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Tata Motors doubles sales target

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Jakarta | Fri, August 11, 2017 | 10:23 am
Tata Motors doubles sales target Tata Motors Distribusi Indonesia (TMDI) president director Biswadev Sengupta (second left) along with TMDI marketing director Pankaj Jain (right) showcase the company's new dump truck during the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show in Tangerang, Banten, on Aug. 10. (JP/rdi)

Indian automaker Tata Motors subsidiary PT Tata Motors Distribusi Indonesia (TMDI) has doubled its sales target for the March 2017 to April 2018 fiscal year.

TMDI president director Biswadev Sengupta said on Thursday his company was set to sell between 1,500 and 2,000 vehicles, an increase from 900 vehicles in the previous fiscal year.

"The market is picking up. We want to sell between 1,500 and 2,000 vehicles. That's what we’re targeting," he said during the launch of its new dump truck at Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) 2017 in South Tangerang, Banten.

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Sengupta, however, said sales volume was currently not the main focus of his company as it was still working to build the brand in Indonesia.

He further said his company planned to establish 10 more dealers as an addition to the existing 20 dealers and 26 outlets in Java, Bali, Sumatra and Sulawesi.

The company has prepared Rp 2 billion (US$149,947) to Rp 3 billion to open the new dealers. Speaking about the domination of Japanese automakers in the Indonesian market, he said his company was not trying to take over the market controlled by the Japanese players. "We are here to learn from them and see what we can do to expand the market," he said. (rdi/bbn)


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