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Automotive Intelligence for Professionals: The Thailand AutoBook includes company profiles of OEM car makers, multinational and local automotive parts suppliers as well as organizations, media and exhibitions.

It also includes detailed statistics about Automotive sales, market share, OEM capacities and information about new programs 2017-20.

The Thailandl AutoBook helps you to identify new customers in the Automotive industry in Thailand and provides key contact information.

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  1. 1. Thailand 
 AutoBook 2017 c 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! Bangkok, July 2017 Uli Kaiser

  3. 3. Taiwan-made machine tools leap into new-generation manufacturing Vertically and horizontally integrated Apart from supplying advanced machining equipment to the global manufacturing market, Taiwan also provides integrated machine development solutions. The nation operates one of the world’s most prolific industry clusters, which gives its machinery makers an edge in providing complete supply chain service and one-stop machining solutions to international manufacturers. Industrial parks located across the island serve as bases of thousands of machine tool makers, assemblers, and machine part suppliers who are globally recognized for their skills and technological achievements. They support each other through cooperation and collaboration, thus enabling them to be as flexible and adaptable as possible. Upstream and downstream companies in the machinery industry are integrated vertically. Furthermore, the Taiwan machine tool sector is also aligning with other industries like information technology. By integrating horizontally, Taiwan machine tool suppliers have tapped into the strengths of other sectors to create more advanced machining applications. The rise of multifunction machines, customized machining processes, and smart automation solutions from Taiwan has greatly improve overall manufacturing performance. This is also fueling a surge in demand for hybrid machine tools. Manufacturers can easily find Taiwan-made machines that blend additive manufacturing and multi-tasking functions. Hybrid machines like these are especially well-suited for small lot production of difficult-to-cut materials required in the aerospace, medical and energy industries. Taiwan’s growing success in providing machining automation is also the result of horizontal integration. For example, energy-efficient power products from leading companies have helped makers increase the power supply efficiency of their machines by up to 90 percent. Meanwhile, automation solution providers in Taiwan have secured a number of patents for measurement applications, which can substantially improve capability to provide in-house automated handling and manufacturing execution systems (MES). Such automation systems will help realize fully automated cells in factories. Taiwan machine tool makers have mustered enough support from the nation’s technology sector, giving them the edge to create machining solutions for maximum stability, efficiency, and functionality. For manufacturers who are aiming to boost productivity and quality, Taiwan provides the most comprehensive solutions in machine tools used in different manufacturing sectors. technique can achieve deeper and more precise holes with smaller diameters. Both help enhance the range of applications of machine tools. With such high- performance machines, good production practices can be upheld by every manufacturer, whether it is located in an advanced nation or a developing country. This also means future machines can level the playing field, which will give underdeveloped economies the opportunity to develop their fledging manufacturing sector with the help of advanced machine tools from Taiwan. Taiwan of late has also made significant inroads in the development of large- sized, multi-axis machines, thus giving a number of local machine tool builders the leverage to compete on the global stage. Several Taiwanese companies specialize in 5-axis, high-speed, double-column, and moving-column machining centers that are extensively used in aviation manufacturing. And so international manufacturers who are sourcing for machine tools that could meet their production requirements do not have to look far as Taiwan offers all sorts of industry-specific machines that can verily meet their expectations and budget. www.twmt.tw Local machinery manufacturers are pillars of Taiwan’s economy: they have for many years maintained a distinct and irreplaceable role in the production sector, especially in the development and supply of machine tools. Nearly every producer who succeeded in the manufacturing market has them to thank for. According to a WTO statistics report, Taiwan placed second among the world’s top contributors to the global value chain in 2015, with nearly 70% of its manufactured goods and services exported worldwide. This evidently shows the extent of Taiwan’s involvement in global trade. On industrial machinery development, Taiwan has managed to preserve a sterling reputation in the global market. This Asian manufacturing powerhouse is ranked alongside the world’s top five exporters and top seven producers of machine tools used in various industries, including automotive, electronics, information and communication technology, aerospace, and large-scale infrastructure. From conventional machine tools to future production facilities Taiwan-made machine tools offer better price-performance ratio than similar ones made by other countries. Each is