The Jakarta Post
Dairy and food producer PT So Good Food Indonesia has exported packaged milk to Myanmar for the first time, setting up a spring board to expand sales to ASEAN in the future.
"This is a milestone for us to penetrate the wider international market," said Roy Heru Wibowo, the firm’s head of manufacturing, in a press release issued on Wednesday.
The first export batch of the Real Good liquid milk brand, worth US$15,000, comprises a total of 27,000 liters in 180,000 small Tetrapack pillow-shaped sachets with six months until their expiry date. The first batch was delivered on Apr. 26 and the next ones will be dispatched monthly.
The milk is produced in the firm’s factory in Boyolali, Central Java. The firm claims that most of the milk production is done in partnership with local dairy farmers.
So Good Food's maiden milk export was proof that local milk could compete with that from internationally recognized milk-producing countries like Australia and New Zealand, and in Europe and the United States, said I Ketut Diarmita, director general for livestock and animal health at the Agriculture Ministry.
The firm is a subsidiary of Singapore-listed agriculture and dairy firm Japfa Pte Ltd, founded by Indonesian tycoon Ferry Santosa. (bbn)