Suzuki Holds Opening Ceremony Of The New Automobile Plant in Indonesia

Posted on Jun 2 2015 - 7:05am by Mary Mohler

Suzuki Motor Corporation has held an opening ceremony of the new automobile assembly plant (Cikarang Plant) on 29 May, 2015, which was completed within the Greenland International Industrial Center (GIIC) located in Bekasi Regency, east of Jakarta, by PT. Suzuki Indomobil Motor (SIM), Suzuki’s subsidiary in Indonesia.

The New Automobile Plant in Indonesia

The ceremony welcomed guests including Mr. Rahmat Gobel, Minister of Trade and Mr. Yasuaki Tanizaki, Japanese Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Indonesia. From Suzuki, Chairman and CEO Osamu Suzuki attended the ceremony.

The Cikarang Plant started assembling of engine and transmission from February 2014. Currently, the plant conducts from casting and forging to machining, heat treatment, and assembly of those engine and transmission to raise the ratio of internal production and local procurement. Upon completion of the automobile assembly plant, the assembly of MPV model Ertiga was transferred from the Tambun Plant (Bekasi Regency) and its production started at the Cikarang Plant. With the operation of the automobile assembly plant, the Cikarang Plant now has a structure to completely produce a vehicle from engine and transmission production to vehicle assembly. By combining the Cikarang and Tambun plants, Suzuki’s total production ability of automobiles in Indonesia is approximately 250,000 units. Suzuki plans to gradually increase the ability by responding to the market trend.

Overview of the Cikarang Plant

Location: GIIC in Bekasi Regency, West Java
Area of land: 1.3 million m2
Area of building: 110,000m2
Production model: MPV model Ertiga

Overview of SIM

Company name: PT. Suzuki Indomobil Motor
Location of headquarters: Jakarta
President: Shuji Oishi
Capital: 68 million US$ (Suzuki investment ratio 93.4%)
Number of employees: Approx. 4,700
Production models: (Autmobiles) Ertiga, WagonR, APV, and Carry (Futura) as well as motorcycles
Production result (FY2014): Automobiles approx. 158,000 units
Motorcycles approx. 234,000 units