1983-11-07

A Case Study on the Development of the Automobile Body Industries in Indonesia 830874

The automobile body industry in Indonesia is developed by the needs of motorized means of transportation, especially for passengers cheap enough to meet the consumer's buying power.To fill these needs, modifications on commercial vehicles into passenger vehicles or provisions for passenger space on special chassis had been carried out.It can be seen that basically body construction or modification in the automobile body industry is but an extension of the automobile industry in general.At present, commercial vehicles are designed to run with higher speeds and lower fuel consumption. This situation calls for a structure design that has to meet specifications generally applied to automobiles, so as to enable it to perform equally well with the basic vehicles.In order to get automobile bodies that stay in step with technological progress in the automotive field, i.e. to guarantee automobile body design that will comply with safety and comfort provisions, the first steps to be taken are those of grading up the automobile body industry based on their skills in structure design and in the manufacturing process itself.

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