designed, built, and equipped entirely in- house to ensure utmost quality and machining precision. Machine tools that are exported by Taiwan can be broadly classified into two categories: Conventional machine models with classic features Sophisticated machining units (e.g., EDM, ultrasonic/laser machine tools, electrochemical grinder, photochemical milling machine, and large-scale multi-axis machine) Taiwan’s sophisticated ability in building machine tools is a product of over several decades of manufacturing experience. Locally made machining equipment, such as vertical CNC, lathe, milling machine, drill press, and grinding machine, bears the hallmark of manufacturing flexibility that only Taiwanese builders can execute flawlessly. Providing a range of machining models that meet the requirements of industrial end-users, these unsung heroes have helped put Taiwan on the global machinery map. The nation supplies various types of grinders that include cylindrical, surface, internal and centerless. These boast superior stability and rigidity, which are exactly what manufacturers of automotive gear shafts, auto components, electronics, IT gadgets, and mold dies needed. Taiwan also provides an assortment of vertical and horizontal CNC lathes. Variations in design and functionality of these types distinguish one from another. New-generation lathes also have been launched recently, which feature enhanced operations for better milling, drilling, tapping, and spindle performance. As the global manufacturing sector moves toward simplifying once complicated machining processes down to single a setup, many local machine tool builders are stepping up to the challenge. So far, improvements in machine design successfully eliminate many machining failures resulting from vibrations and drastic temperature changes. New models rolled out of several factories in Taiwan overcome the limitations of traditional machining processes. They feature optimum cutting accuracy, temperature control, and running stability, with every detail considered for modern machining. With all the advances, global manufacturers have more and better options than just conventional processes. Machine buyers could easily notice the differences. Take an EDM for example, locally made EDMs deliver excellent cutting precision, which is made possible by combining linear motor technology and the latest auto wire threading mechanism to meet multi-angle manufacturing requirements. Another good example is the drilling machine. Two types dominate the market currently: ultrasonic drilling ensures machining stability, reduces chipping, and allows micro-hole machining of hard and brittle materials, while laser (1) (2)
  4. 4. Taiwan-made machine tools leap into new-generation manufacturing Vertically and horizontally integrated Apart from supplying advanced machining equipment to the global manufacturing market, Taiwan also provides integrated machine development solutions. The nation operates one of the world’s most prolific industry clusters, which gives its machinery makers an edge in providing complete supply chain service and one-stop machining solutions to international manufacturers. Industrial parks located across the island serve as bases of thousands of machine tool makers, assemblers, and machine part suppliers who are globally recognized for their skills and technological achievements. They support each other through cooperation and collaboration, thus enabling them to be as flexible and adaptable as possible. Upstream and downstream companies in the machinery industry are integrated vertically. Furthermore, the Taiwan machine tool sector is also aligning with other industries like information technology. By integrating horizontally, Taiwan machine tool suppliers have tapped into the strengths of other sectors to create more advanced machining applications. The rise of multifunction machines, customized machining processes, and smart automation solutions from Taiwan has greatly improve overall manufacturing performance. This is also fueling a surge in demand for hybrid machine tools. Manufacturers can easily find Taiwan-made machines that blend additive manufacturing and multi-tasking functions. Hybrid machines like these are especially well-suited for small lot production of difficult-to-cut materials required in the aerospace, medical and energy industries. Taiwan’s growing success in providing machining automation is also the result of horizontal integration. For example, energy-efficient power products from leading companies have helped makers increase the power supply efficiency of their machines by up to 90 percent. Meanwhile, automation solution providers in Taiwan have secured a number of patents for measurement applications, which can substantially improve capability to provide in-house automated handling and manufacturing execution systems (MES). Such automation systems will help realize fully automated cells in factories. Taiwan machine tool makers have mustered enough support from the nation’s technology sector, giving them the edge to create machining solutions for maximum stability, efficiency, and functionality. For manufacturers who are aiming to boost productivity and quality, Taiwan provides the most comprehensive solutions in machine tools used in different manufacturing sectors. technique can achieve deeper and more precise holes with smaller diameters. Both help enhance the range of applications of machine tools. With such high- performance machines, good production practices can be upheld by every manufacturer, whether it is located in an advanced nation or a developing country. This