SUBANG – Participants of the Indonesian Police Headquarters’ Commercial Explosive Blasters visited DAHANA in order to improve and acquire more knowledge and insight about explosives. The Indonesian National Police Headquarters delegation was received by Vice President of the Energetic Material Center (EMC) Benny Gunawan at the DAHANA Campus Auditorium in Subang on Friday, October 28, 2022.
In his speech, Mr Gunawan said that DAHANA Campus is not a university; it’s abbreviation for Kantor Manajemen Pusat (Central Management Office). Even so, philosophically, the term campus is applicable for the fact that DAHANA is frequently visited by various guests who wish to learn and explore explosives.
“Apart from that, for now, DAHANA’s Energetic Material Center (EMC) area is the largest and has the most complete facilities in ASEAN. In April 2022, DAHANA also entered into the holding of the Indonesian Defense Industry SOEs, DEFEND ID together with PT Len Industri (Persero), PT PINDAD, PTDI, and PT PAL Indonesia, where DEFEND ID was mandated by the President to become an engine for realizing the independence of the national defense system,” said Mr Gunawan.
Meanwhile, representatives of the National Police Headquarters, Kombes Pol, Dr. Kasmen, ME expressed his gratitude for DAHANA’s warm welcome, as in term of blasting work, PT DAHANA is very highly supportive as seen by the presence of the President Director of DAHANA, Wildan Widarman at the opening of the training, sending speakers who explain explosives theoretically, and now facilitating field training in the Energetic Mateial Center (EMC) area.
“We are proud to have a company engaged in high energy materials. DAHANA is one of the SOEs which will become the mainstay of the nation to meet Indonesia’s defense needs; and today we are given the opportunity to once again visit DAHANA in the context of field activities, namely training,” explained Mr Kasmen.
The 124 participants, consisting of 56 Explosives and 68 Commercial Explosives Managers, had the opportunity to visit the EMC Area which is equipped with integrated explosives facilities. Participants also carried out a detonation test using DAHANA’s explosives in the test bunker area.
PT DAHANA is an explosives company that uses dual-use technology, to meet commercial and military explosives. Owing to its 56 years of experience, DAHANA has succeeded in gaining the trust of consumers both at home and abroad. In order to maximize its potential, DAHANA is operating based on the principles of innovation and collaboration.