Indonesia – The 60,000 sq.m facility has been established at a cost of 33 billion yen ($324m) and is the OEM’s second production site in the country. The facility includes body assembly, paint, trim and chassis operations and will boost Nissan’s annual capacity in Indonesia from 100,000 to 250,000 units after ramp-up. Initial production will be dedicated to Datsuns for the local market.
The new investment is intended to help Nissan become a leading brand in the country and forms part of the OEM’s six-year, mid-term business plan, Nissan Power 88. At the same time, Nissan has confirmed the approval of its Low Cost Green Car (LCGC) programme licence, which will enable the vehicle-maker to enter the LCGC segment that it expects to be “the growth engine for motorisation in Indonesia”. Nissan aims to sell more than 90,000 units in Indonesia in 2014.
Hiroto Saikawa, chief competitive officer for Nissan, said the Purkawarta plant will leverage the global manufacturing capabilities of the Nissan Production Way and produce vehicles that will be “world-class in terms of quality”.