Barata Indonesia started in the Dutch East Indies era as Machinefabriek NV Braat. At the beginning of its establishment, this factory produced machine tools for sugar and tea factories. However, approaching World War II, the NV Braat factory had experienced a change in its function of producing war equipment since the occupation by the Japanese army to supply war needs.
Until then, in order to strengthen the national industry, the company again carried out a business transformation through several stages. Among them is the development of three-wheeled roller products to support national infrastructure development. At the same time, the company also gave birth to foundry business competence, which until now has become the company’s flagship.
Talking about water resources (SDA), Indonesia has enormous potential. As the largest archipelagic country in the world, Indonesia has a larger water area than its land area. Responding to this potential, the company also initiated hydromechanical work.Through the competence of the foundry, the company is proven capable of producing railroad component products for oil and gas production and storage facilities.
As the business grows, the company is also exploring construction and EPC work in various industrial fields. Among them are TBBM, Sugar Factory and its derivatives, Salt Factory, and many more.
This rapid development had a positive impact on the company’s performance, so in 2018, Barata Indonesia took a milestone action by acquiring a turbine component factory from a world-class technology company, Siemens Indonesia. This is where the forerunner of the power generation business began.
Responding to business dynamics after the COVID-19 pandemic, the company has re-transformed by focusing on manufacturing and MES (maintenance, engineering, and services) through the philosophy of three business pillars, namely foundry, hydromechanical, and industrial components.