Shell Bitumen, like Indonesia, is also poised for further growth, as more road infrastructure is planned to be built in the coming years to improve connectivity throughout the archipelago. Since its establishment in Indonesia in 2008, Shell Bitumen has been a supplier of high quality bitumen products, especially for highways and airport runways. Shipped directly from Shell’s Pulau Bukom manufacturing site in Singapore, the bitumen is stored in local terminals throughout Indonesia. 

Shell Bitumen has supplied the bitumen used in paving several major toll roads throughout Indonesia, including the Jakarta-Cikampek, Purbaleunyi, Surabaya-Mojokerto and the Semarang-Solo, as well as other national roads.

Shell Bitumen’s products have also been used in projects at 24 of Indonesia’s busiest airports, including Aceh, Bandung, Labuan, Semarang and Surabaya.

“We have been working with our partner contractors here in Indonesia to grow our business over the past few years and we are proud to know every day, millions of Indonesians experience a smooth journey thanks to our bitumen products.  We look forward to supporting more of the government’s projects in the coming years,” said Tan Yew Chong, Shell Bitumen’s Country Manager for Indonesia and Singapore.

Not only does Shell Bitumen supply products for roads and runways, it also offers a bitumen-based waterproofing product, Shell Flintkote, which is used in some of Indonesia’s most recognisable buildings, including the Equity Tower, Gandaria City Mall, Pacific Place Shopping Centre and the World Trade Centre in Jakarta. 


Shell Bitumen Global: Oliver Lim + 65 9727 8960

Notes to editors

  • Shell Bitumen has a bitumen storage facility in Merak, which serves customers in Western and Central Java. It has also established a network of 15 third party bulk depots, including growth areas Java, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Sumatra, and the Nusa Tenggara islands.
  • Shell Bitumen is the world’s largest bitumen marketing business with over 1,600 customers in over 30 countries.  Shell supplies over 11,000 tonnes of bitumen daily, enough to pave a one lane kilometre road every four minutes.
  • Over the past decade, Shell Bitumen has provided solutions for over 100 of the world’s busiest airports, including Heathrow (UK), Dubai (UAE), Charles de Gaulle (France). Schiphol (Netherlands), HKIA (Hong Kong), Changi (Singapore), KLIA (Malaysia), Frankfurt (Germany) and Suvarnabhumi (Thailand).
  • Shell Bitumen operates a dedicated bitumen research and development centre in Bangalore, India and regional solution centres in China, France and Thailand.

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