“GS battery production has surpassed the 150 million units figure at the end of 2009.
That achievement has made GS battery as the market leader in Indonesia.”
There are several types of GS battery produced by PT GS Battery - a subsidiary of PT Astra Otoparts Tbk - in order to fulfill market needs, such as batteries for four-wheeled vehicles including GS Hybrid (wet charged), GS Premium (dry charged) and GS Maintenance Free. While for two-wheeled vehicles, there is VLRA type - dry charged type with the first-rate technology. The new innovation applied by PT GS Battery is intended to suit Indonesian market, especially since GS battery has got its position in Indonesia since the last 35 years. Production achievement of 100 million units has been accomplished by its three decades of establishment i.e. 50 million units achieved in five years time which was a great performance indeed.
PT GS Battery is the biggest battery producer in Indonesia. Besides the products listed above, PT. GS Battery also markets battery for forklift, heavy equipments, battery for telecommunication system, as well as backup system or commonly known as stationery battery.
Commitments and consistencies of PT GS Battery to produce quality products can be seen in its accomplishments, such as ISO 9001 and ISO/TS 16949 certificates for quality management system, GOLD predicate for the implementation of Health and Work Safety Management System, OHSAS 18001 certificates, and Indonesian National Standard product certificate. On the other hand, it also have ISO 14001 certificate that recognized it as environment friendly company, as well as the achievement of “Gold” predicate in Health and Safety Management System in relation with Astra Green Company (AGC) program.
Besides those achievements and international acknowledgements in fabrication, PT GS Battery also makes continuous improvements with the implementation of QCC and SS cultures. It has gained the predicate as 2009 Winner during QCC/SS/QCP convention at PT Astra Otoparts Tbk. Moreover, PT GS Battery is also actively doing investment in research and development especially with its laboratory facility development that has become one of the centres of technology development of lead acid battery in Indonesia. That laboratory facility has been accredited with ISO/IEC 17025 by the National Accreditation Committee.
With those international certifications supported by great facilities, PT GS Battery's products have been able to penetrate through the global market, and have been exported to more than 50 countries and had become one of the biggest exporter in Asia region.
Meanwhile in the domestic market, with the support of PT Astra Otoparts Tbk Divisi Astra Niaga as the sole distributor, GS battery marketing covers Indonesia through many distribution networks. The most prestigious award “Top Brand Award” has been achieved three times in a row from 2007 to 2009. Besides that, in 2008 and 2009 GS battery has been achieved awards as Favorite Battery Auto Bild Award 2009. Those awards clearly show that GS battery is the most favorite and trustful battery for the vehicle owners.
In motor vehicle industry, GS battery products have been trusted as the first choice taken by the Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) of most of motor vehicle producers in Indonesia as well as by heavy equipment producers in Japan. The related appreciation awards have been received from PT Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia, PT Astra Nissan Diesel Indonesia and PT Krama Yudha Tiga Berlian Motors. (Verri Dj)