PT Pertamina (Persero) exporting asphalt to Timor Leste on Friday (29th April 2016). This is the first time Indonesia to export asphalt abroad. Pertamina through affiliates in East Timor, namely Pertamina International Timor, SA (PITSA), on its first export of this time, Pertamina sends 645 drums of asphalt or the equivalent of 100 MT from Bitumen Plant Gresik.
VP Pertamina Petrochemical Supriyanto DH explained Pertamina continues to pursue a variety of opportunities to make the company as a market leader in the field of asphalt providers. Though just started this year, but he targeting Pertamina has at least 20% market share of asphalt in Timor Leste at the end 2017.
"The first shipment is a key of our efforts to demonstrate that the quality of products Pertamina worthy of being featured. Not only in the country but also recognized overseas," Supriyanto said in a written statement to the media on Friday (29/04/2016).
Currently, Pertamina is a leader provider of asphalt in Indonesia. Pertamina has some infrastructure such as Cilacap refinery with a capacity of 360,000 MT / year and is the only plant that produces asphalt in Indonesia, Bitumen Plant Gresik with a storage capacity of 16,000 MT, a number of Terminal Asphalt Munitions, and 41 partner agencies that cooperate with Pertamina spread all over Indonesia.
GM Pertamina Marketing Operation Region V, Ageng Giriyono stated : " although challenging, Pertamina is still the leader in the asphalt business. it is proven that for petrochemical products marketing regions Region V (Central Java, East Java, Bali, NTB, NTT Sulawesi, Maluku and Papua), Pertamina's market share is around 56%. In terms of sales, in 2015, an increase of 27% compared to sales in 2014."
On the same event, Petrochemical Manager Region V, Iin Febrian stated "This is what encourage us to take steps in the expansion of not only domestically, but also abroad. We also hope that by providing a good quality asphalt, we can help people get access roads, to build and repair a decent road so as to boost the economy and welfare, "