April 29, 2015

29/04/2015: Bühler celebrates significant contract with TPS Group in Indonesia with grand signing ceremony

First published in Milling and Grain, March 2015

The Bühler Group, a global leader in rice processing, today underlined its position as first-choice supply partner for rice processors across Indonesia and South East Asia, with a high value agreement to supply the TPS Group, an Indonesian rice and noodle producer, with two, 17 tonnes per hour rice reprocessing lines valued at USD 7 million.

The contract, signed today at the JW Marriott hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia marks a further milestone in Bühler’s continuing expansion in rice processing across Asia and a significant step forward for the TPS Group, following its entry into the rice business in 2010.
Jakarta skyline (Image: The Diary of a Hotel Addict)
At the signing ceremony, the Tiga Pilar Sejahtera (TPS) Group were represented by Joko Mogoginta, CEO and Sjambiri Lioe, CFO.  The Bühler Group was represented by Dieter Voegtli, President of Bühler Asia,  Rustom Mistry, Director, Head of Rice Processing, Asia and Tomas Soleman, Managing Director of Bühler Indonesia.

The installation of the rice reprocessing plants at Sidrap, South Sulawesi, will increase the TPS Group’s total production capacity by 240,000 tonnes per year, with warehouse capacity increasing to 30,000 tonnes. The project by Bühler will be commissioned by mid-year 2016.

TPS Group currently has three rice processing plants across Indonesia, including PT. Jatisari Rejeki (Cikampek-West Java), PT. Indo Bears Unggul (Cikarang-West Java) and PT. Sukses Abadi Karya Inti (Sragen-Central Java), with a total capacity of 480,000 tonnes. Investment for the TPS Group’s South Sulawesi sites, valued at IDR. 682 billion (USD 53 million), will increase the manufacturer’s total production capacity to 810,000 tonnes per year while underlining its commitment to achieve a five percent share of milled rice production volume in Indonesia by 2020.

Rustom Mistry, Director, Head of Rice Processing, Asia for Bühler, said: “The agreement with the TPS Group demonstrates Bühler’s commitment to develop state of the art processing solutions and an acknowledgement of our global capability to supply complete process engineering solutions, driven by our leadership in rice research and technical excellence. By choosing Bühler to support its rice processing lines, the TPS Group is well positioned to meet its plan of achieving a significant share of the milled rice production in Indonesia. We look forward to continuing our relationship with the TPS Group.”

The deal demonstrates Bühler’s significant investment in its customer partnerships, technical innovations and localised service and support, which is serving the demands for processing and optical sorting solutions from rice processors around the world. This significant agreement is further evidence of Bühler’s reputation as the number one technology partner of choice in rice processing


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