also means future machines can level the playing field, which will give underdeveloped economies the opportunity to develop their fledging manufacturing sector with the help of advanced machine tools from Taiwan. Taiwan of late has also made significant inroads in the development of large- sized, multi-axis machines, thus giving a number of local machine tool builders the leverage to compete on the global stage. Several Taiwanese companies specialize in 5-axis, high-speed, double-column, and moving-column machining centers that are extensively used in aviation manufacturing. And so international manufacturers who are sourcing for machine tools that could meet their production requirements do not have to look far as Taiwan offers all sorts of industry-specific machines that can verily meet their expectations and budget. www.twmt.tw Local machinery manufacturers are pillars of Taiwan’s economy: they have for many years maintained a distinct and irreplaceable role in the production sector, especially in the development and supply of machine tools. Nearly every producer who succeeded in the manufacturing market has them to thank for. According to a WTO statistics report, Taiwan placed second among the world’s top contributors to the global value chain in 2015, with nearly 70% of its manufactured goods and services exported worldwide. This evidently shows the extent of Taiwan’s involvement in global trade. On industrial machinery development, Taiwan has managed to preserve a sterling reputation in the global market. This Asian manufacturing powerhouse is ranked alongside the world’s top five exporters and top seven producers of machine tools used in various industries, including automotive, electronics, information and communication technology, aerospace, and large-scale infrastructure. From conventional machine tools to future production facilities Taiwan-made machine tools offer better price-performance ratio than similar ones made by other countries. Each is designed, built, and equipped entirely in- house to ensure utmost quality and machining precision. Machine tools that are exported by Taiwan can be broadly classified into two categories: Conventional machine models with classic features Sophisticated machining units (e.g., EDM, ultrasonic/laser machine tools, electrochemical grinder, photochemical milling machine, and large-scale multi-axis machine) Taiwan’s sophisticated ability in building machine tools is a product of over several decades of manufacturing experience. Locally made machining equipment, such as vertical CNC, lathe, milling machine, drill press, and grinding machine, bears the hallmark of manufacturing flexibility that only Taiwanese builders can execute flawlessly. Providing a range of machining models that meet the requirements of industrial end-users, these unsung heroes have helped put Taiwan on the global machinery map. The nation supplies various types of grinders that include cylindrical, surface, internal and centerless. These boast superior stability and rigidity, which are exactly what manufacturers of automotive gear shafts, auto components, electronics, IT gadgets, and mold dies needed. Taiwan also provides an assortment of vertical and horizontal CNC lathes. Variations in design and functionality of these types distinguish one from another. New-generation lathes also have been launched recently, which feature enhanced operations for better milling, drilling, tapping, and spindle performance. As the global manufacturing sector moves toward simplifying once complicated machining processes down to single a setup, many local machine tool builders are stepping up to the challenge. So far, improvements in machine design successfully eliminate many machining failures resulting from vibrations and drastic temperature changes. New models rolled out of several factories in Taiwan overcome the limitations of traditional machining processes. They feature optimum cutting accuracy, temperature control, and running stability, with every detail considered for modern machining. With all the advances, global manufacturers have more and better options than just conventional processes. Machine buyers could easily notice the differences. Take an EDM for example, locally made EDMs deliver excellent cutting precision, which is made possible by combining linear motor technology and the latest auto wire threading mechanism to meet multi-angle manufacturing requirements. Another good example is the drilling machine. Two types dominate the market currently: ultrasonic drilling ensures machining stability, reduces chipping, and allows micro-hole machining of hard and brittle materials, while laser (1) (2)
  5. 5. Chapter 1 Introduction
  6. 6. 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. 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 Page 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
