Chandra Asri to supply resins to Toyota in Indonesia
Indonesia-based PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical is to supply polypropylene impact copolymer resins to PT Toyota Motor Manufacturing, the local unit of Japanese company Toyota (TMMIN).
The PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical-produced resins fulfilled the required specifications of TMMIN, which will be used as a raw material to develop car components for Toyota Vios and Yaris.
This deal is expected to enable the Indonesian petrochemical industry to move into the automotive component sector, which traditionally procures its raw materials from other countries.
The deal will also support the Indonesian Government’s efforts to strengthen the industrial structure of the country.
It also improves performance of compounding and moulding industry, namely PT Hexa Indonesia, which adds additives and colouring to resins and PT Sugity, responsible for moulding resins into automotive components.
CAP also intends to supply for other Toyota models such as Fortuner, Kijang Innova and LCGC Toyota.
Currently, CAP produced polypropylene impact copolymer is used by LCGC Daihatsu and in Honda cars and motorcycles.
CAP also stated that finally the import substitution for these resins and car components will strengthen the nations’ foreign exchange.
The company is also planning to increase its polypropylene impact copolymer production to 580,000t from the current output of 480,000t, reported The Jakarta Post.
A subsidiary of PT Barito Pacific Tbk, CAP is a petrochemical company in Indonesia, producing olefins and polyolefins.
From its facilities located at Cilegon and Serang in Banten province, it produces a variety of raw materials and chemicals that are used in packaging, pipe, automotive and electronics industry.