World Grain -- December 2015 - (Page 48)

FEATURE INDONESIA'S milling giant may expand F ranciscus "Franky" Welirang, director of PT Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk, with responsibility for Bogasari's milling division, is something of a star in the Asian milling and wheat world. Franky, as he prefers to be known, arrived on the morning of Day 2 of the Sixth Annual International Association of Operative Millers Association (IAOM) Southeast Asia District Conference and Expo, held in October in Jakarta, Indonesia. He was unable to attend on Day 1 because he had a meeting with Indonesia's president, Joko Widodo. The IAOM conference hall was packed despite the early start. After giving his views on the domestic milling market, the popularity of one of Indonesia's foremost business leaders was clear for all to see as Franky was quickly swamped by well-wishers seeking a photo with the veteran miller. Once the crowd disbursed, Franky was gracious enough to sit down for an interview with World Grain. Bogasari is a division of Indofood, the world's largest instant noodle producer and a key division of the Salim Group, Indonesia's biggest conglomerate. Franky graduated as a chemical engineer from South Bank Polytechnic Institute in One of the mill buildings in Bogasari's milling complex in Tanjung Priok. Photos courtesy of Bogasari. 48 by Michael King The head of Bogasari explains to World Grain how he has maintained the company's prominence for two decades in one of the world's most dynamic wheat milling markets London in 1974, after which he joined Salim. He quickly won promotion and became general manager of Bogasari's textile division in 1978. Franky's popularity in Indonesia milling circles is testaPHQWWRKLVORQJHYLW\DQGSROLWLFDODQGEXVLQHVVLQÀXHQFHLQ Indonesia, but also recognition of his success with Bogasari in maintaining its prominence as Indonesia has transitioned from a relatively closed, state-dominated milling market to one in which competition for market share has become intense. Until Indonesia's milling business became deregulated in December 2015 / World Grain /

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of World Grain -- December 2015

World Grain -- December 2015
Table of Contents
From the Editor-in-chief - Milling differs from Warren Buffett
Calendar of Events
Second Oilseed Congress scheduled for Feb. 9-10
News Review - Tiger pulls financial support from Dangote Flour Mills
European Parliament rejects national GMO bans
Olam 3Q operational earnings up
Wilmar’s oilseed, grain segment earnings surge
Ardent Mills stake to stay with ConAgra Brands
Noble Agri reports loss in quarter
The Andersons reports loss on Grain Group decline
IGP Institute names interim associate director
Cargill’s new South Korean feed mill is its largest in the world
ADM opens two plants in China
GSFMO privatizes its flour mills
GrainCorp 2015 earnings down
Tiger Brands year-end earnings offset by international operations
Cargill makes executive leadership changes
Glencore agricultural production up
Grain Market Review - Oilseeds
Country Focus - Spain
Feature - Going from margin to mainstream
Feature - Record Turnout in Dubai
Feature - IAOM takes show to Indonesia
Feature - Indonesia's milling giant may expand
Indonesia in numbers
Feature - An end to the bear market?
Feature - Big turnout expected for IPPE 2016
Feature - Shaping the global feed industry
Feed Operations - Bucket elevator selection and installation tips
Supplier News
Product Showcase
World Grain Archive
Ad Index/Reader Information Form International Faxback Program

World Grain -- December 2015