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The Thai Auto Book 2013 is a comprehensive overview about the Thai Auto industry and the main players: 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 capacity and information about new programs 2013-15.

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Chapter 1


Thailand is ASEAN’s Automotive Hub and largest manufacturing base for the industry.

And Thailand offers a double opportunity – both as a potential sales market on one side as well as an attractive sourcing base.

We invite you to discover the Thai Automotive Industry by browsing through this eBook - have fun and hopefully you’ll find information and inspiration to expand your business network!

If you have any questions please email us here.

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Thailand's Automotive IndustryThailand’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.

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 investment.

Section 1


1. Thailand is the Automotive Hub of ASEAN with 2.45 Million cars produced in 2013.

2. About 50% of the manufactured vehicles are exported.

3. OEM’s are from Japan and the USA supported by virtually all MNCs (Multinational Corporations) and a Thai Automotive Cluster of components suppliers.

4. Thailand is the second largest producer of pickup trucks after the USA.

5. 85% of the market share is controlled by Japanese, about 15% by US OEMs



Table 1.1 Thailand economic development

Source: Global Insight, Bank of Thailand, Thailand Ministry of Finance, Thai Autobook Research

Real and nominal GDP growth 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*

Real Growth (% change) 4.8 4.1 1.7 3.3 5.1 4.9 2.9 2.6

Nominal GDP (US$ Billion) 246 273 278 294 317 335 345 354

* Forecast

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Mitsubishi, Mazda, Toyota, Isuzu, Honda, Nissan, Ford, General Motors, Volvo, BMW, Daimler all have a presence in the country, together accounting for about 2.5 million vehicles produced in 2013 and are expected to reach about the same volume in 2014.

The Thai automotive industry has developed into a major production center with significant export for both automobiles as well as components.

As of 2013, 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 2014. 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 & DevelopmentMore 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.


Chart 1.2 Thailand Domestic SalesChart 1.1 Thailand Automotive Production 2004-2013

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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 PoliciesThe 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.

In June 2009, the Thailand Board of Investment expanded its automotive incentive scheme to cover automobiles that have high


Chart 1.4 Thailand enters the Top 10 car manufacturersChart 1.3 Thailand OEM Capacity 2014

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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 torestructure 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 TechnologyAmong 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.


2012 Advertisement for the new Chevrolet Colorado, made in Thailand

Movie 1.1 Thailand – In Love with Pick Up TrucksChart 1.5 Segmentation Passenger Cars and Pickup

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Chapter 2


A collection of statistics on the Automotive Industry in Thailand.

You can download a complete set of statistics included in the Thai AutoBook 2014 from the new TA Statistics Dropbox.

All subscribers will receive invitations to get access to this resource which is updated on a monthly basis with sales and production statistics.

If you don’t have access yet, please email here.

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Section 1

Automotive Production 2003-2012


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Section 2

OEM Capacity 2013-2015


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Section 3

Sales February 2014


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Section 4

Labour Situation


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Chapter 3


Thailand has been discovered as a manufacturing base by Japanese Car Manufacturers in the 1960s both to serve the local market as well as to produce cars for export.

Today, Thailand is home to 16 OEMs who produce cars in Thailand with various degrees of local content including a number of assemblers who import CKDs and assemble them in Thailand.

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Virtually all of the world's major automakers are represented here, and together they produced 2.5 million vehicles in Thailand in 2013.

General Motors, Ford, BMW, Daimler and Volvo, in addition to all major Japanese manufacturers - Toyota, Mitsubishi, Honda, Mazda, Isuzu and Nissan - have all established presences in Thailand.

Section 1


1. OEMs are from Japan and the US

2. Capacity predicted to increase from 3 Million to 4 Million vehicles the next years

3. The Eco-Car project are adding about 700,000 vehicles per year

4. Who’s not here? European and Korean OEM’s have only established CKD assembly and CBU import presences in Thailand.



Chart 3.1 Thailand Automotive Capacity 2014

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Table 3.1 Thai Automotive Roadmap 2012-2014

Brand 2012 2013 2014/15

Toyota Camry | Yaris Corolla Hilux

Isuzu D-Max RF 10 to replace MU 7

Honda Jazz HybridCRV, Brio Sedan Accord Jazz, City

Ford Focus Everest

Mazda Mazda 2

Chevrolet Aveo T300, Sonic, Trailblazer Eco Car announced

Mitsubishi Mirage Mirage Sedan Triton (E3)

Nissan Almera, Sylphy New compact sedan to replace Tiida Navara

Suzuki Swift

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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.

