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OEMs, The Thai Automotive Cluster, Tier 1 Suppliers from Japan, USA, Europe and Australia, Automotive Organizations, Industrial Estates, Events and Media and much more. It also includes detailed statistics about Automotive sales, market share, OEM capacities and information about new programs 2016-19.

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  1. 1. Thailand 
 AutoBook 2017 PREVIEW
  2. 2. ii WELCOME!
 Thailand is ASEAN’s Automotive Hub – a market comprising 625 Million people – and significant potential for growth both in it’s domestic as well as export markets. Japanese and US OEMs have set up in Thailand for both domestic and export production – cars made in Thailand are delivered in more than 100 countries around the world. 2012 and 2013 were ‘Golden Years’ with 2.5 Million vehicles produced and the country joining the Top 10 Automotive manufacturer countries worldwide - In 2013 Thailand was number 9 showing the potential and capacity of the country. In 2014 and 2015 the industry contracted back to approx. 2 Mio units - our forecast as of August 2016 stands again at about 2 Million vehicles. Domestic sales have been contracting strongly since mid 2013 partly offset by a stronger export market. In 2017 and 2018, the market is expected to recover and offer new opportunities for growth for the industry. Business Development, Outsourcing, and Localization The information was compiled from personal research, the internet and support of friends at automotive companies, automotive organizations, industrial estates and business associates.
 Why do you need the AutoBook? 1) Business Development - identify potential customers and sales opportunities in Thailand’s automotive industry. 2) Outsourcing – find sources for automotive components from Thailand. 3) Localization – find information to expand your market and set up a footprint in Thailand – either for distribution or local production. Focus on contacts To make your work easier, the Japan AutoBook features QuickLinks to access web sites, Google Maps locations and social media sites of the featured companies and their representatives. Simply click on the following icons to connect: I am sure this book will give you lots of information and inspire you to do business in Thailand. If you have any questions or comments – please don’t hesitate to contact me - I look forward to your feedback! Radolfzell, January 2017 Uli Kaiser
  3. 3. Chapter 1 Introduction
  4. 4. Thailand's Automotive Industry Thailand’s Automotive Industry offers a wealth of opportunities for local and international sales and sourcing. Incentives are offered to encourage local production of components, electronics and eco-cars and there is also demand for design, R&D and testing centers. Over the next years, Automotive exports will grow significantly through Thailand’s free- trade agreements (FTAs) with it’s ASEAN neighbors and many other countries such as India, China and Australia. Many of the world’s major automakers, assemblers, and parts and components manufacturers have put their footprint in Thailand, and many are planning additional nivestment such as Germany’s Volkswagen Group and PSA from France. Toyota, Honda, Mitsubishi, Mazda, Isuzu, Nissan, Ford, Chevrolet, BMW, Daimler all have a presence in the country with a combined capacity of more than 3 Million units per year. The Thai automotive industry has developed into a major production center with significant export for both automobiles as well as components. Section 1 AT A GLANCE 1. Thailand is the Automotive Hub of ASEAN with 2.45 Million cars produced in 2012 and 2013 and 2 Million in 2014 and 2015 2. About 50% of the manufactured vehicles are exported 3. About 50% of the manufactured vehicles are Pickup Trucks 4. OEM’s are from Japan and the USA supported by virtually all MNCs and a
 Thai Automotive Cluster of components suppliers. 5. 85% of the market share is controlled by Japanese, about 15% by US OEMs Introduction 5 Table 1.1 Thailand economic development Source: Global Insight, Bank of Thailand, Thailand Ministry of Finance, Thai Autobook Research Real and nominal GDP growth 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016* Real Growth (% change) 1.7 3.3 5.1 4.9 2.9 1.5 2.14 3.8 Nominal GDP (US$ Billion) 278 294 317 335 345 350 360 380 * Forecast
