|Thursday, 15 March 2012, 13:00 HKT|
Jakarta, Indonesia, Mar 15, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - P.T. Honda Prospect Motor (HPM), Honda's automobile manufacturing and sales joint venture in Indonesia, today announced plans to build a new automobile production plant with annual production capacity of 120,000 units. The plant will be located within the property of the existing HPM plant in the Karawang Industrial Park in a suburb of Jakarta. Combined with the current capacity of 60,000 units, HPM's total annual production capacity will be 180,000 units.
The new plant, an investment of approximately 3.1 trillion Indonesian rupiah (approximately 27 billion yen), is scheduled to become operational in 2014, and initial employment will be approximately 2,000 associates. HPM is planning to produce small-sized vehicles such as the BRIO developed for Asian markets. Based on its vision for the continuing expansion of the small vehicle market in Indonesia and an increase in exports to ASEAN countries, Honda will further enhance its production capacity and product lineup in Indonesia.
Moreover, HPM will strengthen local product planning and development function, establish a highly efficient production system, and increase local content to approximately 80% from the current level of approximately 50%. Through these efforts, HPM will provide high-quality products to its customers with speed and affordability.
HPM will begin importing BRIO from Thailand before the end of 2012, and then begin local production of an Indonesian version of the model at the existing plant before the end of 2013. HPM is planning to transfer production of BRIO to the new plant when it becomes operational in 2014.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (TSE:7267/NYSE:HMC/LSE:HNDA.L) is one of the leading manufacturers of automobiles and power products and the largest manufacture of motorcycles in the world. Honda has always sought to provide genuine satisfaction to people worldwide. The result is more than 120 manufacturing facilities in 30 countries worldwide, producing a wide range of products, including motorcycles, ATVs, generators, marine engines, lawn and garden equipment and automobiles that bring the company into contact with over 19 million customers annually. For more information, please visit http://world.honda.com.
Mar 15, 2012
Topic: Press release summary
Sectors: Automotive General
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