• Hendri Dwi Yulianto Jurusan Pendidikan Sejarah Universitas Negeri Surabaya
  • Nasution Nasution Jurusan Pendidikan Sejarah Universitas Negeri Surabaya


The purpose of this research is to analyze the background of the emergence of metal processing industrial centers in Waru District, to analyze developments in the metal processing industry centers from 1978 to 2017, to analyze the influence of metal processing industrial centers on the socio-economic life of the people in Waru District 1978-2017. The sources used are primary and secondary sources. Sources such as archives and document data were obtained from the metal cooperative office of Waru Buana Putra. The author also conducted an interview with Ibnu Husein Marsuki as the manager of the Waru Buana Putra cooperative. Sources of books and journals to support writing related to research. The use of contemporary sources of newspapers and magazines related to the research is obtained in the Sidoarjo regional library and via online. The results showed that the background for the emergence of metal processing industrial centers originated from the activities of the iron house industry in Dusun Pandean, Ngingas Village. In the 1930's, this blacksmith centers produced agricultural tools and supplied the needs for sugarcane plantation equipment. Until the New Order era, this industry still existed, in the 1960s, it shifted from being a blacksmith to become a metal processing center. These blacksmiths then formed a metal cooperative called Waru Buana Putra in 1978. Developments that occurred in the metal processing industry center began to establish partnership with the government and the private sector. The entry of electricity in the 1980s, influenced the use of modern production machines, impacting on the diversification of the types of production goods. Like the production of motorized vehicle spare parts started in the 1990s, until it was able to become the supply chain for PT Astra Honda Motor in 2017. The influence of metal processing industry centers on socio-economic life can be seen from the amount of money circulating in industrial centers as a source of income and funding for business actors. As well as social organizations as a forum for metal business groups to act together in empowering metal processing industrial centers. Keywords: Industrial Centers, Metal, Waru District