Honda is looking to build another assembly plant in Indonesia in an effort to diversify its production as well as intensify its sales of small car models in the Asean region, a report says.

The new facility – expected to be up and running in 2014 – will sit on the grounds of the company’s existing factory located in Bekasi, on the outskirts of Jakarta. Despite the recent production half brought about by strikes, it looks like the company has decided that people are easier to handle than nature.

When the new facility arrives, it’ll double production lines at the site to two, and with planned upgrades to the existing line – which currently has an output capacity of 60,000 vehicles annually – the annual production capacity will be 180,000 units with both lines running.

The company says the expansion means it will be ramping up production of models made at the existing Bekasi plant, and these are the Jazz, the CR-V and the Freed MPV.

It’s also set to build models that haven’t been built in Indonesia, and candidates are the little Brio compact as well as the City, which is currently being brought in to the country from Thailand.

The automaker built around 49,000 vehicles in Indonesia in 2011, 11% less from the year before – the interruptions brought about by the flooding in Thailand forced Honda to cut output across the region. It is based on this experience that the company has taken the decision to split its Asean production, looking at turning Indonesia into a key site.