Company Overview

It all began in 1980, when Astari Niagara’s acrylic division pioneered the manufacture of cast acrylic sheets. Though we blazed the trail for many other would-be competitors to follow, we have maintained our position as the No. 1 acrylic sheet manufacturer in Indonesia through constant and ongoing innovation.

 

Today, we have close to 40 years of experience on our side, including more than 25 years’ experience in the international marketplace, including shipping our products to more than 200 destinations in more than 50 countries. As the largest independent cast acrylic sheet manufacturer in Asia and one of the largest in the world, Astari has built a strong presence in a number of key markets, including North America, Europe, the United Kingdom, the Asia-Pacific, the Middle-East and Africa.

Who We Are

Astari is privately owned company that serves the global marketplace. We are the largest producer and exporter of cast acrylic sheet in Asia.

Milestones

1980

Our history begins as the acrylic division of PT Astari Niagara

1994

Commencement of exporting to international market

1994-2000

Continuous improvement in quality.

2000

Branding of "AN Cast Acrylic Sheet"

2001

The Company attains ISO 9001:2000 certification.

2006

Implementation of an ERP integrated computerized system and resource-planning system.

2008

The start of construction of Cikupa factory.

2009

Commencement of the operation of the second factory in Cikupa. Establishment of Astari Europe GmbH in Germany.

2010

Upgrade of Plant 1 manufacturing process capabilities

2012

Establishment of Astari Americas Inc. in USA.

2010 - 2013

Commitment on product development, and expanding product range

2014

New Astari logo and global launch of Astariglas brand and its product range: Europe, US, India, Middle East, Australia & New Zealand, Turkey, Indonesia

2015

Expansion and 2nd manufacturing upgrade of Plant 1.

2017

ASTARIGLAS launch in China

Our Culture

It is the people that create progress in Astari. The diversity of our people is unified by one culture, the culture of Astari.

AAgile

Responsive, ability to adapt, make timely decisions, speed in execution

SSustainable

Straightforward, escalate issues upward, high integrity, trustworthy, high personal & work ethic

TTransparent

Reliable, responsible, high personal standards and work ethic, integrity, loyal

AAccountable

Take ownership, hands-on, be in-control, committed

RResilient

Persistent, never give up, hardworking, finish what we start

IImprove Continuously

Strive for excellence, spirit to learn and grow, never be complacent

What We Believe In & Do

We believe the world will be more beautiful with acrylic. It is durability and general aesthetic empowers and opens a lot of possibilities to designers. Most important, acrylic is unique among polymers in that it can be completely depolymerized to its original monomer. We also love acrylic for its beneficial functionality.

For that reason we are so eager to create the best-quality acrylic and our dream is for the world to enjoy the quality of our acrylic.

Our Vision

To be a global leading manufacturer and a preferred supplier of cast acrylic sheets.

Our Mission

We are committed to providing the utmost quality and service to ensure the continuity, growth and development of our people and business.

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Manufacturing Excellence and Sustainability

ASTARIGLAS® cast acrylic sheets are manufactured in two Astari Niagara Internasional plants in Cikupa on the outskirts of the Jakarta and Bitung.

In early 2010, we rolled out a major technology upgrade across our manufacturing sites and offices, as well as upgrading our ISO standards to comply with ISO 2000: 2008 requirements. We continue to implement Lean Six Sigma manufacturing methodology that organises, develops and sustains a productive work environment that continues our drive toward creating the best-quality products.

Our state-of-the-art factories and warehouses are located on 50,000 square metres of land and are custom designed for maximum efficiency, reliability and safety; three attributes that allow us to minimise costs low while guarding against incidents that might disrupt or slow production.

Safety

Both factories are designed for adherence to high safety standards. For instance, Reaction Towers are kept separate from other manufacturing areas. The Factories are also equipped with explosion-proof equipment and utilities. We also maintain around-the-clock security around all factory perimeters.

