“INDONESIA MOST ADMIRED COMPANIES 2015” FOR TMMIN
Jakarta - PT. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMMIN) for the first time become one of the companies that received the "Most Admired Company 2015" from Warta Ekonomi magazine. The award was accepted TMMIN by Vice President Warih Andang Tjahjono from the Founder of Warta Ekonomi magazine Fadel Muhammad, accompanied by Chief Editor of Warta Ekonomi magazine Muhammad Ihsan during awarding ceremony at Hotel Le Meridien on 15 April 2015 yesterday.
“We are flattered to be chosen as one of Warta Ekonomi’s Most Admired Company in 2015. We, Toyota Indonesia, would always give our utmost efforts to contribute to and support the growth of Indonesia which is the core of our “Toyota Berbagi” (Toyota Sharing) philosophy. This award further motivates our spirit to face the challenges ahead so that we can become better,” said Warih.
“Warta Ekonomi Indonesia Most Admired Companies” (WIMACO) is an annual award that has been going on for 14 years since 2001. The research resulted in the names of the company with the highest awareness and best image as perceived by respondents as a company is coveted by the respondent. Assessment criteria include the respondent's assessment of the company's image, investment, human resource management, and environmental stewardship.
Throughout 2014, TMMIN recorded a significant increase in exports, 35% from 2013. Exports achievement of Toyota brand cars reached 160,000 units of total car exports from Indonesia amounted to 207,000 units. In March 2014, TMMIN exports the Vios to ASEAN and the Middle East which is the first time a sedan is exported in large quantities. Additionally, TMMIN for the 5th time won Primaniyarta Award from the Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia as the best performing exporter in October.
2014 also marked groundbreaking of TMMIN’s second engine plant located in Karawang, West Java. This plant will be opened in the early half of 2016 is planned to produce aluminum gasoline engines for passenger cars. Production capacity is expected to reach 216,000 units per year and more than 600 new workers will be absorbed in the early stages. Construction of Karawang Engine Plant is part of the Toyota Group's investment commitments amounted to 13 trillion Rupiah that was announced by the President of Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Japan Akio Toyoda in November 2012.
At the same time, in accordance with the spirit of "we build people before we build product", TMMIN announced plans to develop TMMIN Learning Center (TLC) for the new human resources that will operate the new engine plant. The new TLC will complement two other TLC facilities located in TMMIN Sunter and Karawang plant. TLCs shows Toyota Indonesia commitment and efforts in people development of the automotive industry as a whole because these facilities can also be used by other industry players such as local suppliers and Vocational School (SMK) located in the area around TMMIN plants.
Then on September 23, 2014, TMMIN received the ASEAN Energy Awards as the first winner in the category of Energy Management in Large Industries from the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE). The award is the result of TMMIN commitment to develop sustainable manufacturing processes through increased awareness and participation of employees, balancing the supply and demand of energy in order to achieve maximum efficiency, and energy conservation applications such as the utilization of waste heat into energy sources, the use of alternative energy sources such as natural gas, and utilization of renewable energy sources such as solar energy through solar panels
"It is our duty as part of the Indonesian people to play an active role in contributing to and supporting the economic growth and social development of Indonesia," said TMMIN Director of Corporate and External Affairs I Made Dana Tangkas. (*)