The Piaggio Group – the parent company for Italian brands Vespa, Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Gilera, Derbi and Scarabeo – has recently opened a new manufacturing facility in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Housed in a 5.5-hectare property in the Cikarang District of West Java, the new facility will largely cater to the manufacturing of small displacement scooters for the Indonesian market, and its ASEAN neighbors.
“The new plant in Indonesia sees the Piaggio Group take another stride forward in the strategic international growth program it began more than ten years ago, which has made it one of the industry’s leading players, with a portfolio of unique brands, a proud symbol of Italy around the world,” says Piaggio Group CEO, Roberto Colaninno,
Colaninno added that the company saw a tremendous amount of growth in terms of sales in Indonesia and estimates that the country is not slowing down.
“Piaggio Group sales on the Indonesian market grew by 61% in 2021 and will continue to rise in the near future.”
Currently, The Piaggio Group has eight manufacturing facilities around the world: three in Italy – Pontedera, in the province of Pisa, which produces Piaggio vehicles, Vespa scooters, and the Porter city truck and houses the E-Mobility excellence department for research into electric traction technologies, where the Vespa Elettrica and the Piaggio 1 scooter have already been developed; Noale and Scorzè (Venice), where Aprilia motorcycles and scooters are built; Mandello del Lario (Lecco), the home of Moto Guzzi since 1921, where a major conservation and redevelopment project designed by archistar Greg Lynn is currently underway.
One in India, in Baramati; two others in the Asia Pacific in Vinh Phuc, Vietnam, and Foshan, China; and one in Boston, the location of Piaggio Fast Forward, the Group’s robotics and future mobility company, which produces the gita® and gitamini® terrestrial drones deploying innovative follow-me technology; and finally in Jakarta, Indonesia.