Saturday, November 30, 2013

Proton launches the Proton Suprima S in Thailand

The hatchback was unveiled at the 2013 Thailand International Motor Expo in Bangkok by Datuk Nazirah Hussain, Malaysia Ambassador to Thailand, who was accompanied by the Chief Operating Officer of PROTON, En Hisham Othman. Also present was the Managing Director Mr. Thawatchai Jungsanguanpornsuk Phranakorn Auto Sales. Phranakorn Auto Sales is the sole distributor of Proton cars in Thailand.

Thailand targets to be No. 5 in the World

Industry Minister Prasert Boonchaisuk believes the Thai auto industry could be producing more than 3.4 million vehicles a year by 2017, surpassing the 3-million-a year-target, to become the world's fifth-largest automobile-manufacturing nation.

The Thai government is promoting investment in the production of fuel-efficient subcompact cars under the second-phase eco-car project, which is expected to begin production in 2016 after receiving the Board of Investment promotional privileges next year. 

ZF Opens First Passenger Car Axle Assembly Plant in Malaysia

In November 2013, ZF opened an additional assembly location for passenger car axle sets in the Malaysian city of Kulim, about 350 kilometers north of the capital Kuala Lumpur. Approximately 50 employees will initially assemble axle sets in the new plant on the Malaysian peninsula for the production in the nearby BMW plant.

SAIC-CP plans second Thai factory

SAIC Motor-CP Co, the Chinese-Thai car maker, is conducting a feasibility study about investing in a second plant here as it intends to make Thailand its manufacturing base for right-hand-drive vehicles.

Suzuki Thailand plans to double output in 2014

Suzuki Thailand plans to double the output to 100,000 cars per year in 2014 which will then satisfy the condition of capacity for the eco-car program phase 1.