  7. 7. The Thai automotive industry has developed into a major production center with 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. Thailand Board of Investment expanded its automotive incentive scheme to cover automobiles that have high technologies new to Thailand such as hybrid drive, brake energy regeneration and electronic stability control. The BOI’s new policy, which is designed to attract international automakers looking to restructure by relocating production facilities overseas, provides a range of incentives, including corporate income tax holidays of between 5 and 7 years. To be eligible, projects must involve a minimum investment of 10 billion baht. Green Technology Among the many programs aimed at developing the automotive industry, the Thailand Ministry of Energy is promoting fuel-efficient transportation through a natural gas vehicle initiative. So far, 10,000 natural-gas-powered taxicabs and related NGV subsidies have been introduced through PTT Public Company, Ltd. The program also exempts new natural-gas-powered cars from import duties. Growth opportunities also exist with E85 ethanol. The Thailand Ministry of Finance is offering a 3-year exemption on the import duties of foreign auto parts used to make vehicles E85-ready. The ministry has also reduced the excise taxes on cars using E85 to 25%, 30% and 35%, depending on engine size. The Eco-Car Initiative In the recent years we have seen more environment-friendly cars coming down the road. In one of the most exciting stimulus measures, the BOI and the Ministry of Finance have been offering maximum incentives to eco-car manufacturers in Thailand. Under the new program, the BOI extends to projects with a minimum investment value of 5 billion baht an 8-year corporate income tax holiday and duty-free importation of machinery. significant export for both automobiles as well as components. Page 6
  8. 8. Chapter 2 Statistics
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  10. 10. Chapter 3 OEMs
  11. 11. Virtually all of the world's major automakers are represented here, and together they produced 1.8 million vehicles in Thailand in 2015 and produced 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 established a manufacturing footprint in Thailand. 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 Introduction Page 10
  12. 12. AutoAlliance Thailand (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 pickup truck manufacturing for domestic and international export markets. It is supported by Thailand's Board of Investment. 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, the company 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 technologies already in place at AAT. This latest investment brought Ford and Mazda's joint-investment total in the vast AAT facility to more than US$1.5 billion. Adhering to international standards of quality, the Rayong based, BOI-promoted AutoAlliance facility represents Thailand's very first integrated vehicle manufacturing plant. The facility is located on a 529 rai (846,400 square meters) plot of land in the Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate. The company is able to perform a wide range of processes from stamping, body work, paint to engine assembly, trim & final assembly, quality inspection, packaging and delivery. 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 Page 11 Auto Alliance (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
 Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate 
 No. 49, Moo 4, Pluakdaeng
 Rayong, 21140 
 Tel: +66 38 95 4111 Trevor Negus President & CEO Kanyanat Arunvipas Senior product engineer Oh Karnja Powertrain Production Part Purchasing
  13. 13. Section 3 Other OEMs Vehicle Manufacturers Page 12 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.
  14. 14. Chapter 4 Thai Tier 1 Photo: AAPICO Forging, Chonburi
  15. 15. 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 Page 14
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  17. 17. PCS and SW & Sons and group of companies are major part manufacturers for the automotive, motorcycle, electrical appliance and agricultural engine industries. PCS Machine Group Holding (PCSGH) has been making first-tier auto-parts for more than a decade. Its production is concentrated in: The Powertrain System, High Value Component Parts for Engines, Transmissions and Final Drives. PCSGH works on an ongoing basis to update and upgrade its production processes and technology, especially with regard to: Hot Forging and Die-Casting, in order to be able to make lighter, stronger vehicle parts. Its production quality already complies with European VI emission standards (Euro VI) for diesel commercial vehicles, which puts the firm ahead of most auto-parts makers in the region and enables it to supply components for the manufacture of automobiles for export to the EU and other jurisdictions with strict standards. Its customers consist of: Isuzu, Toyota, AAT, Mitsubishi, Nissan, GM, Delphi, Continental, and Hitachi Automotive. PCS Machine Group Holding Plc expects its revenue to increase by 5% in 2016 on an assumption that Thailand will be able to produce around 1.95 million units this year where economic recovery, consumers’ confidence, high house hold debts and crops prices are factors that could affect the industry in 2016. Section 2 AT A GLANCE 1. Thai owned Automotive parts maker. 2. Commenced operation in Thailand in 1977 PCS Group Holding Page 16 PCS Machine Group Holding
 2/8 Moo 3 Kokgroad, Muang, 
 Nakhon-Rachasima 
 Tel: +6644 701 300 Techapit Ampaipant
 Email: techapit.a@pcsholding.com
 Tel: +6644 291 731-(2)
  18. 18. PCS’s revenue target does not include opportunity for order from large car companies such as Mazda, Ford, Toyota, Mitsubishi, and Nissan which all have received license for eco-car phase II while the company revenue was around Bt4.1 billion in 2016 which similar to 2015. The company has set aside around Bt200-300 to invest in 2016 and they are planning to spend around Bt577 million that they have in cash to improve their production process and to fund its 5 megawatts solar roof project which expected to save them around Bt30 million per year in production cost. Page 17 Gallery 4.1 P.C.S. Machine – Impressions
  19. 19. Page 18
  20. 20. Section 3 Other Thai Tier 1 Suppliers Page 19 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.
