Piaggio Indonesia inaugurated a factory in the Jababeka area, Cikarang, West Java, Wednesday (23/11/2022). This factory has an annual capacity of 10 thousand units per year with an initial investment of US$ 20 million or around Rp 314 billion.
The inauguration of the factory was attended by the Chief Executive of Product and Global Strategy of Piaggio Group, Michele Colaninno, the Minister of Industry of the Republic of Indonesia, Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita, and also the Italian Ambassador to Indonesia, HE Benedetto Latteri.
Country Head of PT Piaggio Indonesia, Marco Noto La Diega stated that Vespa has a long commitment to Indonesia. For the initial stage, the new Vespa factory produces the LX 125 i-Get type.
“We are just starting a long journey here with an (initial investment) cost of 20 million dollars, we will step by step here,” Marco said during the inauguration in Cikarang, West Java, Wednesday (23/11/2022).
“This is just the beginning, for a long period of time,” said Minister of Industry Agus.
Vespa factory in Cikarang Photo: Ridwan Arifin/detikcom
Marco added that all workers and the standards of the Vespa factory in Indonesia comply with global standards. The Piaggio Group opened its first factory in Indonesia, as well as being the third factory operating in Asia Pacific after Vinh Phuc (Vietnam) and Foshan (China).
“Today at the factory there are around 80 people, we equip them starting from identification, repair, and provide training with global standard incentives,” said Marco.
While on a tour of the Vespa factory, which covers almost 6 hectares of land, it was explained that 10,000 units can be produced in a year. This factory has the capacity to produce 40 units of motorbikes per day.
Ayu Hapsari, Public Relations Manager of Piaggio Indonesia, said that one unit of the LX 125 i-get can be produced in about three hours.
“All the lines (production lines) are approximately three hours from start to finish,” he said.