Press Release No. 013/KFCP-DIR/PR/VI/13
Jakarta, 2 June 2013 – PT Kalbe Farma Tbk (Kalbe) through the Hydro Coco brand is holding the Grand Final of the Hydro Coco Cup National Futsal tournament The Grand Final is the culmination from the national-level futsal competition for high school students that has been held in seven cities: Jakarta, Makassar, Banjarmasin, Medan, Surabaya, Jogjakarta and Bandung.
“Today, the best teams from the seven cities will compete in the Grand Final Hydro Coco Cup to get the golden opportunity of being the futsal team that will compete in Thailand." said Johan Leo, Head of Ready To Drink Division PT Kalbe Farma Tbk. ”The opportunity to compete in international level will give a different experience for the winner.”
”Our goal to hold the tournament is, through the Hydro Coco Brand, Kalbe wish to make a healthier Indonesia through sports activities, futsal in particular. Second, Kalbe hopes to be able to direct teenagers to have a positive activity that will prevent them from getting negative influences and to cultivate friendship among them. The third is to promote coconut water drink as healthy drink with its 7 natural benefits. ” Johan Leo added.
“Seeing the high interest of the students in Hydro Coco Cup, we are happy to report that futsal is a sport that is favored by students, and we hope they will gain more achievements." said Yerico Umbas, the Chairman of National Futsal Agency (BFN). ”Hydro Coco Cup Futsal Tournament will be a routine agenda of BFN and could become a selection process to find potential future futsal athletes.”
There are seven schools that became the champion of each region: SMA Bina Bangsa Sejahtera Bogor (Jabotabek area), SMA 13 Makassar (Makassar area), SMA 4 Banjarmasin (Banjarmasin area), SMA 5 Medan (Medan area), SMA 4 Yogjakarta (Jogjakarta area), SMA Sejahtera Surabaya (Surabaya area), SMA 18 Bandung (Bandung area).
The seven teams will compete in half-competition methods, so each team will face each other at least once. Then the best four teams will be chosen from the highest point obtained. The four remaining teams will compete using single-elimination format, and the top two teams will meet in the grand finale to compete for first and second place.
Hydro Coco is a natural coconut water drink that is also a natural isotonic and very good for the health. With its nature that is very similar to human body liquid, coconut water can be absorbed rapidly by the human body. Drinkers of Hydro Coco will benefit with good health, refreshment, fun and lifestyle. This is very compatible with futsal, with the sport being invigorating, fun and becoming a lifestyle in the community, and teenagers in particular.
Hydro Coco at a glance
Hydro Coco is the only drink that is made from fresh coconut, without preservatives, artificial sweetener or synthetic colors. That makes Hydro Coco safe, even good for daily consumption. Hydro Coco is hygienically processed using modern technology. Starts with coconut water that is processed through aseptic tube sterilization and using Ultra High Temperature (UHT) technology. This retains the nutrition of the coconut water in Hydro Coco even without preservatives. Hydro Coco also uses aseptic Tetraprism packaging to retain the sterility of the coconut water within.
Kalbe at a glance
PT Kalbe Farma Tbk (“Kalbe”) was established in 1966 and is one of the biggest public pharmaceutical companies in Southeast Asia. Kalbe has four main divisions that handle their reliable and diverse brand portfolio: prescription drugs (Cefspan, Brainact, Broadced, etc); over-the-counter drugs (Woods, Promag, Mixagrip, Komix, Fatigon, etc); nutrition (ChilKid, Prenagen, Diabetasol, etc); and distribution business units. Kalbe currently has more than 20 subsidiaries, 11 production facilities with international standard, and employs more than 15,000 employees and 4,000 sales force and marketing agents, dispersed across more than 65 branches throughout Indonesia.. From 1991, Kalbe is listed at Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX:KLBF).