Adobe’s acquisition of Neolane Rp 5.8 Trillion

Adobe Systems announced the company’s acquisition of Neolane marketing company. The transaction value of U.S. $ 600 million (about USD 5.8 trillion). The marketing company itself only has annual revenues of approximately U.S. $ 60 million (approximately USD 580 billion).
“It would make a better leader on Adobe’s digital marketing services and strengthen the Adobe Marketing Cloud,” said Brad Rencher, Senior Vice President of Digital Marketing.
Established in 2001, Neolane is headquartered in Paris, France, and serves a number of large clients such as Accor Hotels, Alcatel-Lucent, IKEA, Samsung, Sony, and Dior.
Neolane is the sixth product from Adobe Marketing Cloud service, which includes Analytics, Target, Social, Experience Manager, and Media Optimizer.
Neolane This acquisition will improve the management of electronic mail services and a large amount of real-time recommendations.

Astra International Records Profit Rp 8, 8 Trillion

PT Astra International Tbk (ASII) posted a net profit of Rp 8, 8 trillion in the first semester of 2013, down nine percent compared to the same period in 2012 Rp9, 7 trillion.
“The performance of the company and its subsidiaries in the first semester of 2013 mennjukan a slight decrease from the first half of 2012,” said President Director ASII, Prijono Sugiarto in a press release here on Tuesday.
He added that Astra’s net income during the first six months of 2013 also decreased by two per cent to Rp94, 3 trillion, compared to the same period in 2012 amounted to Rp95, 9 trillion,

“Although the outlook remains positive domestic demand, increased competition in the automobile market, rising labor costs and declining commodity prices expected to affect the performance of the business in the second half of this year,” he said.
He argues Astra Group activities remain focused on six core business lines, namely the automotive division, financial services, heavy equipment and mining, agribusiness, infrastructure and logistics, and information technology.
Mentioned, several divisions which decreased net income in the first semester of 2013 the automotive division fell by 10 percent to Rp 4, 4 trillion. Net income and mining equipment division fell 24 percent to R1, 4 billion.
Then, the net profit agribusiness division decreased by 25 percent to Rp571 billion. And the net profit and logistics infrastructure division fell by 29 percent to Rp223 billion.
Meanwhile, the division has increased, the financial services division’s net profit rose 19 per cent to Rp2, 1 billion. And, net income and information technology division of Rp55 billion, up two percent compared to the first half of 2012.

Dharma Satya Nusantara CPO Production Up 31.1%

PT Dharma Satya Nusantara Tbk (DSNG) increase the production of Crude Palm Oil (CPO) to 145.397 tonnes, up by 31.1 percent over the same period last year.

Director of Dharma Satya Nusantara Djojo Boentoro said, FFB production volume increase is due to increased crop area is mature and age of the Company’s plants.

“The expansion is still in accordance with the scheduled, new planting progress the Company achieved in the period January to June 2013 reached 4,195 hectares, an increase of 116 percent compared to the same period last year,” he said in a written statement on Wednesday (31/07/2013 ).

Mature plants increased the total area of 42 333 hectares in 2012, to 48 470 hectares in 2013, while the productivity of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) per hectare to 11.9 tonnes per hectare increased 9 percent over the same period the previous year.

The CPO sales volume, increased significantly by 30.5 percent to 147.693 tons. Increases also occurred in FFB production during the period January to June 2013, which reached 555,570 tons, an increase of 28 percent compared with the same period a year earlier.

FFB processed while reaching 600 350 tonnes, up 35.0 percent from a year ago, which is obtained from the core plantations, smallholders and third parties.

In terms of efficiency, up to June 2013, the company also managed to maintain the Oil Extraction Rate (OER) CPO average level of 24.2 percent and an average of Free Fatty Acids (FFA) of approximately 2.6 per cent.

As of end 2013, the company expects the new plantings to 8,000 acres, consisting of the core consisting of 4,200 and 3,800 for the plasma.

