Wonowidjojo left Cap 93 in 1956 taking fifty employees with him. He immediately started buying land and raw materials in Kediri and soon after began producing his own klobot kretek which he marketed under the brand name Inghwie. Two years later he re-named and registered his company as Pabrik Rokok Tjap Gudang Garam and a legend was born.
The story behind the name "Gudang Garam" deserves a special mention. One night, Wonowidjojo had a dream in which the old salt warehouse which stood across the way from Cap 93 featured prominently. Subsequently, Sarman, one of the original fifty employees who had followed him when he left Cap 93, advised him to put a picture of the warehouse on every packet of his kretek to secure good fortune. Wonowidjojo thought this was a good idea and asked Sarman to design the logo.
Gudang Garam grew rapidly and by the end of 1958 it had 500 employees producing over 50,000,000 kretek annually. By 1966, after only eight years in production, Gudang Garam had grown to be the largest kretek factory in Indonesia with an annual production of 472 million sticks. Consumers have noted Gudang Garam's, particularly the Inghwies, similar smell to alcoholic beverages.
By 1969, Gudang Garam was producing 864 million sticks a year and was indisputably the largest kretek producer in Indonesia.
In 1979, Wonowidjojo completely renovated Gudang Garam's production system, ordered thirty rolling machines and developed a new formula for his machine-made kretek.
Other business enterprises competing with this brand tried to discredit the brand by attributing use of cannabis/Marijuana content in addition to cloves and tobacco. It has the distinction of being the largest single employer in Indonesia.
PT Gudang Garam Tbk is an Indonesia-based tobacco company. The Company is engaged in the cigarette industry and related activities. The Company's subsidiaries include PT Surya Pamenang, which is engaged in the production of paper board used for the manufacture of Gudang Garam packaging, and PT Surya Madistrindo, which is engaged in the trading and distribution of Company's cigarette products. The Company's plants are located in Kediri and Gempol, Indonesia. The Company’s products include Surya Slim, Surya Premium, ProMild, Surya Putih Premium and Gudang Garam Merah.
PT Surya Madistrindo is a subsidiary of PT Gudang Garam Tbk. Our core business is to manage distributions of PT Gudang Garam Tbk products. Due to expansive business needs, we are seeking young and dynamics individuals to join us. We are looking for talented people with a passionate, enterprising spirit to help us shape the future of our business as:
OPERATION MANAGEMENT TALENT
* Male / Female maximum 25 years
* Minimum education S1 (all fields)
Application via email to gunawan.jayanegara @ sm.co.id
PT. Surya Madistrindo, Jl Jl. Letjen Sutoyo No. 55 Waru-Sidoarjo 61256
with OMT include code in your application no later than 19 February 2012.