Saturday, August 13, 2011

GM is Coming Back to Indonesia

Before early 1970, products of U.S based car maker General Motors (GM) i.e Chevrolet and Opel were very popular in Indonesia.

After that, the Indonesian car market has been dominated by Japanese made cars, like Toyota, Honda and Mitsubishi, perhaps because their sizes and models are more favorable for Indonesians..

Although Chevrolet and Opel cars can still be found on the streets of Jakarta and other cities, but their quantity is very few compared to Japanese, South Korean or even Malaysian cars.

It seemed that the situation would change because according to Wall Street Journal, GM is planning to build a factory near Jakarta that can produce around 50,000 cars a year.

I hope that GM will realize its plan very soon so that there will be new job opportunities for the Indonesian working force.

14 comments:

WebbieLady said...

That's something good... Foreign investment gives good publicity...trust to the public government and the buying class...

Wisata Murah said...

we are delighted to welcome GM's plan open factories in Indonesia.
other than employment, of course, also the price of the car affordable to the public

Terrans said...

Yes, it is good for the job market but it is not good for Earth, more pollution in the area.

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smp 3 lembang said...

Im my Village I just saw Chevrolet I never see opel , but are they make hybrid car?

colson said...

What about you, Harry? Interested in buying Opel for a change?

By the way: 50.000 cars a year is a pretty modest start, isn't it?

akhnayzz said...

nice post>>>>

djikstra said...

Foreign investment gives good

Setyo-Utomo Said said...

My first car was Opel Record year 1956 when I was in Germany.

Multibrand said...

@WebbieLady,
Yes it's a good news.

@Wisata Murah,
I agree that this might lower the prices of cars. But I am also afraid that this might worsen traffic jams.

@Terrans,
Yes it would increase pollution.

@Smp3Lembang,
I am not sure about that, bang.

@Colson,

I am not sure about that. I love the Japanese cars that I owned : Honda and Toyota, because they are very easy to drive and maintain, also easy and more expensive to re-sell as second hand car.

European and American cars tend to be harder and more expensive to maintain, but cheaper to re-sell.

@Akhnayzz,
Thank you for your visit and kind words.

@Dijkstra,
Yes it is good indeed.

@Utomo,
My father brought an Open when we returned from Africa.

Luke said...

Great news for Indonesia and its reputation, lets hope it can deliver and the government dont try to make it to hard for foreign investment to come into this country. Although it might be nice to have a car dis-assembly plant opening as well!!!

Multibrand said...

@Luke,
Yes, the government should do its best to make this plan implemented and and make sure that there would not be any difficulties.

r10 said...

kabar bagus buat para pencari kerja :)

8-10 tahun lalu OPEL juga ada di indonesia lalu berganti nama menjadi Chevrolet krn merek ini dirasa lebih familiar di mata masayarakat Indonesia

Multibrand said...

@R10,
Iya ini berarti lapangan kerja baru.

Leo said...

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