Realizing Industry 4.0, Ministry of Industry Encourages a Developing Chemical and Textile Sector
Written by Maizer   
Thursday, 27 August 2020

The Ministry of Industry is increasingly aggressively encouraging the country's manufacturing sector to immediately transform towards industry 4.0.


This strategic effort is believed to provide great benefits for the company, especially in the ability to adapt to new habits as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. "This step is part of the implementation of the Making Indonesia 4.0 road map, which will certainly bring benefits to the industrial sector, such as improving machine and equipment performance, production operation speed and product quality, and being compatible with health protocols," said the Director General of Chemical, Pharmaceutical Industry. , and Textile (IKFT) of the Ministry of Industry, Muhammad Khayam at the opening of the INDI 4.0 Technical Guidance and Assessment for the IKFT Sector which was carried out virtually, Tuesday, as quoted by from the Ministry of Industry's website.


The Director General of IKFT said that the assessment of the Indonesia Industry 4.0 Readiness Index (INDI 4.0) aims to measure the readiness of companies in transforming towards industry 4.0, especially in the IKFT sector.


"It is our hope that through this moment, the Indonesian industry can immediately take off and immediately fly back into a tough industry with global competitiveness," said Khayam.


In this assessment activity, he also explained about the implementation of industry 4.0 in the IKFT sector which has been developing with its various application systems.


For example, the textile manufacturer PT. Eratex Djaja who managed to save electricity, water, coal and greenhouse gas emissions after implementing industrial technology 4.0.


Khayam explained that on the first day there were 156 participants from the textile industry and non-metal mineral processing industries. We will also collaborate with participants from the upstream and downstream chemical industries.


Khayam also said, according to the performance targets set by the Ministry of Industry based on the 2020-2024 RPJMN, one of the targets is that the number of IKFT sector companies with INDI 4.0 more than 3 could reach 11 companies by 2020 and as many as 21 companies in 2024.


In INDI 4.0, a score of 1-2 shows the initial readiness to implement industry 4.0, then a score range of 2-3 shows moderate readiness, and a score of 4 is those who have implemented industry 4.0.


"We are optimistic that the IKFT sector will be able to accelerate towards industry 4.0. Moreover, Making Indonesia 4.0 has determined several of our fostered sectors to become pioneers in the application of industry 4.0 in Indonesia, namely the chemical industry and the textile and clothing industry. In fact, in the midst of this pandemic, we propose that the pharmaceutical and medical device industry can also be prioritized in developing industry 4.0, "he said.


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