INTICON's Industry Expertise

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INTICON's team of experts fully understands the basic industry cycle of each sector covered, and are therefore able to provide clients a customized package of services that is defined by each market's nuances, regulations or barriers, and based upon "on the ground" situations and conditions.

INTICON's industry expertise includes, but is not limited to:

Indonesia as the fourth largest population in the world and one of the fastest growing economy in the world, offered attractive consumer rate numbers for all sized retailers. BMI report in Q4 2015 show that total household spending will grow annually by 9,4%. This will surely bring Indonesia as one of the top destination for foreign direct investment within the industry. With its low-cost and youthful workforce Indonesia continues to draw significant amount of interest from many key players in this sector.

Opportunities is vast expanding in terms of market size. The gradual improvement of the business environment and war on corruption campaign by the current administration has provide confident for both local and foreign business to invested in this sector. However, a few significant trends will play a major role for the domestic market in Indonesia. The China slowdown over the last couple periods in demand has created slight downturn over the last couple of months but many experts believe that Indonesia domestic consumption power will eventually reverse this trend.

The factor to be monitor is the government policy and decision in regulating this sector in overall. In June 2015 Indonesian government issued the decision to raise taxes on around 870 imported non-food consumer goods from 2.5% to 7.5% in 2014, and further to 10% in mid-June 2015. However, in June the government also exempted most goods from a luxury-goods tax of up to 75%, aiming to boost consumption, revive faltering economic growth and reduce foreign purchases. The consistency between ministerial office will be the key to create level playing field for foreign retailers.

With our method of connecting businesses globally, INTICON offers multiple ways for all size business to find opportunities and making the right decision at the right time to engage further in Indonesia retail and consumer goods sectors. With the ability to scan the market key players, we enable you to create a sustainable business plan in Indonesia to make sure your presence fruitful. For domestic local players, INTICON offer a diverse service to choose to enhance your industry network and tapping the right connection when needed.

INTICON offers a full range of services within this sector from basic consultation and identifying opportunities, through to assisting in project implementation on behalf of our clients.

Our specific industry services include, but are not limited to:

  • Partners / contacts identification
  • Projects planning / design
  • Project development supervision
  • Business permitting / licensing
  • Projects logistics management
  • Industry stakeholder engagements
  • Full support on resources related networking, conference and exhibition events
  • Human resources training and development

Agriculture is arguably the most important industry sector in Indonesia, employing over 44 million people and more importantly feeding 250 million people.

Indonesia's rich volcanic soils and high rainfall create ideal conditions for a range of agricultural activities; Indonesia has an abundance of growing regions at an altitude of over 600 meters above sea level. The temperature at this altitude creates unique tropical micro climates that provide the opportunity to grow crops that need a cooler climate and cannot be grown at sea level, crops such as tea as well as varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs that would otherwise not be able to be grown in an equatorial location.

Indonesia is not self-sufficient in several key crops, but does enjoy an agricultural trade surplus of circa US$20 billion. This surplus comes as a result in the significant growth in the Crude Palm Oil sector over the last two decades. Whilst this growth has seen the emergence of a significant trade surplus it has also seen declines in the productivity of several key food crops and it is this decline that is causing concerns about the cost of food and food security in Indonesia.

Food security in Indonesia is a crucial issue and it requires dedicated focus and attention from both the Indonesian Government and private sector. Due to the large number of smallholder farmers and unreliable data collection it is difficult to be certain of the exact status of Indonesian agricultural self-sufficiency. However, what is clear that there are deficiencies in key commodities such as Beef, Corn, Soy Bean and Sugar; the gaps between supply and demand are widening. The Indonesian Government is under pressure to ensure basic food staples remain affordable for Indonesian consumers and also that the livelihood of the countries 44 million farmers are improved.

These complex issues are in turn creating opportunities for companies who have capacity in the agricultural sector and are looking to be a part of the Indonesian agricultural and food sector.

The Indonesian Government recognizes that with the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community, Indonesia's historical policies of using trade barriers and tariffs to achieve complex objectives can no longer be applied and Indonesia must become more competitive and open its markets.

The key driver for all efficiency gains are competition and the Indonesian Government welcomes companies that have the agricultural managerial and technical expertise to drive the competitiveness.

Our specific industry services include, but are not limited to:

  • Partners/contacts identification
  • Plantation planning / design
  • Project development supervision
  • Business permitting / licensing
  • Commodities logistics management
  • Industry stakeholder engagements
  • Full support on resources related networking, conference and exhibition events
  • Human resources training and development

Indonesia's national healthcare expenditure is expected to see robust growth in the coming years. The key to this growth is the country's rising household incomes. In addition to the national universal healthcare (coverage for all), the increasingly dominant role of private spending as a source of healthcare financing will create massive commercial opportunities with the expansion of private hospitals and health (medical) tourism.

The challenges facing domestic pharmaceutical firms in Indonesia will continue however. While efforts to alleviate the country's reliance on pharmaceutical raw material imports are underway, these are unlikely to have any substantial impact until 2017.

