Jakarta, Indonesia – General Motors is investing US$150 million to reactive its Bekasi manufacturing facility in West Java, Indonesia.
The plant will begin production of a new line of people movers (minivans) for Southeast Asia beginning in 2013. The plant will initially manufacture up to 40,000 vehicles per year.
GM will introduce new vehicle manufacturing equipment and standard processes, including its global manufacturing system. The Bekasi plant will join the company’s plants in Thailand and Vietnam as important drivers of GM’s Southeast Asia growth strategy, leveraging the local supply base while spurring the expansion of GM’s local dealer network.
GM’s sales in Indonesia rose 72 per cent to 4,500 units in 2010.