Dr. Ir. Sanny Suharli Interview
“Improving upon security standards for businesses in Indonesia is a step that needs to be taken for the country to reach the next stage in its development.”
– Ir Sanny Suharli, Founder & Chairman-
Founded in 1986 by Dr. Ir. Sanny Suharli , Professtama Development Group is a well-established player in Indonesia’s safety and security industry.
What can you tell us about your company’s background and its main strategies going forward?
When this company was first established there were only a few companies in the safety and security industry. Recognizing that there were untapped opportunities to serve the market, we aimed to provide security systems by serving as a distributor for international products as well as by manufacturing our own products in Indonesia. Past projects include the development and installation of a physical inspection system for vehicles at the Shangri La Hotel in Jakarta, as well as hydraulic barrier gates in several landmark hotels and government buildings across the country.
As I came from a background in mechanical engineering, I initially focused on building upon my understanding of electronic security systems by observing other companies in this field and attending security seminars around the world. As such we provide security equipment for installation in factories and in addition to this offer a thorough understanding of local cultures to ensure that the implementation of new security protocol is met with minimal resistance from workers. Our company prides itself in offering more than just the hardware – we also host education sessions on how to use our equipment and participate in lectures on topics such as identifying security threats.
Improving upon security standards for businesses in Indonesia is a step that needs to be taken for the country to reach the next stage in its development.