Indonesia is the worldâ€™s largest Island nation, made up of over 17,000 islands. Located in South East Asia between the Indian and Pacific oceans. The history of Indonesia goes back a few thousand years and has had Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim rulers. The Portuguese were the first Europeans to go to Indonesia for spice trade in the 1500â€™s. In 1602 the Dutch established the Dutch East India Company and became a dominant power in Indonesia, establishing the Dutch East Indies as a colony.
Lying along the equator, Indonesia is one of the most diverse countries in the world with the second most biodiverse geography to be found. Agriculture comprises one fifth of the Indonesia economy. Most notably Rice, Palm Oil, Coconut, Coffee, Rubber, Cocoa and Spices (Nutmeg, Cinnamon and Cloves).
Most recently PT Alumindo from East Java gained Kosher Certification through Kosher Check. As a leading manufacturer of Aluminium products they saw the benefit that Kosher Check Kosher Certification gave them as they sought to export to new markets.
Over the past decade the demand for Kosher Certification has increased dramatically. The Kosher market has been growing at an annual rate of 15% for the past several years and products bearing Kosher Certification continue to outsell other categories. In order to keep up with demand and as Companies in North America and Europe look to new sources, they increasingly turn to Asian countries such as Indonesia.
Kosher Check is a globally accepted Kosher Certification, providing Kosher supervision on five continents to food manufacturers such as Merck, Kerry Foods, Kemin Bioscience, Post Food Group, Scoular to name a few. Gaining Kosher Certification through Kosher Check can help increase sales as well as potential private label business.