Let’s take a moment to appreciate the beauty of our global branches within Aletek. We have four wonderful employees in the Indonesian branch, each with their very own nicknames, special talents and skills. Aletek Indonesia kicked off in July 2021 in Kalimantan with four strong team members to aid and support our valued Indonesian customers.
Dave “The Guru” Cunningham is the General Manager PT for Aletek Global Indonesia. Dave has “too many years” experience (around 35+) and has worked across multiple senior management, sales, operations and supply roles. Dave has devoted those years working within various parts of Australia, and New Zealand and spent the last 9 years in Indonesia. To quote Dave, he “strives to provide superior customer satisfaction unmatched by any opposition and ensure the same values are entrenched with the business and team”. Nothing excites Dave more than seeing a current or past team member go on to achieve great outcomes in business and in their personal lives. In his own time, you will find Dave under the bonnet or behind the wheel of a classic car “something that is around his own age and pace”.
Kalimantan is the Indonesian portion of the island of Borneo, covering of 73% of the whole island. The name Kalimantan is from the Sanskrit word Kalamanthana, which translates to “burning weather island” due to its hot and humid tropical climate, with temperatures ranging from 23 degrees Celsius to 31 degrees Celsius. Indonesian President Joko Widodo proposed in 2019 that Kalimantan should become Indonesia’s capital, and in January of 2022, it was approved.
The Borneo rainforest is one of the oldest rainforests in the world, it is 130 million years old, 70 million older than the Amazon rainforest. There is an amazing ecosystem consisting of approximately 3000 tree species, 221 mammal species and 420 species of birds. The Borneo rainforest is subject to mass deforestation, further threatening the remaining habitat of the endangered Bornean Orangutang. There are many rehabilitation centres for Orangutang, with many becoming tourist attractions where orangutang feedings are a key appeal. Other attractions include guided tours of historic landmarks, floating markets, off-road adventures and private tastings of local delicacies.
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