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Biography Tirto Utomo

Indonesia people would know the brand Aqua, brand is very well known people in the whole area from urban to rural areas. Aqua pioneered bottled water in Indonesia, which is the idea of Tirto Utomo is none other than the Founder Aqua. Tirto Utomo or Sien Biauw Kwa was born in Wonosobo, Central Java, March 8, 1930. Because there are no junior in Wonosobo then Tirto Utomo must attend Magelang which is about 60 kilometers, the journey taken by bicycle. His life is quite pretty as her parents businessman cow's milk livestock traders. SMP Tirto Utomo went to HBS school (junior high school at the time of the Dutch East Indies) in Hyderabad and later in Malang. Tirto Utomo adolescence spent in Malang and that's where he met Lisa / Kienke (Kwee Gwat Kien). As usual Catholic school at the time the school for boys and girls separated. They both had just met at the school.

During two years of college at the University of Gajah Mada University in Surabaya, he spare time to be a journalist with a special task Jawa Pos news covering the court. However, because the study is uncertain, Tirto eventually moved to the Faculty of Law, University of Indonesia. In Jakarta and going to school he worked as Chief Editor of the daily Sin Po and the Five Colors magazine. In 1954 after the high school in Malang, Lisa entered the Faculty of Letters, University of Indonesia. While in college, Lisa worked at British American Tobacco (BAT Indonesia). March 19 555 Lisa failed the exam rate increases and then decided to drop out. When Lisa teaches English at Stone Ceper, a primary school teacher Regina Pacis, and receive translation and typing services, Lisa Tirto proposed and they were married on December 21, 1957 in Malang.

Disaster came in 1959. Tirto dismissed as editor in chief of Sin Po. As a result, the financial resources of the family are clear. However, due to events that have the willingness Tirto Utomo round to finish his studies at the Faculty of Law of the UI. While Lisa's role as breadwinner is to teach and open a catering business, Tirto study and also helped his wife. In October 1960 Tirto Utomo right to hold a law degree. After graduation, Tirto Utomo apply to Permina (National Oil Company), which is the forerunner of Pertamina. Once received, it is placed at the base Brandan. There, the need still use river water bath. Thanks to his diligence, Tirto Utomo uphill end of his career that was entrusted as the spearhead of marketing oil.

Position Tirto Utomo as Deputy Head Legal and Foreign Marketing made ​​the most of his life abroad. At the age of 48 years, Tirto Utomo chose early retirement to deal with some private companies that AQUA, PT. White steel, and the Oasis restaurant. Aqua was founded with brother-in-law capital with Slamet Utomo Rp 150 million. They set up a factory in Calcutta in 1973 under the name PT. Golden Mississippi and brand Aqua production. Employees initially numbered 38 people. They dig wells in the first factory built on a land area of ​​7110 square meters in Bekasi. After working hard for over a year, the first products Aqua was launched on October 1, 1974.
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