Celebrating the 50th anniversary of cooperation between Japanese electronics manufacturer Panasonic Corporation and the Gobel corporate family, PT Panasonic Gobel Indonesia (PGI) said it would contribute more to the Indonesian economy.
PGI chairman Rahmat Gobel said Wednesday that Panasonic Corporation chairman Fumio Othsubo had met with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to discuss how Indonesia should develop its industry.
“Panasonic is committed to developing environmentally friendly industries, starting from raw materials to manufacturing processes to product outcomes,” he said at the Ritz Carlton in Jakarta.
The company said it had cut carbon dioxide production by 30 percent in some areas in 2009, when compared to 2006 levels.
Rahmat said Panasonic had made Indonesia its global production base for several products, including batteries and light emitting diodes lamps.
“The latest relocation was a lithium coin battery factory from Japan to Indonesia, which we hope can start operation in November,” he said, adding that the new factory in Cibitung, West Java, will produce more than 350 million battery a year and employ more than 400 people. (rdf)