TEMPO.CO, Madiun - State-owned train maker PT INKA will expand its activities to Africa.
PT INKA financial and human capital director Muhamad Nur Sodiq said that the company’s commercial director late this month will be visiting Ethiopia, Zambia, Mozambique, and South Africa to promote its products.
“Hopefully, they will give a positive response,” he said in Madiun on Friday, April 21.
He noted that ASEAN member states have already used INKA products and the company is participating in a tender for diesel-electric locomotive procurement in Sri Lanka.
“We are entering the South Asian market and starting to enter Africa,” Sodiq said.
Aside from export market, he explained, the company is also improving its domestic market services, which include the launch of airport train and light rail transit (LRT) projects, as well as the production of train components and other transportation modes like articulated buses.
INKA is currently working on the Soekarno-Hatta Airport train project and collaborating with state-owned railway company PT KAI to rejuvenate its carriages.
In view of, INKA is targeting Rp2.6 trillion in sales for 2017, higher than last year at Rp1.6 trillion, which was exceeded after the company netted Rp1.8 trillion in sales.