Managers and staff use electronic finger scanners to open doors and elevators for visitors in a striking art-filled building in the center of the city. No, it’s not Apple headquarters; it’s Somagede and this is Jakarta. The high-tech details highlight the Indonesian industrial tool and adhesive maker’s determined, positive stance on the future.
|Somagede Indonesia President
Director Darmawan B. Soetrisno
(left) and COO Ng Kim Soon |
“If you don’t change, you will be changed. There is turbulence in life and in business, but we must endure and adapt,” says Chief Operating Officer Ng Kim Soon.
With over two decades of experience in working with the world’s most demanding technological leaders, Somagede has well-maintained and fruitful partnerships with companies such as Sumitomo, Big Daishowa Seiki and ALMT.
Since 1989, the rapidly growing company aims to become Indonesia’s largest supplier of industrial tools.
“Twenty-two years is not a short time. By keeping to our principles and always looking to the future, we have become strong, especially with the support of partners such as Sumitomo,” says Ng.
Somagede has more than 100,000 different products, and warehouses and branches across Java, all located strategically to reach customers in all corners of Indonesia.
“I can say that our company sells only the highest-quality products. We do not deal in low-quality products because we target high-quality customers,” says President Director Darmawan B. Soetrisno.
With its future-oriented management, Somagede also keeps its eyes on global influences and trends. Its teams regularly attend exhibitions and seminars in North America and Europe.
“We need to learn from different points of view. We are always looking to improve our company, so that we may become the best total solutions company for all machining works,” explains Ng.
As more Japanese trading companies enter Indonesia, the COOhopes that they choose Somagede as their machine tools supplier.
“We can provide complete solutions for machining works. Not only do we have the largest product line, our technical support is of the highest quality,” Ng says.
As technology continues to simplify life, Somagede, together with its partners, is “heading for tomorrow.”