Notice Regarding the Capacity Expansion of our Indonesia Facilities
December 26, 2005
In response to the anticipated increase in demand for aluminum extruded products for automotive heat exchangers and other parts in the Oceania and Australian Commonwealth regions, we have expanded our production capacity at our affiliate PT. Furukawa Indal Aluminum in Indonesia (Headquarters: Gresik, Java, Indonesia, President: Yoshiaki Sasaki, Capitalization: US$4 million).
We established PT. Furukawa Indal Aluminum in March 1998 as an integral part in our global network of aluminum extruded products businesses and began production there in September 1999. Furthermore we have gradually expanded our capacity there in line with growth in demand for our products. And due to our outlook for continued strong growth in demand in the region, we have decided to expand capacity a step further with the cooperation of our joint venture partner PT. Indal Investindo and Toyota Tsusho Corporation by adding a 2,750 ton extruding machine and related equipment, with the goal of starting production in July 2006. The investments for this expanded capacity are expected to cost US$6 million.
Additionally, we increased the capitalization of PT. Furukawa Indal Aluminum by US$2 million in January 2006 in response to the capacity expansion. Despite this increase in capital, our shareholding ratio in this company remains unchanged.
|Company Name||:||PT. Furukawa Indal Aluminum|
|Headquarters||:||Gresig, Java, Indonesia (on the outskirts of Surabaja)|
|Shareholder ratio||:||Furukawa-Sky 55%, PT. Indal Investindo 40%, Toyota Tsusho Corp. 5%|
|Business||:||Production and sales of shapes for automotive heat exchangers and other aluminum extruded products|
|Capacity||:||450 tons per month|
|Main equipment||:||3 heat extruding machines with related equipment|
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We do not anticipate any change to our outstanding earnings projections.