President of Toyota Promises to Develop Automotive Industry in Indonesia
President of Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Akio Toyoda, accompanied by President Director of PT Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMMIN) Warih Andang Tjahjono, met President Joko Jokowi Widodo at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, on Monday (13/3) morning.
On that occasion, Akio Toyoda extended the commitment of Toyota to continue its participation and contribution in developing Indonesias automotive industry through investment, export, manpower, and human resources development.
PT TMMIN, whose previous name was PT Toyota Astra Motor (TAM), is responsible to manufacture and export automobile as well as automobile parts for Toyota brand in Indonesia. It has five production facilities in Sunter, Jakarta, and Karawang, West Java.
In these facilites, TMMIN produces Kijang Innova, Fortuner, Vios, Yaris, Sienta, and Etios Valco, and also two types of machines, namely TR-K and R-NR. Last year, more that 218,000 units of automobile and 210,000 machines were produced by TMMINs facilities.
Export activity of TMMIN was started in 1987 by sending the third generation of Kijang, Kijang Super, to Brunei Darussalam.
At the moment, Toyota Indonesia has exported CBU (Completely Built-Up) and CKD (Completely Knock Down) automobiles, machines, automobile parts, as well as tools for production process: jigs and dies.
Last year, export of Toyotas CBU automobiles from Indonesia reached 169,100 units to more that 80 destination countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Middle East. It gives 87 percent contribution to Indonesias total export of CBU automobiles.
2016 was an important milestone for Toyotas export because in that year this company managed to export 1 million units.
For the record, on the meeeting, Akio Toyoda also introduced Warih Andang Tjahjono the new President Director of TMMIN replacing Masahiro Nonami.
Warih Andang Tjahjono, born in Pati, Central Java in 1963, got a bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering from Diponegoro University in 1989. His previous positions were Director of Human Resources, General Affairs, Operation Management Consulting (2009-2011), Director of Vehicle Manufacturing Karawang Plant and Production Engineering (2011-2014), and Vice President of TMMIN in 2014.
I feel honored for the trust given to me to lead TMMIN. I am determined to ensure that TMMIN always does the best in facing tight competitions as well as always supports and contributes to the development of Indonesias automotive industry, Warih said in his written statement. (DND/RAH/ES) (MMB/YM/Naster)