PT Idemitsu Lube Techno Indonesia, an Indonesian subsidiary (90%) of Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd, established a new lubricant manufacturing plant (the Cikarang plant) with an annual production capacity of 50 000 kl in Bekasi, Indonesia, to augment the supply for the increase in the demand for high-performance lubricants in Indonesia. The inauguration ceremony was held on 7 November.
The Cikarang plant will manufacture mostly engine oil for initial filling of motorcycles and automobiles and OEM replacement products (partner brand production) utilising the latest production facilities.
Indonesia has the world’s fourth largest population, and a steady growth in demand is expected. The existing first plant, the Karawang plant (with an annual production capacity of 65 000 kl), is situated in the Karawang International Industrial City, where many related Japanese enterprises have their offices. Due to there being no expansion room in this area, the new second plant was established in Bekasi Regency.
The inauguration of the Cikarang plant increases Idemitsu’s total annual production capacity in Indonesia to 115 000 kl. The Cikarang factory is the seventh lubricant manufacturing plant directly managed by the company overseas.
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