  5. 5. As of 2014, the industry employs about 350,000 people and generates 12% of the national GDP. Automotive exports are expected to reach 1,200,000 units in 2015. With shipments to more than 100 countries, Thailand is currently the world’s second largest producer of one-ton pickup trucks and the seventh-largest automotive exporter overall. It is the top manufacturer in all of Southeast Asia. Research & Development More foreign makers are beginning to appreciate Thailand as a location for R&D investment as well. Toyota has established a technical facility here to conduct R&D work on product design, testing and evaluation. Other examples include Toyota Tsusho Electronics (Thailand) Co., Ltd., established in 2005 who develops embedded software for automotive applications and Honda R&D in Amata Nakorn Industrial Estate, Chonburi. Thailand is the only country outside of the 30-nation Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development in which Toyota has such sophisticated facilities. Attractive Policies The Automotive Industry in Thailand is looking to further growth and development. Such optimism stems largely from FTAs with countries such as Japan, China, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and India, and the prospect of rising exports to ASEAN member nations. As the industry contributes significantly to the local economy, the Thai government is also offering substantial support in the form of tax incentives and various other measures, making Thailand fertile ground for investors. 6 Chart 1.2 Global ranking of Thailand as a car manufacturer Chart 1.3 Thailand OEM Capacity 2014
  6. 6. Chapter 2 Statistics
  7. 7. 8
  8. 8. Chapter 3 OEMs
  9. 9. Virtually all of the world's major automakers are represented here, and together they produced 1.8 million vehicles in Thailand in 2015 and will produce about the same 1.9 million units in 2016. General Motors, Ford, Mercedes and BMW, in addition to all major Japanese manufacturers - Toyota, Mitsubishi, Honda, Mazda, Isuzu, Nissan and Suzuki - have Section 1 AT A GLANCE 1. OEMs with local manufacturing from Japan and the United States 2. CKD assembly operations by BMW, Mercedes, Tata and MG 3. Capacity predicted to increase from 3 Million to 4 Million vehicles the next years 4. The Eco-Car 2 project will add more than 1 Mio vehicles per year 5. Who’s not here? European and Korean OEM’s have only established CKD assembly and CBU import presences in Thailand. Introduction 10
  10. 10. Auto Alliance (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (AAT) was established in 1995 as a joint venture between Ford Motor Company and Mazda Motor Corporation to become the center of excellence for compact pick up truck manufacturing for domestic and international export markets. 
 It is supported by Thailand's Board of Investment (BOI). Initial investment capital of more than US$ 500 million was made to build the first state- of-the-art, Integrated Manufacturing Facility (IMF). Facilities include a Stamping Shop, Body Construction Shop, Paint Shop, Engine Assembly Shop, and Trim, Chassis & Final (TCF) Assembly Shop for complete vehicles, or Complete Build-up Unit (CBU).  In addition to CBU products, AAT also produces Complete Knock-Down (CKD) kits, which it supplies to several Ford and Mazda assembly facilities around the world. In 2007, Ford and Mazda invested an additional US$500 million to expand operations with a new, highly flexible passenger car plant that will utilize the same systems and processes, and state-of-the- art automotive manufacturing Section 2 AT A GLANCE 1. Joint Venture between Ford and Mazda 2. Commenced operation in Thailand in 1999 3. The facility currently produces three major models – the Ford New Ranger, Mazda BT-50 and Ford Everest. 4. Production capacity: 295,000 vehicles/year Auto Alliance 11 Auto Alliance (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
 Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate 
 No. 49, Moo 4, Pluakdaeng
 Rayong, 21140 
 Phone: +66 38 95 4111 Trevor Negus President & CEO Kanyanat Arunvipas Senior product engineer Oh Karnja Powertrain Production Part Purchasing Auto Alliance
  11. 11. Section 3 Other OEMs Vehicle Manufacturers 12 The full version of the Thailand AutoBook includes profiles of the following OEMs operating in Thailand. You can order your subscription to Thailand AutoBook here.
  12. 12. Chapter 4 Thai Tier 1 Photo: AAPICO Forging, Chonburi
  13. 13. The automotive cluster has been the priority sector for the economy of Thailand. 
