Automotive Car Industry Becomes the Sexiest Industry in Indonesia

By : Ridwan And Aldi Firhand. A | Tuesday, August 29 2017 - 21:52 IWST

Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto (second right) was accompanied by Director General of Metal, Machinery, Transportation and Electronic Equipment (ILMATE) I Gusti Putu Suryawirawan (left) at the opening of Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto
Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto (second right) was accompanied by Director General of Metal, Machinery, Transportation and Electronic Equipment (ILMATE) I Gusti Putu Suryawirawan (left) at the opening of Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta-The automotive industry is one of the sectors that became the benchmark in Indonesia's economic growth. In addition, the automotive industry, especially the four wheels is one of the sexiest industries in Indonesia.

Even said Director General of Metal, Machinery, Transportation and Electronics (Ilmate) Industry Ministry, I Gusti Putu Suryawirawan, four-wheeled automotive industry is the main stage.

"Why only automotive, why only a national car, not a motorcycle, so we have to see where it is going, investment as much as possible," said Putu at the Event of Automotive Industry Indonesia, Jakarta, Tuesday (29/8/2017).

He added, by creating a lot of investment, it allows producers to make components locally. "With that later can sourcing where looking for transmission and others," he said.

When asked how the infrastructure is growing independently, and can be controlled by the nation's children. Putu explained, That we can push, so it can bring up the national brand itself.

"So we can in the future create this component industry, so anyone can sourcing, without depending on the manufacturer, not just the manufacturer alone," added Putu.

Previously, Minister of Industry, Airlangga Hartarto said the Ministry of Industry continues to spur the national automotive industry to continue to develop vehicles that follow technology and consumer tastes.

In addition, to be able to compete in the global market, automotive products must also meet the aspects of safety, comfort, fuel-efficient, environmentally friendly, and have affordable prices.

"Our automotive production is increasing now, which proves that people's purchasing power is still growing, and our economy is still at a five percent level," he said.

Furthermore, Airlangga added, optimism about the automotive industry is also evident from the number of exports of vehicles that continue to rise.

"In 2015 we have a surplus of US $ 466 million, and the end of 2016 increased to US $ 600 million. So we have become a net exporter of the automotive sector," he concluded.

News Comment

Today's Industry

President Jokowi inaugurates 17 Indonesian Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at the State Palace in Jakarta (25/10/2021). (Source: YouTube Channel of Presidential Secretariat)

Senin, 25 Oktober 2021 - 20:40 WIB

President Jokowi Inaugurates 17 New Ambassadors

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Monday (25/10/2021) at the State Palace, Jakarta, inaugurated 17 Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (LBBP) of the Republic of Indonesia to Friendly…

President Jokowi receives Letters of Credence from four new Ambassadors of friendly countries, at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta Province, in September. (Photo by: Presidential Secretariat/Lukas)

Senin, 25 Oktober 2021 - 18:50 WIB

President Jokowi Receives Letters of Credence from Nine New Ambassadors

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, on Monday (25/10), received Letters of Credence from nine new Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (LBPP) of Friendly Countries to the Republic of…

Widodo Sucipto, President Director of PT Hydrotech Metal Indonesia.

Selasa, 19 Oktober 2021 - 15:47 WIB

Hydrotech Metal are Getting Closer to Canada Securities Exchange

PT Hydrotech Metal Indonesia are getting closer to Canada Securities Exchange, after the signing of Share Exchange Agreement with a Canadian company recently. The signing was done virtually…

Vice President Ma’ruf Amin and his spouse Ibu Wury head to Ambon for a working visit, Wednesday (13/10). (Photo by: Vice Presidential Secretariat)

Jumat, 15 Oktober 2021 - 22:10 WIB

VP Ma’ruf Amin to Close 20th PON in Papua

Vice President Ma’ruf Amin, on Friday (15/10), is scheduled to close the 20th National Sports Week (PON) in Papua at the Lukas Enembe Stadium, Jayapura regency. The Vice President, his spouse…

President Joko Widodo and Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung at Kompas Bajo, Puncak Waringin, Thursday (14/10) afternoon. (Photo by: BPMI/Laily Rachev)

Jumat, 15 Oktober 2021 - 21:32 WIB

President Jokowi Visits Kompas Bajo Creative Hub

Ending his working visit in East Nusa Tenggara Province, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and First Lady Ibu Iriana on Thursday (14/10) afternoon took a walk to Kompas Bajo which is located…