Industry: Login Steel, Out Cars

In the end I was able to see first hand one of the six plants Tata Motors in India in early July. And I deserve to take my hat off to India, especially Tata Motors already has a facility that motor vehicle industry that is not exactly small.
Tata Motors plant in Pune, Maharashtra is the second largest after the first plant in Jamshedpur which is active since 1954, after the plant is used as a starting locomotive 1945.
Initially I suspect manufacturing facility in Pune like Tata Motors car assembly plant generally in Karawang, Indonesia. Because of that, when I and a group of journalists asked to fill three vans no glass window, my forehead was wrinkled. “The car rides? As if still further? “Inner me.
“Please you select the van that we have provided. All can sit on the side of the window. We will guide you around the Tata Motors manufacturing facility here, “said the man was an employee of Tata Motors.
Without asking, I then select the leading van and took a stool at the side of the door. My goal, so that when he arrived at the location of the assembly plant, I could go down more quickly.
But my guess fumble. Tata Motors factory is very large, unlike the automobile factories in the country I have ever visited. Tata Motors factories around the facility on foot it seems like you are doing.
Extensive manufacturing facilities in Pune Tata Motors reached 325 hectares. This means three times the size of land owned Toyota’s manufacturing facility in Karawang.
So no wonder if Tata Motors presents ‘fleet travel’ to support guests who do a factory visit. And unique, it turns out the car that we crawled inch by inch in the Tata Motors factory. But if the Toyota or Honda factory in Karawang we simply walk away.
“Imagine if we had to walk, it can be drunk. Huge turn out. It’s hell, one-stop manufacturing. Steel entrance, exit (factory) so the car, “said journalist friend, while comparing with vehicle manufacturing facility in Indonesia.
Yes, that was the fact. Tata Motors factory is not only large, but also has great equipment supported to be able to build the car from zero.
I own a close look at how Tata Motors assisted robotic technology capable, builds transmission system, axle, suspension, chassis, body panels, until the machine. In this factory not only assembled commercial vehicles, but also passenger vehicles, such as the Tata Indica.
So it’s not like the world automobile factories in Indonesia, which only gives us assemble ration-penel body panels, interior, and engine. While the bolts were still imported from Thailand.
What about the quality of the products produced from Tata Motors plant? It tastes pretty common question answered by giving evidence that some truck and bus transmission system Mercedes-Benz was also made at the Tata Motors facility in Pune.
And, the leader in India’s commercial vehicle sales also have to build heavy military vehicles, including large trucks ballistic missile launchers. Remarkably, all can be done at the Tata Motors facility.

Lucky Cement Indonesia Rp 2.58 T in 6 Months, Up 23%

State-owned cement holding Indonesia Tbk, PT Semen successfully obtained a net profit of Rp 2.58 trillion in the first half of 2013. This profit rose 22.9% over the same period last year.

Semen Indonesia President Director Dwi Soetjipto said net profit was supported by the 31.9% increase in revenue to Rp 11.4 trillion. From the same period last year to Rp 8.6 trillion.

The income supported a total cement sales volume stood at 12.23 million tons, an increase of 18.3% over the same period last year amounted to 10.32 million tonnes, which consists of domestic sales volume amounted to 12.14 million tons (an increase of 18 %) and export sales of 0.09 million tonnes (up 170%).

While the national cement sales volumes (industry) grew 7.5% to 27.83 million tonnes compared to the previous period, which stood at 25.89 million tonnes.

“The increase in sales is outpacing the growth of the Indonesian Cement industry plant operations supported by Tonasa Tuban IV and V and the solid synergies, especially in the field of marketing and distribution in Indonesia Cement Group, so we were able domestic market share increased to 43.6% from last year’s 40 , 9%. We will continue to expand the market from year to year, “Dwi said in a press release on Monday (07/29/2013).

Most of the company’s revenue comes from the domestic market amounted to Rp 10.91 trillion, equivalent to 95.53% of total revenue in the first half of this year, an increase of 26.42% compared to sales in the same period last year of Rp 8 , 63 trillion.

Of the domestic market, the composition of the Indonesian Cement revenues derived from customers in Java and outside Java almost equal. Markets in Java contributed revenue of Rp 5.72 trillion (52.43% of total domestic sales), while consumers outside of Java contribute to revenue of Rp 5.19 trillion or 47.57% of total domestic sales.

In addition to maintaining dominance in the domestic market, Indonesian Cement continues to boost sales to foreign markets, especially countries in Southeast Asia.

