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Indonesia’s textiles industry gears up for Industry 4.0

Indonesia’s textiles industry, among others, is getting ready to implement Industry 4.0 programmes that, according to the country’s industry ministry, will boost efficiency and competitiveness. The ministry has provided facilities for structurisation in the textiles, leather and footwear industry through renewal of machinery with advanced technologies.

The various programmes outlined by the ministry to implement the roadmap of ‘Making Indonesia 4.0’ include assessment of Indonesia Industry 4.0 Readiness Index (INDI 4.0), implementation and adoption of the Industry 4.0 technology in the textiles and garment sector, improvement in the flow of materials in the petrochemical industry, and the establishment of textiles and textiles industry pilot project in Industry 4.0.

The ministry has already conducted technical training and training for transformation managers in developing the Indonesia Smart Textile Industry Hub (ISTIH).

Industry is now a national priority, with exports in 2020 having reached $33.99 billion. Investments of Rp61.97 trillion were also realised during the period.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (SG)