November 22, 2019: Separator firm ENTEK and its Japanese partner NSG broke ground on their Indonesian plant expansion with a traditional prayer ceremony and ribbon cutting on November 11, while production was paused so that all staff could join in.
The expansion is a new line that integrates extrusion technology and process controls made by ENTEK Manufacturing, a sister firm.
It will more than double separator production at the Bogor facility, and the upgrade will focus on P/E separators for start-stop batteries.
Both ENTEK and NSG expect the start-stop market to boom in Asia, with particularly strong demand in Japan.
The floor area will be expanded to 15,000 square metres, leaving room for further expansion if needed, the firm says.
ENTEK CEO Larry Keith led other global management personnel and representatives from the building firm, PT Alam Dunia Engineering and Construction, at the event.
When the new line was announced, president of global sales for ENTEK Clint Beutelschies said it would be “a beast of a line…
“It marries all of ENTEK’s latest technology and innovation with ENTEK and NSG’s commitment to provide superior-quality product and service globally,” he said.
ENTEK is the largest manufacturer of separators for automotive batteries in the Americas and Europe, but sees a great growth opportunity in Asia.
NSG Group is an international glass and glazing systems manufacturer, focusing on the architecture, technical glass and automotive sectors.