From January to June this year, Indonesian Cement has achieved record revenues in foreign markets amounted to Rp 511.64 billion. This number jumped nearly 170% compared to overseas sales in the same period last year of Rp 30.34 billion.

Indonesian Cement Net Profit Up 22.9 percent

PT Semen Indonesia (Persero) Tbk posted a first half net profit of Rp 2.58 trillion or Rp 436 per share, an increase of 22.9% from the same period in 2012. The revenue stood at Rp 11.4 trillion, an increase of 31.9 percent over the same period last year which stood at Rp 8, 6 trillion.

The increase in revenues was supported by the total sales volume increased by 18.3 percent to 12.23 million tons in the first half of 2013. Domestic turnover amounted to 12.14 million tons (up 18.0 percent) and export sales of 0.09 million tonnes (up 170 percent). While the national cement sales volumes (industry) grew 7.5 percent to 27.83 million tons compared to the previous period, which stood at 25.89 million tonnes.

“The increase in sales is outpacing the growth of the Indonesian Cement industry plant operations supported by Tonasa Tuban IV and V and the solid synergies, especially in the field of marketing and distribution in Indonesia Cement Group, so we were able domestic market share increased to 43.6 percent from last year’s 40 , 9 percent, “said President Director of Semen Indonesia, Dwi Soetjipto in a written statement received by Tempo, July 29, 2013.

Of the domestic market, the composition of the Indonesian Cement revenues derived from customers in Java and outside Java almost equal. In the first half of 2013, the Java market accounted for revenue of Rp 5.72 trillion (52.43 percent of total domestic sales), while consumers outside of Java contribute to the revenue of Rp 5.19 trillion or 47.57 percent of the total domestic sales .

In addition to maintaining dominance in the domestic market, Indonesian Cement continues to boost sales to foreign markets, especially countries in Southeast Asia. From January to June this year, Indonesian Cement has achieved record revenues in foreign markets amounted to Rp 511.64 billion. This number jumped 170 percent compared to overseas sales in the first half of last year which was only Rp 30.34 billion.

US factory output increases modestly in June to help boost industrial production 0.3 pct.

U.S. factories cranked out more business equipment, home electronics and autos last month, boosting manufacturing output for the second straight month.

The Federal Reserve said Tuesday that manufacturing production rose 0.3 per cent in June from May. That followed a 0.2 per cent gain the previous month. Still, the two consecutive gains barely offset production declines in March and April.

Overall industrial production, which includes factories, mines and utilities, also rose 0.3 per cent in June. Mining output increased 0.8 per cent, while utility output slid 0.1 per cent.

Manufacturing is the most critical component of industrial production. The recent gains are a hopeful sign that factories could rebound in the second half of the year.

The “report confirms the picture of a moderate recovery in the manufacturing sector,” Annalisa Piazza, senior economist at Newedge Strategy, wrote in a research note.

Manufacturers have struggled this year, providing little support to the economy. Their output is up just 1.8 per cent over the past 12 months. And factories have cut jobs in each of the past four months, shedding a total of 24,000 since February.

A key reason for the weakness is slower global growth has cut demand for U.S. exports. Europe is still in a recession and China’s economy grew from April through June at the slowest pace in more than two decades.

Manufacturing has shown improvement in Britain, France and Italy. Large Japanese manufacturers are also sounding optimistic for the first time in nearly two years.

There have been other positive signs that suggest U.S. factory production could increase in the second half of the year.

The Institute for Supply Management said that factory activity improved in June after hitting its lowest level in four years. But the closely watched manufacturing survey reported that employment fell to its lowest level since September 2009.

Factory activity in the New York region grew for the second straight month in July, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Empire State manufacturing survey.

U.S. businesses reported a strong 1.1 per cent increase in sales in May, the Commerce Department reported. Those same firms only increased their stockpiles slightly, suggesting they will need to order more goods to keep up with demand.

And Americans bought more cars and trucks, furniture and clothes in June, according to a separate Commerce report on retail spending. But consumers cut back almost everywhere else, and overall retail sales rose just 0.4 per cent last month from May.

Suzuki Production ‘Wagon R’ In Indonesia

Suzuki confirmed that it will produce fuel efficient car in Indonesia. The car will take the base of the Wagon R with a capacity of 660 cc.

