Our History

The coal minning in Tanjung Enim was initiated by the dutch colonial goverment in 1919 by operating the first coal mine using open pit mining method in Air Laya

Using underground mining method, initial operation commenced in 1923 and lasted until 1940, while commercial production began in 1938.

When the Dutch Colonial period ended in Indonesia, the mining workers fought for the nationalization of the mines. In 1950, the Indonesian Government approved the establishment of State-Owned Bukit Asam Coal Mine or Perusahaan Negara Tambang Arang Bukit Asam (PN TABA).

In 1981, PN TABA converted its status to a limited liability company under the name of PT Tambang Batubara Bukit Asam (Persero) Tbk, further called the Company. To develop coal industry in Indonesia, in 1990 the Government merged Perum Tambang Batubara with the Company.

In line with the national energy security development program, in 1993 the Company was assigned by the Government to develop coal briquette business.

On December 23, 2002 the Company became a publicly listed company on the Indonesian Stock Exchange under the code of "PTBA".

Vision and Mission

To be the world-class energy company that cares about environment Managing energy resources by developing corporate competence and human excellence to provide maximum added values for all stakeholders and environment

Corporate Values


Able to see far ahead and project in the long run in the business development.


Upholding the trustworthy, open, positive, honest, committed, and responsible behaviors.


Always working earnestly to gain new breakthroughs to make the best products and services.


Accomplishing all tasks according to competence, with creativity, bravery, full commitment, in the cooperation for increasingly improving skills.

Cost and Environment Conscious

Possessing high awareness in each activity management by running a business or applying maximum benefits and environmental care.

Our Culture

Work Smart
Work Hard
Work Sincere
Work Through

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Head Office

Jl. Parigi No.1
Tanjung Enim 31716
Sumatera Selatan