Healthcare access will continue to improve as Indonesia continues to expand its universal healthcare programme, better known as Jaminan Kesehatan Nasional (National Health Guarantee / JKN). The scheme was first introduced in January 2014 with the aim of developing a countrywide insurance scheme by 2019 that will be managed by the Badan Penyelenggara Jaminan Sosial (National Social Security Agency / BPJS). After its second year, the scheme had grown substantially and now covers approximately 140 million people. The BPJS has also been supported by President Joko Widodo's introduction of the Indonesian Health Card (KIS). The KIS mirrors a similar, highly successful, programme introduced by Widodo during his tenure as governor of Jakarta and seeks to expand coverage to population groups currently not covered by the JKN and increase the number of medical services covered. We highlight that while full implementation by 2019 remains challenging, the JKN will still serve as an additional catalyst that furthers the impact of rising household incomes on healthcare access.

Indonesia has envisaged that it will be able to capture significant market share from nearby Malaysia and Thailand in the highly lucrative medical tourism industry on many of the archipelago's 17,000 tropical islands; especially Bali. INTICON sees a huge potential in this industry and plans on promoting facilities for treatment and for the training of highly sought-after medical professionals in this space.

INTICON is committed to monitoring and promoting every new opportunity for all sizes of businesses trying to access the healthcare industry. With our expert team of managing partners, INTICON will lead you to stay ahead of the competition.

Our specific industry services include, but are not limited to:

  • Partners / contacts identification
  • Mine planning / design
  • Project development supervision
  • Business permitting / licensing
  • Commodities logistics management
  • Industry stakeholder engagements
  • Full support on resources related networking, conference and exhibition events
  • Human resources training and development

The Indonesian manufacturing sector is one of the country’s prime sectors with a workforce of more than 16.4 million employed. The main contributors for this industry, worth an estimated 508,1800 billion Rupiah in 2016, were Automotive, Electronics, Textiles & Garments, Footwear, Food & Beverage, Metal Products and Chemicals with primary export markets of USA, Japan, China, Turkey, South Korea, Germany, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Malaysia.

Manufacturing in Indonesia is extremely vital and has become one of the heaviest regulated sectors by the government. It is thought that this is one of the main reasons that the investment climate and competitiveness have had major ups and down over the last 15 years as the government struggles between protecting local resources and boosting foreign investment. Nevertheless, manufacturing industry in Indonesia offers abundant business opportunities for local and foreign businesses as the growing middle-class creates more buying power, with higher quality demands by consumers and an expanding high-end product preference.

Business planning, market knowledge and having the relevant network locally will be the key to a successful first step in this sector. INTICON offers a full range of services within this sector from basic consultation and identifying opportunities, through to assisting in project implementation on behalf of our clients.

Our specific industry services include, but are not limited to:

  • Partners / contacts identification
  • Projects planning / design
  • Project development supervision
  • Business permitting / licensing
  • Projects logistics management
  • Industry stakeholder engagements
  • Full support on resources related networking, conference and exhibition events
  • Human resources training and development

The Resources sector in Indonesia has made significant contributions to the national GDP and has become one of the most important sectors of the Indonesian economy. Currently the world's number one thermal coal exporter and as one of the world's leading producers of tin, copper, gold and nickel ore, mining in Indonesia will continue to offer opportunities for major industry players both from domestic and foreign markets.

Indonesia, is once again a member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), but now has shifted its focus to meet the increasing demand of its domestic energy needs. Nevertheless, Indonesia remains the world's fourth-largest exporter of liquid natural gas (LNG). Indonesia's oil and gas sector is still attracting investors from the U.S., China, Russia, India and Australia.

Indonesia's total primary energy consumption grew by 44 per cent between 2002 and 2013. Coal consumption nearly tripled and surpassed natural gas as the second most consumed fuel. This growth rate will create new investment opportunities in the decades ahead. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicts that the Indonesian economy will continue to enjoy strong growth rates and be part of the G-7 within the next decade.

Indonesia's oil and gas industry is complex and competitive, with all of the world's most significant oil and gas players active in upstream or downstream activities. Service providers and contractors need to demonstrate a strong track record, solid networks, and high levels of competence & innovation in what they offer.

The Indonesian government, under President Joko Widodo, is committed to deliver more investor friendly regulations covering the resources and energy sectors. In order to attract foreign investment and open new oil-field, gas-field and mining exploration projects. With the launching of the 35,000MW national electrification program, Indonesia is courting investors and technology providers to participate in electricity production and transmission projects worth an astonishing $120 Billion US Dollars.

INTICON offers a full range of services within this sector from basic consultation and identifying opportunities, through to assisting in project implementation on behalf of our clients.

