Investment in carrousel plant
With more than 1,600 ha. of real property and development potential for the next 12 years, PT Modernland Tbk. is one of the leading Indonesian property developers in Greater Jakarta. For the last three decades the company has concentrated on industrial property and commercial property development portfolios and on its primary focus of residential construction, including the development of what are known as integral housing developments with huge success. In order to be able to handle the numerous property projects on time and to a high standard of quality, the company decided to invest in a modern carrousel system last year.
Cutting-edge tecnology from Germany
The new works are located in the Cikande, Banten industrial zone, which also belongs to the Modernland Group and has been integrally developed by the company. A production centre for the processing of concrete, where both precast concrete elements and ready-mixed concrete are manufactured and processed, has been created under the name of PT Modern Panel Indonesia. In the new precast concrete plant, the first phase of which is designed for a total capacity of approx. 200,000 m² per annum, it is intended to manufacture a broad spectrum of precast concrete elements both for their in-house projects and for the open market. The range of products includes floor slabs and walls, as well as façade elements for high-rise projects, detached houses, commercial buildings, hotels, office buildings, partition walls and other products.
The benefits of prefabricated concrete construction
Thanks to flexible design Modernland is able to produce precast concrete elements suitable for their entire industrial construction, commercial buildings and residential construction property portfolio. EBAWE’s cutting-edge technology from Germany ensures the high quality of the end products. The most up-to-date mixing technology makes it possible to produce sophisticated types of concrete, which are needed to manufacture the precast concrete elements. Ingenious compaction technology removes air from the concrete and compacts it to an optimum degree, so that product surfaces of excellent quality can be created in the subsequent multi-stage smoothing process, before the prefabricated concrete units are positioned over a stacking device to cure. When compared with traditional building methods Modernland believes it is right to put its faith in the many benefits of construction with precast concrete elements. The reduction of construction time by up to 50%, in particular for buildings with several storeys, is one of the arguments, which Modernland finds most convincing. A further argument is the consistency of product quality, which can be achieved in precast concrete element production in a controlled work environment, unaffected by the effects of the weather or staffing factors etc. A positive contribution can also be made to the environment in processes such as the recycling of waste concrete.
Learning from precast element pioneers in Asia
For Modernland it is important to benefit from the very start from the experience of other leading manufacturers of precast concrete elements and to initiate an exchange of experience. „Even if we are still a long way from achieving it,“ sums up Hendy Wijaya, the Managing Director of PT Modern Panel Indonesia, „it is important to have the correct approach to new business areas from the very start. We are convinced that in the coming years a country like Indonesia with more than 250 million inhabitants will develop yet more extensive needs for high quality and primordially safe residential accommodation. We want to make our contribution to this, even while it is in its early stages.“