Yesterday marked an important day for P&G Indonesia, where we officially inaugurated a new plant in Jakarta.
The Jakarta Plant represents a multi-year investment to build world-class facilities that manufacture multiple categories of products from our portfolio of trusted brands.
As one of our largest plants in the region, the Jakarta Plant has also earned Silver LEED Certification—a criteria established by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), the world’s leading green building standard and the highest environmental certification system developed by U.S. Green Building Council. It is sustainable by design, equipped with the most advanced environmentally-responsible and resource-efficient technology and production processes.
The plant will primarily produce Pampers diapers for the local market, but will also serve as the source of exports needed to balance supply and demand in the region, and be a regional hub for raw materials supplies.
Under construction since 2011, the plant is now ready to be fully operational and serve the growing demand for our products in Indonesia and Asia—approximately 8 million Indonesian babies alone within the next five years.
Yesterday, Dimitri Panayotopoulos, our Vice Chairman and Advisor to Chairman and CEO A.G. Lafley, joined our top P&G leaders in Indonesia and other local distinguished guests from the Indonesian government to open the new plant in a traditional Indonesian ceremony.
Pictured are (left to right): Bert Wouters – Country Manager Indonesia; Sam Kim – Vice President Asean; Dimitri Panayotopoulos – Vice Chairman and advisor to the Chairman and CEO; James Turner – Director of P&G Jakarta Plant; Ed Hunter, Vice President Product Supply Asia, and Indonesian government officials.