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Jakarta Post

RAPP eyes for bigger market with 30% production hike in 2017

  • Stefani Ribka

    The Jakarta Post

PANGKALAN KERINCI, RIAU   /   Thu, November 17 2016   /  09:20 am

Indonesia’s second-largest pulp and paper firm PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (RAPP) has completed its third paper mill and set its operational debut for next year to increase production and expand its exports to the international market.

The Rp 4 trillion (US$300.7 million) new mill will increase its paper production capacity by 250,000 tons, or 30 percent, to 1.1 billion tons per annum.

Today, the company’s two paper mills in Pangkalan Kerinci, Riau, run at 95 percent capacity, producing 850,000 tons of paper. The third mill is expected to also run at 95 percent next year.

“We have already received orders in the new mill from several clients. Xerox [American-based office equipment provider] is one of them, under long-term purchase contracts,” RAPP spokesperson Budhi Firmansyah said during a site visit on Tuesday.

RAPP finishing manager Wahyu Setiady ...