"The packing plant will strengthen the position of Semen Indonesia in the cement industry in West Kalimantan and in the country in general. Currently the company has a 35 per cent share of the cement market in the province," said Djoko. "Infrastructure development in Pontianak and West Kalimantan in general has been especially fast, opening better opportunities for the cement market in this region."
Mukhamad Saifudin, the Commercial Director of Semen Gresik, the parent company of Semen Indonesia, said that sales of Semen Gresik in West Kalimantan had increased by 0.5 per cent YoY to 1,17,000 t in the first 10 months of 2015.
Saifudin attributed the increase in sales to construction of road infrastructure, shopping malls, hotels and tourist resorts in Singkawang. Starting in August 2015, sales of Semen Gresik in the province have continued to increase.
Saifudin said that bagged cement accounts for 75 per cent of the company´s cement sales, indicating that the property sector accounts for the largest part of sales.