Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesia's PT United Tractors said Friday its "Komatsu" heavy equipment sales rose 60 percent to 491 units in January from 306 a year earlier, led by sales to the mining and agriculture sectors.
The "Komatsu" heavy equipment grabbed a 55 percent market share in Indonesia during the month, the company told Thomson Financial.
United Tractors is operating a mining contracting business via its unit PT Pamapersada Nusantara and coal mining through PT Dasa Eka Jasatama.
Dasa Eka produced 282,000 tons of coal in January, more than double from 134,000 tons a year ago. In full year 2007, it produced 3.56 million tons of coal.
Meanwhile, Pamapersada produced 4.6 million tons of coal in January, against 3.3 million a year earlier.
The heavy equipment business accounted for 49 percent of United Tractors' revenue of 13.2 trillion rupiah in the first nine months of last year. Mining contracting accounted for 42 percent and coal mining, 9 percent.
United Tractors is a subsidiary of diversified conglomerate PT Astra International. (*)