Owens-Illinois, the world's largest glass container manufacturer, will increase investment in its Jakarta plant, having already increased its production line speed and capacity to support Southeast Asian growth.
The company’s Asia Pacific gains were driven by strong results in Southeast Asia, a trend O-I expects to continue.
“The Indonesian and Southeast Asian markets represent major opportunities for our Jakarta plant, which has supplied Indonesia’s food, beverage and pharmaceutical markets for the past 40 years, and is set to play an integral role in achieving O-I’s growth targets,” said Joseph Haddad, president of O-I’s Jakarta operation.
O-I Jakarta is currently installing narrow neck press and blow technology, which ensures consistent and precise glass wall thickness, helping to reduce bottle weight while maintaining design profiles and glass strength.
The lightweight bottle production process is also more sustainable because it uses less glass during production. It also requires fewer raw materials, and results in lower CO2 emissions.
“The advantage of being part of a multi-national business such as ours is that we can access a range of regional and global resources. We have a great deal of expertise in lightweighting containers, and we have colleagues from around the world who are working with our team in Indonesia to equip them with the skills and knowledge they need to successfully manage NNPB production,” said Haddad.
In addition to its own production, O-I Jakarta has the ability to access its regional footprint to support further local growth and ensure security of supply.
“Our regional footprint gives us the ability to source glass containers that we don’t currently produce locally, and offer our Indonesian customers an extensive product portfolio.”