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Nissan Motor Indonesia aims at opening 20 new dealerships in Indonesia and boost sales by 50% from 60,000 units last year to 90,000 by the end of 2012.

Nissan Motor Indonesia, the second-largest automaker in Japan, increased its expansion in Indonesia last year by opening new outlets, from 52 to 73, planning to establish 150 outlets in the country by the end of 2015.

“We will establish new outlets mostly in Java and Sumatra. But we will also open new outlets in Sulawesi and Kalimantan. The investment value for each dealer outlet is between Rp 20 billion (US$2.1 million) and Rp 30 billion,” said the vice president of national sales and promotion of Nissan Motor Indonesia, Teddy Irawan.

In 2012 Indonesia’s total industry volume is near 1 million units, and Nissan plans to reach a market share of 10% and also expand its production capacity of its plant in Purwakarta, West Java, from its current 100,000 units to 250,000 units annually in 2012. Until now the company has invested $400 million to expand the facility.

“Nissan is bringing new jobs and new vehicles to Indonesia,” said CEO Carlos Ghosn. “We are going to expand our production capability and offer a new and exciting product line here.”