PT. Idemitsu Lube Techno Indonesia, an Indonesian subsidiary of Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd., has established a new lubricant manufacturing plant with an annual production capacity of 50,000 kilolitres (KL) in Bekasi, Indonesia, to augment the supply for the increase in demand for high-performance lubricants in the country. The inauguration ceremony was held on 7 November.
The Cikarang plant in Bekasi will manufacture mostly engine oils for factory fill of motorcycles and automobiles and OEM replacement products (partner brand production), utilizing the latest production facilities.
Indonesia has the world’s fourth largest population, and Idemitsu said it expects a steady growth in demand. Idemitsu’s first lube blending plant, with an annual production capacity of 65,000 KL which started production in 2005, is situated in the Karawang International Industrial City, where many related Japanese enterprises have their offices. Due to there being no expansion room in this area, the new plant was established in Bekasi Regency, which is near the Karawang plant. The establishment of the Cikarang plant makes for a total annual production capacity of 115,000 KL in Indonesia by Idemitsu. The Cikarang factory is the seventh lubricant manufacturing plant directly managed by Idemitsu, overseas.
PT. Idemitsu Lube Techno Indonesia was founded by an investment of Idemitsu’s local partner, Atlas Petrochem Indo in 2004, and supplies products to Idemitsu Lube Indonesia, its fully-owned distributor, Atlas, and overseas affiliates.