ABB in Indonesia has been recognized for its domestic component level (TKDN – Tingkat Komponen Dalam Negeri) on miniature circuit breakers (MCBs) supplied to PLN, Indonesian state-owned power company. The recognition of “The best TKDN MCB” was awarded by PLN recently during the event “PLN LOCOMOTION – Local Content Movement for the Nation” in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Locally produced at ABB’s MCB factory in Cibitung, West Java, the ABB’s MCBs supplied to PLN are considered to have provided higher level of local component level (TKDN) than the requirement set by government. The TKDN policy is applied to industrial players who participate in the government projects, funded by the State Revenue and Expenditure Budget (APBN), Regional Revenue and Expenditure Budget (APBD), loans, grants, or any other form of governmental cooperation. This also includes the projects which are related to state resources. This policy aims at minimizing the reliance on imported materials and encouraging greater level of domestic components.
“ABB is proud to receive this recognition as we are committed to continue supplying high-performance, locally manufactured MCBs to PLN as they support increased demand from their existing customer base and continue with the electrification of Indonesia,” said Iskandar Wihardja, Head of MCB Manufacturing Unit, Electrification business of ABB in Indonesia. "We are committed to continue increasing the TKDN level of our MCBs for PLN"
For the past two decades, ABB has a proven track record as a PLN supplier, with outstanding quality and unmatched capacity. Last year, PLN has selected ABB  for a new two-year contract to supply miniature circuit breakers (MCBs).
ABB is a pioneer in the field of MCBs. In Indonesia, ABB MCBs are certified by SNI, the Indonesian National Standard, and SPLN, which certify the safety, quality, and performance of electrical equipment.
ABB’s MCB factory in Cibitung ramped up its yearly capacity to millions of MCB poles last year, to serve PLN and meet export orders from the UK, Belgium, Netherlands, and New Zealand. The factory is equipped with ‘state of the art’ assembly automation and product-testing equipment.