Toyota Indonesia marks 1 millionth car export
Riza Roidila Mufti
The Jakarta Post
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMMIN) marked on Wednesday its one millionth car export over the last 30 years with its shipment of 1,879 completely built up (CBU) cars from the IPC car terminal at North Jakarta's Tanjung Priok port.
TMMIN, a subsidiary of Toyota Indonesia, has a 2018 export target of 217,000 CBU cars.
Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto expressed his appreciation for Toyota's contributions in developing the national automotive industry and exporting locally built products to the global market.
“It is the first time that [TMMIN] will export more than 200,000 cars [in a year], which is worth US$3 billion,” he said in a speech to mark the record shipment. “Toyota has exported [CBUs] with 75 to 94 percent local components to more than 80 countries.”
The company has supplied local car models like the Fortuner SUV and Yaris sedan to export markets such as Bahrain, Bangladesh, Laos, Myanmar, Peru and Qatar.
TMMIN president director Andang Warih Tjahjono said the company had produced 85 percent of Indonesia’s automotive exports and shipped 199,000 CBU cars of the country's 231,169 total car exports in 2017.
“Currently, the top-selling model is the SUV [Fortuner], followed by the MPV [Kijang Innova] and the sedan [Vios]. Each country has its preferred model,” Andang said, adding that it had exported up to 117,000 CBU cars by July 2018.
Toyota dispatched its first shipment of CBU cars from Indonesia in 1987, shipping the Kijang Super to Brunei Darussalam. (bbn)
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