Remarks of President of the Republic of Indonesia at the Inauguration of Export Production Achievement of Two Million Toyota Units in Karawang Regency, West Java Province, February 15, 2022
Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,
May peace be upon us all.
Distinguished Ministers of the Indonesia Onward Cabinet, joining us today Minister of Industry and Minister of Investment;
Your Excellency Ambassador of Japan to Indonesia Kenji Kanasugi;
Distinguished Governor of West Java, Regent of Karawang;
Distinguished President Director of PT Toyota Astra Motor, President Director of PT Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia, and President Director of PT Astra International.
Ladies and Gentlemen.
The pandemic does not only present tests and challenges to all of us, especially to the business sector and particularly to the industries. However, the pandemic also allows us to seize the existing opportunities including entering new markets. Today, one of those opportunities has been greatly seized by PT Toyota Motor Manufacturing through its first export to Australia.
Therefore, I would like to express my appreciation. I really appreciate it. Beside other products, we have seen that one of the products is Fortuner (a Toyota car brand). It was manufactured by Indonesian human resources that have good qualifications to produce export products. I remind you all that the export products (from Indonesia) will compete with other products from a number of car producing countries. There will be no monopoly, but competition. And consumers will choose our products if they have good quality and qualifications to be used. This proves that Indonesian human resources have good qualifications in producing cars. Very thorough, very accurate, and very careful, as people’s safety must become a concern.
I also would like to express my gratitude to Minister of Industry for encouraging car export to almost 80 countries in four continents. And, I really appreciate that the local content requirement (TKDN) has reached more than 75 percent. A lot of components, spare parts, and accessories in the cars are supplied by Indonesian SMEs. It means that it greatly affects the growth of small businesses in our country.
That concludes my speech on this auspicious occasion. By saying bismillahirrahmanirrahim, this morning, I officially release the Export of Two Million Units of Cars manufactured by PT Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia and the First Export of Fortuner Cars to Australia.
I thank you.
Wassalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.