First INABICYCLE Show in Indonesia
End of May Indonesia saw its first international bicycle exhibition taking place at the Jakarta Convention Center. The exhibition was jointly organized by the Indonesia Bicycle Committee (AIPI) and Wcpitra Exhibition and supported by the Government of Jakarta Province.
JAKARTA, Indonesia – End of May Indonesia saw its first international bicycle exhibition taking place at the Jakarta Convention Center. The exhibition was jointly organized by the Indonesia Bicycle Committee (AIPI) and Wcpitra Exhibition and supported by the Government of Jakarta Province.
About one hundred exhibitors took part and among them some international names like Mercedes Benz bicycles, Pinarello while also companies from China and Indonesian importers and distributors for bicycle and parts participated. The INABICYCLE Show was held in conjunction with the exhibition of Promotion of Indonesian Provinces. The show attracted some 30,000 visitors.
Maritha Limen from the iSpeda Bike Shop in Jakarta reported to Bike Europe that: “Indonesia is a growing market for bicycles. Every Sunday the main roads of major cities in Indonesia are closed for cars and mainly used by cyclists. Due to the traffic congested cities, there are growing numbers of people riding their bikes to work every day. There are many local exhibitions being held in Indonesia occasionally.”
The INABICYCLE Show is targeting to bring the Indonesian bike market to the next level. According to the Indonesian bicycle industry association (AIPI) the annual volume of the bike market of the country, with its 240 million population, stands at about 6 million bicycles. Half of that total is imported from overseas. Demand is projected to grow by 20% per year as the market for cycling grows.
Currently there are three main local players operating on the Indonesian market: PT Terang Dunia Internusa, Malaysian-Indonesian Polygon, and Indonesian Wim Cycle. PT Terang Dunia Internusa recently opened a second 40,000 m² plant in Sentul near Bogor (south of Jakarta on West Java). With the new facility the company increases its production capacity to 1.3 million bikes and intends to grow its export to Europe. It is estimated that annual production at Polygon stands at 550,000 units, while Wim Cycle produces about 100,000 units per year.
More at: www.indonesiabicycleshow.com