Indonesian mobile phone retailer Erajaya Swasembada plans to double its Apple shops by 2013.

The retailer had recently acquired ibox, a retailer of Apple products in Indonesia and has 19 outlets in Greater Jakarta.

The expansion plan is a move to capitalize on the company’s recent acquisition of iBox, reported Jakarta Globe.

Erajaya Swasembada director Jeremy Sim told the website that the company would add 20 new iBox shops in 2013, with a combined investment of IDR20bn ($2.104m) to IDR30bn ($3.15m).

Two stores of the proposed 20 outlets are slated to be located in Greater Jakarta, while the rest would open in Sumatra, Bali, Kalimantan and Sulawesi.

"We believe that the bigger demand growth in the future is outside Greater Jakarta,"

Erajaya Swasembada deputy chief exective Hasan AUL said iBox can give a significant contribution to the company’s revenues.

"IBox aims at middle to middle-upper consumers, which is a very prominent market in Indonesia," Aul said.

In a move to expand its stores network, Erajaya will invest IDR98bn ($10.30m) which encompasses opening new stores, new distribution centers and a new warehouse.

Erajaya had spent IDR43bn ($4.52m) in the first half (H1) of 2012 and aims to have 730 outlets by 2013, including the iBox stores.

As of the June 2012 end, Erajaya operated 326 stores, 90 distribution centers and partnerships with about 19,400 resellers in Indonesia.

Erajaya Group’s brand portfolio consists of Apple, Acer, BlackBerry, Dell, Huawei, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, and Venera, the Group’s own brand of mobile handsets.