Caraka Yasa eyes logistics base on Matak Island
Caraka Yasa is setting up an independent logistics centre on Matak Island, the base for companies operating in Indonesia's Natuna gas field. The bold move bodes well for the region's oil and gas supply chain because Natuna is the biggest gas field in Southeast Asia.
"We are in the early stages of building a logistics base there," says CEO Rocky Pesik, on the company's planned expansion. "To make that business become a reality sooner, we would require partners."
Caraka Yasa is among Indonesia's top five logistics players. The company has established a reputation for transporting sensitive materials under strict safety and health standards. It routinely handles delicate cargo, including explosive and radioactive materials, oil and gas, construction parts and heavy mining equipment.
In addition to courier express distribution, delivery and warehousing inventory management, the Caraka group provides air cargo freight services and supply chain consultancy. It is present in 40 cities throughout Indonesia and has more than 200 trucks connecting the cities in the network.
Among its loyal clientele are Baxa and Anugrah Argon Medica in the pharmaceutical industry, Toyota and General Motors in the automotive industry, Schlumberger in oil and gas and Sony in electronics. Dyno Nobel and MNK rely on Caraka Yasa for transporting explosives throughout Indonesia's mine sites. The company also provides the special handling care required by Naturally Plus for its health supplement products.
Underlining its commitment to growing the Indonesian economy, Caraka Yasa will launch speciality services for fresh agricultural products this year. The move could potentially ease the retail price of vegetables, fruits and seafood in Indonesia, which is inflated owing to the lack of farm-to-market infrastructure.
The company is also keen on expanding in Thailand with a local partner eyeing Asean-wide business opportunities.