 It is the third largest sector contributing 12% of the GDP. The cluster contributes massively to international export and trade inflows. The automotive industry in Thailand has for several decades been a priority sector, and for many years it has been supported and encouraged by the government. Today the automotive industry is the third largest industry in Thailand ($28.34 Bn or 12% of GDP), employing a workforce of more than 300,000 employees. Thailand produced about 2,100,000 vehicles in 2014, a 200% growth since 2005. Section 1 AT A GLANCE 1. This chapter deals with Thai or predominantly Thai owned companies. 2. The Thai Automotive Cluster consists of about 2,000 companies which are either 100% or partly Thai owned. 3. More than 50% of production is exported as Thailand is the export base for foreign assemblers for the ASEAN region. 4. Japanese, European, US and Asian Suppliers are featured in separate chapters. Thai Automotive Cluster Introduction 14
  14. 14. 15
  15. 15. Asia Precision was established in 1995 and started as small machining shop with a few machines and has grown over the years with 400 CNC machines combined to establish as one of the leading high volume manufacturer of mechanical components for automotive, machinery, HVAC, camera, electronic, aerospace and medical industries in ASEAN. The company is located in a 20,000 square meter facility in Amata Nakorn Industrial Estate in Chonburi Thailand. With two decades of operation and experiences in material and machining, Asia Precision excels in: Engineering, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Turning, CNC Milling, Cold Forging, Gear Making, Aluminum Pressure Die Casting, Anodizing, with manufacturing and assembly of custom OEM parts and products. The company is ISO-9001, ISOrTS-16949, ISO-14001, and AS-9000 certified. They are being promoted by Thailand Board of Investment and is currently listed on Stock Exchange of Thailand since 2011. Section 2 AT A GLANCE 1. Commenced operation in 1995 2. Precision machined components Asia Precision Page 16 Asia Precision Plc Amata Nakorn Industrial Estate 700/331 Moo 6 Donhualor Muang, Chonburi 20000 +66 38 468 300 Rajeev Vijayan Business Development Chairoj Vetnaruemarn Managing Director Click here for a contact directory.
  16. 16. Page 17 1 of 26 Gallery 4.1 Asia Precision
  17. 17. Section 3 Other Thai Tier 1 Suppliers 18 The full version of the Thailand AutoBook includes profiles of the following companies operating in Thailand. You can order your subscription to Thailand AutoBook here.
  18. 18. Chapter 5 Japanese Tier 1
  19. 19. Manufacturing and sales of manual transmissions and drivetrain components. In Southeast Asia, the cost-effectiveness and reliability of manual transmissions gives them a dominant share of the market. As the future of the market grows more promising over time, Aisin AI continues to broaden its business activities with flexible thinking and top quality manual transmissions. Customers: Toyota, Isuzu, Mitsubishi. Section 1 AT A GLANCE 1. Commenced operation in 2002 2. Japanese owned Automotive parts maker. 3. Employees: 1,057 4. Manufacturing and sales of manual transmissions and drivetrain components Aisin AI 20 AISIN AI (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Wellgrow Industrial Estate Phase2
 80 Moo5, KM 36 Bangna-Trad, Tambol Bangsamak, Amphur Bangpakong 
 Chachoengsao 24180 Yuji Tomisawa Managing Director Suchat Nakprasirt Engineering Manager Aisin AY6 manual transmission for ISUZU D-Max
  20. 20. Aisin AI (Thailand) is the first overseas manufacturing operation for the Japanese firm and it has established itself as a leader in the Thai automotive sector. Today, Aisin AI (Thailand) is the main producer of the five-speed manual transmission system in Toyota's compact pickup truck Hi-Lux Vigo and Mitsubishi's Triton, which remain very popular models in the Thai market. Just-in-time production coordinated with the customer's production line. Efficient production that sees different models manufactured and assembled within the same area. Multi-stream manufacturing that allows multiple models to be produced on a single line. These are the basic elements of the Aisin AI production system. Quality assurance is consistently applied throughout the whole process. It begins with uncompromising checks of purchased materials, and includes computer-controlled processing to control product quality during manufacture, assembly, and quality assurance testing. With a system based on high-precision processing technologies and Toyota production methods, Aisin AI builds its products with increased efficiency and reduced waste. 21
  21. 21. Section 2 Other Japanese Tier 1 Suppliers 22 The full version of the Thailand AutoBook includes profiles of the following companies operating in Thailand. You can order your
