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Kao completes Indonesia plant



Published June 25, 2014
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PT Kao Indonesia, a group company of Japan's Kao Corporation active in the consumer products business in Indonesia, has completed construction of a second plant at Karawang International Industrial City (KIIC) in Karawang Regency, West Java. A completion ceremony was held at the site to mark the occasion.

The new plant will be the first in Indonesia to produce Merries baby diapers, and add to Kao’s local production capacity for Attack laundry detergents. Kao’s two consumer products plants in Indonesia will build Kao’s capacity to respond to the needs of the growing Indonesian market with a stable supply of goods. Kao will also work to improve production efficiency through synergies with the adjacent Kao Indonesia Chemicals chemical plant.

"Indonesia is a critical market for success of Kao’s global growth strategy," says Michitaka Sawada, president and CEO of Kao Corporation. "The new plant will play an important role as a production base for both the domestic Indonesian market and other Asian markets in the future. We continue to strive to contribute to the economic development and enrichment of the lives of people in Indonesia."