PT Evoluzione Tyre, the joint venture that factory Astra Otoparts established with Pirelli following the signing of an agreement in April 2012, is scheduled to enter production this month. Astra Otoparts says the factory’s production target for 2015 is 2 million motorcycle tyres and the total planned annual output is 7 million pieces; 4 million of these will be Pirelli or Metzeler branded tyres that will be sold in the domestic and export markets, and the remaining 3 million will be manufactured under Astra Otoparts’ Aspira brand name for sale both in Indonesia and abroad. Pirelli holds a 60 per cent share in the joint venture and Astra Otoparts the remainder.
Astra Otoparts, the Indonesian automotive component company that has partnered with Pirelli to set up a motorcycle tyre factory, has entered into an agreement with Bridgestone Corporation to establish another joint venture manufacturing company. This latest JV is non tyre-related and involves the manufacture of vibration rubber products for motor vehicles. The agreement was concluded in Jakarta on 2 July and was signed by Yasuhiro Suzuki, director of Bridgestone’s Diversified Original Equipment Division, and Hamdhani Dzulkarnaen Salim and Djangkep Budhi Santoso, president director and director of Astra Otoparts.