Semen Indonesia to launch new packing plant

Semen Indonesia to launch new packing plant
Published: 20 September 2013


A new packaging terminal being built by Semen Indonesia in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan, will be ready in the next quarter and forms part of a strategy to position the company closer to end-markets and reduce logistical costs. 

Around 80 per cent of the plant’s construction had been completed by August and the new plant is expected to be opened in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to company president director Dwi Soetjipto.

The new US$10.4m facility will have a 600,00t silo and is equipped with two line rotary cement packer bag with a capacity of 2200 bags/hour and one output line with a capacity of 120tph.. The plant also has a port which can serve ships of up to 5000dwt.

Dwi noted that the new packing plant will strengthen the company’s Kalimantan expansion and is part of its plan of moving closer to customers. With the domestic cement sector becoming increasingly competitive, he underscored the fact that: "This is nothing but an attempt to strengthen its [Semen Indonesia's] market position in the national cement industry."