Pos History

History records the existence of Pos Indonesia so long, the first post office was established in Batavia (now Jakarta) by Governor General G.W. Baron van Imhoff on 26 August 1746 with the aim of further guaranteeing the security of residents' letters, especially for those who trade from offices in outside Java and for those who come from and go to the Netherlands. Since then the postal service has been born carrying out the role and function of service to the public. After the Batavia Post Office was established, the Semarang Post Office was established four years later to hold regular postal relations between the two places and to expedite the delivery. The postal travel route at that time was through Karawang, Cirebon, and Pekalongan.

Pos Indonesia has undergone several changes in status from the PTT Bureau (Post, Telegraph, and Telephone). The business entity headed by a Head of this Bureau is not a commercial operation and its function is more directed to hold public services. The development continues until its status becomes the State Post and Telecommunications Company (Postel PN). Observing the times when the post and telecommunications sector developed very rapidly, then in 1965 it changed to the State Company of Post and Giro (PN Pos dan Giro), and in 1978 it changed to Perum Pos and Giro which has since been confirmed as a single business entity in organizing post and Giropos service both for domestic and foreign relations. For 17 years as a Public Corporation, then in June 1995, it changed to a Limited Liability Company under the name PT Pos Indonesia (Persero).

Over time, Pos Indonesia has now been able to demonstrate its creativity in the development of Indonesia's exposure sector by utilizing its network infrastructure which reaches around 24 thousand service points that reach 100 percent of cities/districts, almost 100 percent of sub-districts and 42 percent of villages and 940 remote transmigration locations in Indonesia. Along with the development of information, communication, and technology, the Pos Indonesia network already has more than 3,800 online post offices and has electronic mobile posts in several major cities. All points are chains that are connected to each other in a solid & integrated manner. The Postal Code System was created to facilitate processing of postal items where every inch of area in Indonesia was able to be accurately identified.

1746 - First Post Office

History records the existence of Pos Indonesia so long, the first post office was established in Batavia (now Jakarta) by Governor General G.W. Baron van Imhoff on 26 August 1746 with the aim of further guaranteeing the security of residents' letters, especially for those who trade from offices in outside Java and for those who come from and go to the Netherlands. Since then postal services have been born carrying out the role and function of service to the public.

1875 - POSTEN TELEGRAFDIENST

In this year the postal service was united with the telegraph service with a service status under the name POSTEN TELEGRAFDIENST.

1877 - Union Postale Universelle

Since the colonial government, the Dutch government postal service has been involved in sending letters and items internationally, so that they are listed as members of the Union Postale Universelle (UPU).

1945 - Hari Bakti POSTEL

At the time of the Japanese occupation in Indonesia, the PTT service was controlled by the Japanese military, 27 September 1945 PTT Young Forces took over PTT power and officially turned into the PTT Bureau of the Republic of Indonesia. The event is commemorated as a PTT service day or POSTEL service day.

1965 - PN Pos dan Giro

Observing the times when the post and telecommunications sector developed very rapidly, then in 1965, it changed to the State Enterprise and Checking Account (PN Pos and Giro).

1978 - Post and Giro Public Company

And in 1978 it changed to become a General Company of Post and Giro which has since been confirmed as a single business entity in carrying out postal and corporate services both for domestic and foreign relations.

1995 - PT. Pos Indonesia (Persero)

For 17 years with the status of a Public Company, on June 20, 1995, it changed to a Limited Liability Company under the name PT Pos Indonesia (Persero).