PT Sharp Electronics Indonesia is currently building an AC factory located in Karawang, West Java. The construction of this factory is said to have an investment value of Rp 582 billion. SEID National Sales Senior Manager Andry Adi Utomo said the investment value of Rp 582 billion was greater than the investment value when building a washing machine factory which was inaugurated in 2019. To inaugurate the construction of the 3.5-hectare factory, Sharp conducted a groundbreaking or groundbreaking today. It is targeted that construction will be completed in April 2023, Sharp’s AC factory can start production on a regular basis.
“How many units are the target, maybe 1.2 million units per year, we want to produce. So like this, we have refrigerators, we produce 100 thousand per month, washing machines are also 100 thousand per month, TV is also 100 thousand per month. So the four pillars of Sharp all want 100 thousand units per month,” said Andry. Later the production from Sharp’s AC factory will be sold to the domestic and export markets with a percentage of 70:30. For export markets, namely to the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Oceania.
The construction of this AC factory is also expected to increase Sharp’s AC market share in Indonesia, which currently stands at 24% to 30%. Its existence is also a breath of fresh air for the local community because of the increase in employment opportunities. Because this factory can absorb about 800 new workers. This factory will also produce 3 types of AC, namely AC Basic, AC Inverter, and AC Basic with Plasmacluster. Sharp did not rule out the possibility of producing other products such as fans and air purifiers.
Through the construction of this new factory, Sharp hopes to continue to contribute to community development and local potential to improve the domestic economy. The construction of this factory was also appreciated by the Minister of Industry, Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita. He thanked Sharp for investing in Indonesia.
Feb 24, 2022, DetikFinance