November 7, 2019: ENTEK and its Japanese partner NSG announced on November 1, the opening of a new line which will more than double their separator production capacity at their facility in Bogor, Indonesia.
There will be a ground-breaking ceremony on November 11 complete, as is traditional, with prayers and a ribbon cutting.
“The new line, integrates the latest in extrusion technology and process controls from our sister company ENTEK Manufacturing,” says a company official.
The new plant should double the capacity to more than 90 million square metres and its floor area to 15,000 square metres, leaving room for further expansion if needed, he said.
The upgrade will focus on P/E separators for start-stop batteries, a market that both ENTEK and NSG expect to boom in Asia, particularly with the growing demand in Japan.
“This first new line will be a beast of a line that marries all of ENTEK’s latest technology and innovation with ENTEK and NSG’s commitment to provide superior-quality product and service globally,” says Clint Beutelschies, vice president of global sales for ENTEK.
ENTEK is the largest manufacturer of separators for automotive batteries in the Americas and Europe but sees “a great growth opportunity in Asia”, says Beutelschies.
“This strategic investment is integral to ENTEK’s plan to continue to expand its reach throughout Asia and will be built to accommodate additional future expansions to support market growth and the technical evolution of the battery market in Asia.”