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  • Attracted by low per capita-car ownership, low labor costs and a rapidly expanding middle class, various global car-makers decided to invest heavily to expand production capacity in Indonesia and may make it their future production hub.
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  • Production processes that use a significant volume of water include surface treatment, painting, coating, washing, cooling, air-conditioning and boilers, not counting component manufacturing.
  • Carmakers, suppliers, and dealerships are under intense pressure to transform their businesses and prepare for the future of mobility.
  • It is one of the world’s largest industries by revenue (from 16 % such as in France up to 40 % to countries like Slovakia).

It is estimated that around 65 percent of all car purchases in Indonesia are made through a loan. This correlation between domestic car sales and economic growth is clearly visible in the case of Indonesia. Between the years 2007 and 2012, the Indonesian economy grew at least 6.0 percent per year, with the exception of 2009 when GDP growth was dragged down by the global financial crisis. In the same period, Indonesian car sales climbed rapidly, but also with the exception of 2009 when a steep decline in car sales occurred.

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The solution uses in-car software to gather data from sensors and systems and external information on weather and traffic. AI and analytics provide insights on that data to help improve the driver experience and to inform product development and quality. Moreover, these subsidized fuel price reforms also caused accelerated inflation due to second-round effects (hence curbing Indonesians’ purchasing power further) as prices of various products rose due to higher transportation costs. Lastly, the weak rupiah (which had been weakening since mid-2013 amid the US taper tantrum) made imports more expensive. Given that many car components still need to be imported hence raising production costs for Indonesian car manufacturers, price tags on cars became more expensive.

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Naturally the company supplies a wide variety of bearings, as well as automatic transmission parts and steering column, joints. Further, it also makes the electric power steering system , which is ready for the 21st century steer-by-wire technology. Samsung semiconductors provide the power needed to drive immersive in-vehicle infotainment systems.

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