Apple Will Build Its Second Biggest R&D Facilities in Indonesia Next Year: ICT Minister

The Jakarta Globe – Jakarta. Apple, the California-based technology company, will build its second-biggest research and development facilities in Indonesia next year, Communication and Informatics Minister Rudiantara told reporters on Wednesday (02/11).

“Apple’s Asia Pacific is currently searching for the right location,” Rudiantara said after the opening ceremony of BRI’s Indocomtech 2016 fair.

Rudiantara said he had met representatives from both the company’s Asia Pacific office and from their US headquarters.

The plan is still subject to change, but Rudiantara said Apple will build “several” facilities across the country.

Rumors of Apple’s plan to build a research and development facility in Indonesia were first heard last year as the company tries to comply with the government’s locally produced content requirement.

Apple has not responded to the minister’s statement.