Friday, October 31, 2014

Thailand Car Sales January-September 2014: C-Segment

Thailand Car Sales January-September 2014

Thailand Car Sales January-September 2014: All models

Thailand Car Sales January-September 2014: Toyota Corolla

Thailand Car Sales January-September 2014: Honda Civic

Thailand Car Sales January-September 2014: Mazda 3

Thailand Car Sales January-September 2014: Nissan Sylphy / Pulsar

Thailand Car Sales January-September 2014: Chevrolet Cruze

Thailand Car Sales January-September 2014:
Ford Focus

Thailand Car Sales January-September 2014: Toyota Prius

Thailand Car Sales January-September 2014: Mitsubishi Lancer

Thailand Car Sales January-September 2014: Proton Preve

Thailand Car Sales January-September 2014:Hyundai Elantra

Thailand Car Sales January-September 2014: MG 6

Thailand Car Sales January-September 2014 by Segment B Car








Thailand Domestic Car Sales January to September 2014 by Segment: Eco Car


ANOTHER PREMIERE: Thailand Domestic Car Sales January to September 2014 by Segment: Eco Car









Thursday, October 30, 2014

Premiere: New statistics for Thailand automotive sales by segment / model

We are delighted to bring you another new set of statistics showing the sales September 2014 and year to date by segment - from Eco Car, B-Segment, C-Segment, D-Segment, Mini MOV, SUV, Pickup Truck and PPV.











Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Bold forecast for 2015 car production

Via Bangkok Post:

Thailand's car production is estimated to rise by 500,000 vehicles next year, propelled by the second phase of the eco-car scheme, says the Thailand Automotive Institute (Tal).
"Although some car makers may put off their production because of the sluggish car market, there are still some makers who are ready to start their assembly line for the new phase: TAl president Vichai
Jirathiyut said.

"Overall production is thus likely to hit 3.35 million units [sic] in 2015." Ten car makers including five existing eco-car producers applied for the second phase of the government's eco-car scheme, with total expected investment of 139 billion baht.

All 10 participants are set to produce 1.58 million eco-cars. The existing five manufacturers are prepared to invest 86.8 billion baht for the production of 753,000 eco-cars, while the five newcomers will spend 52 billion to make 828,000.



Friday, October 24, 2014

TrelleborgVibracoustic expands into Thailand

TrelleborgVibracoustic, the world's leading automotive supplier for anti-vibration solutions, is expanding its global presence with a new production site in Thailand. Starting in the second quarter of 2015, engine mounts, chassis components, and dampers will be produced at the site in Rayong.




Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Thailand Automotive September 2014 Statistics

The automotive industry club of the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) in its monthly report revealed Thailand's automotive production declined by 15.6% year-on-year in September to 164,299 vehicles. Domestic car sales fell by 27.5% to 68,843 vehicles due to the economic slowdown, lower farm prices and stricter loan criteria. Vehicle exports also declined by 17.5% last month to 97,570 vehicles.

Thailand Automotive September 2014 Statistics
Thailand Automotive September 2014 Statistics

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Isuzu to increase capacity to 500,000 units

Via The Nation:

Isuzu Motors, a leading manufacturer of commercial vehicles and diesel engines, has committed itself to continuous investment in the Kingdom, where it plans to boost its manufacturing centre for pickup trucks destined for both the Thai market and other countries.

The company revealed a strategic plan to double the combined manufacturing capacity of its facilities at Samrong in Samut Prakan province and the Gateway City Industrial Estate in Chachoengsao province, from between 250,000 and 260,000 units targeted for this year to about 500,000 units within five years.

[According to ISUZU web site the plant already has a capacity of almost 400,000 units]




Monday, October 20, 2014

Auto parts keen on 10% bump from abroad in 2015

Via Bangkok Post:

Photo: AAPICO Forging produces for local demand and export 
The auto parts industry is projected to grow by 10% next year thanks to increasing orders from overseas, says the Thai Autoparts Manufacturers Association (Tapma).  "The expansion of auto industries in 2015 will support demand for auto parts in Thailand," said Atchana Limpaitoon, president of Tapma. The association estimates the combined sales value for local auto parts makers will be 400-450 billion baht this year, with next year reaching 500 billion. 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Posco sets up steel factory in Rayong

Via Bangkok Post:

The Thai unit of South Korea's Posco has broken ground on a continuous galvanising line plant.  Posco Coated Steel (Thailand) is setting up the factory to make high-end steel products to satisfy growing demand for automotive steel sheets in Thailand.

The construction started yesterday at Amata City Industrial Estate in Rayong, the facility will have annual capacity of 450,000 tonnes. The plant is expected to be finished in June 2016 at a cost of US$300 million.


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Mazda appoints new president

Via Bangkok Post

Mazda Sales (Thailand) has announced the appointment of Hidesuke Takezue as the new company president. Takezue was former general manager of Mazda's ASEAN operations and was involved in the automaker's sales and marketing operations around the world.

He will replace outgoing MST president Choichi Yuki, who will be reassigned to Mazda's global sales and marketing operations.

Under Yuki's five-year leadership, the Mazda brand grew  significantly, witnessing sales of 230,000 vehicles. Yuki helped Mazda grow in terms of sales and steered the company through the automotive industry crisis before achieving all-time annuarecord sales of 74,000 vehicles.

Monday, October 6, 2014