The Jakarta Post
PT Cipta Mortar Utama, a subsidiary of a French company, the Saint Gobain Group, started production of 170,000 metric tons of mortar per year after it officially launched a new factory, its fifth, in Semarang, Central Java.
The fifth factory, which cost at least 8 million euros (US$9.02 million) to build, is located in the Wijaya Kusuma industrial area of Semarang. The four other factories are in Cibitung in Bekasi, Gresik in East Java, Medan in North Sumatra and Cikande in Banten.
Senior vice president and Asia-Pacific CEO Javier Gimeno said during the launch ceremony last week that the company was committed to providing the “best service” to support development in Central Java.
He added that unlike conventional cement products, their mortar, which has the brand name MU-Weber, was an instant mortar with its main materials consisting of sand, cement, filler and additives.
“The launch of the fifth factory is not just for quantity or production targets, but also to widen our coverage for better service and to make us closer to the society,” Indonesian CEO Jose Marto said.
The head of the Central Java Industry and Trade Agency, M. Arif Sambodo, expressed a warm welcome to the newly launched factory and said he hoped that it could support the development programs that were being planned by the Central Java provincial administration.