PT Honda Prospect Motor (HPM), the authorised distributor of Honda vehicles in Indonesia celebrated its one millionth unit production milestone in the country at the Karawang factory yesterday.
Having begun local production in Indonesia in February 2003 with the Honda Stream, Honda managed to roll out a million vehicles in just 14 years at the aforementioned factory located in Karawang, West Java, Indonesia.
The Karawang Factory was initially built on an area of 512,500 m2 with an initial investment worth of 700 billion rupiah, with an annual production capacity of 80,000 units. The company then HPM started constructing its second factory on a total building area of 145,760 m2 in 2012 with an investment worth of 3.1 trillion rupiah.
Upon inauguration in January 2014, Honda’s annual production capacity increased from 120,000 units to 200,000 units, comprising seven models – the Mobilio, BR-V, HR-V, Jazz, Brio RS, Brio Satya, as well as the CR-V.
According to HPM, the Karawang Factory plays an important role in Honda’s global automobile component export worldwide. The export destinations include neighbouring ASEAN countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, other Asian countries such as India and Pakistan, as well as Latin American countries, including Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina. HPM added that it is also delivering components to Japan.
With all the achievements, Indonesia was ranked as the fourth biggest market for Honda globally, behind only US, China and Japan.
“Indonesia has always been and always will be an important market for Honda. We will continue to dedicate ourselves to doing business in Indonesia and the expansion of automobile production capacities with new factories is a testament to that commitment,” said Seiji Kuraishi, Executive Vice President of Honda Motor Co., Ltd