Toyota Industries is to build a new factory to make automotive air conditioning compressors in Indonesia to supply the ASEAN market.

The factory, at Bekasi, West Java Province, will begin operations in May next year and will create 500 new jobs with an investment of around JPY6.3bn (US$6m).

It will boost Toyota Industry’s output of compressors in the region from 1.6m to 3m units annually.