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Philip Morris continues to invest in Sampoerna

Indonesia's Sampoerna plans to splurge Rp2.8 trillion to construct a new cigarette manufacturing facility in West Java.
PT HM Sampoerna, one of IndonesiaÆs leading clove cigarette manufacturers and an affiliate of Philip Morris International, announced Thursday July 27 that it will invest up to Rp2.8 trillion $307.7 million to construct a new, state-of-the-art, full-cycle manufacturing facility in West Java, located in Karawang International Industrial City KIIC.

There are two strategic reasons why we are making this investment now, explains Martin G. King, president director of Sampoerna. First, the new factory will complement our existing SKM machine-made kretek factory in Sukorejo, East Java, and will ensure more timely and efficient supply of finished product to our distribution network in West Java. Second, it will provide additional capacity to adequately supply raw materials...
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