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GarudaFood is a food and beverage company subordinated to Tudung Group. In addition to GarudaFood, Tudung Group also subordinates SNS Group (PT Sukses Niaga Sejahtera, operating in distribution and logistic business) and Tudung International (international operation).
GarudaFood Group had originated from PT Tudung, it was established in Pati, Central Java, in 1958 and operated in tapioca flour business. In 1979, PT Tudung changed its name to PT Tudung Putrajaya (TPJ). The company founder is the deceased Darmo Putro, ex-warrior who had chosen to engage in business sector after the independence of Indonesia.
In early of 1987, TPJ started selling its peanut production products using a brand of Kacang Garing Garuda, which was recently known as: Kacang Garuda. Kacang Garuda earned the following awards: Indonesian Customer Satisfaction Award (ICSA) under the category of branded peanut for eight times consecutively (2000-2007); Superbrands (2003); Top Brand for Kids (2004); Indonesian Best Brand Award (IBBA, 2004-2007); Top Brand (2007).
When national economy suffered from economic crisis, on December 1997, PT GarudaFood Jaya (GFJ) was established, producing Gery-branded biscuit. Gery Saluut earned Indonesian Best Brand Award (IBBA) from MARS and SWA Magazine for a period of 2005-2007 under the category of wafer salut. In 2007 Gery Chocolatos earned IBBA under the category of wafer stick.
In 1998 GarudaFood acquired PT Triteguh Manunggal Sejati (TRMS), producer of jelly and launched jelly product using brands of Okky and Keffy. Achievement of Okky jelly has been proven by its successfulness in earning Top Brand for Kids (TBK) Award 2004 under the category of jelly. In addition to TBK, OKKY Jelly also managed to earn IBBA (2004-2007). Okky jelly Drink also earned Top Brand Award 2007 from Marketing Magazine in cooperation with Frontier.
In the end of 2002, TRMS launched jelly beverage products with a brand of Okky Jelly Drink and it also constituted a new phase for GarudaFood to deal with beverages business. Seriousness of GarudaFood in focusing on beverages business had also become apparent by the launching of Mountea, fruit-flavored tea beverage. Mountea had even been awarded by IBBA 2007 under the category of tea beverage in cup packaging.
In 2000, General Meeting of Shareholders (RUPS, agreed to merged TPJ and GFJ into PT Garuda Putra Putri Jaya and PT Garuda Putra Putri Jaya changed its name to PT Garudafood Putra Putri Jaya.
GarudaFood also produces Snack with a brand of Leo, for category of Potato chips, banana chips, cassava chips products initiated from the end of 2005. In 2007 Leo earned IBBA award for category of potato chips. Besides, it expands to corn snack business with a brand of O’Corn.
In national level, GarudaFood is also positively perceived as one of the admired food and beverage companies. Survey made by Frontier and BusinessWeek Indonesia Magazine in Jakarta and Surabaya in 2006 and 2007 indicated that GarudaFood was in the third position of Indonesian Most Admired Company (IMAC). GarudaFood also actively performs corporate social responsibility (CSR) under the flag of GarudaFood Sehati.
Now, all potencies supported by 19 thousands knowledge workers have become main asset to GarudaFood in the effort to go forward to meet a success as sustainable enterprise.
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