Indonesian market leader Honda Motor (Tokyo) has unveiled plans for the construction of a fourth assembly operation for motorcycles in the booming Southeast Asian market of Indonesia, where units sales topped 8 million last year. With the typical motorcycle utilizing several kg of both PP and ABS, and some HDPE to boot, the latest investment is good news for local processors.
Local affiliate PT Astra Honda Motor's (AHJ, Jakarta) fourth motorcycle plant will produces scooter models exclusively with 1,100,000 units production capacity per annum. Scooters typically employ double the volume of plastic compared with conventional low cc-rating motorcycles. The new plant will boost Honda's capacity in Indonesia to 5,300,000 units in total.