Poland is eyeing Indonesia’s railway sector, as highlighted by the European country’s diplomats and business officials. The Indonesian Railway Society (Maska) recently traveled to Poland for a meeting with Polish railway companies. Ten Polish railway businesses and organizations, including the country’s largest rolling stock manufacturer, PESA, also participated in the Railwaytech Indonesia expo. The Polish Ambassador anticipated that the business-to-business (B2B) discussions would spur collaboration in the railway industry.
Indonesia and Poland already have existing cooperation in this field. Strategic industries manager at the Polish Investment and Trade Agency revealed that Polish power electronic device company Medcom is already selling its auxiliary converters and propeller systems to Indonesia’s state-owned rolling stock producer, INKA. It has also been highlighted that any future collaboration might result in Polish railway companies establishing production operations in Indonesia. However, the size and cost of these projects is still being evaluated.
PESA has expressed its desire to share its know-how and technology with its Indonesian counterparts, in areas ranging from commuter trains to inter-city rail, to mention a few examples of possible cooperation. According to PESA’s CEO, the partnership should also stimulate exports from Indonesia to foreign markets, besides addressing local demand.
(Source: Jakarta Globe)