Similarly, Suzuki spokesman Ei Mochizuki told Reuters.

Suzuki’s strategy to participate in the program Low Cost and Green Car (LCGC) or a cheap and environmentally friendly cars.

One of the biggest Japanese manufacturers saw LCGC is an opportunity for them to export technology microcar.

To build a ‘Wagon R’ Suzuki to invest 60 billion yen. One of them is by building a new plant that is believed to be in the Cikarang area. Previously seen Suzuki Wagon R car test center of the latest models in the streets of Jakarta.

Suzuki’s second plant located in Greenland International Industrial Center (GIIC), Cikarang, West Java will be 5 times bigger than the Suzuki factory in Tambun.

Previously Managing Director of Sales Indomobil Suzuki Seiji Itayama said this factory occupies an area of ​​120 hectares.

BSD Bag Sales of Rp 4, 19 Trillion

PT Bumi Serpong Damai Tbk (BSDE) recorded pre-sales of Rp 4, 19 trillion in the first semester of 2013. The achievement equivalent to a growth of 79 percent compared with the same period in 2012 amounted to Rp2, 35 trillion.

“In the first semester of 2013 BSDE has gained 60 percent or Rp 4, 19 trillion marketing sales target of 2013, the Company determined that 7 trillion,” said Director and Corporate Secretary of PT Bumi Serpong Damai Tbk, Hermawan Wijaya quoted from a written statement the company on Tuesday (16/07/2013).

Accelerated growth, he added, is sustained partnership strategy and solid demand for the products of particular residential property that we offer both in BSD City as well as in other projects that we manage.

Under the project, BSD City as a flagship project of the members of the group Sinar Mas Land posted the biggest contribution to marketing sales which amounted to 82 percent. While Tourism contributes the second largest city with a seven per cent next Grand Tourism Bekasi contribute five percent and others.

Based on segment income, the biggest contributor of marketing sales the first half of 2013, recorded by the proportion of land sales by 64 per cent to the total sales and marketing accounted for by the second largest contributor with 26 per cent of residential sales. This was driven by the sale of the land to the three strategic partners of the Company through a subsidiary that was formed by the joint venture scheme. The three partners are, among others, Hongkong Land, AEON Mall Japan and Dyandra.

“In 2012, contribution of land sales in the range of 32 percent residential and 58 percent was recorded. Segment of land this year be the growth driver for the Company, it is our strategy to double its growth through value creation on land-bank that we manage,” he explained.

Home Shop segment (Shophouse) during the first half of 2013 contributed nine percent or Rp391, 72 billion compared to gains in the same period in 2012 which is Rp169, 12 billion. This segment grew 43 percent year on year (yoy) and became the third largest contributor to the Company’s marketing sales.

Build Plant Milk, Kalbe Rp 300 Billion Spending

PT Kalbe Farma, drug manufacturers and national health supplements, plans to build a dairy factory in the Cikampek, West Java. According to the Director of Finance and Corporate Secretary of Kalbe Farma, Vidjongtius, the plant cost around Rp 300 billion. “The project started in 2014,” he said at a media gathering.
Vidjongtius said the plant will be owned by the installation of a fourth milk production Kalbe Farma. With the construction of this plant, Kalbe increase milk production capacity of 12 thousand tons to 24 thousand tons per year.
Funds to build the plant will be met from capital expenditure Kalbe Farma in 2013, which reached Rp 1.5 trillion. According Vidjongtius, until the first half, the company has spent at least 40 percent of the annual capital expenditure. “The new plant is expected to support business growth in the future,” he said.
In 2012, Kalbe has completed the construction of dairy factory in Sukabumi, West Java. This plant is the result of cooperation with PT Milko Beverage Industry. Kalbe, which poured an investment of Rp 154 billion, became the majority owner with 51 percent parts.
Throughout 2013, Kalbe targeting revenue growth and net income by 18 percent. That figure is above the growth of the pharmaceutical industry which reached 15 percent. In 2012, Kalbe Farma pocketed a net profit of Rp 1.73 trillion and Rp 13.6 trillion in net sales. Thus, the company targets a net profit of Rp 2.04 trillion and Rp 16 trillion in net sales in 2013.