100 Years Journey of Sintesa Group

Our history begins in 1919 with the foundation of Oey Kim Tjiang’s visionary leadership. In 1959, under the leadership of the second generation, Johnny Widjaja decided to re-innovate the business into a trading company with numerous locals and international business partners from various industries. Thereafter, in the next 40 years, having several unique businesses and industries, Sintesa Group began to develop strong growth and governance under the leadership of Shinta Widjaja Kamdani who have created breakthroughs in creating business synergies to become a Sustainable Excellence Company.



Oey Kim Tjiang  started our business in 1919 as a rubber plantation named N.V Handelsbouw en cultuur Maatschappij. This is the beginning of Sintesa Group's journey which was started by the first generation of the family.



In 1959, we altered the name of N.V Handelsbouw en Cultuur Maatschappij to PT. Tigaraksa and shifted our focus to trading as the core business. Our continued growth also came with increased dealings with various local and international audiences; from customers to shareholders, and suppliers to partners such as Johnson & Johnson, Tom-Warner, Wyeth-Ayerst Sterling, BASF of Germany and many more.



The year of 1999 is another crucial milestone in Sintesa Group's journey. Sintesa Group was born as a result of the decision of the third generation of the family, Shinta Widjaja Kamdani who recognized the value of creating synergistic transformation.

In doing so, Sintesa Group succeeded in synergizing various independent companies into one integrated identity. This reflects our identity as a strategic investment holding company as well as a leading brand that can be trusted globally.

This change marked a new milestone for our business with a focus in 4 main pillars: Property, Energy, Industrial Products and Consumer Products. Under these four business pillars, Sintesa Group has made investments in sixteen companies with two pillars which are listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange.

Driving for Sustainable Excellence


A family business with a journey of 100 years and still moving forward is solid evidence that sustainability matters. In pursuing the achievement of Vision Post 2020 to become a Sustainable Excellence Company, Sintesa Group is developing a new economic paradigm by incorporating Sustainable Development Goals into our business models. From clean and renewable energy initiatives, eco-friendly tourism and the principles of circular economy, Sintesa group has committed more than ever to making progress in championing sustainable business and creating multi-stakeholders value.