Monday, April 30, 2012

Saudi Arabia – 2011 Car Sales Statistics

Have a look at the 550,000 car sales economy of Saudi Arabia - an important market for the Thai Auto Industry.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

For a few dollars more….

With labor day approaching quickly – here are 2 statistics on the Thailand Automotive Labour Situation. Unemployment is nearly non-existent in Thailand (index mundi / World Bank estimate is 1% since 2005).

With the planned growth from 2M to 3M vehicles Thailand faces a serious shortage of workers, the effect of which is worsened by a high volatility. In the current market there are hundreds and thousands of new jobs available and many of the best trained employees decide to change their employer 'for a few dollars more'.

The Automotive Industry in Thailand is challenged to develop more workers, implement additional training programs and deploy automation systems in order to meet production & quality goals over the next years.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Nation: Thai Automotive Industry Performance Quarter 1, 2012

Bouyed by domestic and export demand, Thailand's automotive output in March hit190,935 units, highest in the hisory since the production kicked off in 1961, according to the Federation of Thai Industries' Automotive Industry Club.

Surapong Paisitpattanapong, spokesman of the club, revealed on Thursday that the output increased 11.01 per cent from the same period last year and 13.5 per cent from the previous month. This pushed the combined output in the first three months of this year to 499,560 units, or an increase of 6.52 per cent from the corresponding period last year.

In March, Thailand exported a total number of 89,815 vehicles, up 16.17 per cent from the previous month and 4.8 per cent from the same period last year.

Read the full story here.