Some internet sites quip about Esemka similarity with the cars from China. Esemka guarantee, their cars are their own and do not claim to import from China.
According to the owner of the workshop ‘Kiat Motor’ Haji Sukiyat which is the figure behind Esemka, essentially making the same car.
“The car was not it at all. Similar all. Starting from the chassis to make the given body. But clearly this (Esemka) is my inspiration, just take it from everywhere,” he said when contacted detikOto.
Learning Coordinator Creative Industries in SMK 2 Surakarta Dwi Martono Budhi previously said Esemka fraction components imported from Korea, and Japan and China. Still Esemka components are made from 80 percent local.
“Esemka and different Timor. Timor, Korea, and we (Esemka) Indonesia. Were only a few parts of China, Korea and Japan,” said the teacher in SMK 2 Surakarta was to detikOto, Thursday (5/1/2012).
For Esemka engine block, said the man who was familiarly called Toto was produced in PT Autocar Industrial Components (AIK) in Karachi.
The chassis itself made the following rims are produced in Indonesia. Meanwhile, piston ring, valve, alternator from Japan. For the injection system of Korea. Following transmission kopelnya ordered Fuday brand in China. Not only that axle for propulsion Esemka also accidentally imported from China.
In the year 2010, PR SMK 1 Singosari Malang said Agus Sudarto car assembly results arable students of vocational school that was studied for the automotive industry in China is prioritizing cottage industry.
With that goal, said Agus, home-based automotive industry is expected to grow rapidly. Happen in countries like China.
“So according to plan this car will be produced by home industry, not the manufacturer. From the beginning that’s the goal,” he said.
Esemka also had to make a beautiful Chinese automakers are interested and approached SMK Esemka makers to be invited to work together.
Pros Cons So Put
The presence of artificial Esemka vocational students received positive feedback from the community. But that does not mean no reproach. But in response to the ‘opposition’ is, one of the originators Esemka take it as input.
“In all of the pros and cons of the ordinary. Ordinary ditanggapinya So, let’s assume all of the input for us,” said Haji Kiat.
The man who was familiarly called Haji Kiat was indeed one of the originators Esemka. He who provides for the use of his workshop students perform the Job Training or street vendors who in turn directed to make their own cars.
“Regardless of all the pros and cons of it, I hope a lot of people who want to contribute their knowledge to the students of Indonesia, our country surely prosper. I am sure that all the help, do not need heroics, aids according to ability alone, happened to my ability in the automotive, “he said.
Response when asked about the expectations of society and the many politicians who use Esemka as politics, Haji Kiat responded casually.
“My intention is only to help, regardless turns out the car was so or not, it depends on the students. I just helped,” he concluded.