Jakarta, 27 January 2019. The Sinar Mas family – executives, employees, and commissioners from all business pillars – join the Widjaja family in grieving for the passing of the founder of Sinar Mas, Eka Tjipta Widjaja on Saturday, 26 Janaury 2019.
Eka Tjipta Widjaja passed peacefully at his home at the age of 98 years old, age and health contributed to his passing according to Managing Director Sinar Mas, G Sulistiyanto.
Sinar Mas started when the late Eka Tjipta Widjaja, at that time known by Oei Ek Tjhong, began selling biscuits and candy from his bicycle around Makassar city at just 15 years old.
His belief that no hope or dream was unachievable, along with his commitment to integrity, credibility and responsibility towards family, work and others were the compass for his life. Later these same values metamorphized into the Sinar Mas values – Integrity, Positive Attitude, Commitment, Continuous Improvement, Innovative, and Loyalty.
Asia Pulp & Paper
Asia Pulp & Paper started in 1972 with Tjiwi Kimia producing caustic soda, and today the operations across Indonesia and China with an annual combined pulp, paper, packaging product and converting capacity of over 19 million tons per annum. Today, APP markets its products in more than 120 countries across six continents.
Over the years, the operations expanded significantly through the acquisition and expansion of several of other pulp and paper mills. APP believes that ‘tradition and modernity go hand in hand’ which means we value long term relationships as part of our Eastern traditions, while we also are eager to embrace the modern values of innovation and efficiency.