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Interview NLinBusiness with Kay de Vreese - De Heus Indonesia
11-11-2020 Interview NLinBusiness with Kay de Vreese, Managing Director at De Heus Indonesia – From poultry in Vietnam, to schrimp feed in Indonesia
Recently, NLinBusiness spoke with Kay de Vreese about his experience with doing business in South-East Asia. He has been working and living in Vietnam for several years and is now located in Indonesia, where he lives on Bali with his family. He can tell us a lot about the cultures of both countries, in what sense these are different, and how doing business in South-East Asia is different from doing business in The Netherlands.
Read the full interview here (in Dutch).
Super Indo opens supermarket number 185 and 186
15-10-2020 Even during these challenging times, Super Indo, one of DBN’s sponsors, keeps expanding by opening new stores around Java. Today Super Indo celebrates the opening of supermarket number 185 and 186 in Solo and Kudus and welcomed and trained many new ‘family’ members to serve their customers better.
FrieslandCampina is investing in Indonesia!
30-09-2020 The members council of Friesland Campina has approved the building of a big, new dairy factory and distribution center for PT Frisian Flag Indonesia in the area of Jakarta. As part of the plan, the current production location Pasar Rebo will be converted into the production center of local children’s food brands for Asia. The total investment will be around 250 million Euros.
Interview in Asian Entrepreneur with Wouter van der Kolk - YOUVIT
16-09-2020 Wouter Wants YOU to Be Healthy For Life-One Marketing
What’s your story?
I’m the Co-founder and CEO of YOU. Originally from the Netherlands, I moved to Asia in 2013 to lead various tech ventures in Myanmar and Indonesia for Rocket Internet. After a stint as Global Venture Developer in Myanmar, I became the Co-founder and Managing Director of Carmudi Indonesia, a leading online vehicle marketplace. I started the venture in Indonesia from scratch and grew it to a team of 150 staff across 6 cities.
FORESTWISE nominated for the Green Ingredient Award by In-Cosmetics Global
07-09-2020 Forestwise has been nominated for the Green Ingredient Award by In-Cosmetics Global with their illipe butter!
The judges have selected the nominated raw materials or ingredients that are leading the way to make an environmental and/or social difference in the area of sustainability.
Bagrotec selected for the Fashion for Good Innovators program!
23-07-2020 Bagrotec extracts fibre from bamboo for textile feedstock in a sustainable way on a large scale, resulting in an affordable product. Fashion for Good is the global initiative that is here to make all fashion good, a global platform for innovation, supported by leading companies within the fashion industry.
A total of 19 innovators, shortlisted from over 100 start-ups, attended from across the globe to pitch their innovations with sustainable solutions focused on the South Asia region. A jury of Fashion for Good partners together with an advisory council of global Fashion for Good partners selected the final 9 innovators.
Robert van Buchem, Matthijs Wiggers, James Bryson and Roland Haas presented the Bagrotec business case.
Interview NLinBusiness with Arthur Neeteson, Director for National Plastic Strategy at Systemiq
22-07-2020 Interview NLinBusiness with Arthur Neeteson: “Build deep, honest relationships with Indonesians.”
When we (NLinBusiness) spoke with Arthur, Director for National Plastic Strategy at Systemiq, all shoppingmalls have just been opened again in Jakarta and the city comes out of, as Arthur describes it, Corona summer sleep. Arthur himself works from home and did not go outside yet. He avoids the shops this first weekend: “if you deny 33 million Jakartans there beloved malls, you can guess what is going to happen when they open up again.”
Read the full interview here (in Dutch).
De Heus Animal Nutrition strengthens position in Indonesia
03-06-2020 – On the 2nd of June, De Heus Animal Nutrition (De Heus) completed the acquisition of the compound feed operations of Neovia Indonesia (PT Welgro Feedmill and PT Wirifa Sakti) from ADM. With two compound feed mills located in West-Java and East-Java and total sales volume of 125,000 tonnes in 2019, Welgro and Wirifa focus mainly on the poultry, aqua and swine feed segments.
For De Heus Indonesia, the acquisition is an important step in its ambition to become a leading player in the Indonesian animal feed market.