Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Orbia’s Building and Infrastructure Business Wavin Announces Plan to Open New Production Plant in Indonesia
Batang-Central Java, October 3, 2022 - As the largest economy in Southeast Asia , Indonesia is home to a rapidly growing urban population  that is navigating pressing challenges surrounding sanitation and water supply. As the country’s water resources and infrastructure have continued to be put under pressure during the pandemic, the Indonesian government has introduced initiatives such as The National Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project (PAMSIMAS)  to provide millions with water and sanitation facilities.
In alignment with Indonesia’s sustainable development efforts, Orbia’s Building and Infrastructure business, Wavin, announced the opening for its new production plant in Batang, Indonesia to provide its expanding customer base in Indonesia and the Asia Pacific region with sustainable sanitation and water management solutions.
Said Sameer S. Bharadwaj, CEO of Orbia, “In Indonesia, 33.4 million people lack access to clean drinking water and 99.7 million lack access to safely-managed sanitation. We are solving this challenge by manufacturing Wavin UPVC and Wavin PPR-based pipes and fittings that deliver clean water and sanitation safety, cost-effectively and cleanly.”
Continued Bharadwaj, “This investment brings our business’ innovative water management solutions to a high-need market. It is a decisive step on our journey to advance life around the world.”
The Wavin production plant in new Grand Batang City will be built on a 20-hectare (49 acre) greenfield plot. When operational, the factory will employ approximately 200 people in production roles with room for further expansion in the coming years. Beyond manufacturing Wavin UPVC pipe and fittings, the space can accommodate production of resilient city and energy-efficient building products like Wavin’s low-noise drainage systems and rainwater and stormwater management systems.
“We are very pleased to announce the opening of this new location,” said Maarten Roef, President of Orbia Building and Infrastructure (Wavin). “It allows us to further expand our solution offerings while bringing jobs and economic activity locally. With Wavin’s technology, innovation capabilities and existing customer base, we are focusing on bringing more plumbers, engineers, contractors, installers and municipal leaders complete solution systems for both above and below-ground water management and resilient urban development.”
Wavin will manufacture its products and system solutions in accordance with global quality standards and in full compliance with global and local governance standards. Having established channel partners and distribution networks, Wavin products are presently available in markets across Indonesia that serve approximately 50 distributors, 6,000 retailers and 100 contractors and developers.
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Orbia is a company driven by a shared purpose: to advance life around the world. Orbia operates in the Polymer Solutions (Vestolit and Alphagary), Building and Infrastructure (Wavin), Precision Agriculture (Netafim), Connectivity Solutions (Dura-Line) and Fluorinated Solutions (Koura) sectors. The five Orbia business groups have a collective focus on expanding access to health and wellness, reinventing the future of cities and homes, ensuring food and water security, connecting communities to information and accelerating a circular economy with basic and advanced materials, specialty products and innovative solutions. Orbia has commercial activities in more than 110 countries and operations in over 50, with global headquarters in Boston, Mexico City, Amsterdam and Tel Aviv. To learn more, visit: orbia.com.
About Orbia Building & Infrastructure (Wavin)
Orbia’s Building and Infrastructure business Wavin is an innovative solutions provider for the global building and infrastructure industry. Backed by more than 60 years of product development experience, the business is tackling some of the world’s toughest challenges through pioneering in water and sanitation management, indoor climate control technologies and durable, adaptable and efficient rural and urban infrastructure solutions. Wavin focuses on creating positive change by building healthy, sustainable environments for global citizens and collaborating with municipal leaders, engineers, contractors and installers to help future-proof communities, buildings and homes. Wavin has 11,000+ employees across 93 production sites worldwide, serving over 80 countries through a global sales and distribution network.
 World Bank Indonesia Overview
 World Bank: Augment, Connect, Target: Realizing Indonesia’s Urban Potential
 World Bank: Adapting in the pandemic to provide water and sanitation to Indonesia’s rural poor