Foreign companies in Indonesia are getting more and more attention from foreign investors. Foreign companies have invested in Indonesia for many years, such as Unilever with its ice cream business, Nestle with its instant noodles, and Coca-Cola with its soft drinks. These foreign multinationals provide not only employment opportunities but also the introduction of new technology to Indonesians. Here we will talk about a list of foreign companies in Indonesia.
Unilever is a foreign multinational company in Indonesia that manufactures and sells personal care, home care, food, beverage products. Unilever has introduced its ice cream brands to Indonesians since the 1940s with the Blue Band Ice Cream brand.
Nowadays, other foreign companies are also producing their ice cream brands, but they cannot beat this famous foreign multinational because it dominates market share at least 70%.
The facilities provided by Unilever are complete from the research & development center until the marketing center spread all over Indonesia, including a production facility for raw materials produced at the factory located in Jepara Regency Central Java Province.
The services offered include traditional ones like distribution services around the countryside and technological ones such as cloud computing technology applied to their data management system.
Headquarters: London, United Kingdom
CEO: Alan Jope (January 1, 2019–)
Customer service: 1 (800) 298-5018
Emergency: 1 (800) 745-9269
Revenue: 50.72 billion EUR (2020)
Subsidiaries: Ben & Jerry’s, Hindustan Unilever, Paula’s Choice,
Parent organization: Unilever plc
HM Sampoerna is a foreign company that operates as an Indonesian tobacco manufacturer. It has the largest market share in Indonesia and is also a foreign investor that gives many Indonesians job opportunities.
HM Sampoerna has about 100 foreign employees and around 15000 local workers. The foreign employees are mostly from Malaysia, China, South Korea, and the Philippines, while the Indonesian workforce is East Java.
Founder: Liem Seeng Tee
Owner: Philip Morris International
Headquarters: Surabaya, Indonesia
Revenue: 106.1 trillion IDR (2019)
Number of employees: 29,225 (2016)
Parent organizations: Philip Morris International, PT Philip Morris Indonesia
Astra International Tbk, established in 1971 as a small trading company, has evolved into one of the largest conglomerates listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, Astra Group’s business activities now span automotive distribution, agribusiness; infrastructure including toll roads & power generation; chemicals production through P.T. Surya Dumai Chemicals Tbk., financial services under PT Bank Danamon Indonesia (BDNI).
Headquarters: North Jakarta, Indonesia
Subsidiaries: Astra International, Toyota Astra Motor,
Parent organization: Jardine Cycle & Carriage
Founders: William Soeryadjaya, Tjia Kian Tie, Liem Peng Hong
Address: 18, Gariahat Road, 1st Floor, Gariahat Road, Kolkata, West Bengal 700019, India
Phone: +91 33 6450 9155
Google is the second largest foreign Company in Indonesia. This foreign company has its services that are very useful for all of us; it provides various kinds of information through an internet connection or wireless devices like smartphones and others. Google also helps many students worldwide improve their knowledge by providing online educational tools like Gmail for free, YouTube where people can share videos with friends and family who live far away.
The Company was founded in 1998. Google’s mission statement, as given on their website, is:
“to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.”
Google operates in more than 190 countries worldwide. The Company has offices throughout the Asia Pacific, including Beijing, India (Mumbai), Israel (Tel Aviv), Japan (Tokyo), and Russia (Moscow). It is headquartered in California, United States.
Headquarters: California, United States
Employees Worldwide (2016): 72000+
CEOs: Larry Page & Sergey Brin
Key People: Sundar Pichai
Parent organization: Alphabet Inc.
Address: 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway; Mountain View CA94043 USA; USA
CEO: Sundar Pichai (October 2, 2015–)
Headquarters: Mountain View, CA
Revenue: 181.7 billion USD (2020)
One of the foreign companies in Indonesia is Marriott International. This Company has its opening in 1999 in Jakarta and now has three hotels in Bali. Marriott Hotel, Arion Swiss-Belhotel, and Bali Hyatt Regency, with more than one thousand rooms altogether.
