Saturday (24/2) around 30 Honda BRV filled the parking spot at Building 17 kawasan industri PT Multistrada Arah Sarana Tbk, Cikarang. Around 60 members of BRV Community of Bekasi Chapter or better known as Indonesia Braver Community happily doing factory visit to Cikarang tire plant to watch tire manufacturing process.
Sitting on the land of 120 hectare, these 60 participants were taken to directly look at the tire manufacturing process, starting from compound up to ready made products, ready to be shipped to overseas and domestic distributors. The tire is manufactured with the latest technology based on international acceptable standard.
This Factory Visit occurred in Lemah Abang Industrial Park, Cikarang, Bekasi, and took place from 09.00 to 13.00 WIB. The community members not only had a chance to look directly into production process, but also receiving knowledge on the products of PT Multistrada and sharing session tips on how to look after the tire.
On the sharing session, the TS Team of PT Multistrada Arah Sarana Tbk presented material about public perception on good tire. According to the presenter, the stigma of good tire usually refers to one brand. This must be corrected since good tire is the one that is looked after. “Many of us still think that durable tires are the one from Brand A or B or C, although the truth is the good tire is the tire that is being looked after. How we care about tire pressure, balancing, and spooring will impact on the durability and security of tire as well riving comfort” said Iwan as TS Team of PT MSA.
This lively session attracted many questions from the community members. Most of the questions is about the interval needed to do spooring. Iwan explained that spooring is ideally done every 6 months, but if felt uncomfortable, it is better to check directly to the workshop.
Next question was about when to replace the tire based on TWI (Tread Wear Indication) in the form of lumps as a sign of worn tire. Iwan said, “Please be careful when buying secondhand tire, you need to pay attention to this TWI since it will affect the safety factor more”.
At the end of session, Pandu one of the members of Braver Chapter Bekasi said, “This is our first visit to tire factory. We are impressed with Multistrada especially on how it puts priority on security and comfort for customers. Hopefully we can forge a good relationship and collaboration in the future” he said.