodyear Indonesia Tbk.
Sony Sasono Rahmadi
Joined the company in 2012 and was appointed Director with responsibility for printing operations of cigarette packaging. From 2008-2012, served as Director at PT Cipta Kretek Nusantara and PT Karyadibya Mahardhika. Prior to that, he worked at PT Surya Zig Zag during which time he served as General Manager and Management Representative. Appointed Independent Director in 2014. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering from the Institute of Technology, Sepuluh Nopember, Surabaya.
GUIDELINES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
The Audit Committee is an independent committee whose members are appointed by and responsible to the Board of Commissioners. Its main duties are to assist the Board of Commissioners in overseeing the company to ensure that good corporate governance practices are implemented and all aspects of risk management relating to the operations of the company are effective.
Members of Audit Committee
The functions, duties and scope of work of Internal Audit are governed by the Board of Directors. These include the role to review the accuracy and reliability of financial reporting, policies and procedures, ensuring the effectiveness of internal control system in each unit, including proper security of assets and routine assessment of the company's operational efficiency levels. All Internal Audit reports are submitted directly to the President Director. Suwardi serves as Internal Audit Head.
The Corporate Secretary acts as liaison between the Public Company as issuer of shares and shareholders, OJK, Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) and other stakeholders, as required. Corporate Secretary is responsible to ensure that Gudang Garam complies with regulations and advisory notices issued by the Capital Market Authority and advises the Board of Directors and the Board of Commissioners on any issues in this respect. Corporate Secretary also keeps the Capital Market Authority and all shareholders informed on the company's business performance through among others, the publication of financial reports, meetings requested from time to time and via an annual public expose. Heru Budiman, Director, serves as Corporate Secretary.
Gudang Garam and its subsidiaries provide livelihoods for a workforce of 33.575 at the end of 2018.
As one "big family", employee welfare is a priority, from proper safety practices to the provision of sport and health facilities. Training in the areas of leadership, managerial, administrative, and technical skills are held from time to time through a mixture of internal and external courses.