ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today announced the inauguration of a new manufacturing facility for medium-voltage air-insulated switchgear (AIS), located in Tangerang, 25 kilometers from Indonesia’s capital Jakarta. The move is part of ABB’s $20-million investment plan for Indonesia which includes last year’s opening of a new factory for low-voltage products in Cibitung, West Java.
Indonesia is the world’s fourth most-populous country and is counted among the world’s growing economies. Switchgear produced by the new factory will facilitate efficient and reliable power distribution and help address the increasing demand for electricity, driven by rapid urbanization and a growing industrial sector. In addition to serving the country’s needs, the unit will also serve as an important supply hub for the region.