To ensure product availability throughout Indonesia, Kalbe’s Distribution and Logistics Division maintains the distribution of Kalbe’s and third party principals products across Indonesia. Further, Kalbe has expanded the business portfolio of the Division to include raw material trading, medical devices trading and retail health service.
Kalbe’s distribution and logistics network is the most extensive in Indonesia for pharmaceuticals with 2 Regional Distribution Centers (RDC) in Jakarta and Surabaya and 65 branches in 47 cities.
Kalbe’s distribution and logistics function is run by PT Enseval Putera Megatrading Tbk (EPMT), a subsidiary currently 91.75% owned by Kalbe.
The restructuring of PT Kalbe Farma, which included the separation of distribution function from marketing and production division, commenced the establishment of PT Enseval. Officially enacted in October 1973, PT Enseval has developed into a general distributor with services covering not only pharmaceutical products, but also consumer goods and medical equipment. PT Enseval also serves as agent and distributor of chemical materials for the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industries. Rapid growth of Indonesia’s economy has prompted PT Enseval to expand its business outside trade and distribution.
In 1993, the management has agreed to refocus its business core. All trading and distribution activities were transferred to PT Arya Gupta Cempaka, a company established in 1988. Further, in August 6, 1993, PT Enseval changed its name into PT Enseval Putera Megatrading.
EPMT’s next imperative step took place on 1 August 1994, when it listed its shares on the Jakarta Stock Exchange as PT Enseval Putera Megatrading Tbk. EPMT focuses its activities on distribution and trading services under five divisions:
- Pharmaceutical products sales and distribution division, which comprised of licensed drugs as well as generic drugs;
- Health and cosmetic products sales and distribution division, comprised of over-the-counter medicines, health-supplement products as well as consumer goods;
- Medical equipment sales and distribution division, which include marketing activity;
- Raw material sales and distribution, which include veterinary medicines;
- Health services division.
Currently, the Company owns 42 branches located throughout in Indonesia, from Banda Aceh to Jayapura, and another 23 branches owned by its subsidiary PT Tri Sapta Jaya. The Company also owns infrastructures in order to support the logistics process. Two Regional Distribution Centers (RDC) are located in Jakarta and Surabaya. In order to run operational activities, as well as to meet the demands of Principals and Outlets, each branch is supported with warehouse, delivery fleet and full team. EPMT services more than 100 Principals and 200,000 outlets in Indonesia.