Hannover Messe to showcase Making Indonesia 4.0: Minister

Hannover Messe to showcase Making Indonesia 4.0: Minister

Minister of Industry Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia, as the official partner country of the Hannover Messe 2021: Digital Edition, is ready to showcase its competence in implementing the industrial technology 4.0 called Making Indonesia 4.0, Industry Minister Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita stated.

This event can also offer the necessary momentum to demonstrate globally Indonesia's capability in the manufacturing sector in the path of transformation to the industrial era 4.0," Kartasasmita noted in a statement here on Sunday.

Indonesia's participation in the world's largest industrial technology exhibition held on April 12-16, 2021, will offer vast benefits, particularly for the industrial and economic sectors, according to the minister.

The expo is projected to support Indonesia in conducting national branding for its position as a new power in the global economy and a global manufacturing player.

In 2019, the event had drawn over 6,500 participants from 75 nations and occupied a land area of 227,000 square meters.

Indonesia's participation in the annual expo, held since 72 years, is part of the implementation of industrial transformation 4.0, whose policy direction is defined in Making Indonesia 4.0.

The main objective of the Making Indonesia 4.0 initiative is to drive Indonesia to rank among the 10 largest economies in the world by 2030, with three key aspirations: 10 percent of the contribution of net exports to GDP, two folds increase in productivity against costs, and gross domestic spending on research and development (R&D).

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Seven industrial sectors have been designated as the priority focus of Making Indonesia 4.0: the food and beverage industry, textile and clothing industry, automotive industry, chemical industry, electronics industry, pharmaceutical industry, and medical device industry.

These seven sectors were selected since they can contribute 70 percent of the total manufacturer's GDP, 65 percent of the manufactured product exports, and 60 percent of the industrial workers.

"The Ministry of Industry implements a priority strategy for ensuring the success of Making Indonesia 4.0 by improving the flow of material, redesigning industrial zones, standard sustainability accommodation, empowering small and medium industries (IKM), building national digital infrastructure, attracting foreign investment, improving the quality of human resources (SDM), forming an innovation ecosystem, implementing technology investment incentives, and harmonizing rules and policies," the minister expounded.

Indonesia has also capitalized on the largest technology exhibition in the world to introduce the power of industrial technology and bolster connection between Indonesia and global supply chain networks, according to Kartasasmita.

In the series of the Hannover Messe 2021 agenda, the government has prepared several collaborations in the industrial sector, both under the government to government (G to G) and business to business (B to B) schemes.

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