Japan – Following a 65 billion yen ($565m) investment the company says this state-of-the-art facility will employ 3,000 workers and produce 160,000 units a year at full capacity.

Located in the new GIIC Industrial Estate in Bekasi Prefecture, the new plant was completed following a two-year construction project, and will begin producing the Pajero Sport, which will be followed by an all-new seven-seater multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) and the COLT L300 light commercial vehicle.

The opening of the Bekasi plant forms part of MMC's expansion strategy in the ASEAN region, where it also assembles vehicles in Thailand and the Philippines.