The foreign companies also provide the conference room service for business purposes and relaxing places like swimming pool or spa to meet their customers’ needs. The foreign companies that have opened branches in Indonesia since 1999 until now are listed below:
– American Express Travel Related Services Company Incorporated (1999)
– British Airways Plc (2000)
– Diners Club International Ltd (2001)
– Citibank N A Singapore Branch (2002)
– Banque Nationale De Paris S A Hong Kong Branch Jakarta Representative Office
Founders: J. Willard Marriott, Alice Marriott
Customer service: 1 (800) 535-4028
Headquarters: Bethesda, MD
CEO: Anthony Capuano (Feb 23, 2022–)
6.Maybank in Indonesia
Maybank Indonesia is a foreign company in Indonesia. The headquarter of Maybank is located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and the parent company name is Bumiputra Merchant Bankers Berhad (BMB). It was established on January 17, 1996, and has more than 350 branches spread over 25 provinces throughout Indonesia.
This foreign bank provides retail banking, wholesale banking, Islamic Banking, and consumer finance products to individual customers and corporate clients. With almost twenty years of working experience since it entered the Indonesian market in 1996, now Maybank ranks among top foreign banks with a foreign customer base that reaches up to nearly 70% of total business volume.
Headquarters: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Founder: Khoo Teck Puat
Customer service: 011 60 3-7844 3696
CEO: Abdul Farid Alias (Aug 2, 2013–)
Founded: May 31, 1960
Number of employees: Over 43,000
MedcoEnergi is a foreign company in Indonesia. It was established on June 30, 2008, and has its main office located at Jababeka VII Blok N-16 Cikarang Barat – Bekasi 17530 West Java, Indonesia.
MedcoEnergi operates as an integrated energy services provider. The Company provided an oilfield management service that includes a wellhead rental system (Wellhead), rigless drilling (Rigless Drilling), and contract/package drilling program (Drilling Program). Medco Energi also provides other services such as health safety environmental protection; Maintaining petroleum equipment; Conducting geophysical exploration activities, including seismic data acquisition with the help of airguns or vibroseis, and Providing catering services.
Founder: Arifin Panigoro
Founded: June 9, 1980
Headquarters: Jakarta, Indonesia
Revenue: 1.438 billion USD (2019)
Number of employees: 4,000 (2019)
Parent organization: Pt Medco Daya Abadi Lestari
8.Toyota Motor Corporation
Toyota Motor Corporation was established in 1937 by Kiichiro Toyoda as a spin-off of his father’s company, Toyota Industries, to create automobiles. Its headquarters are located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The main production plant of this foreign Company is located in Central Java. This Company has approximately 16000 employees, which makes it the biggest foreign company operating in Indonesia.
It manufactures cars, and commercial vehicles under thirteen brands, including Hino Motors, Daihatsu Motor Company, Lexus, and Ranz helped them reach its target market easily with more than 11 million customers worldwide through around 30 distributors across 100 countries all over the world.
Headquarters: Toyota, Aichi, Japan
Customer service: 1 (800) 331-4331
Founder: Kiichiro Toyoda
Subsidiaries: Lexus, Daihatsu, Toyota South Africa Motor
L’Oreal is a French cosmetics and beauty company. In Indonesia, L’Oreal was established in 2014 by opening two brand hair salons named Kérastase Hair Salon & Spa and Lancôme Beauty House at Pacific Place Jakarta.
The facility they have: both for hair salon and spa, various types of shampoo/conditioner from Kerastase Paris range, anti-hair loss treatment products such as Densifique.
Service provided: keratin straightening (keraswiss), deep cleansing facial services like microdermabrasion, skincare product line under Vichy skincare which includes Normaderm Hyaluspot or Hydra Mag C15 cream.
Headquarters: Clichy, France
CEO: Nicolas Hieronimus (May 1, 2022–)
Founder: Eugène Schueller
Revenue: 29.87 billion EUR (2019)
Number of employees: 88,000 (2019)
10. Exxon Mobil
Exxon Mobil is the largest foreign company in Indonesia. ExxonMobil has its operation in Jakarta, Karawang, and Bontang with a focus on oil & gas exploration and production.
CEO: Darren Woods (January 1, 2017–)
Headquarters: Irving, TX
Customer service: 1 (800) 243-9966
Founded: November 30, 1999
Subsidiaries: Mobil, Imperial Oil, XTO Energy,