Trisula Corporation is a financially successful and ethically advanced holding company with businesses ranging from textiles and garments to furniture, property investment, retail and hotels.
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Trisula Corporation is a well-established and diversified holding company with a wide range of financially successful businesses and an advanced system of corporate governance.
It is the holding company for the two publicly listed businesses PT Trisula International Tbk (TRIS), which specialises in garment manufacture and the management of popular and lucrative clothing brands, and Chitose Internasional Tbk (CINT), which specialises in furniture brands.
Trisula Corporation has a strong track record as a leading regional company and is now carefully pursuing a wide variety of growth opportunities.
Trisula Corporation’s Board of Directors and all its employees are dedicated to fulfilling the company’s overall Philosophy (its ultimate goal) and Mission (its day-to-day promise).
To create a better life for all
Profitable growth through customer satisfaction and strong leadership
Discover Trisula’s rich History and meet its amazing People.
From its humble beginnings in 1968 in Indonesia, Trisula has grown into a diversified corporation of highly successful and well-governed businesses with operations across much of Asia and Australasia.
How it started
Armed with only a few weaving looms, local entrepreneur Tirta Suherlan established a textile company in Bandung, near Jakarta. His strict adherence to quality has been the company’s key success factor ever since. He adopted cutting-edge textile manufacturing technology from Japan to maximise quality, and his focus on care and commitment inspired employees to give their best.
In 1981 we launched our flagship brand, Bellini, and five years later began exporting our goods. By 1989 we had established our Garments division, and were manufacturing branded garments and distributing them in Japan, the US, Europe, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and other countries, in addition to the large and growing market in Indonesia.
Our full-scale overseas operations began in 1996 in Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Hong Kong and South Africa. Two years later we established our Corporate Garments (uniform) division and began producing uniforms for banks, airlines, hotels, resorts and the public (government) sector.
Our success in producing and marketing garments led us to establish our own brands. In 1994 we set up a Retail division, created and launched the JOBB brand, and obtained the licence for the global leisurewear brand Jack Nicklaus and the rights to market those garments in Indonesia.
A year later we took over local company Southern Cross Textile Industry, including its flagship brand, Caterina.
In early 2011, Trisula International launched a new uniform clothing brand, UniAsia, targeting civil and corporate markets, and in early 2012 it launched men’s casual-wear brand, Man Club. Today Trisula has six main garment brands – JOBB, Jack Nicklaus, UniAsia, ManClub, G2000 and the famous Australian brand Bonds – and boasts 165 retail outlets throughout Indonesia.
Trisula made a strategic move to diversify into furniture in 1979 when it acquired the trademark of and license to market and distribute the famous Japanese brand Chitose. Since then Trisula’s subsidiary Chitose Indonesia Manufacturing has expanded the furniture range from 13 product lines to 300, significantly increased its domestic market share and begun reaching international markets.
Another major diversification was into property, both investment and hospitality. Several key development projects have been completed with others in progress, while Trisula has had great success with its five hotels in Bali.
Trisula is still run with pride and dedication by the same Suherlan family who have ensured that Tirta Suherlan’s guiding principles are now enshrined as the company’s corporate Values.
The Textiles and Garments divisions have five production facilities that can manufacture a combined total of almost 5 million pieces per month. Between 2009 and 2011, the production capacity of these facilities increased rapidly and they are now using an estimated 95 per cent of production capacity.
We were deeply proud to float Trisula International on the Jakarta Stock Exchange in 2012, a massive achievement by our Board of Directors and our employees, and a major milestone in our history.
In June 2014, Trisula added another of its companies, Chitose Internasional, to the Jakarta Stock Exchange trading floor.
Trisula is planning to expand rapidly in the near future, providing more jobs in its Retail division by growing to 350 outlets by the end of 2015.
We aim to enlarge our property portfolio and our share of the Indonesian garment market through quality improvement, product development and more effective pricing, and we plan to introduce more international brands to the Trisula family.
