Business Trip to Garut

Bachelor of Entrepreneurship class of 2019 conducted business trip on Tuesday, 25 June 2019. This business trip is part of Entrepreneurship Dynamics course. The aim of this business trip is to give students knowledge about to start and develop business. The business trip destinations were PT Tama Cokelat Indonesia and Astiga Leather.

PT Tama Cokelat Indonesia
The first place was PT Tama Cokelat Indonesia as producer of Chocodot. The students visited the Choco World, where they acquired information about Cacao farm and chocolate history of Garut. In Choco World, students are also shown the attraction of making chocolate processed creation. After visited Choco World, students moved to head office and Chocodot factory. In head office, students have a sharing session with the owner of PT Tama Cokelat Indonesia, Kiki Gumelar. In Factory, students looked around the process of making chocolate. PT Tama Cokelat Indonesia have many appreciation such as TUTTO Food 2011 Niche Product, Milan Italy 2011 (National product with the best traditional packaging in the world); Upakarti, Jakarta 2014; OVOP, Jakarta 2018 (One village one product, 5 star); and Pangan Award, Jakarta 2010 & 2016 (product innovation & the best raw materials and the best snacks).

Astiga Leather

The next destination was Astiga Leather, located at Jl A. Yani No 299, Garut. Astiga Leather produces bags, jacket, belts, wallets, shoes, and other leather goods. Here, the students could see the process of making the leather goods. They obtained information about how to choose good quality leather, how to cut the leather, and how to sew the leather. They also got information about how to run the leather business and the business opportunity in this field. Many students were excited and asked the owner of Astiga Leather, Luthfi Muhammad Sidik, about his experience in running this business.