Since 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.

Section 2


1. Joint Venture between Ford and Mazda

2. Commenced operation in Thailand in 1999

3. Produces a range of pickup and passenger vehicles

4. Capacity in 2014: 275,000 Vehicles

5. Click here to go to the web site

Auto Alliance


Auto Alliance (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate No. 49, Moo 4, PluakdaengRayong, 21140 Phone:+66 38 95 4111 +66 38 95 4153 (Purchasing)

Google Maps:13.00501770615877, 101.17077827453613

Auto Alliance

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Adhering to international standards of quality, the Rayong based, BOT-promoted AutoAlliance facility represents Thailand's very first integrated vehicle manufacturing plant. The facility is located on a 529 rai plot of land in the Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate.

The company, with its highly-trained personnel, 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.

The AutoAlliance facility currently produces three major pickup models – the Ford New Ranger, Mazda BT 50 and Ford Everest.

The new plant produces the Mazda 2 and Ford Fiesta compact cars for sale in Thailand and export throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

The new passenger car plant increases the combined annual production capacity of AAT to 295,000 units.

AAT exports Mazda and Ford pickup trucks to more than 130 markets around the world.


Gallery 3.1 Ford Lineup Gallery 3.2 Mazda Lineup

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Chapter 5

Japanese Tier 1

Japan was the first country to discover Thailand as an Automotive base and is still leading the market both in OEM as well as in component production.

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ADVICS is a brake system supplier who provides advanced high quality brake systems and components to the global market.

The Thailand office handles sales of automotive brake systems and components and oversee ADVICS's business operations in the ASEAN countries.


Electronic Stability Control, Anti-lock Brake System, Brake booster, Master cylinder, Disc brake, Drum brake and other related components.

ADVICS builds new factory in Thailand

Advics has announced in February 2012 that it will establish it’s own brake manufacturing facility in Thailand. The new company plans to launch production in July 2013 and hire 360 people by 2016.

Section 1


1. Japanese owned maker of braking systems

2. Belongs to the Aisin Group of companies

3. Click here to go to the web site



Advics Asia Pacific304 Industrial Estate235 Moo 7Tha Tum District, SimahaphotPrachinburi 25140Phone: +66 37 414 093ContactRepresentative: Kazuyoshi Saito

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Summary of new company

ADVICS Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Establishment: December 2011

Address: Pinthong Industrial Estate, Chonburi, Thailand

Capital: 740 million THB (About 2 billion JPY)

(Wholly owned by ADVICS Asia Pacific Co., Ltd.)

President: Teruhiro Yasuda

Line of business: Production of brake parts

Product line: Disc brake calipers

Production launch: Scheduled for July 2013

Sales volume: 3.4 billion THB targeted for 2016

Employees: About 360 targeted for 2016

Plant size: Site area: Approx. 89,000 sq.m.

Building area: Approx. 18,000 sq.m.


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AGC is a manufacturer of tempered and laminated Glass.

Export Countries:

Europe, USA, Indonesia, Malaysia, Phillipines, Canada, Saudi Arabia


• Auto Alliance (Thailand) Co., Ltd. • BMW Thailand Co., Ltd.• Daimler Chrysler Thailand Co., Ltd.• General Motor Thailand• Fiat Auto• Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd.• Hino Motors (Thailand) Co., Ltd.• Isuzu Motors (Thailand) Co., Ltd.• MMC Sittipol Co., Ltd.• Siam Nissan Automobile Co., Ltd.• Toyota Motor (Thailand) Co., Ltd.• Thai Rung Union Car (Public) Co., Ltd.• Volvo Car (Thailand) Ltd.

