Daihatsu to Construct New Plant in Indonesia

Feb. 23, 2011

DAIHATSU MOTOR CO., LTD. announced today that it has decided to acquire land and construct a new plant in Suryacipta City of Industry, an industrial park in Karawang, West Java, Indonesia, through PT. Astra Daihatsu Motor (ADM), its Indonesia-based subsidiary. This acquirement is in line with strengthening Daihatsu's business in Indonesia and Malaysia, two countries which the company has positioned as important strategic places.
ADM will construct the new plant to meet rising demand for automobiles as the automobile market is expanding with the continued growth of the Indonesian economy driven by its flourishing domestic demand.
Outline of the new plant construction are as follows.

1. Location: Karawang, West Java, Indonesia
2. Site area: Approx. 800,000 m2
3. Planned plant building
  (1) Production capacity: 100,000 units/year
(two-shift operation; regular working hours)
  (2) Plant floor area: Approx. 70,000 m2
  (3) Employees: Approx. 1,400 employees
(planned numbers at the start of operations)
  (4) Scheduled start of operations: End of 2012
  (5) Capital investment: 2,100 billion rupiah (approximately 20 billion yen), 
excluding site acquisition and land development
  (6) Operations: Automobile production
(stamping, welding, painting, assembly)