ABB inaugurates Turbocharging service point in Batam

2014-04-07 - As part of its commitment to help its customers in maintaining and improving their productivity, ABB opened a new Turbocharging Service Point in Batam. The Service Point will be the base for maintenance and repair of ABB turbochargers and support the operation sustainability of ABB’s customers in the marine industry, power sector and other industry sectors in Batam.

The inauguration of the service point took place on April 2, 2014 at Batam and attended by key customers, local authorities and representatives from industrial association.

The Service Point’s proximity to local plants and operations will help customers to improve productivity by minimizing the service time and reducing service costs.

From left: Richard Ledgard (country manager of ABB in Indonesia), Jon Afrizal (representative from the city hall of Riau Islands) and Sudhir Jakate (ABB Turbo Systems Ltd)

Batam is a free trade zone and lies on one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes between Sumatera and Singapore. This has made Batam one of the biggest areas for ship repair yards in Indonesia. Moreover, Batam’s basic infrastructure, such as electric power, is growing significantly, as witnessed by several independent power producers who have invested heavily in Batam.

“ABB considers Batam a region with strong business potential, especially in the power and marine industry. ABB’s installed base in Batam is worth millions of US dollars, and it’s certainly growing every year. The opening of this service point shows our confidence in Batam’s industrial growth,” said Richard Ledgard, Country Manager for ABB Indonesia at the inauguration.

Thomas Frencis, Manager of Turbocharging in Indonesia led the customer tour into the service point facility.

ABB’s turbocharging business ( is at the helm of the global industry in the manufacture and maintenance of turbochargers for 500 kW to 80+ MW diesel and gas engines. Our leading-edge technology and innovation enables our customers to perform better and produce fewer emissions, even in the toughest terrains. Approximately 200,000 ABB turbochargers are in operation across the globe on ships, power stations, gen-sets, diesel locomotives and large, off-highway vehicles. We have over 100 Service Stations in more than 50 countries globally and a wide service portfolio that guarantees Original Parts and Original Service anytime, anywhere.

In Indonesia, Turbocharging business unit operates two service stations with workshops in Jakarta and Surabaya, several sales offices across the country and one newly opened service point in Batam.

The inauguration was covered by several local and national media (the articles are available on the right margin area of this page).

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