  22. 22. Chapter 6 North American Tier 1
  23. 23. American Axle & Manufacturing has opened their new manufacturing plant near Rayong, Thailand, southeast of Bangkok. The 9,000 m2 plant is located in Hemaraj Industrial Estate and produces driveline products / rear axle assemblies. "Our new facility in Thailand represents a significant expansion of our manufacturing footprint in the important economy of Asia where growing demand for vehicles is accelerating production volumes," stated chairman and CEO Richard E. Dauch. "AAM is continuing to invest in products and markets where we can best serve our customers and have the opportunity to drive profitable growth." Section 1 AT A GLANCE 1. US owned Automotive parts maker 2. Commenced operation in Thailand in 2011 3. Driveline components American Axle and Manufacturing 24 American Axle and Manufacturing 500/52 Moo 3
 Tasit, Pluak Daeng
 Rayong 21140
 +66 38 927 200 Mike Diamente Managing Director Krisda Suratkulwattana
 Romrat Photharin
  24. 24. Products: • Front Axle • Rear Axle • Front Propeller Shaft • Rear Propeller Shaft 25
  25. 25. Section 2 Other North american Tier 1 Suppliers 26 The full version of the Thailand AutoBook includes profiles of the following companies operating in Thailand. You can order your subscription to Thailand AutoBook here.
  26. 26. Chapter 7 European Tier 1
  27. 27. Continental develops intelligent technologies for transporting people and their goods. As a reliable partner, the international automotive supplier, tire manufacturer, and industrial partner provides sustainable, safe, comfortable, individual, and affordable solutions. In 2014, the corporation generated preliminary sales of approximately €34.5 billion with its five divisions, Chassis & Safety, Interior, Powertrain, Tire, and ContiTech. Continental currently employs approximately 200,000 people in 53 countries. Activities, Products & Services Continental Automotive (Thailand) Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary of the automotive group of Continental AG. The company manufactures as well as markets automotive components and systems from the company’s 3 divisions (powertrain, interior, and chassis and safety) to OEM customers in ASEAN and abroad. 
 The plant is located at facility in Rayong province, where diesel injectors, pumps are manufactured. An administrative and sales office is located in Bangkok, which is responsible for the acquisition of new businesses and OEM projects Section 1 AT A GLANCE 1. German Automotive parts maker producing fuel injection systems 2. Customers: Auto Alliance Thailand (Ford and Mazda), Honda, Mitsubishi and other OEMs Continental Automotive 28 Continental Automotive (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
 4/3 4th Floor, Olympia Thai Tower
 444 Ratchadapisek Road, Samsennok Huay Kwang, Bangkok 10310
 Tel: +66 25 125 658
 Thomas Chambers Managing Director Joerg Laatsch Vice-President Powertrain Thadsaneewan Phutara Sales Manager Sirivan Koo-amphorn Country Manager, Continental Tyres Manufacturing Plant
 Amata City Industrial Estate 
 7/259 Moo 6 , Pluak Daeng, Rayong, 21140

  28. 28. Section 2 Other European Tier 1 Suppliers 29 The full version of the Thailand AutoBook includes profiles of the following companies operating in Thailand. You can order your subscription to Thailand AutoBook here.
  29. 29. Chapter 8 Asian Tier 1
  30. 30. Futuris Automotive is Australia’s leading automotive components manufacturer. Futuris designs, engineers and manufactures low cost, high quality automotive seating and interior systems in emerging markets, along with niche, high value-added products in developed markets. From a design and engineering base in Australia, Futuris has successfully grown into the emerging markets of China, Thailand and South Africa with further growth planned in Asia Pacific and the Americas. Futuris’ major customers include GM Holden, Toyota, Ford, Mitsubishi and Mercedes, as well as Chery and JAC in China. The local branch in Thailand of Futuris began in 2011 to service Ford, AAT and GM. Now the Rayong factory exports to seven countries and has a workforce of 900, with 550 members of staff involved in the “cut and sew” alone, though the frames have mainly a robotic assembly. Section 1 AT A GLANCE 1. Australian Automotive interior products maker Futuris 31 Futuris Automotive (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
 Hemaraj Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate 
 107/8 Moo 4
 Pluakdaeng, Pluakdaeng,
 Rayong 21140 +66-33-658-900 Peter Fagan General Manager Papakorn Baobuangern Engineering Coordinator Prawatt Ogun Seating Commodity Buyer
  31. 31. Section 2 Other Asian Tier 1 Suppliers 32 The full version of the Thailand AutoBook includes profiles of the following companies operating in Thailand. You can order your subscription to Thailand AutoBook here.
