Company Profile







Jawamanis literally translates from the indonesian language as Sweet Java and PT Jawamanis Rafinasi (JMR) is Indonesia’s leading refiner of high quality white sugar. Known locally as “Double Refined Sugar”, our products are made from the highest quality raw sugar sourced from all over the world and the refining process is carefully supervised according to globally accepted standards of quality management.

The refinery is located at Ciwandan in Java’s Banten Province and is in close proximity to the ports of Ciwandan and Cigading, facilitating handling of bulk raw sugar into the premises. Easy access to the Jakarta highway ensures fast and efficient movement of finished product throughout Indonesia.

JMR was founded in  2001 as a joint venture between local and overseas investors, when the need for a local producer of high quality sugar to replace imported white sugar was first envisaged. From an initial throughput of 500 MT per day, installed capacity has grown to 1,500 MT per day of refined sugar each year. Markets for this production are principally focused on discerning industrial customers in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. In October 2010, Jawamanis was acquired by Wilmar International Limited, Asia's leading agribusiness group.


Wilmar International Limited, founded in 1991 and headquartered in Singapore, is today Asia’s leading agribusiness group. Wilmar is ranked amongst the largest listed companies by market capitalisation on the Singapore Exchange.

Wilmar’s business activities include oil palm cultivation, oilseeds crushing, edible oils refining, sugar milling and refining, specialty fats, oleochemicals, biodiesel and fertilisers manufacturing and grains processing. At the core of Wilmar’s strategy is a resilient integrated agribusiness model that encompasses the entire value chain of the agricultural commodity processing business, from origination and processing to branding, merchandising and distribution of a wide range of agricultural products. It has over 450 manufacturing plants and an extensive distribution network covering China, India, Indonesia and some 50 other countries. The Group is backed by a multinational workforce of over 93,000 people.

Wilmar’s portfolio of high quality processed agricultural products is the preferred choice of the food manufacturing industry, as well as the industrial and consumer food catering businesses. Its consumer-packed products occupy a leading share in its targeted markets. Through scale, integration and the logistical advantages of its business model, Wilmar is able to extract margins at every step of the value chain, thereby reaping operational synergies and cost efficiencies. Wilmar remains a firm advocate of sustainable growth and is committed to its role as a responsible corporate citizen.

With the support of Wilmar and its network across the Asia Pacific region, Jawamanis is well-positioned for further growth in the sugar industry in Indonesia and the region.