PT. Gajah Tunggal Tbk. (GT Tire)
PT. GT Petrochem Industries Tbk
Dipasena (1989 - 1998)
PT Dipasena Citra Darmaja
PT Dipasena Citra Darmaja was established in 23rd October 1987 and in the same year, was granted its first concession to develop 16,250 hectares of previously uninhabited tidal swampland in Lampung Province, South Sumatra. The company completed the conversion of the land into an integrated aquaculture facility with 18,064 ponds (totaling 3,613 hectares of cultivation area) and supporting infrastructure including 1,300 kilometers of inlet and outlet canals.
The company also developed processing and cold storage facilities at the same site and began to process shrimp in 1990. The company acquired shrimp feed processing mills, PT. Bestari Indoprima in November 1996. In 1992, the company began exporting shrimp to the United States and received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Department of the United States for its products to be imported without automatic detention in 1993.
In June 1997, Dipasena Group's grow out ponds and processing facilities on its original 16,250 hectare site were deemed to be an export zone, enabling the Dipasena Group to import and export products from this area without paying any taxes or duties, and it also meant that all of the products produced at the site must be exported. All of Dipasena Group's shrimp sales are through distributors with whom relationships had been maintained in the past 10 years.
Dipasena Group was aware of the environmental and social implications relating to its shrimp aquaculture activities and seeks to minimize the impact of its activities on the environment. Two breakwaters of about 300 m each were built to reduce mud and pollutants from entering the inlet canals, which were used to obtain seawater from the sea.
The Group also maintained a greenbelt of mangrove between 400 to 700 m width along the coastline. The mangrove protected the coast from erosion and helped maintain the quality of water by absorbing some of the waste nutrients. Dipasena Group maintained around 24,233 hectares of mangrove. Mangrove also provided habitat for the many species of crustaceans and fin-fish.
Summary of Chronological Events - DCD Group
1986 PT Dipasena Citra Darmaja established. Granted first concession area of 16,250 hectares
1989 Development of First Shrimp Hatchery. Dipasena first harvest and commercial sales
1990 Cold storage facility operation started on site. First export to Japan
1991 First export to USA
1992 Received USA - Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance
1993 Obtained concession of 30,290 hectares extension to existing aquaculture facility
1994 Acquired Bestari Indoprima shrimp feed mills
1995 Export zone status granted to Dipasena facilities
1996 Additional extension of 30,000 hectares aquaculture facilities granted