History & Inception
PT. Gradial Perdana Perkasa started as a small family joint venture under a different company name in 1980 in Surabaya, East Java. The company practiced traditional Hand Made methods starting with only 20 workers in making men’s footwear for the Indonesian market. Within a few years the company built its first factory plant in area of 1800 Square Meter to support an increasing demand.
In 1988 the company secured a major international order from one of the Netherlands’ largest men’s footwear buyers and became one of East Java’s first footwear manufacturer (OEM) exporting men’s leather footwear to Europe.
After the family joint venture was ended in 1991, our Founder/CEO, Mr.Hartono Sutanto decided to establish an independent company to accommodate Europe growing demand. This was marking the Inception of PT.Gradial Perdana Perkasa as one of the first children leather shoes manufacturer (OEM) in East Java. Under a new management and branding, PT. Gradial Perdana Perkasa developed successful key partnerships and strong business relations with many European clients and gained recognition for our superior quality export footwear. The company has since experienced exponential growth. Our success is reflected in our commitment in producing superior quality footwear, exceeding our clients’ expectations, and providing excellent customer service.