Multistrada to More than Double Capacity
Indonesian manufacturer PT Multistrada Arah Sarana has announced plans to increase its production capacity from 17,000 units per day to 40,000 during 2008. The company’s public relations manager, Prawita Hertika, said that this move was necessary to keep pace with demand, which at present is averaging 100,000 units per day.
Prawita said that the company, which produces the Multi Strada range of tyres, will expand the capacity of its factory in Cikarang, east of Jakarta to meet increasing export demand. Should market requirements necessitate still further expansion, Prawita added, Multistrada has sufficient vacant land at its factory site to accommodate additional development.
The tyremaker at present exports 85 per cent of its production, with the UK, the Middle East and the US three of its key markets.