On Friday, 4 October 2019, Indonesia-based cement manufacturer PT. Semen Baturaja has just held ‘Yudisium’ and graduation ceremony for chemical engineering and maintenance engineering vocational students. The celebration event was done in collaboration with the Industrial Engineering Academic (IEA) Polytechnic of Makassar and the Ministry of Industry of the Indonesian Republic at Wisma Ganesha PBR.

The grand opening of the ceremony was attended and presented by SMBR Vice President of Human Resource, Fitria Margaretha, along with her colleagues and also by the Director of IEA Polytechnic of Makassar, Amrin Rapi. The awarding of the Diploma 1 degree certificate was directly carried out by the Board for the Development of Industrial Resources and IEA Polytechnic of Makassar to SMBR Vice President of Human Resource.

After about one year of studying process, 38 of Vocational Program students will proceed to enter the real-life work practice in the On The Job Training (OTJT) program. Semen Baturaja has become the first Indonesian state-owned enterprise within the cement industry that handles the Vocational Education program. Said the program aims to produce the most professional, creative, innovative, ready-to-work, and competitive human resources for the coming future.

The Bayt al-Mal of PT. Semen Baturaja, together with Rumah Zakat, has organized a mass screening of the film Hayya 2: The Power of Love on Tuesday, 1 October 2019, in Palembang’s CGV Transmart. Notably, the lead actor of the film, Adhin Abdul hakim, was also present during the screening. 

The mass screening was attended by the management of the Bayt al-Mal while also had invited the entire supervisors, management and talented foster children of South Sumatra’s Rumah Zakat, along with the local community and volunteers there.

The movie is the continuity sequel of 212 The Power of Love that was released on theatre last year. The movie teaches invaluable meaning and moral value, in particular to gain understanding of the meaning of love and faith within Islam.

Post movie screening, it was followed by charity work from Bayt al-Mal for the fostered children of the Rumah Zakat. The donation was personally presented by the leader of the Bayt al-Mal himself, Pramaja Gusnandy, while being observed by the branch manager of South Sumatra’s Rumah Zakat, Hadi Yuhasta.       

What makes this philanthropic occasion so special is because the money earned from the ticket sales will be donated to our Palestinian and Wamenan brothers and sisters who are in need of help.

It is in our wish that this activity might someday bring blessing for both Rumah Zakat and PT. Semen Baturaja.

In a considerate attempt to help improve the economy and push the development of small businesses, PT. Semen Baturaja has invited the local people living in ring 1 within the nearby area of the company’s head office and Palembang plant to participate in the flower board craftsmanship training.

The training that was held on Thursday, 19 September 2019, was taught by one of the flower shop proprietors, Hendri Radilah.

In their greeting speech, the SMBR Vice President of Corporate Services Management, Ade Chitra, explains that the business of flower board can prove to be a promising home business alternative.   

The flower board business is also one of the probable solutions for those with tight fund.  Due to its ease in acquiring the necessary raw materials, those investing in this business will not have to worry when they start out (the business).

On Wednesday, 11 September, 2019, the employees of PT. Semen Baturaja was given the training “Train the Trainer” as part of the sequence following the safety leadership training in SMBR that has been implemented since the start of year 2019.

Working together with DuPont, this training serves to educate its selected recruits by providing them the sufficient information and knowledge concerning workplace safety, so that they can spread awareness and relay the message about the importance of safety in work to others, such as fellow employees or family.

Some of the subject matters that were being taught during the training include the Accident Triangle and its correlation to worker’s safety, and also about Baturaja Risk Containment (BRC); the methods to recognize and identify highly unsafe activities in order to take corrective measure.

To effectively remove the potential of danger in workplace activities, and to improve the awareness concerning the importance of safety in work and sharpen individual’s risk perception, while also encouraging safe behavior as well as preventing accident and damage in company’s assets.

All of the information provided in the training was really helpful was it not? Hopefully the result of this training can be beneficial in particular to raising consciousness about work safety and also the vigilance towards the potential of work accident in SMBR.

Palembang – PT Semen Baturaja (Persero) Tbk (SMBR) continue to become a sponsor of Sriwijaya FC (SFC) in the 2019-2020 season competition. This year, Sriwijaya FC will enter the PSSI competition in League 2.

As one of the State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) operating in the Province of South Sumatra, SMBR signed a cooperation agreement as an SFC sponsor at the SMBR Head Office, on Monday (26/08).

The signing of the sponsor was carried out directly by President Director of SMBR, Jobi Triananda Hasjim, with Director of PT Sriwijaya Optimis Mandiri (SOM) as SFC management, Asfan Fikri Sanaf. The signing was witnessed by board of management of both companies and representatives of the players.

SMBR which carries the product tagline “Kokoh & Tahan Lamo”, agreed to carry the tagline “Semen Baturaja, Semennyo Laskar Wong Kito”. This tagline gives hoped that Semen Baturaja products are loved by the people of South Sumatra, like the love of Sriwijaya FC.

