French automaker Peugeot is considering resuming car production in Indonesia, Peugeot's Indonesian partner said on Thursday.
"We plan to set up an assembling plant in Indonesia. The plant would commence operation no later than 2012," Constantinus Herlijoso, president director of Astra Indonesia Peugeot (AIP), told Detik.com.
The assembly plant produced small and middle sized Peugeot sedans before the economic crisis of the late 1990s slashed demand for the vehicles.
Speaking on the sidelines of the launch of the new Peugeot 407, Herlijoso said that Peugeot's Indonesian plant is expected to become the production basis for the Southeast Asian market.