Kamaz to assemble trucks in Indonesia

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Russian truck company, Kamaz, plans to assemble and distribute its product in Indonesia and ASEAN region in coordination with local company PT Tehnika Ina.

"We have agreed to marketing Kamaz trucks in the ASEAN region and to assemble the product starting on September 2014 in Indonesia," the President of PT Tehnika Ina, Panca Tazakka, said here on Tuesday.

According to him, there are four types of trucks which are ready to be marketed in Indonesia.

In the meantime he said Kamaz will provide trucks in the first quarter of 2014 which are completely built-up until September.

"Kamaz will provide completely built-up trucks for the first quarter of 2014. We hope the Tehnika Ina can assemble the 4x4 and 6x4 truck types on September 2014," Panca said.

He added PT Tehnika Ina will cooperate with PT Pindad to assemble the trucks in Bandung, Indonesia.

Panca said the total sales target for Kamaz trucks in 2014 is set at 500 units.

"We are cooperating with PT Pindad to assemble the truck in Indonesia. We believe that Kamaz has its own consumers due to its capability in various applications," Panca said.

PT Tehnika Ina will distribute Kamaz trucks in Indonesia, Timor Leste, Papua New Guinea and Brunei Darussalam.

The company will also provide the spare parts of the trucks which are potential to be made in Indonesia after Kamaz gives the license.

The Kamaz and PT Tehnika Ina have agreed on the cooperation after following Intergovernmental Russian-Indonesian Joint Commission on Trade, Economic and Technical Cooperation in Jakarta.

Russias Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin arrived in Indonesia on Tuesday along with 40 business persons from Russia to explore the potential cooperation with Indonesia.

The delegation was welcomed by Economic Coordinating Minister Hatta Rajasa and other related business parties including Indonesian state officials and private executives.