PT Modernland Realty Tbk. through its subsidiary, PT Modern Panel Indonesia is one of the country’s leading material building producers continuously striving to introduce innovations to support the development of the construction industry in Indonesia.
The first PT Modernland Precast Factory
Recently, PT Modern Panel Indonesia opened its first Modern Precast Concrete Factory located in Modern Industrial Area of Cikande, Banten. Modern Precast Factory serves as a precast concrete manufacturing hub, producing both ready mix and precast concrete. The material of precast concrete that will be manufactured in the Modern Precast Factory has numerous advantages in comparison to traditional construction methods because it adopts the latest state-of-the-art precast concrete technology Made in Germany that can make the construction process faster, safer and with a better finishing quality.
General Manager of Operations of PT Modern Panel Indonesia, Hendy Wijaya, explained that after procession of planting the first pile and batching plant in the second half of 2017, the factory was completed and officially opened in a bit more than half a year including the complete infrastructure.
"Modern Precast and Concrete is ready to enter and compete in the Indonesian precast construction industry, because its market potential is quite large, whereas the main target is to meet the needs of façade precast construction to major developers in Indonesia with super block projects, high rise buildings, offices, apartments, hotels and others," says Hendy.
As a general background information, precast concrete elements are components or structural elements that are not molded at a construction site, but in a special temporary or permanent precast concrete factory, allowing for a much more controlled and efficient production process.
Precast in other Asian Countries
In most neighboring Asian countries, numerous developers have already started to apply this high-tech and environmentally friendly production method. One of the most known and successful real estate developers in Asia is Thailand based PRUKSA, which has altogether seven precast factories with the possibility to produce more than 1,000 apartments and houses per month. Pruksa also runs the currently worldwide most modern, efficient and largest so- called carrousel production line and is one of Asia’s and the world’s forerunners of precast concrete production.
Precast Concrete offer numerous Advantages
There are several advantages obtained by building with precast concrete: On the one hand, the time of project implementation can be faster so that, for example in high rise buildings, the construction time can be reduced by approx. 50%.
Another advantage of precast concrete is its quality is guaranteed, as it is produced with the latest technology in a controlled environment. In addition, the production process in a sheltered factory hall is not affected by weather conditions and is also environmentally friendly, as any concrete residues can be fully recycled.
Ready Mix Concrete
Hendy Wijaya says, for Ready Mix Concrete, trials have been completed successfully and the factory is ready for production, with a target to meet the consumer needs of concrete for infrastructure, shops and housing projects in a distance of approx. 50 km from the batching plant. The production capacity of ready mix concrete is 480 m3 per-8 working hours. Modern Precast currently has 6 trucks mixers with a capacity of 7 m3 per-truck.
Precast Machinery Made in Germany
Hendy also states, Modern Precast can produce and sell the whole quality of ready mix concrete that consumers need. "For Precast, we have installed the latest precast machinery technology from Ebawe (Germany), a company belonging to the globally leading precast machinery and solutions provider Progress Group, represented in Indonesia by PT Detede. The factory was directly installed by German engineers. Later on, the production capacity of precast concrete machine itself reaches 202,800 m2 per-year," said Hendy Wijaya stating that the production of precast concrete will start operating in the middle of this year. Further reading