Mitsubishi Begins Plant Construction in Indonesia

Indonesia 25 Mar 2015

Mitsubishi Motors Krama Yudha Indonesia — a partnership between Japan-based Mitsubishi Motors and Jakarta-based automotive firm Krama Yudha — began construction of a new plant in Cikarang, West Java, on Tuesday.

The company has allocated 60 billion yen ($502 million) for construction of the plant, which is slated to begin operations in April 2017, according to Takeshi Ando head officer of production group headquarters at Mitsubishi Motors.

The plant, which has a production capacity of 160,000 units a year, is projected to create 3,000 jobs for the region.It will produce a new Pajero Sport SUV, Mitsubishi’s new small multi-purpose vehicle and the popular Colt L300 van, it said in a statement published on Tuesday.

Mitsubishi sets the Cikarang plant as its next production hub after the Laem Chabang Plant in Thailand, the statement said

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