  32. 32. Chapter 9 Organizations
  33. 33. If you wish to set up an operation in Thailand, please contact the Office of the Board of Investment (BOI), which operates under the Ministry of Industry and is the principal government agency for encouraging investment. The BOI is available to assist clients by: Investment Facilitation. Package of tax incentives. No foreign equity restrictions on manufacturing activities and on some services Assistance in the provision of visas and work permits to facilitate entry and subsequent operation for a foreign-owned business. Waives restrictions on land ownership by foreign entities. Business Support Provides comprehensive information and advice on establishing operations in Thailand: Arranges site visits. Identifies potential suppliers, subcontractors, joint-venture partners. Provides useful contacts with key public and private organizations. Coordinates between the foreign business community and other public agencies The BOI also acts as Thailand's marketing arm and actively promotes the country worldwide as one of the best investment locations in Asia. The BOI is tasked with devising and implementing strategies under which promotional activities are organized around the globe throughout the year. The BOI's 13 overseas offices (Tokyo, Osaka, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Seoul, Taipei, Sydney, Frankfurt, Paris, Stockholm, Los Angeles and New York) serve as Thailand's front desks in liaising with potential investors.  Section 1 AT A GLANCE 1. The BOI operates under the Ministry of Industry and is the principal government agency for encouraging investment. 2. Click here to go to the web site. BOI – The Board of Investment in Thailand 34 THAILAND BOARD OF INVESTMENT 555 Vibhavadi-Rangsit Rd., Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand Phone (+66) 2553 8111 Fax: (+66) 2553 8222, Email: BUILD
 BOI Unit for Industrial Linkage Development Sirin Boonsaner
 Investment Promotion Officer Email: Google Maps: 
 13.818494330153818, 100.55794715881348
  34. 34. The BOI Unit for industrial Linkage Development (BUILD) The services page also explains the BOI Unit for Industrial Linkage Development (BUILD) program, which encourages supporting industries in Thailand by providing information about sourcing and subcontracting opportunities, the Investor Club Association, a private organization which further serves the needs of the investment community, and the BOI's efforts to support outbound investment by Thai businessmen. The Setting Up A Business in Thailand link provides an overview of establishing a business and provides links to pages that will help you make an informed decision. The Organizational Chart provides information about the divisions of the BOI, with contact information for each one. The Procedures for Obtaining Promotional Privileges page walks you through the application process of applying for BOI promotional privileges - from the time an application is submitted to the time a business starts operation. The BOI statistics page provides information about the amount of investment, both from within and outside Thailand. The data is displayed in a variety of ways, including by country of origin, and conditions, such as export-orientation or size of project. In addition to the guarantees, permissions and fiscal and non-tax incentives the BOI offers as part of its investment promotion package, there are two units under the BOI that facilitate investment by speeding up the paperwork associated with government regulationsOne Stop Center For Visas And Work Permits The BOI coordinated the establishment of a One-Stop Service Center for Visas and Work Permits. The center can process applications or renewals of visas and work permits within three hours, assuming all required documents are provided. In addition, the center handles many other transactions, including changing visa status (to non- immigrant status from tourist or transit), payment of fines, and processing of re-entry stamps, all within three hours or less. Investors or experts granted privileges under the Investment Promotion Act of 1977 who are allowed to stay in the Kingdom of Thailand on a temporary basis to undertake investment or business activities can also have access to the services provided by the One- Stop Center. One Start One Stop Investment Center (OSOS)
 To make the process of opening a business easier and to provide a central source of information regarding business operations, the Thai government assigned the Board of Investment to bring investment- related agencies under one roof. The OSOS, which is located downtown, adjacent to a subway station, has staff from almost two dozen agencies available to help investors with various applications to make sure investors understand what is needed to register a company, obtain investment promotion privileges, obtain a foreign business license, complete an environmental impact assessment, request permission to use land for industrial operations, obtain utilities, etc. In addition to assisting investors with procedural matters, staff from the various agencies are available to consult with investors on a range of topics. What this means is that if an investor has a question that requires an interpretation from more than one agency, rather than having to go from office to office in search of answers, the matter can be addressed by the various experts at the OSOS. The bottom line is that the OSOS helps investors by cutting through red tape and allows the government to be more responsive to investor needs. As additional assistance, the BOI provides the Unit for Industrial Linkage Development and also maintains the ASEAN Supporting Industry Database, a comprehensive online database of more than 20,000 ASEAN suppliers. 35
  35. 35. Section 2 TEBA 36 The full version of the Thailand AutoBook includes profiles of the following organizations operating in Thailand. You can order your subscription to Thailand AutoBook here.
