The story of Bapak Siem Thiam Hie (born 28 January 1897; died 12 April 1976) and Ibu Rakhmat Sulistio (born 13 August 1897; died 14 February 1983) began when the couple operated a dairy farm called Melkrey, at the time the largest in Ambarawa, Kapubaten Semarang, Jawa Tengah. In 1930, the couple opened a bakery called Roti Muncul. In the same year, Ibu Rakhmat Sulistio began formulating the jamu now known as Tolak Angin.
With Ibu Rakhmat’s expertise in making jamu and handling spices, the couple decided to open a jamu stall in Yogyakarta.
Tolak Angin was introduced as a hot herbal drink
The couple opened a jamu business called Sido Muncul (literally “Wish Come True”) on Jl. Mlaten Trenggulan, Semarang.
Sido Muncul changed its corporate form into a Limited Liability Company as PT Industri Jamu Dan Farmasi Sido Muncul. Prior to this, Sido Muncul was registered as a general partnership in 1970.
Sido Muncul started construction of a larger and more modern plant in Klepu, Kecamatan Bergas, Ungaran, Semarang on 30 hectares of land. The plant’s cornerstone was laid by Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X of Yogyakarta on 21 August 1997.
Sido Muncul completed its new plant on 11 November 2000, inaugurated by the then Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Dr. dr. Achmad Sujudi MHA. During the inauguration ceremony, Sido Muncul received certifications in Good Manufacturing Practice for Traditional Medicines (CPOTB) and Good Manufacturing Practice (CPOB). The certifications provided assurance that our products are manufactured according to pharmaceutical standards.
Sido Muncul has produced more than 250 product types. Our flagship products are Tolak Angin, Tolak Linu, Kuku Bima Energi, Alang Sari Plus, Kopi Jahe Sido Muncul, Kuku Bima Kopi Ginseng, Susu Jahe, Jamu Komplit, and Kunyit Asam.
Sido Muncul has 109 distributors across Indonesia. Our products have been exported in several countries in Southeast Asia. On 18 December 2013, Sido Muncul went public on the Indonesia Stock Exchange with the ticker symbol SIDO.
Sido Muncul received halal certification from the Indonesian Ulema Council for 274 products. Issued on 6 March 2019, the certificate gave Halal approval to four categories: Jamu, Supplements and Supplement Ingredients, Beverages and Beverage Ingredients, and Confectionaries.