2 Famous Israeli Companies in Indonesia Lifestyle – 9 hours ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Israel has once again become a country in the world spotlight after killing around 8,000 Palestinians through air strikes. According to a report from the Ministry of Health in Gaza, most of the victims killed were women and children.

Israel’s increasingly ferocious attacks on Palestine have prompted many parties to call for a boycott of companies that support and originate from Israel.

It is known that Israel is a developed country that has given birth to many companies and has become a ‘paradise’ for start-up companies. In fact, the city of Tel Aviv is the second city by number startups the largest in the world after Silicon Valley, the United States (US).

Currently, there are two original Israeli companies operating and widely used by the Indonesian people. Anything? Here’s the summary.

1. Waze

Waze is a digital map service that uses data real-time from its users. Similar to Google Maps, Waze is able to provide the best route by displaying the fastest road options, traffic jams, accidents and police locations.

Before being acquired by Google in 2013, Waze was a company founded in 2008 in Israel by entrepreneur from Tel Aviv, Uri Levine; Ehud Shabtai; and Amir Shunar.

Waze, which can be downloaded via the App Store and Play Store, had high popularity in Indonesia because it was considered more accurate than Google Maps. Moreover, users can share information with each other from every road point they pass.

In 2013, Google successfully acquired Google for US$966 million or around Rp. 15.3 trillion today (assuming an exchange rate of Rp. 15,869/US$). In this acquisition, Google beat Facebook, Apple, and Nokia.

2. Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries

Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries is a multinational company based in Petah Tikva, Israel that produces various pharmaceutical products. Until now, Teva is the largest generic drug manufacturer in the world.

In Indonesia, the company that is part of Teva is PT Actavis Indonesia.

“The PT Actavis Indonesia site is part of the Teva Group’s global operations network which is routinely inspected by our global Quality Assurance team to ensure quality and good manufacturing practices,” wrote PT Actavis Indonesia, quoted from the official website, Monday (30/10/2023 ).

“Quality control is not only carried out by the Teva Group globally, but also involves audits by regulatory authorities from countries that market pharmaceutical products produced by PT Actavis Indonesia, such as Russia, Ukraine and others,” continued Teva.

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