Railway Sleepers Export to Philippines
WIKA Beton together with IMST and Pindad Conducted Maiden Export of Railway Sleepers to Philippines
State-Owned Enterprise (SOE) Synergy, PT Inka Multi Solusi Trading (IMST), PT Pindad (Persero) and PT Wijaya Karya Beton Tbk. (WIKA Beton) carry out the initial export shipment of Railway Sleepers products (BJR) with concrete quality up to K-600 and KA-Clip (rail clip fastening) to Philippines held in a ceremony held at WIKA Beton's plant in Majalengka on Monday, January 22, 2019.
These products will undergo a trajectory test by the project owner, the Philippines National Railway (PNR). If the results are satisfactory and meet the standards, the Indonesian-made products would be used to increase the railroad development in the city of Manila and possibly in other cities in the Philippines.
Industrial Product Business Director of Pindad Heru Puryanto hopes that the entire test process will run well so that the IMST, Pindad and WIKA Beton cooperation project could reach the first export market in the Philippines and support the improvement of transportation there.
"We hope that our products as a result of the SEO synergy could pass the track test and the results would satisfy the user. Its market potential for exports is quite great in Philippines. In addition, the potential is also open for the Bangladesh railway," Heru said.
Marketing Director of WIKA Beton, Kuntjara, said that his party would support BJR exports by trying to continuously improve concrete products, so they could be accepted abroad. "We will work hand in hand and support by continuing to improve product quality, so that it can be accepted," he added.
As for Pindad, the transmission system of KA-Clip was delivered to take part in various train track tests. KA-Clip is a fastening rail as results of joint research between Pindad and PT KAI which proved its quality because PT KAI has been used KA-Clip along the rail tracks throughout Indonesia. KA-Clip is the design of a nation's patent.
This BJR prime export is a manifestation of WIKA Beton's vision as a leading company in the precast concrete products industry in Southeast Asia.