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Indonesian Embassy Tokyo Holds Automotive Business Meeting, Eyeing Cooperation Opportunity

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Indonesian Embassy Tokyo held a business meeting between Japan Autoparts Industries Association - JAPIA and Indonesian Auto Parts Small and Medium Industry Association (PIKKO) at Indonesian Embassy Tokyo on Wednesday, for a cooperation opportunity with a Japanese association member company.

Indonesian Ambassador for Japan Heri Akhmadi, in a press release received by ANTARA on Thursday, said that most small and medium industries are partnering with Japan for the long-term. Therefore, it expected a tighter and wider cooperation.

Ambassador Heri hoped the existing working network could be followed-up so it resulted in concrete business cooperation. He invited JAPIA Chairman to do a business visit to Indonesia and see the industrial area specifically prepared for auto parts factories.

The JAPIA Chairman and Denso Corporation CEO Koji Arima affirmed his commitment to strengthen the tight cooperation with Indonesia.

According to him, with support from the local suppliers, JAPIA members in Indonesia could increase the local content rate up to 73 percent. Later, JAPIA is ready to support quality improvement of local suppliers from the PIKKO members in order to get a higher competitive value.

In line with JAPIA, the Acting Chairman of Indonesian Auto Parts Small and Medium Industry Association Farri Aditya affirmed the importance of collaboration among parts suppliers in creating a product unit for automotive in anticipation of the 4.0 industry.

Meanwhile, President of Indonesian Automotive Institute, Made Dana Tangkas ensured the tight business relations of Indonesia and Japan in the automotive sector.

Made explained that based on the data from Indonesian Automotive Institute, from 434 members of JAPIA, some 120 of them had entered Indonesia by establishing 162 auto parts companies. Made hoped the JAPIA members could invest in Indonesia and brought the new generation auto parts technology, such as electric motorcycle, gear-box, parking-brake system, and airbag.

The business meeting closed the Autoparts Business Forum 2022, initiated by Indonesian Embassy Tokyo in collaboration with Indonesian Employers Association (APINDO) and supported by Indonesian Industry Ministry, Bank Indonesia, and MUFG Bank of Japan. 

From June 24-29 2022, some 30 representatives of Indonesian auto parts small and medium industry under the Indonesian Auto Parts Small and Medium Industry Association stayed in Japan to join the Autoparts Business Forum 2022.

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