President Director of SMBR, Jobi Triananda Hasjim said that this collaboration with SFC can further strengthen the SMBR brand image so that people are more familiar with SMBR products as local cement products owned by the people of South Sumatra.

“We hope the people of South Sumatra will remember SFC as Laskar Wong Kito and spontaneously they will remember Semen Baturaja also” he said.

Jobi also said that the collaboration with SFC could not be separated from the company’s determination to contribute to improving football achievements in South Sumatra Province. In addition, the collaboration is also expected to significantly improve the performance of the SOEs.

As known during Semester I / 2019, SMBR managed to record an increase in sales volume from 863,984 tons to 883,622 tons, up 2% from the previous period when national cement demand still corrected by 2.2%.

SMBR has also managed to maintain and increase market share in the Sumbagsel region, which is the marketing base of SMBR by 5% to 35% from the previous period.

Jobi is optimistic that SMBR can increase cement sales on Semester II / 2019 along with an increase in sales volume in July 2019 reaching 6%. The largest increase in sales volume on July 2019 was contributed by the increasing sales in South Sumatra and Jambi.

 “Our performance in Semester II / 2019 must be better than this Semester” he said.

PT SOM as SFC’s management welcomed the sponsorship agreement since SMBR is a BUMN that operates in South Sumatra. If there are many SOEs and ROEs help Sriwijaya FC, according to Asfan, the club from South Sumatra that he leads will achieve more.

BATURAJA – PT Semen Baturaja (Persero) Tbk and Attorney of Ogan Komering Ulu signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the Field of Civil and Administrative Law in the Learning Academy Building of Baturaja Factory (21/08).

The management of PT Semen Baturaja (Persero) Tbk represented by Bpk. Amrullah (HR & General Affair Director) was present at the event. Followed by Head of the Attorney of OKU. Bayu Pramesti along with the staff who were also present at the event.

The MoU between PT Semen Baturaja (Persero) Tbk and Attorney of Ogan Komering Ulu is the cooperation in the form of solving legal problems in the Civil & State Administration, which scope is legal aid; granting legal considerations; & other legal actions needed in solving legal problems in the field of civil & administrative matters faced by PT Semen Baturaja (Persero) Tbk.

Amrullah said that the MoU with Attorney of Ogan Komering Ulu signed was an extension of the previous MoU that has ended, it is very important to maintain the company operational as one of the country’s assets and national vital objects. Amrullah hopes with the signing of this MoU, the Company’s investment and operational plans in the future can run smoothly.

Initiated by Semen Baturaja, PTPN VI and Jiwasraya

Jambi – Thousands of people consisting of large SOE company families and Jambi City residents participated in the 2019 fun walk that took place in Telanaipura area of ​​Jambi City on Sunday (18/08).

The hype on the left wing of the Jambi Governor’s Office on Sunday morning was dominated by red and white colors uniform worn by the participants. The event started by doing morning exercises together with the instructor.

The fun walk was opened by Governor of Jambi province, H Fachrori Umar and was followed by the Directors of PT Semen Baturaja, PT Jiswasraya, PTPN6 as PIC and Co-PIC of BHUN 2019 activities in Jambi Province as well as Head of SOEs representative offices and branches in Jambi Province.

The participants walked down the road in front of the Jambi Governor’s Office which is a car free day area, passing the Sri Soedewi Anggrek Park and offices in the area. The atmosphere was even more lively with banners of the event.

“We are very grateful to SOEs, which have initiated this sports event for people of Jambi. SOE contribution has been felt by the public and we expected more increasing in the future” said Governor Fachrori Umar.

The fun walking activity also attended by 26 students from SMN 2019 East Nusa Tenggara Province.

The atmosphere of the activity was increasingly unique with the presence of a number of traditional culinary, such as satay padang, pisang ijo, apem bandung, stup macaroni and others accordance with the theme of raising local food.

In addition, there were also exhibitions presented by SOEs business partner products in Jambi, including PTPN6, Bulog and PNM, Jiwasraya and Pegadaian.

“Fun walk event is part of the 2019 BUMN Hadir Untuk Negeri (BHUN), which is combined with bazaar and community economic empowerment, in this case represented by SOEs business partner” said Amrullah.

According to Amrullah, the activity introduced regional and traditional food, in this case traditional food from Jambi Province, as well as sweet potatoes, peanuts, and local snacks.

BUMN Hadir Untuk Negeri activity, said Amrullah not only fun walk event, but also many various activities by providing donation such as donation in religious facilities, house renovation, electrification, MCK construction, scholarships and others.

“BHUN program has been running since last June, starting from the Ramadan safari and the distribution of 1,000 Al-quran. This is a series of activities that routinely held by SOEs every year in each province. This year PT Semen Baturaja, Jiwasraya and PTPN6 chosen to become PIC and Co-PIC in the Jambi province”Amrullah said.

The activity is a form of synergy and solidarity of SOEs in the regions to support and succeed BHUN activities. Besides that, it is a place for SOEs to show their contribution to Jambi Province.