  36. 36. Chapter 10 Industrial Estates
  37. 37. Hemaraj Land And Development Public Company Limited is Thailand’s leading developer of Industrial Estates, Utilities, Power, and Property Solutions. Hemaraj’s industrial estates offer world-class products and services to discerning manufacturing customers from all over the world. Hemaraj have achieved ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001 and Best Environmental Management EIA awards from the Ministry of Sciences Technology and Environment. Multinational companies have selected Hemaraj’s industrial estates as the strategic location for their investments in Thailand. Hemaraj’s industrial estates offer developed industrial land, utilities, ready built factories for rent, quality industrial services, and integrated logistics and supply chain and warehouses for rent. Hemaraj develops and operates eight industrial estates, located mostly on the Eastern Seaboard of Thailand, covering 45,203 rai or 18,081 acres. Our 656 distinct customers including 228 automotive customers with 988 land or factory contracts have invested more than US$26 billion. Hemaraj employs over 120,000 people, thus contributing directly to the industrial strength of Thailand. Section 1 AT A GLANCE 1. Operates 6 Industrial Estates in Thailand. 2. Click here for a video introduction Hemaraj Land and Development 38 Hemaraj Land And Development PCL 18th Floor, UM Tower, 9 Ramkhamhaeng Road, Suanluang Bangkok 102510 +66 2 719 9555 Siyaphas Chantachairoj
  38. 38. 39
  39. 39. Eastern Seaboard Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate (Rayong) Hemaraj Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate Hemaraj Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate 2 Hemaraj Chonburi Industrial Estate Hemaraj Chonburi Industrial Estate 2 Hemaraj Eastern Industrial Estate 
 (Map Ta Phut) Hemaraj Rayong Industrial Land Hemaraj Logistics Park 1, 2, 3, 4 Saraburi Hemaraj Saraburi Industrial Land From the mid – 1990s, Hemaraj began developing the automotive cluster at our flagship Hemaraj Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate and Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate (Rayong). These form the most significant automotive cluster in Thailand, with investment from Ford, Mazda, GM, Suzuki, MG and more than 218 automobile manufacturers from all over the world. Hemaraj Eastern Industrial Estate (Map Ta Phut) is a prime location for the petrochemical sector. 40
  40. 40. Section 2 HI-TECH Industrial Estate 41 The full version of the Thailand AutoBook includes profiles of the following industrial estates operating in Thailand. You can order your subscription to Thailand AutoBook here.