We are also planning an expansion of our role as a good local and global citizen by:
At its heart, Trisula is a family business and we have always held strong family beliefs. These beliefs are as important today as they were when Tirta Suherlan began the company in 1968 and they have become the core of our corporate Values.
Trisula Corporation employs a total of 7,400 employees, all of whom enjoy some of the fairest and most rewarding working conditions in Indonesia – conditions regulated by international standards.
Here is a breakdown of the workforce numbers by division:
The care shown by Trisula to its employees over the decades has helped to create a loyal and dedicated workforce that delivers excellent results.
In recent years we have been formalising our working conditions by significantly enhancing our Corporate Governance policies, in close alignment with global leading practices.
We believe we are now one of the leaders in corporate governance in Asia but we are still looking for ways to improve. One way we are doing this is by investing in Human Capital Development, which endeavours to nurture our employees, help them to learn new skills, grow professionally and personally, and be all that they can be.
Steering Trisula to a successful and well-governed future is the company’s Board of Directors. The Board members bring a wealth of experience, wisdom and skills to the corporation.
Kiky Suherlan, Chairman and CEO
Born in 1964, graduated from University of Southern California, US (Bachelor of Business Finance), with Trisula Corp since 1988 as Chairman and CEO.
Born in 1965, graduated from University of Southern California, US (Bachelor of Business Marketing), with Trisula Corp since 1988 as Director.
Born in 1957, graduated from University of Indonesia (Economics), with Trisula Corp since 1990.
Born in 1962, graduated from York University, UK (Business Administration), with Trisula Corp since 2005.
Born in 1956, graduated from Queen Mary College, London University, UK (Postgraduate in Electrical Engineering), with Trisula Corporation since 1995.
Born in 1951, graduated from Kyoto University of Arts and Textiles in Japan (Textiles Degree), with Trisula Corporation since 2010.
Born in 1948, graduated from Seinan Gakuin University in Japan (Degree in Economics), with Trisula Corporation since 2001.
Trisula considers its employees to be essential assets and valuable members of the broad Trisula family. When recruiting, we look not just for skills and experience but also for people with the right attitude. We consult with them to plot their career paths and then ensure we develop their skills and evaluate them on a regular basis.
Our Human Capital Development is managed by what we call The Trisula Spirit. This is a philosophy of people management based on Trisula’s three core Values of Quality, Care and Commitment.
Each year we run a Development Programme and we stage a sports event for the workforce. We believe sport is one of the most useful tools to unite everybody from different backgrounds and cultures.
We also have our annual Trisula Appreciation Day when all employees (approximately 1,000 people) gather in one place. The purpose of the day is to have fun together and get to know each other better and for Trisula to show its appreciation of our employees. Each company gives an award to the highest-performing employees in certain categories. The day is held at the beginning of year, usually in mid-February and in the past two years the company has invited employees’ families to join in because Trisula believes that the families play a major role in each employee’s work success.
The Trisula Appreciation Day now includes a career event when job openings are discussed. Trisula encourages its employees to switch jobs within the group if they want to, so they can grow their skills and job satisfaction. At the same time, the employees will get to know more about the group, as they will see the different kinds of companies within Trisula.
And when employees are ready for retirement, Trisula also helps them plan for that event.
“Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality.”
Trisula’s three Values are the principles and practices that all our employees adopt every day at work. Adopting these Values is helping us to achieve our Philosophy and Mission. These Values have helped to make Trisula what it is today: not just a highly successful clothing company but also a reliable and innovative fashion provider and a diversified holding company.
The three elements of Quality, Care and Commitment combine to form the basic essence of Trisula Corporation’s character and spirit. It is the source of its energy, inspiration and creativity. Just like the circle of life, the three elements will continue to dynamically roll towards Trisula’s final objective.
