JAKARTA (IFT) - Sumitomo Construction Machinery Co. Ltd., a heavy equipment manufacturer from Japan, has begun operating the hydraulic excavator assembly factory on Thursday. The factory’s operation is managed by PT Sumitomo SHI Construction Machinery Indonesia in Karawang, West Java. Shuji Iwata, President Director of Sumitomo Construction Indonesia, said the total value of investments amounted to ¥ 2.8 billion, equivalent to Rp 320.2 billion (US$ 36.50 million).
The factory will produce hydraulic excavators with a capacity of 21 tons. In June 2012, Sumitomo will also begin producing a 33-ton capacity of heavy equipment and in September 2012, they will produce a 35-ton capacity of heavy equipment.
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