Cirebon – In the midst of the market dominance of branded cigarettes cigarette factory large, apparently non home-based products can still survive. Just look at the cigarette brand Sami Jaya and Panamas, the original production of cigarettes Cirebon is not losing fans who make the factory continues mengebul.
Cigarette Factory (PR) Fertile, is one of the many manufacturers of cigarette manufacturers households in Cirebon, West Java.
In the event the review is held with the Ministry of Finance, detikFinance got a chance peek direct production activities Cirebon original clove cigarettes.
“I started this business since 1971,” said the owner of PR Fertile, Hussen Nawi at its plant in Cirebon, West Java, Saturday (12/07/2008).
Manufacturing site is located in the village of Astanalanggar, District Losari, Cirebon, West Java. At first glance, the location of the factory is not like a cigarette factories that use advanced technology machines.
Machine owned simply because these types of production Fertile PR categorized Clove Cigarettes Hand (SKT). So entirely produced by hand, starting from pelintingan up packing.
Wide each plant was no more than 60 square meters. PR Lush has two production rooms, one for producing brand Sami Jaya, another for the brand Panamas.
“Our cigarette brands there are two, and Panamas Sami Jaya,” said Hussen.
Hussen said the two brands produced by 75 bales per month. Approximately one bale contains 200 packs of cigarettes. So the total production of about 15 thousand PR Fertile packs per month.
“The number of factory employees there are 100 people. They work alternately,” said Hussen.
Pelintingan production schedule up packing only performed for 10 days in 1 month. The rest is for pre-production and distribution process.
“Every 10 packs we can Rp 500. On average, one day we can Rp 10 thousand,” said one factory worker.
The two brands selling price of Rp 1,750 per pack, inclusive of excise. According to Hussein, the selling price at the distributor level in the market or about $ 2 thousand per pack. So a month turnover of approximately USD 26.25 million.
“Gain (profit) is not so big yes. Approximately Rp 100 thousand per day. Least sufficient to meet daily needs,” said Hussen.
Although profit is not much, apparently the domestic industry can still survive amid the current economic conditions.
“Thank God, so far we are still able to production,” said Hussen.
With a production volume that is not so great, but the two brands Hussen Nawi’s style can be exported to other cities.
“The distribution of our brands, especially in Cirebon and Tegal,” said Hussen.
On the other hand, the presence of PR Subur also provide economic empowerment to the surrounding community. Because in addition to having the factory, Hussen also has its own tobacco plantations.
“Total tobacco plantation area for our production of about 30 acres. Of these, only 3 acres of my own, the rest is leased,” said Hussen.
Surrounding communities also assess the presence of PR is a form of mutualism Fertile economy, especially in providing alternative livelihoods.
Livelihoods of the majority of the population around the plant is in agriculture and plantations. Well, almost all the workers in the factory packing pelintingan to pack Nawi is the mother-housewife.
“With this plant, our free time could be used to gain additional revenue,” said one factory worker.
Personally, Hussen is an exemplary employer. He had not been tempted to use fake excise stamps.
“Oh, not at all kepikiran. Wong fortunately not much, if discovered might corrupt all of our efforts so far,” said Hussen.