Mondelez International sinks $23 million in Cikarang facility

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Mondelez International

IO – Mondelez International, a global snacking leader in chocolate, biscuit, gum, candy and powdered drink product categories, has expanded their facilities, installing a new Oreo biscuit production line in Cikarang, West Java, Tuesday (01/08/2022). The factory expansion represents a $23 million investment. 

Director of PT Mondelez Indonesia Manufacturing Zaenal Abidin boasted the Company has enjoyed 250 percent growth in export volume from the Cikarang factory alone over the last ten years. Indonesia ranks first in contributing to Oreo production in Southeast Asia, and the top 5 globally. “Since domestic demand and global markets for Oreo are incredibly strong, we decided to open up another Oreo production line in Cikarang,” said Zaenal. 

The factory expansion is built to meet domestic and export market demand in 35 countries worldwide. The new factory abides by sustainable practices, as well as utilizing high technology. 

The factory expansion represents the efforts of Mondelez International to developing food and beverage industries in Indonesia, which in the end will support national economic growth. “The factory expansion will engage a large number of employees,” he added. 

The production line started up this month, since Indonesia is welcoming Ramadhan, a festive season, very soon. “We are now running on three shifts, or nearly 70 percent of capacity, in fulfilling domestic and export market orders,” he detailed. 

Head of Corporate & Government Affairs Mondelez Indonesia Khrisma Fitriasari said that the Company promotes innovation by releasing its new Orange and Red Velvet variants. 

The investment is supported by the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime & Investment Affairs, Ministry of Industry, and Ministry of Investment (BKPM) in regard to creating a conducive investment climate. Director General of AGRO Industry Ministry of Industry Putu Juli Ardika, explained the ministry appreciated the production line expansion, as the food and beverage industry is one of the centerpieces manufacturers in supporting the national economy. 

Main Secretary and Deputy for Investment Promotion BKPM Ikmal Lukman conveyed his commendation, “Investment drives the growth of the industrial sector, particularly in reviving the national economy following the pandemic hit. The government is determined to create a conducive business climate through strategic policies. We need to improve our competitiveness to attract foreign and domestic investors,” he concluded.