  21. 21. Chapter 5 Japanese Tier 1
  22. 22. Aisin Takaoka Thailand Group (ATTG) and group is the leading company of Iron and Aluminum business in Thailand and it is part of the Aisin Takaoka Group and the group consists of six companies which produces engine, transmission and chassis components. ATTG is responsible for Sales, Marketing, Business Planning & Development and Production Control Function of the group companies. The group consists of 6 companies and is part of the Aisin Group and produces engine, transmission and chassis components. Their products include: Drivetrain such as Carrier Sub Ass'y Fr Differential, Carrier Sub Ass'y Rr Differential, Tube Ass'y Differential, Case Differential, and Retainer Bearing etc. Break and Chassis such as Knuckle, Disc Brake, Drum Brake, Caliper Body & Bracket, Body Wheel Brake Cylinder, Bracket Caliper Support, and Gear Box. Body Parts such as Reinforce Bumper, Pillar, Reinforce Roof, and Door Impact Beam. Engine Parts such as Camshaft- Chilled Casting, Camshaft- Induction, Exhaust Manifold, Intake Sub-Assy Manifold, Turbine Housing, Housing Bearing and Pipe Fuel Delivery etc. Section 1 AT A GLANCE 1. Commenced operation in 1977 2. Machined engine and chassis components, casting and forged Aisin Takaoka Thailand Group Page 21 ATTG Head Office Amata Nakorn Industrial Estate 700/89 Moo 1, Bangkao Panthong, Chonburi, 20160 Tel: +66 38 454 671 Email: sales@attg.co.th Narissa Sillapapibool Executive General Manager Kittiphol Nandhawongse Sales Manager Nakarin Charoenkitmaneerat Sales and Marketing Manager
  23. 23. Section 2 Other Japanese Tier 1 Suppliers Page 22 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.
  24. 24. Chapter 6 North American Tier 1
  25. 25. Adient is the global leader in the $60 billion automotive seating and interiors market, with approximately 75,000 employees in 230 locations across 33 countries. The company is a spin off from Johnson cControls With $20 billion in consolidated annual revenues, Adient delivers 25 million seating systems used on more than 360 vehicle nameplates around the globe. The seating division designs and manufactures automotive seats and supplies them on a just-in- time schedule. It also designs and manufactures seating components, including mechanisms, tracks, structures foams, fabrics and trim. Brands produced under this business unit include RECARO automotive seats and Keiper. Product range: Interiors Seating Click here for global Adient locations. Section 1 AT A GLANCE 1. Established: 1960 2. Employs: 75,000 3. Turnover: 20 Billion USD Adient Page 24 Adient Chonburi
 150/11 Moo 9, Tambon, Nongkham Ampoo Sriracha, Chonburi Tel: +1 414 220 8900 Somsak Polsoda Regional Manufacturing Manager Setthasak Potchana Plant Manager
  26. 26. Section 2 Other North american Tier 1 Suppliers Page 25 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.
  27. 27. Chapter 7 European Tier 1
  28. 28. GKN Driveline Thailand is a subsidiary of GKN Driveline in Thailand and GKN Driveline is the world’s leading manufacturer of automotive driveline components with headquarters in England. The company has 22,000 people at 56 facilities in 22 countries working in partnership with vehicle manufacturers to develop driveshaft and geared component technologies. GKN Driveline Thailand is a BOI promoted company and has been manufacturing CVJ Driveshafts and components since 1998. The company manufacturing facilities are located on the Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate which produces a wide variety of CVJ components and Driveshaft assemblies. Principle customers of the company includes Toyota, Nissan, GM, Mitsubishi and Auto Alliance and their components are exported to the USA, Australia, and ASEAN. GKN Driveline Rayong’s AWD plant manufacture key AWD driveline technology including: Front and Rear Final Drive units (FDU), Electronic Differential Locking (EDL) Systems for Transaxle Systems. The company revealed that demand for AWD vehicles has been rising rapidly in the Asia-Pacific region where independent forecasts suggest that AWD production from countries in the region will account for approximately a third of global AWD output by 2020. Section 1 AT A GLANCE 1. UK owned Automotive Tier 1 2. Driveline components (CV Joints) GKN Driveline Page 27 GKN Driveline (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate
 64/9 Moo 4, Pluakdaeng
 Rayong 21140 Tel: +6638 954 965 Yasuhiro Naoi Plant Director Charinthip Sae-Eia Senior Sales and Marketing Executive Duen Wipawadee Purchasing Officer
  29. 29. Section 2 Other European Tier 1 Suppliers Page 28 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.
