Djarum

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PT Djarum[1][2][3]
Private[4]
Industry Tobacco industry
Founded 21 April 1951; 68 years ago (1951-04-21)
Founder Oei Wie Gwan
Headquarters Kudus, Indonesia
Key people
Robert Budi Hartono,
Michael Bambang Hartono
Number of employees
75,000
Website www.djarum.com

PT Djarum is the fourth Indonesian kretek (clove cigarette) brand/manufacturer founded in 21 April 1951 by Oei Wie Gwan in Kudus, Central Java.

History

In 1951, Oei Wie Gwan, an ethnic Chinese businessman, bought a nearly defunct cigarette company in Kudus, Central Java known as NV Murup. The brand was called Djarum Gramofon which means 'gramophone needle' he shortened it into Djarum which only means needle. The company's first brand was 'Djarum'. The company was nearly extinct when in 1963 a huge fire destroyed the company's factory which was followed by the death of Oei Wie Gwan. Nevertheless, the new owners, Oei Wie Gwan's children Budi and Bambang Hartono, took the opportunity to rebuild the company.

The products are hand-rolled or machine-rolled kretek, both of which are popular and produced in large quantities. The classic hand-rolled kretek continues to be made by Djarum using older methods of manual rolling by laborers. Machine-rolled kretek, introduced in early 1970, are manufactured in a fully automated process.[5]

Djarum Super was launched in 1981, followed by introduction of Djarum Special in 1983.[6]

While the domestic market for kretek was large, in 1972 the company began exporting hand-rolled kretek to tobacco retailers around the world.[7] Budi and Bambang Hartono diversified the company's activities outside of cigarette manufacturing.

After the 1997 Asian financial crisis, the company became a part of a consortium which bought Bank Central Asia (BCA) from BPPN. BCA is the largest private bank in Indonesia and was formerly a part of the Salim Group. Presently the majority stake of the bank (51%) is controlled by Djarum.[8] In 2004 the Djarum Group acquired a 30-year BOT contract from the government to develop and renovate Hotel Indonesia in Jakarta under the Grand Indonesia superblock project.

The Djarum badminton club (PB Djarum) was founded in 1974 by Budi Hartono. Its players, such as Liem Swie King and Alan Budikusuma, have won numerous championships for Indonesia.

Since the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act in 2009 banned most flavored cigarettes in the United States, Djarum's clove products are now marketed as "filtered cigars" and are wrapped in tobacco leaf instead of black paper. The tobacco is air-cured, and they are packaged in boxes of 12 instead of 20.[9]

Products

Djarum Black cigarettes

Domestic

  • Clavo
  • Clavo Premio Filter
  • Djarum King Size
  • Djarum Black
  • Djarum Black Cappuccino
  • Djarum Black Menthol
  • Djarum Black Mild
  • Djarum Black Mild Menthol
  • Djarum Cigarillos
  • Djarum Coklat
  • Djarum Coklat Extra
  • Djarum Coklat Filter
  • Djarum Coklat Retro
  • Djarum Coklat Mild
  • Djarum Istimewa
  • Djarum Istimewa Filter
  • Djarum 76
  • Djarum 76 Filter Gold
  • Djarum Super
  • Djarum Super Mild
  • Djarum Super Mild Black Series
  • Djarum Super Mild Menthol
  • Chief
  • Crystal Special
  • Envio Kretek
  • Ultra Special
  • Cobra King
  • Senior
  • Intro
  • Intro Menthol
  • Dos Hermanos
  • Gold Seal
  • L.A. Lights
  • L.A. Lights Menthol
  • L.A. Ice
  • L.A. Fire Freeze
  • L.A. Bold
  • L.A. Cappucino
  • L.A. Vanilla
  • L.A. Mojito
  • L.A. FilteRED
  • Kedai Kopi
  • Kembang Djati
  • Kembang Gading
  • Kembang Madu
  • Kembang Makmur
  • Kembang Sawit
  • Kembang Tanjung
  • Kembang Tebu
  • Kembang Turi
  • Kotak Adjaib
  • Rudal
  • Warung Kopi
  • Warung Kopi Slim
  • Ten Mild Menthol
  • Relax Mild
  • Fellas Mild
  • Nuu Mild
  • In Mild
  • In Mild Menthol
  • Polo Mild
  • Envio Mild
  • Geo Mild
  • Slic Mild
  • Score Mild
  • Forte Original
  • Forte Lights
  • Forte Menthol

International

A pack of twelve Djarum Black Cherry clove filtered cigars from the United States.
  • Djarum Bali Hai
  • Djarum Black
  • Djarum Black Bliss
  • Djarum Black Cherry
  • Djarum Black Menthol Supersmooth
  • Djarum Black Supersmooth
  • Djarum Black Vanilla
  • Djarum Cherry
  • Djarum Menthol
  • Djarum Mild
  • Djarum Special
  • Djarum Splash
  • Djarum Super
  • Djarum International
  • Djarum Original
  • Djarum Vanilla
  • Gold Seal
  • LA Lights
  • LA Menthol Lights
  • Spice Island
  • Djarum Classic
  • Djarum Filter
  • Djarum Merdeka
  • The President
  • Djarum Super Compact Size (CS)
  • Djarum Super Mezzo
  • Djarum Supremo
  • Djarum Safari
  • Djarum Black Tea
  • Djarum Black Slimz
  • Djarum Bravo
  • Djarum 76 Twin Pack
  • Djarum Khusus Karyawan
  • Djarum Elite
  • Djarum Emas
  • Djarum Jaya
  • Djarum Nusantara
  • Djarum Prima
  • Djarum Ultra
  • Inspiro
  • Filtra 100s (Defunct)
  • Supra Djirak (Defunct)
  • VIP President (Defunct)
  • Zamrud Mild
  • Premium International
  • Premium One

References

  1. ^ http://www.djarum.com
  2. ^ https://www.bloomberg.com/quote/7358287Z:IJ/profile
  3. ^ http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=31131977
  4. ^ https://www.bloomberg.com/quote/7358287Z:IJ/profile
  5. ^ http://www.djarum.co.id/index.php/en/world_of_djarum/page/6
  6. ^ http://www.djarum.com/brands/international-brands/djarum-special/
  7. ^ Kretek, Hanusz, Mark. 2003. Equinox Publishing, Singapore. Page 136
  8. ^ https://www.reuters.com/article/2010/12/20/indonesia-djarum-bca-idUSL3E6NK18K20101220 "Indonesia's Djarum Group buys BCA shares worth $382 mln-sources", Reuters, 20 December 2010
  9. ^ https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB125660066262509223

External links

  • Official website
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