Kawasaki constructs Rp 600b factory in Bekasi
PT Kawasaki Motor Indonesia (KMI), a subsidiary of Japanese motorcycle manufacturer Kawasaki, is set to establish its second factory in Bekasi, West Java, worth Rp 600 billion (US$ 62.76 million), to increase production on its flagship sport bikes by 40 percent.
The 15-hectare plant is expected to boost the firm’s yearly production, from 100,000 units to 140,000 units. The factory is set to reach its total production capacity by 2014.
KMI’s production is currently supported by its only factory in Pulogadung, East Jakarta.
“Kawasaki motorcycles manufactured in the country will be sold not only in the domestic market, but also in the global market,” said KMI president director Yoshihiro Tanigawa on Monday, as quoted by Antara news agency.
Last year, Kawasaki sold 99,000 motorcycles in Indonesia, most of which were imported from Thailand. This year, KMI aims to boost its sales by 20 percent. (yps/swd)