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Jakarta Post

Nissan committed to production, localization

  • Novan Iman Santosa

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, June 3 2011   /  08:00 am

Japanese carmaker Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. affirmed Wednesday its commitment to Indonesia by announcing its plan to double production at its Cikampek, West Java, plant from 50,000 cars per year by the end of this year with an investment of US$20 million.

Nissan chief operating officer Toshiyuki Shiga told The Jakarta Post and other media in a series of limited interviews that Nissan viewed Indonesia as a strategic market for two reasons.

“The Indonesian GDP is increasing allowing more people to buy cars and at the same time more cars are available at cheaper prices,” he said.

Shiga, who volunteered for an Indonesian post from 1991 to 1997, expected more production would drive more sales, which in turn would call for more investment in the country. “Nissan is ready to invest more. We have the ambitions to have a bigger presence in Indonesia.

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