05 Jun 2012 | Local News : Indonesia
In order to increase the production capacity, PT Honda Prospect Motor adds a new assembling plant in Karawang, West Java worthy of Rp. 3,1 trillion.
That expectation is not impossible to achieve, because Honda had funneled a Rp. 3.1 trillion of fresh fund (around ¥ 27 M / USD 329 million) to invest on the new factory construction project as well as for the supporting facilities. "We considered Indonesia as one of the most important markets for Honda. This country has massive potential for automotive industry", revealed by President, Chief Executive Officer and Representative Officer, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
The current Honda Prospect Motor plant is located in the Mitrakarawang Industrial Site (Kawasan Industri Mitrakarawang/KIM), Desa Parungmulya, Karawang, West Java, with total land area of 512.500 m2, and total building area of 97.575,79 m2. The plant is a manufacturing base for Honda's flagship products in Indonesia such as Honda Jazz, Honda CR-V and Honda Freed.
While for the new plant's location site will be built just right behind the current one with total building area of 95.000 m2. This new plant is estimated to be employing 2.000 to 5.000 new employees - currently total number of Honda employees is 3.600 people - this is deemed to be in accordance with the government program to cut back unemployment rate.
Honda's new plant will be carrying production facilities such as; Stamping Press, Welding, Painting, Assembling, Vehicle Quality, Road Test, Car Pool and Engine Plant. The factory will also be used to produce vehicle components like Cylinder Head, Cylinder Block, and body parts that include the following; Hood Comp, Panel RR Inside, R/L Inside, Skin Hood, Frame Hood. It will be manufacturing Honda Freed units that will be shipped to countries in Southeast Asia; Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei Darussalam.
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