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PT DAHANA (Persero) 's explosive products are increasingly attracting the foreign markets. The growing overseas business expansion is attributed the Government of the Republic of Indonesia’s mandate. Through the Ministry of State-owned Enterprise of Republic of Indonesia, the government has given a directive that SOEs should serve as a driving force to generate foreign exchange and maintain a balanced international trade.

This was stated by the Operations Director of PT DAHANA (Persero) Bambang Agung on the occasion of ceremony for first shipment of export of Cartridge Emulsion to Northern Territory, Australia. The release of the Emulsion Cartridge shipment was held at DAHANA's Energetic Material Center (EMC), Subang, West Java, on March 20, 2019.

"For PT DAHANA, this export will be a way of increasing the competitiveness of DAHANA's explosive products in the Australian market, expanding the market which is in accordance with PT Dahana's cultural value, namely a global alliance with partner companies in Australia," said Bambang Agung.

DAHANA’s product, Cartridge Emulsion, is produced at the DAHANA Subang manufacturing plant to be delivered to Johnex Explosives, Australia.

Johnex Explosives, under a given Letter of Intent (LoI), plans to purchase 8 containers of DAHANA Emulsion Cartridges. As for this 2019 shipment, 37,500 kilograms of said products in three containers are delivered.

Upon establishment of partnerships with companies in Australia, it is possible for DAHANA to grab new opportunities for marketing other DAHANA products to Australia in the future. Abdul Haris Atbaro, General Manager of the General Mining Division 2 of PT DAHANA (Persero), expressed optimism on such opportunity.

"Today’s export is one opportunity to export 40,000 pieces of pentolite booster 150 gram and per year and about 30,000 pieces of non-electric detonators per year," Haris said optimistically.

Meanwhile, in his remarks, Ms. Heide Saenger, Johnex Explosive Compliance and Supply Chain Officer, Australia gave this this collaboration a warm welcome. She thanked DAHANA for the collaboration and hoped to tie better cooperation in the future.

PT DAHANA (Persero) is a State-owned Enterprise engaging in commercial and defense explosives. With Headquarters located in Subang, West Java, DAHANA has major business lines in Drilling and Blasting, Explosives Manufacturing, Related Services and Defense Related. DAHANA serves the general mining, quarry and construction, oil and gas, and defense explosives sectors.