Meanwhile Jerry, one of the SMN participants from East Nusa Tenggara province said he was happy to be able to take part in this fun walk event. He also said he was happy because he could meet directly with Jambi Governor H. Fachrori Umar and take a photo with him.

“It’s nice to be able to blend in here, we don’t feel like guests or visitors because their welcoming us warmly. It felt like I was in my city in NTT, “said Jerry.

Meanwhile, as a closing there were door prizes draw with the grand prize of a motorbike.

Jambi – The 74th Indonesian Independence Day Commemoration Ceremony was held at the Sultan Thaha Saifuddin Airport Field in Jambi City by three BUMN companies, PT Semen Baturaja (Persero) Tbk, PT Jiwasraya and PTPN6.

President Director of PT Semen Baturaja (Persero) Tbk, Jobi Triananda Hasjim become a ceremony inspector at an event attended by a thousand participants. The ceremony was attended by a number of students, including Siswa Mengenal Nusantara (SMN) 2019 participants from East Nusa Tenggara province. The Assistant Deputy II of the Agro and Pharmaceutical Industry Business from Ministry of SOEs, Agus Suharyono attend and participate in a series of ceremonies.

The ceremony which began at 07.30 WIB was started by the reading of the opening of the 1945 Constitution, the raising of the flag and followed respectfully by the ceremonial participants.

After the ceremony, there were seven donations for Jambi residents including Educational Scholarship Assistance handed over by the Assistant Deputy II of the Agro & Pharmaceutical Industry from Ministry of SOEs, Agus Suharyono to Hilliyatil Aulia (Al-Falah High School), Electrification Assistance handed over by the President Director of Semen Baturaja, Jobi Triananda Hasjim to Mrs. Latifah (Legok Village), MCK Facility Assistance was handed over by the Director of Human Resources & General Affair Semen Baturaja, Amrullah to Mr. Sudirman (Legok Village),  Budget Market was handed over by Director of Production PTPN VI, Benny Ramadhan Mujiono to Mr. Mujiono (Kenali Asam Bawah Village)

There is also Community House Renovation Assistance handed over by the Corporate and General Secretary PTPN VI, Eka Nugraha to Mr Suhadi (Kenali Asam Bawah Village), Employee Housing Assistance handed over by Director of Finance Jiwasraya, Suryono to Mrs. Artiah (Jiwasraya Telanaipura) and Clean Water Facility Assistance handed over by the Head of the Jambi Branch Jiwasraya, Ms. Dewirman Suhelmi to Mr. Ardiansyah (Legok Village).

The event ended with additional friendly activity among SOEs, students, including a warm welcoming event for 2019 SMN students from East Nusa Tenggara province. {}

PT Semen Baturaja (Persero) Tbk through its CSR program invites residents of Ring 1 Kertapati Village to take part in Catfish Livestock Training with the speaker Mr. Arwadi. He is a practitioner of catfish breeders using Biofloc and Microbuble techniques.

Catfish cattle training was held on July 25, 2019 at the Baturaja Cement Headquarters in Palembang. This is a form of Semen Baturaja’s concern for residents around the factory to encourage the formation of small businesses and improve the local economy.

PT. Semen Baturaja (Persero) Tbk (SMBR) will supply cement needs for development projects owned by PT. Rekayasa Industru (REKIND) and its subsidiaries and affiliates.

Cooperation between SMBR and REKIND which is a subsidiary of PT. Pupuk Indonesia (Persero) that is engaged in large-scale EPCC (Engineering Procurement Construction Commissioning) services is outlined in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the President Director of SMBR, Jobi Triananda Hasjim with the President Director of REKIND, Yanuar Budinorman.

The signing was carried out at the REKIND Representative Office, Kuningan Jakarta on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. The memorandum of understanding was valid for two years since it was signed.

Jobi said the cooperation was also carried out in the field of engineering and business development.

“We will also continue to explore other cooperation deemed necessary in the context of SOE synergy,” he said.

The synergy of BUMN and its subsidiaries is one of the important part of the Three Elephants Initiative.

According to Jobi, the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding is an initial commitment in order to realize mutually beneficial cooperation and be able to provide added value to the company.

“It is hoped that this cooperation can guarantee the smooth operation of each company, of course by continuing to pay attention to the principles of Good Corporate Governance (GCG),” he said.

Jobi expressed that the BUMN he has led over the past year has produced various types of cement according to needs such as Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) Type I, II and V and Portland Composite Cement (PCC).

Jobi said that SMBR is a state-owned cement producer. One of his main tasks, according to Jobi, is to ensure the smooth availability of cement in various regions in Indonesia, especially in Southern Sumatra. SMBR cement products are produced and distributed from factories in three locations, namely Lampung, Baturaja and Palembang.

SMBR products are known for their sturdy and durable quality, so consumers in the retail market do not hesitate to continue buying SMBR products. Cement products owned by SMBR have also been tested to be used for various needs of government and private infrastructure development projects such as Palembang LRT, Trans Sumatra Toll Road and Musi IV Bridge.

“So that REKIND is very appropriate to cooperate with SMBR which has been proven in supplying cement needs in various construction projects,” he concluded. {}