GAPKINDO South Sumatera Asks Factories to Still Receive Rubber from All Areas

GAPKINDO South Sumatera Asks Factories to Still Receive Rubber from All Areas

The Indonesian Rubber Association or GAPKINDO South Sumatera appealed for rubber factories to continue buying raw materials from all regions, without exception. The appeal was called for following a rubber factory in Palembang which refused supply from Prabumulih because the city had been designated a COVID-19 red zone. However, said Alex, the rubber factory must remain vigilant and tighten supervision of vehicles entering the factory. According to him, the factory...
In the Middle of Pandemic, Rubber Factory Still Operates

In the Middle of Pandemic, Rubber Factory Still Operates

The West Kalimantan Plantation Office confirmed that the rubber factory in its area was still operating amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The Head of the West Kalimantan Plantation Office, Heronimus Hero, accompanied by the Chairman of the West Kalimantan Indonesian Rubber Company (GAPKINDO), Jusdar and other entourage visited a rubber processing factory at PT Hok Tong Pontianak. The visit was to ensure that the rubber factory amid the COVID-19 outbreak in...
The Movement of GAPKINDO’s Branches Help Overcome COVID-19 Pandemic

The Movement of GAPKINDO’s Branches Help Overcome COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic outbreak has swept the world. Indonesia also did not escape the virus attack. Until the end of April 2020, the number of positive patients infected with the virus has penetrated 10,000 people and spread throughout 34 provinces in Indonesia. Various efforts and policies have been implemented by the government to overcome the virus outbreak. The application of Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) has been carried out in several...
Corona Outbreak Widespread, Automotive Industry Prepares to Reduce Production

Corona Outbreak Widespread, Automotive Industry Prepares to Reduce Production

Car sales have plummeted since the coronavirus outbreak struck. Automotive industry players are preparing to reduce production. PT Honda Prospect Motor (HPM) Sales Director, Yusak Billy, said that the company continues to adjust production levels by following market demand. Yusak could not yet mention the planned production decline of HPM. He said HPM management was still monitoring conditions that could change at any time. According to Yusak, HPM also prepared...
BI Has No Plans Requiring the Conversion of Export Foreign Exchange Results into Rupiah

BI Has No Plans Requiring the Conversion of Export Foreign Exchange Results into Rupiah

Bank Indonesia (BI) reiterated that it would not control foreign exchange flows, especially to foreign investors. According to BI Governor Perry Warjiyo, the central bank is currently only managing foreign exchange for the Indonesian population. This is also in line with the Regulatory Substitute Law (Perppu) No. 1 of 2020. Even so, Perry also stressed that until now the central bank had no plans to require exporters to convert dollars...
Support From Government, Rubber Industry Must Improve Its Quality

Support From Government, Rubber Industry Must Improve Its Quality

Government support for the use of domestic downstream rubber industry products has been relatively good. Now the industry must continue to improve its quality to compete. Adiwidjaja Masman, Director of PT Kemenangan, stated this to Media Perkebunan.id. PT Kemenangan is a rubber processing company specializing in marine products. Founded in 1954, starting from a supplier of goods to the Ministry of Transportation then developed into manufacturing rubber products. Currently, 70%...
If the Rubber and Palm Oil Mill are Closed, It will give Impacts on the Economy of Bengkulu Province

If the Rubber and Palm Oil Mill are Closed, It will give Impacts on the Economy of Bengkulu Province

Increased unemployment is a threat to the economy of Bengkulu Province. This will happen if the oil palm and rubber factories close down as a result of the spread of the new coronavirus or Covid-19, as stated by an economic observer from Bengkulu University, Prof. Kamaludin. It is known, as of April 1, PT Batanghari Bengkulu Pratama (BBP) located in Taba Terukung Village, Karang Tinggi District, Central Bengkulu, has issued...
Restrictions on Palm Oil, Rubber and Timber Activities Continue During the Controlling Period of Community Activities

Restrictions on Palm Oil, Rubber and Timber Activities Continue During the Controlling Period of Community Activities

The Malaysian Ministry of Plantation Industry and Commodities has outlined five operations that will continue as usual during the implementation of the order to control community activities. In a statement today, the ministry said the five operations were harvesting oil palm by plantation companies and smallholders, processing fresh fruit bunches in palm oil mills, processing crude palm oil (CPO) in refineries. For the supply of local cooking oil, (4) rubber...
Rubber Farmers in South Sumatera Asked Mental Strength to Face Corona’s Economic Impact

Rubber Farmers in South Sumatera Asked Mental Strength to Face Corona’s Economic Impact

The South Sumatera Plantation Office appealed to rubber farmers to be mentally prepared to survive amid falling prices due to the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. This was said by the Head of Processing and Marketing of Products (P2HP) of the South Sumatera Plantation Office, Rudi Arpian, Tuesday (3/31/2020). Rubber farmers are urged to survive in this challenging situation, while the government is preparing direct assistance both through the...
World Demand for Natural Rubber and CPO Will Go Up because of the COVID-19 Pandemic

World Demand for Natural Rubber and CPO Will Go Up because of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Amid the Covid-19 outbreak, global rubber and CPO demand are expected to increase. Chairman of the Sumatran Plantation Company Cooperation Agency (BKS-PPS) Soedjai Kartasasmita said several factors caused the increase in rubber and CPO requests. This happens because many hospitals require rubber gloves. Besides, other rubber-based production industries require these leads. According to Soedjai, in terms of supply, the amount of rubber available was significantly reduced as a result of...