Bekasi Assembly Plant – Bekasi, Indonesia
General Motors officially opened the Bekasi plant in Indonesia on May 8, 2013. The plant is located roughly 10 miles (16 kilometers) east of Indonesian capital city of Jakarta and marks the return of GM manufacturing to the country.
Bekasi Plant Fast Facts
- Location: Bekasi, Indonesia, 10 miles (16 km) east of Jakarta
- Production since: 2013
- Facility size: 58,000 m2 plant on 108,000 m2 of land
- Capacity: 40,000
- Current activity: Chevrolet Spin
- Located on 108,000 m2 of land, with 58,000 m2 built-out as the plant, offering space for capacity expansion.
- Construction completed on July 27, 2012.
- Total investment is $150 million USD.
- Includes a general assembly shop, body shop, press shop, paint shop and warehouse.
- At plant launch, production capacity is 40,000 vehicles per year on one assembly line.
- At launch, running one shift. An additional shift will be added by the middle of 2013.
- At launch, the plant has received an Environment Analysis Permit from the BPLHD of Bekasi (Badan Pengelolaan Lingkungan Hidup Daerah, a local agency for environmental management). The plant also conforms to GM’s global standard for environment management and protection, which is higher than local requirements.
- As of May 2013, the plant employs roughly 700 people — more than 95 percent of whom are local employees. This number will grow to more than 800 employees when a second shift is added in the middle of 2013. The employees are trained in all areas including the practice of building quality vehicles and safety, people, cost, delivery and environmental management. Training was conducted in accordance with GM’s global standards.
- The plant is a critical part of GM’s growth strategy in Indonesia and Southeast Asia, enlarging the automaker’s manufacturing footprint as well as Chevrolet’s brand footprint in the region. The plant’s location fulfills GM’s philosophy of ‘build where we sell and source where we build.’
- The facility is fully-owned by General Motors Indonesia, a subsidiary of General Motors Southeast Asia.
- General Motors was the first car manufacturer in Indonesia with the establishment of GM Java in 1927.