Interview with Andreas Pangestu

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Andreas Pangestu
Andreas Pangestu
Director
Agansa Primatama
Agansa Primatama

We plan to explore the nonwoven segment

An Indonesian company of textile machinery, accessories and spare parts, Agansa Primatama offers solutions in technical and non-technical services. As an industry leader, it plays a vital role in supporting modern textile industry in Indonesia. Director Andreas Pangestu speaks to Fibre2Fashion on the increasing demand for efficient and energy-saving machines.

How much is Indonesia's contribution to the global textile market?

In 2017, Indonesia had around 1.6 per cent share in the global textile market, 4.5 per cent in the United States, 4 per cent in Japan and 1 per cent in the European Union (EU).

What are the latest innovations in the machineries for spinning, weaving, knitting, dyeing and finishing?

Suppliers have started adopting Industry 4.0 for better control of machine operations. The increase in supply of latest machinery reduces energy consumption and improves productivity. Further, there is more focus on green technology for a sustainable future.

What are the latest innovations in the machineries for spinning, weaving, knitting, dyeing and finishing?

The demand for which machine - in spinning, weaving, knitting, dyeing and finishing - is more in Indonesia?

At present, there is more demand for highly efficient and energy saving machines.

Where do you source the machineries, accessories and spare parts from?

We source machines and spare parts from Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Japan.

How does your supply chain network work? Which regions are part of your supply chain?

Our supply chain covers Europe and we sell machinery to our customers in Indonesia.

Which new markets are you exploring?

We are now entering the nonwoven segment.

What non-technical solutions do you offer for the textile business? Tell us about your after sales services?

We believe that after-sales service is the key to success for a continuous business with our partners - customers as well as suppliers. Therefore, we have a full fleet of service engineers trained and certified by our suppliers to provide first class service in Indonesia.

What is the contribution of Agansa to the modern textile industry in Indonesia?

We are constantly making improvisation in machinery to help our customers to be competitive in the global textile market. This means we need to maintain good quality with excellent pricing and prompt delivery.

Are Indonesian textile manufacturers keen on investing in machines that reduce energy consumption and have a lower carbon and water footprint?

The textile manufacturers of Indonesia are investing in machines that have lower energy consumption and having lower carbon and water footprint. The government is also coming up with provisions for a sustainable textile industry.

What challenges do you face as a supplying agency for textiles?

Machines with modern technology require skilled supervision that is not available most of the times. Another challenge is of the availability of funds for investment as the cost of capital is very high.

What are your thoughts on Industry 4.0?

To sustain competition, it is essential to adopt Industry 4.0 as it will help in maintaining quality and stay automated. (RR)
Published on: 24/04/2018

DISCLAIMER: All views and opinions expressed in this column are solely of the interviewee, and they do not reflect in any way the opinion of Fibre2Fashion.com.

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