Hannover Messe 2023 Conference : Strengthening Manufacturing Ecosystem by Accelerating Industry 4.0

Hannover Messe 2023 Conference : Strengthening Manufacturing Ecosystem by Accelerating Industry 4.0

In light of the current global economic challenges, economic transformation is one strategy for achieving economic growth. For this matter, Indonesia has shown an economic transition through optimism for economic growth in 2022 which was the highest in the last decade.

“The implementation of national policies, such as the Job Creation Law, which streamlines regulatory processes for ease of doing business, the use of risk-based licensing, the implementation of a business licensing system with a risk-based approach and the Online Single Submission system, among others, also lends credence to this optimism,” said the Deputy for Coordination Commerce and Industry, Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, Ali Murtopo Simbolon during the Hannover Messe 2023 discussion forum on Tuesday, April 18, Hannover time, with the theme "Strengthening Manufacturing Ecosystem by Accelerating Industry 4.0."

The Making Indonesia 4.0 roadmap, he continued, offers the opportunity to revitalize Indonesia's manufacturing sector and propel the country into the top 10 economies in the world. This is accomplished by focusing on the growth of seven priority industries, namely food and beverages, textiles and clothing, automotive, electronics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices. These seven high-priority industries account for 70% of the nation's industrial GDP, 65% of industrial exports, and 60% of industrial employment.

In the same forum, Muhamad Fajrin Rasyid, the Director of Digital Business at PT Telkom Indonesia (Persero) Tbk, predicted that in the 2020-2030 period, Indonesia's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will increase by almost 1.5 times, to USD 1.6 trillion. In fact, it has the potential to increase eight times by 2030 when referring to the Indonesia Digital Economic (IDE). In relation to this opportunity, Telkom participates to the growth of the national economy via the digital economy.

Telkom currently has more than 170,000 fiber optic networks, or more than four times the circle of the earth, more than 200,000 BTS, more than 30,000 towers, and more than 30 data centers spread out across Indonesia. “Telkom is taking steps to adapt to the era of the digital economy, include improving cellular convergence, developing infraco fiber, building DC Co (data company), developing B2B Digital IT, establishing Service Co, and also establishing DigiCo. The entire program has supported the country's digitization initiatives, particularly in IKM (Small and Medium-sized Industries) incubation, digital applications like PeduliLindungi, OSS, GovTechEdu, and other digital collaborations," he explained.

Director of PT Akebono Brake Astra Indonesia, Daniel Suryananta stated that his company had completed four levels of Industry 4.0 implementation about the acceleration of the technology in manufacturing companies. In 2026, the implementation of Industry 4.0 is targeted by his company to reach level 4, namely smart manufacturing. The largest block-brick manufacturer of automotive parts in Indonesia, PT Akebono Brake Astra Indonesia is an Indonesian-Japanese joint venture that produces brake pads and pedals in particular.

Moreover, as an example of a business that has adopted Industry 4.0 and digital production, Akebono has a digitalization map that starts with taking customers orders, purchasing materials from suppliers, and ends with issuing invoices to customers. "Akebono has converted all devices to digital, and data measurement have been backed up. This demonstrates that the Indonesian industry is ready to implement the digital economy era," said Daniel.

As the international digital business player, Senior Director Factory Automation Sales Asia-Pacific, Siemens AG Factory Sascha Maennl stated that the company has essentially implemented the industrial revolution method ever since it was founded. According to Siemens, the growth of the digital transformation requires a focus on three factors: people, process, and technology. Siemens also runs three business divisions presently, including factory acceleration, solution framework, and metering technology. "Currently, Siemens is now working on artificial intelligence-based algorithms for printed circuit board (PCB) cutting machines that can be developed by industrial-scale users," he explained.

The conference, which was conducted as part of the Hannover Messe 2023 agenda is a collaboration between the Government of Indonesia and BUMN (SOEs), authority agencies, associations, national and multinational industries, and international organizations. In addition to this subject, there are 5 additional conference themes, including "Investing in The New National Capital City," "Investing in The Manufacturing Sector," Electric Vehicle Ecosystem,” "Sustainability & Carbon Neutrality," and "Investing Human Capital for Industrial Competitiveness." The Indonesian Pavilion's Hall 2 host the conference from April 18–20, 2023 and can be followed via the YouTube channel - Indonesia Hannover Messe.

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