KIIC: The Choice of Industry Leaders
Driven by the domestic demand of the world’s fourth-largest population, Indonesia’s economy continues to thrive and attract foreign investments.
Over 25 years ago, Japan’s Itochu Corp. and Sinar Mas Group, Indonesia’s leading conglomerate, formed a partnership to develop and manage the Karawang International Industrial City(KIIC). Today, the city is dedicated to providing infrastructure and environmental solutions to leading companies in Indonesia.
The city’s infrastructure includes well-maintained roads, a priority power arrangement delivering a stable supply of electricity, engineer-approved control systems and 24-hour security surveillance.
Of the 160 tenants, 80 percent are Japanese companies, including Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing, Astra Daihatsu Motor and Sharp Semiconductor Indonesia.
“In the last five years, we have begun to see more investments from the consumer goods and food sectors,” said president director Hisashi Akita. Indeed, Procter & Gamble, Uni-Charm, Kao Corp. and Ajinomoto Co. are just some of the notable companies located in KIIC.
With a strong community led by KIIC’s management and a proactive tenant-led association, KIIC tenants transcend industrial links and collaborate regularly to improve productivity and contribute to society.
“There are many Japanese businesses and families already moving closer to our area,” said Akita.
“Ongoing infrastructure projects are improving connectivity and driving economic growth in the surrounding area,” said Akita.
Developments include Patim- bang Deep Sea Port, Jakarta-Cikampek Elevated Toll Road, West Java Kertajati International Airport and the Jakarta Bandung High Speed Railway.
Just 56 kilometers from the center of Jakarta, KIIC also boasts a golf course, sports center, extended stay hotel, shops, restaurants, banks, clinics, petrol stations and other facilities to support their customers’ businesses.
Already in its fourth phase of expansion since 1993, KIIC has developed an additional 160 hectares of land to meet the growing demand for industrial space. As more international businesses establish operations in and around the city, KIIC is looking to expand its footprint and continue to deliver solutions to international businesses.