Semen Indonesia inaugurates Banjarmasin packing plant

Semen Indonesia inaugurates Banjarmasin packing plant
Published: 07 March 2014


Semen Indonesia has inaugurated a new cement packing plant in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan, taking the company’s total number of packing facilities to 23.

The plant is estimated to have cost IDR120bn (US$10m), the company said in a statement posted on its website on Thursday. It has a cement silo equipped with two lines capable of packing 2200 bags per hour, the statement said. The new facility will also be equipped with a port that can unload at 300tph which is set to begin operations in 2015.

“This packing plant will strengthen our existing operations and business expansion in Borneo [Kalimantan] and guarantee the availability of stock supply,” said Suharto, the company’s engineering director.

Suharto said that the new packing plant can help the company cut distribution costs and boost efficiency. With a 6000tpa capacity, Suharto told the Jakarta Post that the Banjarmasin plant could save up to IDR48bm a year.