Mitsubishi, Nissan tighten bonds in Thailand

Febuary 2, 2018
Mitsubishi and Nissan are strengthening collaboration in Thailand in terms of financing, purchasing and production engineering.

BMW applies for PHEV, to localise in 2019

January 30, 2018
BMW Group is the second European carmaker to apply for the Board of Investment (BoI)'s plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) scheme in Thailand, indicating the local market's potential as a part of the region's electric vehicle (EV) supply chain. The German firm also announced its plans to localise assembly of PHEV batteries in Thailand in 2019. In early January, its German peer Mercedes-Benz announced it was applying for assembly of PHEVs and battery electric vehicles (BEVs) at its joint venture plant in Samut Prakan.

MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY Announces Directions for Development of Five Pilot Industries

January 22, 2018
Responding to the government's Thailand 4.0 policy which focuses on the transformation of the Thai economic structure into a value-based, innovation-driven economy, the Ministry of Industry has encouraged investment and development of target industries and aims to create a well-balanced local economy that is able to compete on a global scale and withstand future challenges.

Grads of Mercedes-Benz mechatronics program offered jobs

January 5, 2018
Mercedes-Benz (Thailand) Ltd recently organised a graduation ceremony for the 27th batch of students in the Automotive Mechatronics Technician (AMT) Dual Training Program.

Car sharing can help ease traffic snarls

December 21, 2017
WHEN I first arrived in Asia in the early 90s, the journey from the Bangkok city centre to Don Mueang airport was so long it had spawned a unique side industry. Roadside hawkers selling portable toilets for those who couldn't make it to the airport without a bathroom break.

FTI upbeat on local car sales in 2018

December 21, 2017
Structural challenges within the Thai automotive industry suggest a conservative outlook for the sector in 2018, according to the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI).
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