Rural Multipurpose Vehicle to be Available in April
The Rural Multipurpose Mechanical Vehicle (AMMDes) produced by PT Kreasi Mandiri Wintor Indonesia (KMWI) will be available on April 2019, according to Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto.
The Minister said that the marketing of AMMDes-KMW in April 2019 will be accompanied by the sale of supporting production equipment such as irrigation pumps, rice threshers, corn processors, ice flake makers, water purifiers, banana harvesting equipments, and many others.
“AMMDes-KMW has a special technical specification including the ability to access areas with difficult terrain conditions,” Airlangga said in a press release from Ministry of Industry on Thursday (28/3).
The Minister stated that the development of rural transportation aims to provide support for rural areas, such as to support the process in the post-harvest time or to transport the horticultural products. AMMDes-KMW can also equip other equipment as needed.
“After the disaster in Palu, Ministry of Industry sent five prototypes of AMMDes-KMW water purifiers to the city. From the trials, we know that the people were happy with the devices,” Airlangga said.
He expressed his optimism that AMMDes-KMW is able to support increased productivity in agriculture, plantations, and fisheries. “This multipurpose vehicle has also been tested in the horticulture areas, such as a banana producing area in Tanggamus, Lampung. The vehicle was used to maintain the quality of bananas during their transportation from the plantation to the packing house,” he explained.
AMMDes-KMW, Airlangga explained, has gone through various stages of development and testing, including the basic model type test, which is a unit equipped with a flat deck and a power take-off (PTO) feature. The engine used in this model has been adjusted to perform better in off road and hilly terrains.
“In addition, the model applies a single drive system designed with a maximum speed of 30 km per hour and a cylinder capacity of 650 cc, equivalent to 14 HP,” continued the Minister of Industry.
Furthermore, AMMDes-KMW is also equipped with a suspension system, three-point seat belt, rear wheel differential lock system, hydraulic braking system, hand brake, front spotlights, turn lights, brake lights, reverse lights, horns, windshield glass, and wipers. The AMMDes-KMW Domestic Component Level (TKDN) is around 90% per unit. Only transmissions and some parts of the engine are still imported.
“Regarding the type test, it has been tested at Ministry of Transportation. In the near future, they will issue the permit. Of course, AMMDes-KMW will be a solution for rural communities, ” Airlangga explained, adding that one of them has been tested as a feeder ambulance in the countryside. Due to various regions that are difficult to reach, this vehicle is expected to reach wider communities.
In accordance with the series of trials to develop AMMDes-KMW production, the availability of spare parts on the market as well as the distributors have also been prepared. “The AMMDes-KMW production is expected to reach 9,000-15,000 units per year,” the Minister said.
In the meantime, President Director of PT Kreasi Mandiri Wintor Indonesia (KMWI), Reiza Treistanto said that the AMMDes-KMW is produced on a factory located in a seven-hectare land with a total production capacity of 3,000 units in 2019 and can be increased to 15,000 units in the following years according to market demand.
“PT KMWI applies the KMWI Production System with lean manufacturing concept that will be developed towards Smart Factory,” Reiza said.
This concept is one of the implementations of industrial technology 4.0 in the manufacturing sector. It applies a connectivity system that connects data on the shop floor with data in the control room to monitor the conditions of the production process and the decision making of the production.
The KMWI Production System also guarantees the quality of AMMDes-KMW products, which will be marketed through a quality system built in the process of production and refined through the final inspection process, so that the ready-marketed products have passed quality and completeness tests.
“In the future, the AMMDes-KMW is expected to contribute significantly in increasing the pace of the economy of rural communities,” Reiza concluded. (Ministry of Industry PR/ES)
Translated by : Fairuzzamani Inayatillah
Edited by :Ridwan Ibadurrohman, Mia Medyana