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Busana Apparel Streamlines Processes with Centric PLM to Meet Global Demand

Jakarta, July 26, 2023

Jakarta, 26 July, 2023 – Centric Software®, the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) market leader, proudly announces that Busana Apparel Group has successfully implemented Centric PLM™. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to plan, design, develop, source, price and sell products such as apparel, footwear, sporting goods, furniture, home décor, consumer electronics, cosmetics, food & beverage and luxury to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals. .

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Indonesia TPT Manufacturs Worry About IB-APTA

Jakarta March 17, 2022

Textile and Textile Products (TPT) manufacturers demdands government to pay close attention to the local market of the Indonesian textile industry in Cooperation with Bangladesh through the so-called IB-PTA (Indonesia-Bangladesh Preferential Trade Agreement) considering that the textile industry in Indonesia is very important for national economy. TPT is one of the biggest foreign exchange earners and also as a major employment due to the labor-intensive nature of the industry, especially in the apparel sector.

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Virtual Trip To Asia By VDMA

Frankfurt, 7 June 2021

Although affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, ITMA ASIA + CITME, which takes place mid-June in Shanghai, will see a convincing participation of VDMA member companies. 56 exhibitors from Germany will exhibit at this year’s edition of Asia’s major fair for textile machinery. Due to the pandemic and travel restrictions, this is much less than in 2018, when 99 exhibitors from Germany were present. The booked space of German companies has almost halved compared to 2018. Nevertheless, Germany is still the second largest exhibitor nation after China.

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SMEs Textile Industry Adopts Green Industry

Jakarta, May 7, 2021

Gati Wibawaningsih, IKMA Director General

Director General of Small, Medium and Miscellaneous Industries (IKMA) at the Ministry of Industry, Gati Wibawaningsih, says that textile and textile product industry is one of the industries that makes significant contribution to the state revenue. But on the other hand, many parties demand textile industry must apply environmentally friendly production process. Sustainable textile is one of efforts to create green industry that is environmentally friendly.

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Domestic Demand for Textile Began to Rise

Jakarta, May 7, 2021

Garment Factory

Chairman of DPD RI AA LaNyalla Mahmud Mattalitti said that demand for garment in local market began to increase in line with the rising domestic market demand in general. "Based on the information I have, demand for garment in local market increased significantly. This is due to the moment of Lebaran day and the plan to reopen offices and schools normally. Of course this is good news and opportunity that producers should make the best use of it, ”said LaNyalla recently.

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The Flooding of Imported Textile and Textile Product as the Result of Weak Regulation

Jakarta, May 7, 2021

SMEs Garment

Senior economist of Institute for Development of Economics and Finance (INDEF) Enny Sri Hartati said that without good protection from government for domestic textile industry, the survival of approximately 407,000 SMEs could be threatened.

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API Jakarta Demands No Supervision of K3L for Textile and Textile Product in 2021

Jakarta, April 7, 2021


Indonesian Textile Association (API DKI Jakarta) based on inputs from member companies and observation of textile industry business in general in the country asks for special treatment for the so-called K3L supervision in textiles and textile products throughout 2021 by not taking any forms of action as long no casualties related to the K3L. This is very necessary considering that textiles and textile products (TPT) is one of the sectors that has been heavily affected by Covid-19 pandemic so that this year member companies can have more times to concentrate for normal recovery.

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Supervision for K3L on Textile Request for Delay

Jakarta, February 7, 2021


Directorate of Goods Circulation and Consumer Protection, Ministry of Trade, reminded the start of the supervision of Health, Safety & Environment Policy (K3L) for textiles and other products in accordance with Trade Minister Regulation to be effective on February 15, 2021. This means that the Ministry of Trade will carry out law enforcement as a follow-up to the supervision of Health, Safety & Environment Policy (K3L) on goods. However, API Jakarta requested the supervision of the so-called K3L for textiles be delayed until normal conditions post pandemic covid-19 or at least can be re-evaluated within the next six months.

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All Parties Must Closely Cooperate For The Recovery of National TPT Industry

Jakarta, January 15th, 2021


Manufacturers in textile and textile product (TPT) industry believe that cooperation of all stakeholders is required for the recovery of Indonesian textile industry. As a matter of fact, they say, difficult time for the textile industry in general has actually been going on long before the Covid-19 but getting worse with the pandemic. Manufacturers selling in local market find it really hard to compete with the imported products particularly those entering the country illegally.

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Free Import Duty of Raw Material for PPE and Medical Mask Continue in 2021

Jakarta, January 7, 2021

Impor Bahan Baku TPT

To overcome the shortage of raw material at home for Personal Protective Equipments and medical masks, government will continue to provide incentives in the form of exemption from import duty or import tax on raw materials borne by government in 2021. Director of Textile, Leather and Footwear Industry at the Industry Ministry, Elis Masitoh in FGDs conducted in Bandung via offline and online recently said that government would continue to provide facilities for exemption from import duties or import duties borne by government for importing PPE raw materials and medical masks to overcome the shortage of raw materials in the country.

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Businessmen in Texile Industry Hope Omnibus Law can Save the Industry

Jakarta, 4 Januari 2021

TPT Workers

Businessmen in textiles and textile products (TPT) industry, especially garments, as a labor-intensive in the downstream, expect the so-called omnibus law can be a better help for companies as the rise of wages every year plus sectoral wages cannot be compensated by the increase of productivity any longer. Several company members of API Jakarta have stated that the increase in wages in the end can no longer be balanced with an increase in productivity. For this reason, companies in the Bonded Zone (KBN) Cakung Jakarta forcced to relocated to Central Java and other countries such as Vietnam.

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Cotton USA Encourages Textile Industry Transformation

Jakarta, January 2, 2021

Sustainable Cotton

Representative of the Cotton Council International (CCI) in Indonesia, Anh Dung (Andy) Do said Cotton USA is always committed to increasing public attention to the importance of high quality cotton, especially US cotton which has been used as the basic material for the manufacture of materials from various international fashion brands in the world. , including in Indonesia.

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Industry Ministry said Textile industry Began to Rise Amid the Pandemic

Jakarta, December 28, 2020

TPT Workers

Based on the IHS Markit survey report, Indonesian manufacturing firms are starting to rise as indicated by the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) rose nearly three points to 50.6 in November 2020 from the previous month's level of 47.8. An index above neutral 50 threshold indicates improvement. Conversely, an index below 50 indicates contractionary activity.

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