Established in 1968, Indesso is one of Indonesia’s key manufacturers in the field of food, flavor, and fragrance ingredients. By involving quality assurance from the very beginning, We ensures that all customers receive high quality products, which comply with international standards and regulations.

Indesso is devoted to provide value-added ingredients through innovation, efficiency and sustainable business practices. Headquartered in Jakarta, Indonesia, we are supported by highly skilled professionals dedicated to their respective fields



To be a regional leader in ingredients for food, flavor and fragrance industry through innovation, efficiency, and sustainable business practice


To foster the development of Indonesian and South East Asian natural based ingredients for the creation of new products in the food, flavor and fragrance industry


As a leading manufacturer of food, flavor and fragrance ingredients, we commit ourselves to adhere to the highest standards in:

  • Product quality control and food safety,
  • Halal assurance procedure of related food and flavor ingredients,
  • Quality assurance of traditional raw material medicine,
  • Worker’s health and safety procedure,
  • Procedure of environmental impact control according to the applied regulations and efficient use of energy,
  • Obedience to laws and other government regulations,
  • Sustainable business practice and corporate social responsibility concerns,
  • Dissemination of the company policy to internal and external parties.

  • Therefore, we leverage all our capabilities for continuous improvement in:

  • Quality control, food safety assurance system management, and halal assurance system management for related food and flavor ingredients;
  • Good manufacturing practice of traditional medicine - BPOM RI,
  • Prevention of cases which can impact on environmental damage, worker’s health and safety;
  • Increasing welfare of workers and participation in welfare improvement of neighboring society;
  • Prioritizing satisfaction of customers and all stakeholders.


    Indesso was established in 1968, starting in the field of aroma ingredients as a simple clove leaf oil distiller. Through modernization in equipment and advancement in technology as well as excellence in quality, we have become the world leader for Clove Leaf Oil, and a key manufacturer for Essential Oils and Aroma Chemicals.

    In 1974, Indesso expanded its business to the field of food ingredients industry, producing various Botanical Extracts, Seasonings, Sweetener Blends, and Thermal Processed Products. Moreover, throughout the years, Indesso has collaborated with various multinational companies such as Firmenich, Nexira, PureCircle, and Chr. Hansen that excel in their respective industries, as their distributor in Indonesia.

    As one of Indonesia’s key food and beverage ingredient manufacturers, we are devoted to the innovation and development of value added natural ingredients. In line with our tagline, “Unlocking Nature”, most of our raw materials are sourced from native botanicals unique to Indonesia.

    We believe that a continuous improvement is one of our keys to success. Therefore, innovation, efficiency, and sustainable business practices will always be integral parts of our long-term strategic plan.


    • 1968

      Indesso was established by Robertus Hartanto Gunawan as a simple clove leaf oil distiller in Central Java, Indonesia
    • 1974

      Partnering with Firmenich as the sole agent for Flavors and Fragrances in Indonesia
    • 1980

      Partnering with Nexira as the sole agent for Natural Hydrocolloids in Indonesia
    • 1992

      Started producing and exporting Eugenol
    • 1996

      Since 1996, Indesso has been ISO 9002:1994 certified in recognition to Quality Management System, which was then upgraded to ISO 9001:2008, and is continually upgraded according to the latest standard.
    • 2001

      New state-of-the art facility in West Java, Indonesia
    • 2008

      Started Culinaroma Seasonings, Savory Ingredients and Cheese Powders production
    • 2009

      Awarded as The Best Performing Exporter five times in a row by The Ministry of Trade Republic of Indonesia
    • 2010

      Organic certified for a range of Natural Extracts and Essential Oils

      Since 2010, Indesso has also been ISO 22000:2005 certified in recognition to Food Safety Management System, and has currently been upgraded to FSSC 22000:2013
    • 2011

      Naturarte production – Natural ingredients powder with double encapsulation technology
    • 2012

      Partnering with PureCircle as the sole distributor for Stevia Extracts in Indonesia
    • 2013

      Started Sweetaroma sweetener solution production
    • 2015

      Indesso Baturaden Plant received ISO 14001:2004 certification about the Environmental Management System

      In December 2015, started a partnership with Chr. Hansen as the only distributor of Chr. Hansen’s Natural Colors and Coloring Foodstuffs for Indonesian market
    • 2016

      In June 2016, started partnering with Ballantyne as local marketer for their well-known cheese powder and specialty dairy powders
    • 2016

      Collaborating with Ballantyne, started Cheezaroma Cheese Powders production

      Received the Primaniyarta Award for the 6th time for the company's extraordinary export performance