Adri­anus Ciang

A sense of own­er­ship

Prestige Indonesia - - Sulwhasoo -

FOR ADRI­ANUS CIANG, hard work is in the blood. Talk­ing about his fa­ther, Ir. Ben­gawan Ciang, and his fam­ily, he says: “I grew up with very hard­work­ing peo­ple around me. In­stead of won­der­ing what mo­ti­vates me, I would just say that work­ing is a nat­u­ral thing be­cause I was brought up that way. My dad built up ( Tangerang-based) Ben­gawan Karya Sakti ( Beng) for over 20 years. It was only nat­u­ral for me to fol­low in his foot­steps and con­tinue his busi­ness. I learned ev­ery­thing from him, from the sim­plest things to how to tackle the worst sit­u­a­tions.”

Beng is one of In­done­sia’s lead­ing man­u­fac­tur­ers of trucks, fuel tanks, cargo trucks, cranes and other spe­cial-pur­pose ve­hi­cles for min­ing, road con­struc­tion, plan­ta­tions and garbage trans­porta­tion sys­tems. “Our com­pany is a na­tional-scale busi­ness,” says 29-year-old Ciang. “We get calls from all over the coun­try for projects re­lated to in­fras­truc­ture de­vel­op­ments. Our role is be­hind the scenes, but it is vi­tal nev­er­the­less. One of our latest projects is de­sign­ing and man­u­fac­tur­ing ve­hi­cles for the 2018 Asian Games.”

Ciang has also launched an in­te­rior de­sign com­pany, Es­calier In­te­rior, which has be­come one of Beng’s most im­por­tant sub­sidiaries.

“In­te­rior de­sign has been a pas­sion of mine since I was lit­tle,” ex­plains this Univer­sity of Pelita Hara­pan grad­u­ate. “It’s a grow­ing in­dus­try, and now it has be­come a ma­jor fo­cus for our group. As an en­tre­pre­neur, I feel that you have to cul­ti­vate a strong sense of own­er­ship over your busi­ness, and make it truly yours.”

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