Manufacturing Industry Grows on Increased Local and Global Demands

Jakarta, Nov 27 – The significant growth of manufacturing industry, following its raise in the market share, has a positive impact on industry competitiveness which advanced to the ninth position during 2015-2017 from the previous 12th in 2014.

Director General of Metal, Machinery, Transportation and Electronics Industries (ILMATE) I Gusti Putu Suryawirawan said that the manufacturing sector has flourished because of increased local and global demands for locally produced input materials.


“The current inflationary condition has pushed local industries into trimming imports on input materials, and has started to partner-up with the local supply sources instead.” Suryawirawan stated when he was still serving as the ILMATE director general.

According to him, non-oil and gas manufacturing during quarter III this year, reported a 5.49% growth year-on-year (yoy), while the cumulative industry achieved a 4.71 percent growth (yoy).

Supported by local and global demands, Suryawirawan explained, the manufacturing industry will continue to grow. “The Indonesian government now provides numerous incentives, including tax holiday and tax allowance to boost local and foreign investments. We highly appreciate the government’s efforts, as well as the enterprises on their commitments to create top quality products.” he remarked.

Suryawirawan lauded the Manufacturing Indonesia 2017 exhibition to be held on Dec 6-9 at JI Expo Kemayoran, Jakarta. He praised Pamerindo Indonesia, organiser of the exhibition on its commitment in providing a platform for key manufacturing industry stakeholders to attend and meet.

Meanwhile, Project Director, Pamerindo Indonesia, Maysia Stephanie stated that the annual Manufacturing Indonesia exhibition aimed to support nationwide manufacturing industry developments.

“We invite thousands of companies, both local and overseas, to introduce their latest technologies to the local manufacturing industry. During the exhibition, attendees can access the latest information on market developments and technology updates which can be applied in providing solutions to their respective companies and/or line of businesses. It is imperative to note that we invite buyers on a B2B segmentation basis.” Maysia explained.

The Manufacturing Indonesia Series of Exhibitions this year will be attended by some 1,800 companies from 30 countries and regions, including group pavilions from Germany, India, South Korea, China, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Japan. “Apart from the comprehensive product showcase on the exhibition floor, we would host a number of exhibitor seminars and competitions. In partnership with the Indonesian Welding Association (ITPI-IWES), we will organize the first 2017 BUMN Welder Competition & Contest taking place across four days of the exhibition and there will also be a Spinning Tool Competition, hosted by Mould & Dies Industry Association (IMDIA). Last but not least, the event will feature a Product Spotlight Theatre in which exhibitors will present their latest product technologies.” she remarked.

Manara Lodewijk Hutapea, the President of ITPI-IWES, on a separate occasion, positively welcome the exhibition. “A huge thank you to Pamerindo Indonesia for providing IWES with a platform to introduce the latest updates on welding technique to the industry as well as the relevant stakeholder communities.” Hutapea stated.

Participants from across various sectors including aviation, heavy machinery and special transportation, turbine & rotating equipment, fertilizer, shipping , steel construction, pharmaceutical, aviation machinery, will join The First 2017 BUMN Welder Contest & Competition, Hutapea said. These industries, Hutapea added represent those who are labour intensive and are continuously developing in terms of updating their technologies in the equipment they utilise.

With that, Manara believed the manufacturing industry would continue to thrive, along with the increasing number of investors who have entered Indonesia. On the other hand, all stakeholders should prepare to adapt and be ready to shift into the digital transformation era and robot technologies, in order to survive and remain competitive in the industry.

On another occasion, Hadi Suryadipraja, the Secretary General of the Indonesian Automotive Parts & Components Industries Association (GIAMM) noted a positive trend in the automotive sector, especially in the commercial vehicle segment.

“Starting mid of 2017, the commercial vehicle segment namely for both light duty and medium duty trucks has recorded a 48 percent growth, and we predict, the number will increase next year. A massive development in infrastructure sector will boost significant demands.” Suryadipraja noted.

He is optimistic in forecasting a 5% to 10% growth in the automotive sector. “We are optimistic that the automotive sector will be better next year,” he added.

Stephanus F. Santoso, VP of PT Altama Surya Anugerah commented “As the leading brands in the market, Tekiro, Ryu and Rexco have always aim to accommodate the hardware market in Indonesia. Manufacturing Indonesia exhibition is the platform for us to achieve this objective by connecting us to our existing customers as well as opening new opportunities to prospective ones.”

Occupying more than 36,000 meter square of exhibit space, Manufacturing Indonesia 2017 Series of Exhibitions will also incorporate Machine Tool Indonesia 2017, Tools & Hardware Indonesia 2017 and Industrial Automation & Logistics Indonesia 2017 displaying hundreds of machineries, spare parts, accessories such as machine tools, metrology components and measuring equipments, air power, precision tools, drives & controls, and other products would be displayed during the event making it the largest and most comprehensive trade exhibition in Indonesia.

The Manufacturing Indonesia 2017 Series of Exhibitions is supported by the Industry Ministry, the Indonesian Precision Tooling Industry Association (AIPPINDO), Indonesian Foundry Industries Association (APLINDO), Association of Metalwork and Machinery (ASPEP), Indonesian Automotive Parts & Components Industries Association (GIAMM), Federation of Indonesian Metalworks & Machinery Industries Association (GAMMA), The Indonesian Welding Engineering Society (IWES), and Indonesian Mould & Die Industry Association (IMDIA).

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