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Budi Wahju Soesilo, CEO of PT Pupuk Kaltim

Pupuk Kaltim CEO takes pride in SNI-quality products

The Indonesian leader in fertiliser manufacturing says it’s a company and industry commitment.

Pupuk Kaltim believes that the Indonesian National Standard (SNI) plays a significant role in improving the company’s performance. They prioritise product quality to obtain the SNI label, making this standard an innate part of its ensuring product excellence in the free market.

Speaking to Manufacturing Asia, Budi Wahju Soesilo, the CEO of PT Pupuk Kaltim, asserted the crucial role of SNI for Indonesia’s largest fertiliser manufacturer.

“As someone responsible for ensuring the quality of products and services at PT Pupuk Kaltim, I have a strong commitment to implementing the Indonesian National Standard,” Soesilo said. “We realise that implementing standards is a crucial step to ensure that our products and operations meet or even exceed expectations, as well as ensuring the safety and reliability of our products.”

PT Pupuk Kaltim not only prioritises products with SNI certification but also implements various management systems that meet these standards. “By implementing and adhering to SNI standards, we are committed to providing high-quality products to our customers while maintaining the integrity and reputation of the company,” he said.

Concrete steps taken by PT Pupuk Kaltim include the implementation of ISO 9001:2015 certification and maintaining the quality of urea, NPK, and ammonia fertiliser products to meet SNI requirements.

The company has also adopted the Industry 4.0 framework through the implementation of Smart Production, a big data-based system that enables the integration of operational data with pneumatic data and Distributed Control System (DCS).

Strong commitment

“SNI implementation is not only a crucial standard within the company but also a culture that we consistently apply,” said Soesilo. “We coordinate with the National Standardisation Agency (BSN) to raise awareness of quality standards at Pupuk Kaltim and its surrounding environment.”

PT Pupuk Kaltim has also set out a continuous evaluation and improvement system through its Standardisation Evaluation Study Team which is formed every year to ensure product quality.

Active involvement in the observance of National Quality Month is also part of the company’s efforts to support the implementation of SNI for all stakeholders.

“We are not only increasing consumer confidence but also enhancing the company's competitiveness, both domestically and internationally,” Soesilo said.

“We appreciate the programmes and services provided by BSN so far. In the future, we hope BSN can continue to improve its capacity to assess the conformity of products and services, thus protecting consumers and strengthening public confidence in Indonesian-made products,” he added.

The CEO concluded the magazine interview by affirming PT Pupuk Kaltim persistence in fortifying its role as a frontrunner in upholding superior standards, yielding advantages not solely to the company but also to the broader industry and society.

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