Starlinger has opened an independent regional office in Surabaya, Indonesia to enhance sales and service support for customers in South East Asia.
PT Starlinger SEA was founded in response to the growing woven packaging market in South East Asia and is operating as an independent company. It handles sales and service activities of both business areas of Starlinger, textile packaging machinery and plastics recycling lines, and is headed by Hengky Senjaya.
Four regional technicians are available for technical service and support, with more technicians being hired and trained in the course of the year. “The aim is to provide full technical service coverage and to establish Indonesia as the base for Starlinger’s technical service activities in Asia. The new office will also facilitate the market development in the region and help us to strengthen our position in Asia,” said Starlinger sales director Hermann Adrigan.
Strong economic growth in South East Asia during the past decade has made this region an important market on a national and international level. This also means potential for the packaging sector. For example, 95 percent of all agricultural products destined for the local markets are transported in woven plastic bags. Starlinger’s customers thus produce packaging mainly for the agricultural sector. But also the cement and chemical industries are steadily growing and, together with fast growing export rates, provide further markets for flexible woven packaging.