PT Inka Begins Plant Building Process in Banyuwangi
By : Herry Barus And Aldi Firhand. A | Sunday, January 21 2018 - 20:02 IWST
PT Industri Kereta Api (INKA) Madiun
INDUSTRY.co.id - Madiun- PT Kereta Api (Persero) started the construction of its new plant in Banyuwangi Regency, East Java, to support its production in the coming years.
"For Factory in Banyuwangi, the development process is still in the stage of land acquisition," said President Director of PT INKA (Persero) Budi Noviantoro to media crew on Sunday (21/1/2018)
According to him, later the facility and production capacity of INKA plant in Banyuwangi Regency will be bigger than the old factory in Madiun City.
In the old Madiun factory, INKA occupies an area of 22 hectares, while the factory in Banyuwangi is projected to be built in an area of 80 hectares.
Budi said the plant's physical construction plan in Banyuwangi starts in the second half of 2018. And if there is no obstacle, the new plant is targeted to operate in 2019.
As is known, at the end of 2017, the management of PT INKA (Persero) declared want to build a new factory in Banyuwangi with investment value reached Rp600 billion.
The location is chosen in Kabupaten Banyuwangi because the area is close to the port and the worker's wages are still low. Thus, the production cost of PT INKA (Persero) will be cheaper.
Budi added, if it has been operational, the plant plan in Banyuwangi will become the main railway production facility. While the plant in Madiun used as a support or maintenance facilities.
Meanwhile, related to production, PT INKA (Persero) is currently working on various types of train orders, both domestically and abroad (export).
Domestically, a number of trains are currently being built among them, Minangkabau Airport train, Padang and Adi Soemarmo Airport Solo. In addition, the rejuvenation of 438 units of third class passenger train and one order PT KAI (Persero).
And most recently, PT INKA (Persero) get the project of making Light Rail Transit (LRT) Jakarta-Bogor-Depok-Bekasi (Jabodebek).
While in the export market, INKA is working on a third order train passenger for Bangladesh Railways, as well as Zimbabwe's order trains, and is currently preparing for cooperation with Sri Lanka and the Philippines.