We entered Indonesia in 1968 to establish CKD assembly operations, and over the course of 40 years we have built up a firm track record. We have positioned Indonesia as one of our top-priority markets, and are committed to making investments, developing human resources, and promoting localization efforts there. This commitment to the Indonesian market has enabled us to build a relationship of trust with local suppliers and dealers.
The Indonesia-specific Ayla model (sold as the “Agya” by Toyota) incorporates technologies and knowhow found in our Japanese mini vehicle, the Mira e:S. In addition, the global A-segment platform, which we developed using our mini vehicle technologies, has evolved in a manner that is optimal for both countries.
The key to achieving comprehensive cost reductions and high quality, both of which are indispensable to our method of vehicle manufacture, lies in our independently developed production technologies. Daihatsu Motor Kyushu Co., Ltd.’s Oita (Nakatsu) Plant 2, which commenced operations in 2007, is a model plant that uses the SSC concept of “simple, slim and compact” to simplify its facilities and integrate its work processes.
In Indonesia, Astra Daihatsu Motor (ADM) utilizes a production system that incorporates a version of the Japanese SSC concept which has been optimally adapted to the local market. By expanding the SSC concept overseas, Daihatsu has been able to develop the approach that underpins high-quality Japanese manufacturing to suit the local environment. More specifically, ADM has adopted Quality Gate—a system which, instead of sending defective products downstream, stops the line and fixes the defect there and then—and has established a bright, quiet and comfortable working environment that includes measures to combat the heat.
Including consigned production, Daihatsu produced 500,000 vehicles in FY2017, and is the largest automobile manufacturer in Indonesia. In order to promote local development, we have also established an R&D Center at the Karawang Assembly Plant, which commenced operations in October 2012. The center is equipped with the first automobile test course in Indonesia.
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