We believe in achieving the highest quality in everything we do by combining the skills of the heart and the mind. We always ask: how can this be improved? This dedication to excellence means all our products and services are of the highest quality. Reflecting and implementing commitment and care in all our thoughts, words and deeds gives birth to enthusiasm, passion and commitment to deliver the highest quality possible. Trisula Corporation is an inspiration and a source of energy and innovation, and will continue to excel in productivity and creativity, delivering the very best for shareholders and stakeholders.
We apply a world-class standard of care to everything we do. This includes how we manufacture a garment, how we manage renowned fashion brands, and how we run five-star luxury hotels, and also how we treat our employees, customers and stakeholders, and how we abide by global standards of corporate governance.
We all pledge a commitment to Trisula, a promise to work hard and strive for the very best results every day. This commitment has built strong family bonds between our businesses and between our teams of employees, helping Trisula to enhance its position as an industry leader. Without deep and clear commitment to ourselves, our careers, our work and our business partners and colleagues, we cannot fully achieve our Philosophy to create a better life for all.
Welcome to our company
It’s been more than 40 years since our founder, my father Tirta Suherlan, started the business in a humble factory with a few weaving looms and an endless supply of aspiration.
Through hard work, perseverance and integrity we have grown and evolved into a reliable and innovative garment manufacturer, fashion provider and diversified holding company.
My father planted the seed, we watered it, but it is God who makes it grow.
Regardless of our achievements and expansion, our heart remains the same. We still believe fervently, as our founder did, in quality, care and commitment in everything we do.
Our ambition is to create a better life for all our
customers, employees, stakeholders, shareholders and business partners.
Our employees are our lifeblood and we have kept our promise to look after them by insisting on the most responsible working conditions possible, all under the umbrella of strong corporate governance.
We like to think that we are making a significant contribution to human rights and good governance here in Indonesia by actively adopting rigorous global standards.
Our sights are firmly set on maximising value and on ensuring long-term sustainability. We shall continue to bring a fresh outlook and positive attitude, to face new challenges and to seize new opportunities.
Chairman and CEO
“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”
Trisula Corporation is built on 5 distinct and successful Business Pillars.
We are one of the most innovative and technologically advanced textile companies in Asia, and a pioneer of environmentally sound manufacturing practices. We are an industry leader in Indonesian polyester and viscose-blend products and we stand at the forefront of the tailored corporate and men’s suit sectors. Read more …
Our excellence in raw material sourcing, customer communication, flexible and fast manufacturing and in-house design helps us achieve the highest standards of quality and set trends. We produce garments for our own brands JOBB and UniAsia, and (under licence) for Hugo Boss, Marks & Spencer, Hush Puppies and more. Our Corporate Garments division designs and produces uniforms for a wide range of industry sectors. Read more …
Recent expansion has seen us using our vast distribution network to enter the retail sector through textiles and garments. We have our own house brands JOBB, UniAsia and Man Club, and the license to market and sell famous global brands Jack Nicklaus, G2000 and Bonds. We plan to almost double our retail ‘reach’ to 350 outlets by the end of 2015. Read more …
Our expansion into the furniture sector has been one of several successful steps in the diversification of our company. We have owned the trademark of and the license to market and distribute the famous Chitose brand of furniture from Japan and we have diversified significantly to a 300-strong product range. Chitose has a global reputation for producing stylish and high-quality furniture, from school and office chairs to hospital beds. Read more …
Another bold and successful diversification has been the establishing of our Property division, which manages Property Investment and Property Hospitality (operation) of five-star hotels. The jewel in the hotel crown is The Balé, the most chic and exclusive luxury retreat on the magical island of Bali.
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We are one of the most innovative and technologically advanced textile companies in Asia, and a pioneer in the use of environmentally sound manufacturing practices. We are an industry leader in Indonesian polyester and viscose-blend products and we stand at the forefront of the tailored corporate and men’s suit sectors.
Trisula was the first textile producer in Indonesia to introduce revolutionary technology developed by German software company SAP, enabling us to serve our customers better through faster order-tracking and more reliable financial models.
Also, through our innovative brand Bellini Tailors Club we are establishing a strong relationship with tailors throughout the country.
