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EuroCham Face-to-Face with the Vice President and Chairman of BKPM Indonesia

Published on 24 July 2018

On 24 July 2018, EuroCham had an exclusive dialogue with H.E. Jusuf Kalla and H.E. Thomas T. Lembong. During this meeting, EuroCham applauded the extensive efforts that the Government of Indonesia have taken in improving business climate. EuroCham acknowledged the Government endeavor in simplification of procedures and licenses, including the recently issued Online Single Submission (OSS). EuroCham further appealed for the Vice President support and monitoring on the implementation of OSS, as well as the development of government regulations on Halal and draft bill on water resources.

With the ongoing Indonesia-EU Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IEU CEPA), EuroCham encouraged that the Government prioritizes the completion of said agreement. EuroCham believes that IEU CEPA would promote greater flows of investment between the two economies, as evidenced from the past positive relation between FDI and trade between Indonesia and the EU. This request was acknowledged and was further echoed by Mr. Kalla and Mr. Lembong. Mr. Lembong informed that the Government will focus its resources towards IEU CEPA negotiations.

In addition, EuroCham took this opportunity to also convey its gratitude for the engagement on the Negative Investment List (DNI) review process. EuroCham emphasized the request to open sectors within the DNI to invite more foreign investors to enter the country. EuroCham highlighted that the European business presence in the country encourages two-way trade relationship, boosting export and investment. In these regards, EuroCham will continue advocacy efforts by providing feedback and support for the Indonesian Government.

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Smart Factory concept from Siemens for Indonesia’s manufacturing sector

Published on 24 July 2018

At Innofest ID 2018, Siemens Indonesia is showcasing the Smart Factory concept consisting of the SIMATIC IOT2040, Siemens Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) System and MindSphere, the Siemens IoT operating system. The event is organized by the Indonesia Ministry of Industry's Industrial Research and Development Agency (BPPI) under the theme "Building Innovation Ecosystem for Making Indonesia 4.0" on Juy 24-27, 2018 at Ministry of Industry Building, Jakarta.

The global industry is entering a new era which also known as the Industry 4.0. This new era features the digitalization of manufacturing, facilitated by technological advancements such as big data analysis, cloud computing, and hyper connectivity among humans and machines. Industry 4.0 is the current trend of automation and data exchange that creates the so called "smart factory". Within the modular structured smart factories, cyber-physical systems monitor physical processes, create a virtual copy of the physical world and make decentralized decisions.

“We are showcasing our solutions to support the digital transformation of the manufacturing sector in Indonesia. By implementing our digital solutions, users and customers can now tap into the full potential of Industry 4.0," said Danu Nugroho, Head of Automation Process, Digital Factory Division of PT Siemens Indonesia.

SIMATIC IOT2040 serves as a reliable open platform for collecting, processing and transferring data in the production environment. It is an intelligent gateway that standardizes communication between the various data sources, then analyzes and forwards communications to the corresponding recipients. It makes it possible to implement future-oriented production concepts even for existing plants.

MindSphere is the cloud-based, open IoT operating system from Siemens that connects products, plants, systems, and machines, enabling data generation by the Internet of Things (IoT) with advanced analytics. Earlier this month, Siemens and Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to partner and to foster the industrial Internet of Things (IoT) in China. The two companies will leverage each other's technology and industry resources to build a unique IoT solution to support Industrie 4.0, China's manufacturing upgrade and transformation and other industrial Internet initiatives.

In addition, Siemens also showcases its Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system - the perfect solution to automation in the digital age and help companies on the path toward “smart factory”. Siemens RFID System helps industry in the areas of production and logistics in their supply chains to become transparent and predictable, and facilitate optimum planning. The solution will help to streamlining and automating with operational efficiency in manufacturing plant.

This press release and a press picture is available at

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