Indonesian carmaker hails Commvault to ensure continuity at assembly line

Astra Daihatsu Motor has implemented Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery to minimise the risk of costly downtime on its vehicle production lines.

To meet Astra Daihatsu Motor’s digitalisation plans, the solution needed to be able to support cloud services, while complying with data protection policies and regulatory requirements.

The company employs 12,000 people across five sites, including two automotive production facilities, in Jakarta and Karawang, West Java. These assembly lines produce one vehicle per minute, which equates to around 550,000 Daihatsu and Toyota cars a year.

“Each assembly line produces one vehicle per minute, so every minute the total cost from downtime is $1,000. It means we could lose almost $60,000 per hour in the event of an outage,” said Astra Daihatsu Motor’s head of IT, Akmal Kusumajaya.

Astra Daihatsu Motor deployed the solution across all its facilities in just two weeks, with support of partner PT Nagitec and now protect 140 applications, over 12TB of data and a variety of databases.

Rapid restore capabilities have enabled the company to improve recovery times by 80% and enabled Astra Daihatsu Motor to achieve optimal availability for production and critical business systems ensuring maximum business efficiency with minimal downtime.

“We can now recover more quickly from IT outages, which will safeguard the continuity of vehicle production schedules and customer deliveries,” said Kusumajaya.

By preventing disruption to its production lines, Astra Daihatsu Motor can avoid staff overtime costs, which can impact the company’s bottom line.  Also the IT team at Astra Daihatsu Motor can now focus on added-value activities, accelerating the company’s adoption of cloud and digital technologies.