Indonesia, Thank You For Your Hospitality!
E-Crane Worldwide is proud to be a part of a large Belgian Trade Mission, presided over by Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid, in Indonesia from March 12 – 19. With 301 participants, it was the largest ever Belgian Economic Mission to Southeast Asia’s largest economy. Belgium is the fifth-largest investor from the European Union (EU) in the Indonesian economy.
E-Crane’s participation underlines E-Crane’s strong ties in the country and its commitment to bring superior bulk material handling solutions to the Indonesian and Asian marketplace.
During the event, E-Crane, represented by Lieven Bauwens and Bas Tolhuizen, had the honor of signing a long term, all-in maintenance contract with its valued customer, Bayan Resources in the presence of Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid. Bayan Resources, represented by Dato’ Dr. Low Tuck Kwong, President Commissioner, and Mr. Chin Wai Fong, President Director and Chief Executive Officer, owns and operates a floating E-Crane in Central Kalimantan, used for unloading coal.
In order to support Bayan and other local clients, E-Crane is establishing a subsidiary in Balikpapan, a city with over 800.000 inhabitants, on the island of Kalimantan. When operational later this year, PT E-Crane Indonesia will both provide after sales services (in the form of maintenance contracts) as well as spare parts to its clients around the Indonesian archipelago.
With vast natural resources and a population of over 250 million, Indonesia is classified as a newly industrialized country, and as the sixteenth largest economy in the world by nominal GDP, it is also part of the G20. Big developments are planned in both the power sector as well as in infrastructure. E-Crane is creating a strong foothold in the country and it’s there to stay!
E-Crane® Worldwide is a heavy equipment design and construction company based in Belgium, with subsidiary companies in The Netherlands, Poland, USA, Singapore & Indonesia. E-Crane offers tailor-made solutions for high productivity and reliable handling of scrap, grain, coal, cement clinker, or any other bulk material, while striving to optimize your operation, increase efficiency, and lower operating cost.
Bayan Group is a producer of low sulfur, sub-bituminous, semi-soft coking and environmentally-friendly coals. Bayan Group integrates coal mining, processing and logistic operations. It has exclusive rights to mine under five Coal Contracts of Works (CCOW) and sixteen IUPs with total concession area of 138,524 hectares in East and South Kalimantan.