Matahari Putra Prima to Expand to Eastern RI

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  • Matahari Departement Store di Jakarta. ANTARA/Prasetyo Utomo

    Matahari Departement Store di Jakarta. ANTARA/Prasetyo Utomo

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Publicly-listed retailer PT Matahari Putra Prima (MPPA) plans to increase the capacity of its distribution centers in Surabaya in its latest bid to expand to the country’s eastern parts.

    MPPA communications director Dannya Kojojongian said the company presently owned three distribution centers in Balaraja, Cibitung and Surabaya.

    “The one in Surabaya will be enlarged in order to have the same capacity as the one in Balaraja. This will be done in two years. The current location has a limited area. We will find a new location and move there,” Dannya said in on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

    MPPA’s food distribution centers in Balaraja, Surabaya and Cibitung occupy areas of 41,000 square meters, 16,000 square meters and 4,000 square meters, respectively.

    MPPA estimated business growth opportunities in eastern Indonesia were high—contributing 7.8 percent of its total sales last year.

    “We will expand to eastern Indonesia. The existence of a sea toll will support these plans,” said Dannya.