  41. 41. Chapter 11 World Class Manufacturing Equipment Sponsored Feature
  42. 42. Chapter 12 Events
  43. 43. An internationally renowned fair, TAPA is an important market event for international players in the fast growing ASEAN market. The event in 2016 will feature exhibitors from Thailand, Taiwan, India, China, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippine, Hong Kong and South Korea The last event attracted over 9,419 trade visitors from 64 countries around the world. Section 1 AT A GLANCE 1. Date: April, 7-10 2016 2. Venue: BITEC, Bang Na 3. ASEAN Auto Parts Sourcing Hub 4. Co-organizer: Thai Auto-Parts Manufacturers Association (TAPMA) Thailand Autoparts & Accessories 45 Organizer:
 Department of Export Promotion Office of Trade Fair Activities
 Industrial Trade Fair Division 44/100 Nonthaburi 1 Road 
 Muang Nonthaburi 11000 +66 25 078 374
  44. 44. The IMPACT Exhibition Center in Muangthong Thani was the appropriate setting for this year's Bangkok International Motor Show. Spread out at the massive 60,000 square meter Challenger Hall, the automotive industry leaders of the world gathered together to feature the latest innovations that the ASEAN market can expect. Section 2 AT A GLANCE 1. Date: March 23 - April 3, 2016 2. Venue: Impact, Muang Thai Thani The Bangkok International Motor Show 46 Organizer: Grand Prix International Co., Ltd. 4/299 Moo 5 Soi Ladplakhao 66 Ladplakhao Road Anusawari, Bangkhen, Bangkok 10220 +66 29 716 450 Co-organizer:
 TAIA Thai Automotive Industry Association
  45. 45. Chapter 13 Media
  46. 46. The Bangkok Post is a broadsheet, English-language daily newspaper published in Bangkok, Thailand. Automotive is covered both in the ‘business section as well as in a dedicated Automotive Section which is consumer oriented. Section 1 AT A GLANCE 1. English language newspaper with automotive section for consumers and business section covering industry news Bangkok Post 48 The Post Publishing Public Company Limited Bangkok Post Building 136 Na Ranong Road, Klong Toey
 Bangkok 10110 +66 22 403 700 Richard Leu Auto Editor
  47. 47. The focus is on presenting continuous coverage and information regarding new technologies  in the metalworking industry, including reports and analyses industrial investment trends in relation to the current world economy. Section 2 AT A GLANCE 1. Business magazine with coverage of metalworking technologies for automotive and other industries MEGATech 49 Advance Industry Media Plus Co., Ltd. (AIM Plus) 1104/339 Pattanakarn Road Suanluang, Bangkok 10250 Thailand Khemruji Pruankawee Managing Director +66 87-555-8222
  48. 48. Chapter 14 Supporting Industry
  49. 49. Section 1 Automotive Intelligence 51 Service Provider Expertise Contact Information Frost & Sullivan Automotive Consulting & Intelligence
 Sasikarn Watthanachan
 Corporate Communications P: +66 2 637 7414 E: IHS Global Audit and Assurance Service IHS Hong Kong Ltd. 8/F No. 1 Chatham Road South Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon    HONG KONG P +852-2368-5733    E LMC Global sales and production forecasts for light vehicles and heavy trucks, as well as forecasts of engine and transmission supply and demand. LMC Automotive (Thailand) Company Ltd
 Suite 1107, Q House Bldg.
 66 Soi Asoke, Sukhumvit 21 Road
 Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand P +662 264 2050
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  50. 50. Section 2 German Automotive Business Corporation 52 To reach their high quality level the German Car Industry introduced a lot of very specific Quality Standards and Methods. If you need to prove your knowledge and use of those Standards because of Customer Requirements or you just want to increase your performance and profit by using it. Trainings Process Auditor in accordance with VDA 6.3 with VDA Certified Auditor Exam and original VDA Auditor card and database entry Production process and part approval PPA VDA 2 Service As a Licensee of the VDA (Verband der Automobilindustrie Deutschland) GAB offers: The entire range of trainings for all VDA manuals including original VDA Certificates and Auditorcards Support in implementation and use of the methods and providing the necessary evidences to the customer AT A GLANCE 1. Process Audits in accordance with VDA 6.3, internal or at suppliers as required from customer 2. Sub- Supplier Development program to ensure the requirements are met at your suppliers 3. Internal development programs in your design phase 4. Support in FMEA work 5. Support in production process to fulfill customer requirements to ensure PPA 6. Preparation of customer audits. German Automotive Business 
 Corporation (Asia) Ltd. 88/93 Tork Vingvor, Ratchaphruek Road Bangkho, Chomthong Bangkok 10150 Thailand Panarat Airmarn +66 89 7491941
  51. 51. Acknowledgements
  52. 52. about this book liv © 2017 Kaiser International Limited Publisher: Uli Kaiser 
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