Hitachi Powdered Metals to build new powder metallurgy plant in Indonesia

September 23, 2010

Hitachi Powdered Metals Co., Ltd. has announced plans to establish a new PM plant in Indonesia. As a newly formed division, ‘Hitachi Powdered Metals Indonesia’ (HMPI) has recently invested 1.3 Billion Yen in the Suryacipta industrial estate near the capital Jakarta. Construction of the new facility will begin later this year and is planned to be operational early 2012.

Indonesia is expected to see rapid growth in automobile and motorcycle sales, and HPMI believes the nation’s market will expand to about twice the size in the next five years. Indonesia currently relies heavily on imports for powder metal products but the company aims to secure more than 40% of this market by 2015.

hitatchi_bearingsHitachi Powdered Metals Co., Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd, is based in Chiba, Japan, and manufactures structural PM parts and bearings under their brand name “Nikkaloy”.

The company has won many industry awards, most recently for the development of a new iron-bronze self lubricating bearing material for use in downsized electric motors.

As featured in the International Powder Metallurgy Directory and on our website, the new material is said to have lower friction coefficient and lower sliding noise compared with bronze sintered bearing materials.

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