Our mill is licensed by Nano-Tex®, a leading US-based fabric innovation company that has developed nanotechnology-based textile enhancements for the apparel, home and commercial/residential interiors markets. Nano-Tex® uses revolutionary technology to enhance fabrics at a molecular level, providing functional improvements without changing the natural characteristics of the fabric such as ‘hand’ (the feel of the fabric) and ‘drape’ (the way the fabric hangs). Nano-Tex® technologies permanently bond with the individual fibres of the fabric.
Trisula applies some Nano-Tex® technologies to its textile production, depending on the requirements of customers. These include:
"Resists Spills" technology, which:
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"Coolest Comfort” technology, which:
Trisula is also a pioneer user of eco-friendly, recycled yarns, which are helping to decrease the textile industry’s impact on the environment. Trisula currently orders a recycled fibre called Repreve® developed by US company Unifi®.
Because Repreve® contains recycled materials, including clean industrial waste and plastic bottles, it helps to conserve precious natural resources; its production uses less petroleum and emits fewer greenhouse gases.
Repreve® recycled fibres look good, and feel soft and comfortable, and they’re also certifiably sustainable. Every fibre has a proprietary signature so companies using Repreve® can make genuine and reliable promises that their products contain recycled content. Trisula owns and operates the only mill in the country using these recycled polyester yarns.
Our excellence in raw material sourcing, customer communication, flexible and fast manufacturing and in-house design means we achieve the highest standards of quality and set trends.
To stay ahead of the competition, we established our very own design studio and employed some of the most creative and exciting fashion designers in Asia.
In both design and manufacturing, we give the utmost care to each and every garment we produce. We combine Japanese textile and garment manufacturing technology with European creativity and apply it to executive office wear, casual wear, lifestyles and uniforms.
Trisula currently produces garments for its own brands JOBB, UniAsia and Man Club, as well as garments under licence for prominent global brands such as Jack Nicklaus, PING, Ian Poulter, Baby Jones, Callaway, Mizuni Golf, Hugo Boss, Hickey Freeman, G2000, Burton, Perry Ellis, Hart Schaffner & Marx and Hush Puppies.
Our Corporate Garments division (uniforms) has gained the trust of private and public sector industries including banks, airlines, retail outlets, hotels, governments, schools, transportation entities and hospitals.
We consider ourselves as a world-class corporate garment provider, responding quickly to customer orders and using our strong design capabilities and hi-tech production systems.
It is our ambition to expand the uniforms division to become a truly global provider, beyond our current markets in Asia, Australia, USA and the UK.
One of our key strengths is the vast distribution network we have established over the years. By consistently committing to quality and care, we have managed to gain the trust of major department stores, established retail outlets and designer boutiques throughout Indonesia.
Our products are distributed at prominent department stores in Indonesia such as Seibu, Sogo, Metro, Debenhams, Cento, Matahari, Yogya, Pasar Raya and Sarinah. We also manage stand-alone shops in Jakarta and in several other major cities in the country.
Trisula’s publicly listed company Trisula International owns and operates roughly 270 outlets, which is equal to around 6,500m2 of sales area. The company plans to increase this total to 350 outlets by December 2015, employing an estimated total of 800 – 1,000 people.
Trisula currently markets and distributes garments for its own brands JOBB, UniAsia and Man Club, and is the licensee for marketing and distributing famous global brands such as Jack Nicklaus, G2000 and Bonds.
A Joint Venture company, PT. Triduaribu Bersatu (TB), was established on September 2012 with G2000 Hong Kong. TB authorises Trisula International (the public listed company) to distribute the G2000 product.
Trisula International has also obtained a license to sell products from the famous Australian brand Bonds in Indonesia. The first outlet was established in December 2013 and first shop opened in January 2014.
Trisula Corporation’s expansion into the furniture sector started in 1979 and has been one of several successful steps in the diversification of the company. In 2001, Trisula acquired the logo, trademark and 13 product designs from Japanese furniture company, Chitose Co. Ltd. Osaka.