Reliability

We use ‘clean energy’ gas turbine to power our factories, along with diesel generators for back up, as well as commercial power supply connection as a third back up power source. Besides keeping costs down and providing a guaranteed power supply, this gas turbine is also able to ensure a better environmental impact.

Efficiency

The efficient, integrated layout of our factories and warehouses extends to the design of our multiple loading docks and location on major highways providing direct access to the main ports.

Manufacturing Excellence and Sustainability

ASTARIGLAS® cast acrylic sheets are manufactured in two Astari Niagara Internasional plants in Cikupa on the outskirts of the Jakarta and Bitung.

In early 2010, we rolled out a major technology upgrade across our manufacturing sites and offices, as well as upgrading our ISO standards to comply with ISO 2000: 2008 requirements. We continue to implement Lean Six Sigma manufacturing methodology that organises, develops and sustains a productive work environment that continues our drive toward creating the best-quality products.

Our state-of-the-art factories and warehouses are located on 50,000 square metres of land and are custom designed for maximum efficiency, reliability and safety; three attributes that allow us to minimise costs low while guarding against incidents that might disrupt or slow production.

Safety

Both factories are designed for adherence to high safety standards. For instance, Reaction Towers are kept separate from other manufacturing areas. The Factories are also equipped with explosion-proof equipment and utilities. We also maintain around-the-clock security around all factory perimeters.

Reliability

We use ‘clean energy’ gas turbine to power our factories, along with diesel generators for back up, as well as commercial power supply connection as a third back up power source. Besides keeping costs down and providing a guaranteed power supply, this gas turbine is also able to ensure a better environmental impact.

Efficiency

The efficient, integrated layout of our factories and warehouses extends to the design of our multiple loading docks and location on major highways providing direct access to the main ports.

Quality Assurance & Process Control

Quality is our first and foremost consideration. We believe the quality of our product is the main factor that has grown our business and company into what it is today. Hence the design of our entire manufacturing process is to guarantee that only the best quality is attained.

Starting from the material, we only use pure raw materials, including high-quality MMA raw materials (virgin MMA only) that are formed into sheets through a carefully controlled manufacturing process that results in premium product quality.

Regarding manufacturing method, we only use methods that are able to produce the best quality acrylic sheet, using the cell cast method. In polymeric materials, molecular weight is a measure of chain length. As chain length increases, desirable properties of the material increase such as impact strength, chemical resistance and hardness.  Each production method has an upper limit to the molecular weight that can be achieved. The cell casting method produces the highest molecular weight acrylic sheet.

We inspect 100 per cent of our products that come out from our production line. Every single sheet is meticulously checked before it leaves the factory.

And to complete our effort, Astari Niagara International is ISO certified. In early 2010, we successfully upgraded to ISO 9001:2008 standards.

A quest for perfection is never ending; hence continuous improvement is an ongoing progression at Astari.

Innovation and RnD

As we continue to innovate, the everyday applications of our acrylic sheets have become more and more versatile, leading to benefits for an increasing number of industries and people. This has been a key feature of the drive within our specialist research and development (R&D) laboratory, were we are continuing striving to create various grades of cell cast acrylic sheets through careful calibration and precision testing.

Our state-of-the-art, in-house laboratories are operated by experienced technicians and researchers, and are dedicated to keeping our product pipeline robust and the quality high. These facilities also enable us to produce customized products according to customer request.

Supply Assurance

Supplying customers in more than 200 destinations in more than 50 countries is not an easy task. We realize that building a strong supply chain is a key factor in supporting our business.

Starting from raw material sourcing, we realize the importance of MMA multiple sourcing to secure continuous supplies to our factory.

Understanding that we are handling high-risk materials, we have divided our production activity in two manufacturing sites.

It is an important step to take in managing the risk of supply security.

To complete the system, our factories are equipped with multiple loading docks and connected directly to major transportation networks for immediate shipping. To ensure that our products arrive on time and in a good condition, we work with carefully selected major shipping partners, moving our products around the globe.