  30. 30. Chapter 8 Asian Tier 1
  31. 31. Futuris Automotive Thailand is part of Futuris Group, a global leader in automotive interior design and solutions, currently has a factory (7,752 square meters) in Hemaraj Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate. Futuris is owned by Australia’s Elders Limited, with manufacturing facilities in China, Asia-Pacific, North America and South Africa. Operating on a 10-rai piece of land, the Thai factory produce: Automotive Seating and Interior Products for both the Thailand market and for export. At present, Futuris globally supplies automotive interior solutions to world’s top carmakers including General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Chery and JAC. Futuris Group designs, engineers and manufactures 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 Page 30 Futuris Automotive (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
 Hemaraj Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate 
 107/8 Moo 4, Pluakdaeng,
 Rayong 21140 Tel: +66-33-658-900 Peter Fagan General Manager Papakorn Baobuangern Engineering Coordinator Prawatt Ogun Seating Commodity Buyer
  32. 32. Section 2 Other Asian Tier 1 Suppliers Page 31 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.
  33. 33. Chapter 9 Organizations
  34. 34. 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 Page 33 Thailand Board of Investment 555 Vibhavadi-Rangsit Rd., Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand Tel: +662 553 8111 Email: head@boi.go.th Sirin Boonsaner Investment Promotion Officer Email: sirin@boi.go.th
  35. 35. Section 2 Other Thai Automotive Organizations Page 34 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 Page 36 Hemaraj Land And Development PCL 18th Floor, UM Tower, 9 Ramkhamhaeng Road, Suanluang Bangkok 102510 +662 719 9555 Siyaphas Chantachairoj siyaphasc@hemaraj.com
  38. 38. Section 2 Other Thai Industrial Parks Page 37 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.
  39. 39. Chapter 11 World Class Manufacturing Equipment Sponsored Feature
  40. 40. Chapter 12 Events
  41. 41. An internationally renowned fair, TAPA is an important market event for international players in the fast growing ASEAN market. The event in 2017 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, 26-29 2017 2. Venue: BITEC, Bang Na 3. ASEAN Auto Parts Sourcing Hub 4. Co-organizer: Thai Auto-Parts Manufacturers Association (TAPMA) Thailand Autoparts & Accessories Page 41 Organizer:
 Department of Export Promotion Office of Trade Fair Activities
 Industrial Trade Fair Division 44/100 Nonthaburi 1 Road 
 Muang Nonthaburi 11000 Tel: +662 507 8374
 Email: autopart@ditp.go.th
  42. 42. Section 2 Other Thai Automotive Events Page 42 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.
  43. 43. Chapter 13 Media
  44. 44. 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. 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 1 AT A GLANCE 1. English language newspaper with automotive section for consumers and business section covering industry news Bangkok Post Page 44 Advance Industry Media Plus Co., Ltd. (AIM Plus) 1104/339 Pattanakarn Road Suanluang, Bangkok 10250 Thailand Khemruji Pruankawee Managing Director khemruji@aimplus.co.th +66 87-555-8222
  45. 45. Section 2 Other Thai Automotive Media Page 45 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.
  46. 46. Chapter 14 Supporting Industry
  47. 47. Section 1 Human Resource 47 Service Provider Expertise Contact Information Jobstreet Online Job Database http://www.jobstreet.co.th/en/ JobsDB Online Job Database http://th.jobsdb.com/th
  48. 48. Service Provider Contact Information CEVA Freight (Thailand) Ltd. 8TH Floor Electrolux Building 1910 New Petchburi Road Huaykwang, Bangkok, 10310 P +66 2 715 8100 E Amrung.Chungsiriwat@cevalogistics.com GAC THORESEN LOGISTICS LTD. Amata Nakorn Industrial Estate Phase 9 700/888 Moo 1
 Tumbon Phanthong, Umphur Panthong
 Chonburi 20160
 Tel: +66 38- 85 090
 E thailand@gac.com
 Schenker (Thai) Ltd. 3388/54-61,63,66-67 Sirinrat Building 16th – 19th Fl, Rama IV Rd, Klongton, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110, P +66 2 269-6500 E info.thailand@dbschenker.com UTi Worldwide Co. Ltd. 19th Floor, Unit 1903-4 Exchange Tower 388 Suhkumvit Road, Klongtoey Subdistrict Bangkok, 10110, Klongtoey District P +66 2 663 7000 E bkk@go2uti.com YUSEN LOGISTICS (THAILAND) CO., LTD. G, 11th, 12th, 14th, 15th and 20th Floor, Ocean Insurance Building, 163 Surawongse Road, Sub District Suriyawongse, District Bangrak, Bangkok 10500 ,Thailand P +66-2206-8000 Section 2 Logistics 48
  49. 49. Acknowledgements
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