Holcim Indonesia has officially inaugurated its new cement terminal in South Lampung. The inauguration of the 1 million tpy cement distribution terminal took place on 11 November 2016 and was attended by the Vice Regent of South Lampung Regency, Nanang Mermanto, representatives from the Ministry of Industry and the Board of Directors of PT Holcim Indonesia.
The US$26 million investment began two years ago, and the cement terminal strengthens Holcim’s presence in the Sumatera Island market, particularly in Lampung.
“We want to get closer to our customers and ensure secured supply to meet the local demand in Lampung. This terminal applies the latest technology and environmental friendly equipment and a jetty to support the operation”, said Gary Schutz, President Director of PT Holcim Indonesia Tbk.
Gary Schutz underlined Holcim’s commitment to invest and the Government’s key role to restore the balance of demand and supply by spending on delayed projects that will affect other sectors such as housing and commercial building. “The economy slowdown is not the only challenge for the cement sector in particular. The numerous addition to the national cement production capacity has led to a drastically over-supplied market outpacing demand by far for the next 6 – 10 years”, he added.
Furthermore, Gary addressed his appreciation to the stakeholders for the given support and partnership, especially the Government of South Lampung Regency and the local community throughout the project. “This terminal is also built with the acceptance and support of the locals. We are committed to build relationship based on mutual respect and trust with all of our stakeholders. We believe that by fulfilling our social responsibilities, we can add value to our business and stakeholders”, said Gary.
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