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What is a Shelf Company in Indonesia?

Posted 5.05. 2015 by Cekindo / Last update on 18.09. 2018

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Cekindo turnkey solution include a ready-made company with already approved Indonesian corporate bank account with internet banking include a registered tax number and legal company address.

A shelf company in Indonesia is a company which has been registered and left with no activity for several months or even years to age. The aged company can then be bought by yourself and transferred into your name. The form of  our shelf companies are local PT company, not PT PMA. For complete overview about Shelf company requirements (Read: Complete Business Overview).

Our shelf companies in Indonesia were incorporated specifically for our clients who want a ready-made company for immediate use in Indonesia. Our Shelf companies have not done any business, have not entered into any dealings or obligations. As the name suggests, the registration documents of these shelf companies have been kept “on the shelf” in Cekindo office, without any practical usage (read also about: Company Registration in Indonesia).

Cekindo registers several companies in Indonesia each month for the sole purpose of becoming shelf companies. You can then buy one of these companies, change the name of the company, change the directors and shareholders into your own name then you are the legal owner of an established company in Indonesia.

Why Should I Buy A Shelf Company?

  • One of the main reasons to purchase a shelf company in Indonesia is to create an impression that the business has been established for longer than it actually has.
  • Another important reason is that you can directly start your business and reduce period for company registration in Indonesia from regular 10 weeks to 5 working days.
  • You don´t need to go through the frustrating tasks of requested documents preparation, thinking-up an original company name which can delay the process registration.
  • If you need immediately receive any sales income on already establish corporate account or you need Indonesian company to close fast some important deal.

Once the company is purchased, Cekindo will immediately transfer management control to the new owner with a contract signed in front of a public notary (a power of attorney within 24 hours) and provide following information:

  • A company name and incorporation number
  • A company office address
  • A corporate bank account number and access to internet banking
  • A tax number and identification
  • Set of document related to company registration

Where you can find Cekindo list of the shelf companies for sale?

Contact Cekindo and our consultant will provide you list of our shelf companies which are updated on a daily basis. You may want to check our article about guide set up a company (read: how to start business in Indonesia: step-by-step).

If you still have a lot of questions in your mind about how to get a shelf company in Indonesia, don’t hesitate to contact us directly by sending email to info@cekindo.com. Our legal team will assist you to get your shelf company in the safest way.

Once we receive payment we will provide you all information and document related to your new shelf company immediately (24 hours).

If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us or ask for a free quotation!

20 Responses to “What is a Shelf Company in Indonesia?”

  1. Ivan says:

    How long will take all procedure to buy your shelf company in Indonesia?

  2. Cekindo says:

    Dear Ivan,
    Cekindo’s shelf companies are ready include the complete company’s documents and if you are interested to purchase on this ready made company then we only need 5 working days to transfer the management control of company’s documents from our side to you. More about our shelf company package here.

    Please note that name of ready made company cannot be changed otherwise you request the local company to be formed.

  3. pagotto says:

    Please give me information (fees, list, time) about a Indonesia ready made company with bank account.
    Waiting your respinse.
    Best regards

  4. Siti Junima Faradella says:

    Hi Pagotto,

    Thank you for contacting Cekindo.

    It only takes 5 days to get a shelf company to be yours as it’s already establish, so it’s ready to use once you agree and do the payment. You can also see the detail here: http://www.cekindo.com/what-is-a-shelf-company-in-indonesia.html
    Need to be notice, if you want to change the name of the company or the shareholders, it will take the same time and fee as making a new company, see the detail http://www.cekindo.com/how-to-register-foreign-company-as-pt-pma-in-indonesia.html

    Our consultants will send the detail fee and required documents to get a shelf company to your personal email.

    Have a nice day!

    Thank you,
    Siti Junima Faradella

  5. […] PT is the most popular company type in Indonesia. In fact this type is fully intended for Indonesian only, but for certain situation it can be setting up for the foreign investors. There are 3 company types that foreign investors can choose when they decide to expand their business to Indonesia: PT PMA, Representative Office, and Local PT Company. For Local PT Company there is more options how to get it – read more about Local nominee company or Shelf company. […]

  6. Alam deb says:

    I need to know how much I will pay for buying pt pma or shelf company


  7. Siti Junima Faradella says:

    Hi Alam,

    Thank you for contacting Cekindo.

    Following our email, we noted that you would like to know about PT. PMA Establishment as well as Shelf Company. As initial stage, please pass us your mobile number thus we could contact you to provide necessary information in regard to your inquiry.

    Thank you,

  8. A.H. Abdul Halim says:


    We are an international trading company actively involved in trading and exporting various agribased commodities,minerals and energy products.We would like to expand our business activities in Indonesia and ready to buy a shelf company to immediately start our business and trading activities in Indonesia.Please email your full package and cost of purchasing a shelf company in Indonesia to :info@amztradeventures.com Thank you.

  9. Fairoz says:

    I’m interested to find out the prices for the shelf company and also the options for PT PMA. Can you email me a quotation? Thank you.

  10. Boris Tantchev says:

    I would like to get a ready set up company
    How much would it coast and can i use it for a coffee shop business

    Kind Regards
    Boris Tantchev

  11. S.Y. Loh says:

    How much it will cost for a shelf company and what is the minimum paid-up capital?
    For your info, we wish to use this company to register our supplement products with BPOM and later import into Indonesia for distribution or conducting a direct selling business concept.
    Kindly provide more info.

    Thank you.

  12. Marketing Team says:

    Hello, thank you very much for your question. Our consultant has followed up your question. If you need more information, do not hesitate to contact us at +6221 806 60999 or by email at info@cekindo.com.

    We hope you have a nice day ahead.

  13. nicky says:


    Please quote to purchase a Shelf PMA in Hospitality Management in Bali.

  14. Marketing Team says:


    Thank you for your comment. To request for a quote, please contact us at +6221 806 60999 or by email at info@cekindo.com.

    We look forward to helping you.

  15. Stephen Wouw says:

    Hello, I would like to open a company In Indonesia in the Service and consulting industry, Please provide email an quote and further information.

    Regards Stephen Wouw

  16. tenissa.tjahjono says:

    Hi Mr. Wouw,

    Thank you for your email. Please let us know in details about the company you would like to establish in Indonesia by sending us email to info@cekindo.com . We look forward to hearing from you. Have a nice day.

  17. RB says:

    I would like to inquire about the cost of a shelf company. I would like to start a company for opening a book store, and for selling books in Indonesia. As a foreigner would the company be a local owned company? or a foreign owned? would the company also be able to provide a kitas?

  18. tenissa.tjahjono says:

    Hi, thank you for your message. Please find here the list of available shelf companies: https://www.cekindobusinesscenter.com/en/shelf-company-in-indonesia-online . The shelf companies can provide KITAS. For more information, feel free to contact us at info@cekindo.com

  19. Linny says:

    Please inform me how much a medium shelf company will cost.

  20. tenissa.tjahjono says:

    Hello, you can check the list of our shelf companies and their prices here: https://www.cekindobusinesscenter.com/en/shelf-company-in-indonesia-online

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