Bajaj eyes Indonesia unit break even
Bajaj Auto, the second largest two-wheeler manufacturer in the Indian market expects its loss making Indonesian subsidiary, PT Bajaj Auto Indonesia to break even by 2012. it is to be mentioned here that the company announced a CKD production at the Indonesia unit a few days back and recently Kevin D'sa, president (finance), Bajaj Auto confirmed that the Indonesia unit will break even by 2012.
It may be noted here that last year the normal loss of the subsidiary stood at 38 crore, but after adjusting for the exceptional forex gain of Rs27-28 crore the loss reflected was around Rs11 crore. While the subsidiary of the home-grown two-wheeler major assembles and markets Pulsars, the company plans to launch Pulsar 135cc in Indonesian market.
But its export plans does not restrict to Indonesia as it is aiming to use the Austrian bike maker KTM's network to enter new markets. The Austrian bike maker, KTM made close to 3 million euros profit in the first 9 months of its financial year ending August, is on the verge of breaking even. Bajaj will launch KTM products in India soon.