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GS Yuasa Expanding Production Capacity for Lead-acid Storage Batteries for Automobiles and Motorcycles in Indonesia
- To enhance competitiveness by constructing a new plant and boosting capacity of existing plants -

GS Yuasa Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 6674; “GS Yuasa”) announces that it is expanding the production capacity for lead-acid storage batteries for automobiles and motorcycles in Indonesia, which is witnessing continued economic growth. GS Yuasa has three affiliates in the country and it constructed a new plant while bolstering the production capacity at their existing plants by the end of 2015. With this, the company aims to strengthen its supply system to meet the future expansion in demand and enhance competitiveness, as its production capacity for automotive lead-acid storage batteries increases to 9.6 million units from the current 8.9 million and that for motorcycles to 30 million units from the current 27.7 million.

1. PT. GS Battery (Head office: Jakarta, Indonesia; “PTGS”)

PTGS has been producing automotive lead-acid storage batteries near Jakarta, but it is hard to boost the capacity of its existing plant in the region due to reasons including rise of minimum wages. The company, therefore, acquired 30,000 sq. m. of land in Semarang, about 500 km east of central Jakarta, and constructed a new plant for production automotive lead-acid storage batteries investing 150 billion rupiah (about 1.4 billion yen). With the new plant, the production capacity will increase to 5.6 million units by the end of 2015.

Further, PTGS is producing motorcycle lead-acid storage batteries at the Jakarta suburb of Karawang. In the Indonesian motorcycle market, the diversification of the customer tastes and values has led to increasing demand for high value-added products. In order to flexibly respond to such demand, PTGS will invest 35 billion rupiah (0.3 billion yen) to construct a new 8,000 sq. m. plant within the Kawarang plant, which will boost the production capacity to 16 million units by the end of 2015.

2. PT. Trimitra Baterai Prakasa (Head office: Jakarta, Indonesia; “TBP”)

GS Yuasa made TBP a consolidated subsidiary on July 2014. TBP is an important subsidiary engaged in production and export of automotive lead-acid storage batteries and GS Yuasa plans to strengthen TBP’s battery charging ability by investing 2.2 billion rupiah (about 20 million yen). This will boost the production capacity of the subsidiary to 4 million units by the end of 2015.

3. PT. Yuasa Battery Indonesia (Head office: Tangerang, Indonesia; “YBID”)

YBID is engaged in the manufacture of motorcycle lead-acid storage batteries in Tangerang and it will add a new assembly line in the existing plant, investing 15 billion rupiah (about 140 million yen) to meet the increasing demand. With the new line, YBID’s production capacity will rise to 14 million units by the end of 2015.

Profile of PT. GS Battery
1. Company name PT.GS Battery
2. Established December 19, 1972
3. Location Sunter Head Office plant Jakarta, Special Capital Region of Jakarta
Karawang plant Karawang, West Java
Semarang plant Semarang, Central Java
4. Capitalization 8,959,000,000 rupiah
5. Investors and their stakes GS Yuasa International Ltd. 40%
PT. Astra Otoparts Tbk 50%
Toyota Tsusho Corporation 10%
6. Business Manufacture and distribution of lead-acid storage batteries for automobiles and motorcycles
Distribution of lead-acid storage batteries for battery-operated forklifts
7. Annual production capacity (units) End of 2014 End of 2015 (planned)
For automobiles 5.1 million 5.6 million
For motorcycles 14.7 million 16.0 milllon
Profile of PT. Trimitra Baterai Prakasa
1. Company name PT.Trimitra Baterai Prakasa
2. Established January 12, 1997
3. Location Jakarta, Special Capital Region of Jakarta
4. Capitalization 56, 400, 000, 000 rupiah
5. Investors and their stakes GS Yuasa International Ltd. 33.33%
PT.Yuasa Battery Indonesia 33.33%
PT.Pakarti Yoga 16.67%
PT.Sapta Panji Managgala 15.63%
PT.Santiniluwansa Lestari 1.04%
6. Business Manufacture and distribution of lead-acid storage batteries for automobiles
7. Annual production capacity (units) End of 2014 End of 2015 (planned)
For automobiles 3.8 million 4.0 million
Profile of PT. Yuasa Battery Indonesia
1. Company name PT.Yuasa Battery Indonesia
2. Established September 22, 1975
3. Location Tangerang, Banten
4. Capitalization 43,364,400,000 rupiah
5. Investors and their stakes GS Yuasa International Ltd. 50%
PT.Pakarti Yoga 50%
6. Business Distribution of lead-acid batteries for automobiles
Manufacture and distribution of lead-acid storage batteries for motorcycles
7. Annual production capacity (units) End of 2014 End of 2015(planned)
For motorcycles 13.0 million 14.0 million

Note: Exchange rate used for calculation: 1,000 rupiah = 9.27yen

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