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southeast Asia’s infrastructure boom SENSORS AND MEASUREMENT About Endress+Hauser Endress+Hauser is one of the largest family-owned business in the process automation industry. With its headquarters in Reinach, Switzerland, it is a worldwide supplier of products and solutions for industrial process measurement and automation. The company offers comprehensive process solutions for flow, level, pressure, analysis, temperature measurement and recording across wide range of industries. The company has its production centers in Germany and Switzerland, which are also the focal points in its global R&D. Along with its facilities in France, India, Italy, Japan, South Africa, the UK and the USA, it has an extensive network of sales and service centres around the world. Endress+Hauser employees more than 12,000 people worldwide and annual revenues upto Euro 2.0 billion. AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES 2/2016

Indonesia’s economy is rapidly growing and the company Jotun benefits from the boom in the construction industry. The Norwegian paint manufacturer was among the first to venture in to Indonesia’s emerging market. The company has been producing in the country for over 25 years – with increasing success and technology of Endress+Hauser. The Petronas twin towers in Kuala Lumpur, the Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore, and the Grand Indonesia Shopping Town, one of the largest malls in Southeast Asia, all have one thing in common. These buildings are all a testimony to the work of the Norwegian paint and coatings manufacturer ‘Jotun’. The Norwegian company has expanded its international presence in the recent years, and the infrastructure boom in the Southeast Asia has definitely caught Jotun’s attention. Growing markets such as Indonesia play a key role in the company’s strategic development. Jotun has been active in Indonesia since 1983. The company started its manufacturing activity in the country in 1986. 2005 saw the creation of a modern plant in Bekasi on the outskirts of the capital Jakarta. “Indonesia is one of our most successful markets now,” says Eric Mallace, Managing Director of Jotun Indonesia. The economy in the most densely populated country of Southeast Asia is booming, and demand is growing accordingly. “This is why we significantly expanded production in Bekasi last year.” Beating the sun, the heat and the humidity in Indonesia Jotun operates 2 separate lines for water-based and solventbased products in Bekasi, Indonesia. “We can produce every color possible at these facilities,” reports Project Manager Morten Nordrum, who oversaw the expansion of the production facility. The company sources solvents and aggregates locally, while pigments are delivered from the parent plant in Norway. “The sun, heat and humidity in Southeast Asia put our products to the test,” says Morten Nordrum. From its regional R&D laboratory in Malaysia, Jotun designs the formulations that adapt to the Southeast Asia’s tropical climate. The process technicians take the climatic conditions into consideration. “The tanks are cooled so that the temperature inside won’t rise above 50 °C,” says Deputy Project Manager Guruh Susanto. “Otherwise the quality of our products would suffer.” Other processes are relatively unspectacular: there is a grinder to refine pigments and ingredients, next to agitators, mixing tanks and finally filling stations for the end products. 01 Success comes one bucket at a time: Jotun produces about 24 million liters of paint in Indonesia per year

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