Our mission is to create innovative solution with sustainable natural-based ingredients for life.
Profit is the inevitable effect of a business process that honors nature and people. If profit is to be gained at the expense of nature, then Indesso wants no part in it.
Robby Gunawan, CEO
Indesso is known as a manufacturer of multifarious ingredients today, but in its early beginnings, Indesso only distilled and exported Clove Leaf oil. Founded in Baturraden, Purwokerto, Central Java in 1968 by Robertus Hartanto Gunawan, the name is an abbreviation of "Indonesian Essential Oils".
Indesso started producing Clove Oil derivatives in 1992. Eugenol was the first product, then more derivatives like Isoeugenol and Caryophyllene Acetate were produced not long after. Nowadays, Indesso offers a variety of Essential Oils including Patchouli, Nutmeg, & Citronella oil.
Indesso started producing botanical extracts such as Cocoa, Coffee, and Tea. Today, the product portfolios also include Vanilla, Ginger, Red Ginger, Turmeric, etc.
Indesso was among the first companies in Central Java that was ISO 9002:1994 certified. The certification was given in recognition of the Quality Management System, which was later upgraded to ISO 9001:2008. The company continually upgrades the certification to the latest standard.
Indesso started operating the factory in Cileungsi, West Java.
Indesso entered the Seasonings and Savory Ingredients segment through Culinaroma. In 2016, Culinaroma was spined-off as an independent entity PT Indesso Culinaroma Internasional. Four years later (2020), Culinaroma ventured into the foodservice sector.
Indesso received the Primaniyarta awards as the Best Performing Exporter for the first time. As of 2021, the Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia has awarded Indesso the same awards nine times.
Indesso started implementing the double encapsulation technology (Naturarte) in producing botanical extracts.
Indesso installed the rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) system in Cileungsi plant, becoming the first aromatic and food ingredients company that deploys a large solar PV system and integrates it into the current electricity supply provided by PLN, a state-owned electricity company.
The golden jubilee celebration of Indesso, marked by the launching of a new logo.
Indesso Visitor Center was officially opened for the public. Located in Baturraden, Purwokerto, this facility was built as a learning center to support educational tourism in Banyumas Regency also to inspire and generate the interest of future generations in the essential oils industry.
Indesso established functional ingredients business, Sanavia. The manufacturing facility is located in Ungaran, Central Java.
Within the same year, Indesso established Indesso Tanzania (Zanzibar) Ltd.
The launching of Senseria Collaboration Space to closely interact with clients to bring “Taste, Smell, and Wellness” solutions. Senseria is fully equipped with a design and demo kitchen, a cafe bar, a mini-theater, meeting rooms.
Indesso Singapore Pte. Ltd. was established within the same year.
Indesso built an Essential Oil Center (EOC) in Baturraden, Central Java, dedicated to Essential Oil processing and compounding.
The Philosophy Behind Indesso
The mission of Indesso is to create innovative solutions with sustainable natural-based ingredients for life. This mission is depicted in the logogram which consists of several elements with specific meanings. The logogram of Indesso conveys our core strength in extracting nature (in its basic elements), sustainable business (through its color nuances and transparent effect), as well as fine quality products (as one whole shape).
Symbolizes Indesso’s passion for nature
Relates to the sense of smell
Mouth and Smile
Signifies the sense of taste (tongue-licking expression) and sincerity (smile)
Represents Indesso that nurtures to enhance people, support partner, and conserve the planet
As a leading manufacturer of ingredients for many industries, we commit ourselves to adhere to the highest standards in several aspects
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.
We believe that technology and innovation are the keys to success, consequently, continuous investment in machinery along with sustained improvement in the operational system will always be parts of our strategic plan.