We own the trademark and the license to market and distribute the brand and we have diversified significantly to a 300-strong product range, including products for the lucrative markets of education (schools, colleges and universities) and healthcare (hospitals).
We do this under our company PT. Chitose Internasional Tbk (CINT), which was launched on the Jakarta Stock Exchange in June 2014. CINT has more than 30 years’ experience in the furniture business and has achieved a dominant B2B market share in Indonesia with 22 distributors and 850 agents.
Trisula has announced the following goals for CINT:
Another bold and successful diversification has been the establishment of our Property division, which manages Property Investment (development of land and projects) and Property Hospitality (the ownership and/or operation of five-star hotels).
Such has been the early success of property that Trisula has acquired more land and entered into more joint venture projects, and in 2011, Trisula Corporation’s Chairman and CEO, Kiky Suherlan, formally established the Property pillar within the group.
Trisula entered the property business in 1993, since when it has succeeded in the following real estate projects in Indonesia:
In 1999, Trisula started with the development of a new concept for hospitality on the island of Bali – a five-star luxury resort containing stand-alone villas. The project was called The Balé and opened in 2001. It has remained one of the most exclusive and luxurious resorts in Bali.
Following the successful launching of The Balé, Trisula moved into Hospitality Management with Lifestyle Retreats, another company under Trisula group.
The group currently owns and/or operates the following hotels and resorts:
Trisula is also currently working on a number of new and exciting property developments in Indonesia and abroad.
“The best way to find yourself is to loose yourself in the service of others.”
For Trisula Corporation, profitability is only half the story. The other half is achieving success while applying the highest global standards of human rights, environmental stewardship and transparent business practices.
For example, under our strict Buyers’ Compliance policy, there is no child labour or daily or commission-only wages. We pay fair monthly wages, just as any worker could expect in the US, UK or Australia.
We have always adhered to the concept of ‘doing the right thing’ but in recent years we have invested time and money into formalising that concept to prove that we practise what we preach. We have evolved our holding company into a leader in corporate governance in Asia but there are always improvements to be made so our corporate governance drive is on-going.
No child labour
Trisula does not engage any employees under the age of 18 and is firmly opposed to any form of child labour.
Health & Safety advances
Trisula has significantly improved its health and safety regulations and facilities to ensure a safer, healthier and happier workforce. The result of these improvements is the Health & Safety Policy.
Trisula has achieved the following accreditations to global standards:
Code of Conduct
Trisula introduced a Code of Conduct for all employees based on leading industry practice worldwide and on our Values. It requires them to work honestly, openly and with integrity.
Trisula is pioneering the use of recycled materials in its textiles, thereby reducing its impact on the environment. In addition, recycle water treatment and ‘zero waste’ programmes have been implemented in the furniture production process.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Trisula is developing a progressive CSR Programme based on leading industry practice worldwide, which is assisting people and the environment. Read more
Trisula is a strong believer in the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and has established a programme to put its beliefs into practice.
The corporation has researched the concept of CSR and it understands the basic principles that are followed by most organisations and companies. Its CSR Programme was launched in 2010 and since then it has made some major contributions to society.
Focus on Children
Trisula believes that the future of a nation lies in the hands of its children, so it focuses its CSR on education for children.
The corporation is working hand-in-hand with seven foundations, all of which have the same mission to give children the best possible education. One of these is the globally famous World Vision.
Trisula supports 1,882 children across the entire Indonesian archipelago, and this number is growing.
Trisula is committed to ensuring a safer, healthier and happier workforce. To fulfil this promise to its employees, customers and stakeholders, the company has implemented a strict Health & Safety Policy.
Here is a selection of health and safety improvements introduced by Trisula under this policy:
“Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.”
Trisula Corporation prides itself on having a motivated and loyal family of employees.
Our people are at the heart of our success.
We are always looking for new talent to join our teams and help us to move forward and improve.
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