Minister of Industry: Automotive Exhibition Spurs Industry and Investment



JAKARTA– Indonesia Government admits auto show becomes one of the drivers of the automotive industry and related sectors, amplifying investment flow. National automotive industry must continue to grow. Manufacturers that used to assemble, now increasingly undertake the production of engines, components and cooperating with local companies. In addition to appreciating the exhibition, Minister of Industry Mr Saleh Husin also reminds industry exhibitors, mainly manufacturers, to provide education on the development of the national automotive industry.

“This certainly is not with formal language and the entire automotive industry. You just can convey how some or all car types A, B, C have been produced in Indonesia. It requires a process, indeed. We start from the information and then later it continues to be a sense of pride in the national industrial products, “said Minister of Industry Mr Saleh Husin while receiving board the Association of Indonesia Automotive Industries (GAIKINDO) in the Ministry of on Wednesday, 11 May 2016.

In the long run, the exhibition serves to help manufacturers gain the trust of consumers, since the automotive industry itself also leverages the use of local components and automotive investments in line with the government’s drive to strengthen the structure of this industry. The Minister hopes the exhibition can foster consumer preference on the national industrial products. Moreover, Indonesia continues to stick, pursue, and win the competition with other automotive industry in ASEAN countries, such as Thailand.

GAIKINDO administrators who met Minister of Industry, among others include Chairman I of GAIKINDO Mr Jongkie D Sugiarto, Chairman III Mr Rizwan Alamsjah, Secretary General Mr Kukuh Kumara, and CEO of Seven Events Mr Andy Wismarsyah. The Minister is ccompanied by the Director General of Metal, Machinery, Transportation Equipment, and Electronic Engineering (ILMATE) of the Ministry Mr I Gusti Putu Suryawirawan. According to Mr Jongkie, they came to report on the readiness of the auto show GAIKINDO Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) 24th 2016. The exhibition will be held in the area of ​​BSD City, South Tangerang on 11 to 21 August 2016.

“GIIAS 2016 demonstrates the growing strength of optimism and commitment to strengthening the automotive industry. Most participants, almost entirely auto companies that have invested in the Indonesian automotive industry,” said Mr Jongkie. GAIKINDO is aiming surge of visitors compared to the similar exhibition last year as much as 11 percent, from 451 thousand to 500 thousand. The exhibition area is increased, in 2015 covering an area of ​​91 thousand square meters, this year the committee sets up 96,577 square meters.

GIIAS 2016 will showcase 26 brands of passenger cars and 7 commercial vehicles, targeting by more than 350 exhibitors. Last year’s GIIAS recorded sales of 19,380 units of vehicles, and transaction valuing IDR 5,77 trillion. (*)