Our specific industry services include, but are not limited to:

  • Partners / contacts identification
  • Mine planning / design
  • Project development supervision
  • Business permitting / licensing
  • Commodities logistics management
  • Industry stakeholder engagements
  • Full support on resources related networking, conference and exhibition events
  • Human resources training and development

In 2016 and beyond, the main topic of Indonesia's infrastructure focus is linking the archipelago to support the government's economic growth target. With most of the Eastern areas in Indonesia still strugglinge with inadequate infrastructure, including electricity, roads and ports, the Indonesian government has made this sector its main priority over the next 5 years. High logistics costs have contributed to in stability in raw materials, food and petrol prices across the regions, and therefore inhibited some of these areas capacity to grow on par with most of the cities in Western Indonesia.

On the bright side, we see that this situation has also created major opportunities within the infrastructures sector in the coming years. Bank Indonesia (BI) data shows that the construction industry's value expanded by 5.4% y-o-y in Q2 2015 in real terms, as projects have started to commence and continue to be created within this sector.

With focused and bold moves from the current administration such as the One Stop Service Facility (OSS) under the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), Capital injections into infrastructure related SOE's and the revision of the land bill, it is clear that the government is making a concerted effort to convince all stakeholders of its commitment to boost this sector.

INTICON will be a dynamic partner for all parties interested to be involved in the sector, to promote investment and create partnership and supply opportunities. By providing clear, relevant, independent and professional advice, INTICON is aiming to become the go to source for any business both domestic or overseas, interested to be involved in this upcoming cycle.

INTICON offers a full range of services within this sector from basic consultation and identifying opportunities, through to assisting in project implementation on behalf of our clients.

Our specific industry services include, but are not limited to:

  • Partners / contacts identification
  • Projects planning / design
  • Project development supervision
  • Business permitting / licensing
  • Projects logistics management
  • Industry stakeholder engagements
  • Full support on resources related networking, conference and exhibition events
  • Human resources training and development

Indonesia's F&B sector offers great opportunities for any sized business. With a population of more than 250 million people, Indonesia will continue to be the focus of the ASEAN region due to massive F&B market.

Significant increases in Indonesian household purchasing power, with steady annual growth over the last several decades, is considered to be one of the most alluring factors for any business within the F&B supply chain. This continues to be supported by the steady growth in the middle-aged population, and their increasing expendable incomes, where lifestyle is a major component to their consumption behavior.

The presence of significant numbers of foreign investors in this sector is encouraging. GAPPMI estimates that overall investment in the F&B sector (2014) stood at USD $4.6 Billon, which was dominated by foreign investors. This "vote of confidence" has continued into 2016 and not just for the foreign investors, but also for the local players. The Indonesian government has recently opened the F&B sector even further by way of increasing share holding and/or liberalizing certain sub-sectors, increasing the already massive opportunities in the food processing, food security & hygiene technology, health foods and especially the frozen food and transport sectors. Aall SME's need to start adapting in order to keep up with this increased competition.

The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is an early wake-up call for many local businesses in the Indonesian F&B sector. INTICON has a mission to maximize each business' competitive edge. With our local knowledge and experienced partners, we are here to guide your business to identify opportunities and overcome the challenges in the region.

Our specific industry services include, but are not limited to:

  • Partners / contacts identification
  • Restaurant planning / design
  • Project development supervision
  • Business permitting / licensing
  • Food and beverages logistics management
  • Industry/stakeholder engagements
  • Full support on food and beverage related networking, conferences and exhibition events
  • Human resources training and development

Indonesia is a country where the IT sector is continuously growing at an exponential rate with further opportunities to grow. The three main IT segments; Hardware, Software and IT services contribution is expected to reach IDR 214 trillion (~ $15.3 billion) in annual turnover by 2019. With an ongoing modernization of enterprises and considerable spending growth, the hardware market is projected to grow significantly each year.

With a population of 250 million in 2014, expected to reach 270 million in 2019, and the fastest growing economy within the ASEAN region, Indonesia will offer a massive consumer base for any global brand or SME within the IT sector. Start-up companies in various sectors are already pushing hard to maximize their IT developments and market penetration in anticipation of continuous market demand. In addition, we see the well established IT corporates continuing to explore innovations to remain ahead of the competition.

Telecommunication companies such as Telkomsel, Indosat, Axiata Group, Smartfren and 3 have emerged as some of the giant players within Indonesia's telcom and IT sectors that continue to see endless opportunities in market growth due to Indonesian's voracious appetite to consume data throughout their daily activities.

Many challenges still need to be addressed by the Indonesian government; such as IT Infrastructure, eliminating communications sector regulatory instability and piracy rates, amongst others, which continue to threaten the software market growth in the country. Still, the majority of stakeholders have confidence that unbridled growth in demand will continue be the catalyst of the Indonesian IT sector.

INTICON offers a full range of services within this sector from basic consultation to identify opportunities, through to assisting in project implementation on behalf of our clients.

Our specific industry services include, but are not limited to:

  • Partners / contacts identification
  • IT Project planning / design
  • Project development supervision
  • Business permitting / licensing
  • IT Hardware logistics management
  • Industry stakeholder engagements
  • Full support on IT related networking, conference and exhibition events
  • Human resources training and development