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Business Set Up and Outsourcing in Semarang

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About Cekindo Semarang

For almost a decade, we have been assisting and advising clients who wish to operate in or expand to Indonesia. Therefore when regularly analysing the Indonesian market, we have identified extraordinary business opportunities of Semarang. As a leading consulting company in the archipelago, we have decided to be a part of this promising niche and support our clients where it is needed the most – on-site.

Would you need to discuss legal issues; meet colleagues in a co-working space or work without any disturbance in a private office, simply check our location below and visit us at our office in Semarang.

eBook “Doing Business In Semarang For Expats”

As the 5th biggest metropolitan city in Indonesia, Semarang with its strategic location between Jakarta and Surabaya and its well developed infrastructure along with investment-friendly system has appealed to many foreign investors. If you are looking to invest and establish a business in Semarang, you need to know everything from business culture and company setup process to visas and licenses and even survival guide.


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Without any doubts Semarang is the “next big thing” in Indonesia but what are the reasons behind?


Gateway to Java

The strategic location of a city of Semarang enables foreign investors to reach any destination within the island conveniently. Situated on the north coast of Central Java, Semarang operates both international airport and port and is further connected with all major cities in Java.

Overall, there is no better choice in case you are interested in export and import businesses.l enterprises, interested in entering or expanding to the Indonesian market.


Half Price of Jakarta

Reducing expenses can cost you a great effort. Instead of looking for departments where to cut, move your business to Semarang where labour and land costs do not reach more than a half price of Jakarta.

While residing in Central Java’s capital, you will still have the perfect access to the qualified labour thanks to several prestigious universities situated in the area.


Government Support

The Indonesian government fully supports the development of Semarang and Central Java. Attracting foreign investors and creating new job positions helps the country to fight its alarming high unemployment rate.

Therefore, the Indonesian government does not only invest in the industrial park in Semarang but also proactively sets cooperation with foreign countries like Singapore.

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Selected Testimonials

  • logo-PT-Asia-Victory

    Prior to choosing Cekindo as our business partner in Indonesia, we interviewed and compared several companies. Finally, we chose to cooperate with Cekindo because of its professionalism and quality. Cekindo has assisted us in many ways, from company certification application to KITAS application and financial statement compliance to the fulfillment of other tax obligations in Indonesia. We appreciate the team’s fast response and professionalism in preparing the financial statements, among others.

    Doris Chen
    PT. Asia Victory and PT. Bigger One
  • logo Toaster

    When I joined Toaster, it was already working with Cekindo. But it’s quick to see why Toaster chose Cekindo. Cekindo has been very helpful throughout. Toaster Headquarters is based in London. Indonesian tax laws are not our specialty. Cekindo’s team has helped us to understand Indonesian tax. They are very knowledgeable and dependable, and therefore a huge asset to our company.

    Tsui-Sie Wong
  • logo Ohmnia

    As a new business in Indonesia, we started consulting with multiple law firms but quickly narrowed down to only Cekindo. Cekindo was recommended as one of the top firms by multiple sources in the business community. The staff at Cekindo was very responsive to our needs as a new business. The team provided consultancy and assisted our startup firm with initial business setup, licenses and permits, HR/recruitment and market research. One year since our establishment, we still consider Cekindo as our partner.

    PT Ohmnia Tenaga Surya
  • Jan Pilar - Hydropol

    When we intended to enter the Indonesian market back in 2013/14, Cekindo helped us to understand the possibilites and options for business presence in Indonesia through legal advice & also advisory on how to arrange for ownership. Furthermore, Cekindo also provides us with a range of fully professional and reliable accounting & tax services for our representative office in Indonesia. In the world of digital & virtual economy like today, it is an essential prerequisite to have the most reliable business partner like Cekindo.

    Jan Pilař
  • Sagar Datar - Bristlecone

    A huge gratitude to Cekindo, particularly its visa team, for handling our visa cases. During our visa applications, Cekindo was extremely helpful not only in facilitating all of our visa requirements but also in clarifying our queries/doubts. I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and appreciate the good work of Cekindo’s visa team.

    Sagar Datar
  • Matthias Coessens - Empyrean

    When I was looking for a reliable partner who could help with company registration, payroll, taxes and working permit in Indonesia, Cekindo’s domain knowledge and clear communication astonished. Firstly, we decided to pursue cooperation with Cekindo in terms of company registration, but they also assisted me in obtaining the necessary working permits and visas (KITAS), and we use their payroll and tax reporting services until now.

    Matthias Coessens
    Product Director at Empyrean Solutions Apac
  • Ivana Bartonkova

    Cekindo handled business visa for our new colleague promptly and made the start of our company in Vietnam easier and faster. I particularly enjoyed communication with the consultant, who advised the best solution for us and was all the time available to answer any questions. She made sure that all the documents were collected and prepared on time and we got great support during the whole process. Thank you Cekindo and I hope to cooperate again in the near future!

    Ivana Bartonkova
    Marketing and HR director of Port Cities Vietnam
  • Phyto CZ Sro

    Cekindo assisted us with a selection of our local distributor in Indonesia and organised several meeting in Jakarta. Their assistance enabled us to meet our potential local partners and choose the best distributor conveniently. The decision to cooperate with Cekindo was based on a recommendation from our prominent partner in Bali and we cannot be more grateful. Cekindo’s systematic work, active communication, thoroughness and professionalism was exceptional.

    Ing. Václav Tomek
    Phyto CZ Sro
  • Vivek Singh Rathaur

    Cekindo initially helped us with setting up our business structure in Indonesia and getting us all due licenses and approvals. Currently, Cekindo is associated with us as our business partner in Indonesia by providing a face to our name and handling various business activities on our behalf. Without their help, we would be lost in keeping up with regulatory requirements and being a compliant company in Indonesia.

    Vivek S.Rathaur
    Vega Industries
  • akvo - cekindo

    Thanks to Cekindo and its one-stop market entry solutions, we could start exploring the Indonesian market. Cekindo’s broad portfolio of services included a formal process of our representative office registration, consultations regarding proper legal set-up and even working permit and visa applications. Cekindo’s extensive knowledge of the latest developments and legal requirements allowed us to focus on more operational matters and to build a local team in Indonesia.

    Peter van der Linde
    Co-founder / Director strategy & solutions, Akvo Pte Ltd

Selected Clients

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Branch Office Semarang

PT. Cekindo Business International

Ruko Peterongan Plaza, Blok C-2 (in front of Sri Ratu Peterongan)
Jl. MT. Haryono No.719, Semarang 50242, Indonesia
+62 24 86001600 (Call / Whatsapp  )