PT HM Sampoerna TBK (HMSP) has operated a new innovative factory to meet domestic and export market
PT HM Sampoerna TBK (HMSP) has opened an innovative smoke-free tobacco factory In Karawang, West Java. With a focus on promoting investment and boosting exports of finished goods, the factory manufactures IQOS-HEETS to fulfill the demand for both the domestic and export market in the Asia Pacific Region. The innovative tobacco product factory was opened by HM Sampoerna and the Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Airlangga Hartanto, with its first export made available in early 2023. The government is optimistic that its investment in the new Sampoerna factory will positively promote innovation and generate economic value across several sectors, including the MSME Sector, collaborations with farmers, and R&D development.
BASF Expands Its Polymer Dispersion Capacity in Merak, Indonesia As Demand Increases
BASF expands its polymer dispersion capacity at the production site in Merak, Indonesia. This expansion is in line with the growing trend of high quality packaging in ASEAN. Bir Darbar Mehta, Senior Vice President Dispersions Asia Pacific BASF, stated this expansion will strengthen the supply to meet the increasing demand of acrylic and styrene-butadiene dispersion in Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand markets. It also shows BASF commitment to improve regional production to meet the increasing consumer demand.