The launch is included in a series of events Indonesia Industrial Summit 2018 which was inaugurated by President Joko Widodo.

The Ministry of Industry launched Making Indonesia 4.0 as a roadmap or a road map of Indonesia’s strategy in implementing the entry into Industry 4.0 today (4/4) at the Jakarta Convention Center. The launch is included in a series of events Indonesia Industrial Summit 2018 which was inaugurated by President Joko Widodo.

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“The event will be held for two days, filled with various speakers for talkshows and also attended by relevant stakeholders such as from ministries and institutions, industry players and academics,” said Menperin Airlangga Hartarto

The event also presents cross-ministry synergies. In addition to the Minister of Industry, it is also scheduled that some ministers will give exposure, such as Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Minister of National Development Planning / Head of National Development Planning Agency, Minister of Finance, Minister of Communication and Informatics, and Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education.

Furthermore, from industry players, among others PT SIEMENS Indonesia, Barry Callebaut, PT GE Indonesia, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical, Tbk., PT Pan Brothers, PT Sri Rejeki Isman (Sritex), IBM Indonesia, PT Astra Otoparts, PT Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia, PT Cisco Systems Indonesia, and PT Samsung Electronics Indonesia.

Meanwhile, the representatives of academia, among them Prof. Drajad Irianto from Bandung Institute of Technology, Prof. Teuku Yuri Zagloel from Universitas Indonesia, and Astra Manufacturing Polytechnic. “We are also inviting a global consultant, AT Kearney to provide exposure on the benchmarking of the 4.0 Industry implementation,” said Haris.

Minister of Industry said that Industry 4.0 needs to be implemented immediately to answer the challenges of the industry sector today. “Revitalization of the industrial sector needs to be done so that Indonesia is not left behind from other countries that are increasingly competitive,” said Minister of Industry.

For that, one of Indonesia’s strategy to enter Industry 4.0 is to prepare five manufacturing sectors that will be a pilot to strengthen the fundamental structure of the country’s industry. The five sectors, namely Food and Beverage Industry, Automotive Industry, Electronic Industry, Chemical Industry, and Textile Industry.

“Through the commitment and active participation of the government, the private sector and the public through the right target partnerships, we are all convinced that Industry 4.0 will bring benefits to the nation and the country, especially the performance of national industry,” explained Menperin.

Head of the Agency for Industrial Research and Development (BPPI) Ngakan Timur Antara convey, the performance of the industrial sector continues to show a significant contribution to the national economic development. Based on value added manufacturing (Manufacturing Value Added), Indonesia’s position in the world shot from the 11th rank in 2015 to rank 9th in 2016 that surpasses the UK and Canada.

In terms of its contribution to GDP, the manufacturing sector has contributed 17.88 percent to Indonesia’s GDP. With this value, Indonesia is ranked 4th of the world from 15 countries whose manufacturing industry contributes to its GDP above 10 percent, even Indonesia’s manufacturing contribution is highest in ASEAN. This contribution shows the industry sector continues to experience positive growth, “said Ngakan.

Meanwhile, when viewed from the non-oil and gas trade balance in January 2018 period, recorded Indonesiamengalami a surplus of USD182, 6 million. “The current industry sector continues to play a major role in Indonesia’s export with its contribution of 74.10 percent, and its role in absorbing 17 million jobs or 14.05 percent of the workforce in the economic sector,” he added.

In addition, the industrial sector has contributed to state revenues of up to Rp335 trillion through non-oil and gas income taxes and excise revenues. “The year 2017 is a period of rebound with the growth of non-oil and gas processing industry grew 4.84 percent, after previously for three consecutive years experiencing slowdown growth,” he said.

In fact, of the total value of investments coming into Indonesia during the period 2012-2017, the industrial sector plays a high role with an average contribution of 46.4 percent. Furthermore, the Purchasing Manager Index (PMI) report by Nikkei and Markit, Indonesia’s manufacturing PMI rose from 49.9 in January to 51.4 in February 2018. The February PMI was the highest since June 2016 ( 20 months ago) and a value above 50 indicates that manufacturing is expansive.

The industrial sector can not stand alone and strongly related to the needs of raw materials, energy, until a conducive climate so that industrial development can be successful and beneficial to the people if the development is holistic. “This can be achieved if the industry has become an awareness at the national level as

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