Riding on the momentum of the accelerated digitalization era, the 2021 Hannover Messe has selected Industrial Transformation as the lead theme to demonstrate breakthroughs in advanced technology that address industrial challenges and offer solutions.
Indonesia, as the official partner country of the world’s largest industrial technology exhibition, utilizes the opportunity to introduce its industrial transformation road map, with the theme of “Making Indonesia 4.0″ and the tagline of “Connect to Accelerate.”
The 2021 Hannover Messe Digital Edition was virtually inaugurated by President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel jointly on April 12, 2021. The new digital format adapts to the current conditions owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year’s Hannover Messe main event was held digitally on April 12-16, 2021, while the exhibitors’ livestreams will be available via recording until June 11. Indonesia’s status, as an official partner country, digitally lasts for a year until the appointment of a new official partner country.
“This is an extraordinary award, as we are trusted (to be the partner country), which we should be proud of. This is because several competing countries were also keen to be partner countries at the Hannover Messe,” Industry Minister Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita remarked following the inauguration.
It is a matter of pride and a valuable momentum for Indonesia to be the partner country, as it is the first ASEAN member state to have the opportunity to become the partner country for Hannover Messe. By becoming a partner country, Indonesia has demonstrated that it is a step ahead of its competitors, he remarked.
“In addition, Indonesia will be a special display at the Hannover Messe 2022 and once again become a partner country in 2023 when the expo will be held physically, as the pandemic is expected to end by that time,” he remarked. During the expo, some 1,800 participating companies presented 10,500 products and innovations to 90 thousand registered participants. The conference featured 1,500 experts discussing topics encompassing Industry 4.0, digitalization of industrial processes, supply chain management, lightweight construction, hydrogen, and electromobility.
During the five days of the live show, the 90 thousand participants generated over 3.5 million page views and submitted 700 thousand search queries in the exhibitor and product search. In addition, the new conference and exhibitor live streams attracted approximately 140 thousand views.
“Along with our exhibitors and partners, we succeeded in strengthening the core brand of the world’s most important industrial show: innovation, inspiration and networking in the age of industrial transformation – that is what HANNOVER MESSE stands for,” Dr Jochen Köckler, the CEO of Deutsche Messe AG, remarked.
By showcasing its manufacturing capabilities and digital infrastructure, this year, Indonesia presents 156 exhibitors grouped into six categories comprising automation, motion, and drives, featuring 15 exhibitors, 56 digital ecosystems, 13 exhibitors showcasing energy solutions, 20 exhibitors presenting engineered parts solutions, 38 exhibitors displaying new work, and 15 exhibitors for global business & markets.
The expo offers a crucial momentum for Indonesia to spur national branding, attract several potential investments and expand the export market, globally introduce the road map of Making Indonesia 4.0, boost its connectivity with the global supply chain network, and push for transfer of technology.
“During the Hannover Messe 2021 event, we will also showcase digital acceleration in the Indonesian industrial sector as a result of restrictions on (public) mobility and interaction during the pandemic, where the 4th Industrial Revolution has found its momentum,” the minister added.
The resource-rich country has launched the initiative “Making Indonesia 4.0” to revitalize manufacturing with the introduction of Industry 4.0 concepts.
Kartasasmita believed that the Making Indonesia 4.0 road map is a strategic initiative expected to boost efficiency and quality of industrial production to bolster its competitiveness in the global market.
Moreover, it will drive the industry’s performance to expedite national economic recovery and boost the people’s welfare.
“In accordance with the president’s guidelines, with the implementation of Industry 4.0, we will materialize the vision of Golden Indonesia in 2045 or a century after Indonesia’s independence,” he affirmed, adding that the industry is the bigger contributor to the national gross domestic product (GDP).
The ministry has delineated various programs to implement the road map of Making Indonesia 4.0 in the sector, comprising the assessment of Indonesia Industry 4.0 Readiness Index (INDI 4.0), implementation and adoption of the Industry 4.0 technology in the textile and garment sector, improvement in the flow of materials in the petrochemical industry, and the establishment of textile and textile industry pilot project in Industry 4.0.
The nation aspires to be one of the 10 countries with the biggest economy in the world by 2023 through seven prioritized industrial sectors: food and beverages industry, textile and garment industry, automotive industry, electronics, chemical industry, pharmaceutical industry, and health equipment industry.
“The seven sectors have been chosen because they account for 70 percent of the total gross domestic product in the manufacturing sector, 65 percent of manufactured goods exports, and 60 percent of industrial workers, the minister explained.
In fact, the fourth industrial revolution that integrates resources in technology, machinery, and humankind, has brought about significant changes in chemical, pharmaceutical and textile industries, according to the industry ministry’s Director General of Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Textile Industry, Muhammad Khayam.
The country’s industry has consistently become the largest contributor to the national GDP. In 2020, the manufacturing sector, for instance, contributed 17.89 percent.
In 2020, industrial sector exports were valued at US$131.13 billion or constituted 80.30 percent of the total national exports. Meanwhile, investment value in the industrial sector in 2020 amounted to Rp272.9 trillion, an increase as compared to Rp216 trillion in 2019.
Currently, the government has developed 128 industrial zones and is constructing 38 more across the country.
In accordance with the 2020-2024 RPJMN (National Middle Term Development Plan), 27 priority industrial zones will be developed mostly outside Java Island. They comprise 14 industrial zones in Sumatra, six in Kalimantan, two in Java, three in Sulawesi and Maluku, and one each in Papua and Nusa Tenggara.
In 2025, the industry sector is targeted to contribute US$133 billion to the GDP.
With a population of 185 million that has internet access, the fourth-largest in the world, Indonesia is the fastest player in digital economy and industry 4.0 in Southeast Asia.
The 2021 Hannover Messe in Germany is believed to open the global industry’s perspective toward Indonesia’s enormous potential to encourage partnerships ahead of Industry 4.0 and offer opportunities for benchmarking the latest technology as well as to bolster economic ties with Germany.
Source: Antara News