A sense of ownership
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.”