Section 2


1. Japanese owned maker of auto glass products

2. Established 1974

3. Belongs to the Asahi Group of companies

4. Click here to go to the web site

AGC Automotive


AGC Automotive (Thailand) Co.,LTD.Bangpakong Industrial Park 2700/366 Moo 6 Bangna-Trad k.m.57Nongmaidaeng, Amphur Muang, Chonburi 20000Phone: +66-038-214840-51

Domestic Sales: Mr. Luecha Tasanapreechachai [email protected] Sales: Ms. Yuwana Nuathong [email protected]

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Manufacturing and sales of automotive parts.

Japan's Aichi Steel Corp. plans to construct a factory in Thailand as soon as 2012 as automakers boost procurement in the country.

The company will initially invest 1-2 billion yen (US$12.1-24.3 million) to launch production of crankshafts, gears and other forged products there. At start-up, the plant will be able to turn out 10,000 tons to 20,000 tons per year, with plans to expand capacity by around 60 per cent in 2014 or 2015 as customer demand grows.

Thailand is becoming a production base for vehicles destined for other developing countries, as shown by the fact that Toyota Motor Corp. exported more than 1 million vehicles from that country last July. The automaker will expand assembly capacity for its IMV strategic vehicle series by 80 per cent this year and will boost engine production capacity as well.

Aichi Steel currently makes 20,000 tons of forged parts for Southeast Asia each year in the Philippines, with facilities in such locations as Thailand and Indonesia used only for final finishing. However, the Philippine plant is at full capacity, prompting the decision to build the Thai facility.

Section 3


1. Aichi International (Thailand) Co., Ltd. belongs to the Aichi Group of companies

2. Established 2002

3. Crankshafts, gears and other forged products

4. Click here to go to the web site



AICHIAmata Nakorn Industrial Estate700/39 Moo 5 Bangna-Trad (KM. 57) RoadKlong Tamuru, MuangChonburi 20000

Pinthong II Industrial Estate 150/68 Moo 9Nongkham, SrirachaChonburi 20110

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ATTG. and group of companies are one of the major part manufacturers in Thailand for the automotive industry.

Section 4


1. Japanese owned Automotive parts maker.

2. Commenced operation in Thailand in 1977.

3. Products are machined components, casting and forged.

4. Click here to go to the web site.

Aisin Takaoka


ATTG Head OfficeAmata Nakorn Industrial Estate700/89 Moo 1Bangkao, PanthongChonburi 20160

ATTG/ATFB Google Maps: 13.449313, 101.031067SATI Google Maps: 13.447988, 101.039103

ATTG Group is the largest foundry / casting operation for Automotive brake parts in Thailand

Illustration 5.1 ATTG Structure and Companies

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Chapter 6

North American Tier 1Tier 1s from the US and Canada have discovered Thailand along with the plant setups by GM and Ford.

Today nearly all major US firms have their own manufacturing plants in Thailand and also supply Japanese OEM’s.

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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

Section 1


1. US owned Automotive parts maker

2. Commenced operation in Thailand in 2011

3. Driveline components

4. Click here to go to the web site

American Axle and Manufacturing


American Axle and Manufacturing500/52 Moo 3Tasit, Pluak DaengRayong 21140Phone: +66 38 927 200Contact:Krisda Suratkulwattana, PurchasingRomrat Photharin, EngineeringGoogle Maps:13.066602926752745, 101.17670059204102

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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."


• Front Axle• Rear Axle• Front Propeller Shaft• Rear Propeller Shaft


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Thailand was selected as a strategic location for expansion of turbocharger production in Asia to support both local and ASEAN demand.

Current turbocharger demand in Thailand is increasing rapidly with several Japanese and North American based automakers in the process of expanding production there. With its advanced and proven technology, BorgWarner stands to gain as the market expands.

Turbocharger production in Asia is expected grow 48% by 2013 to 6.7 million units.

Section 2


1. US owned Automotive parts maker

2. Commenced operation in Thailand in 2008

3. Turbocharger components

4. Click here to go to the web site



Borgwarner (Thailand) Co. Ltd. Amata Nakorn Industrial Estate700/153 Moo 1Bankao, Panthong20160 ChonburiPhone: +66 38 2101 9620Contact: Chanchai Savanachai, Managing DirectorEmail: [email protected]

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With the market growing in Asia, Dana saw an opportunity to open a drive-shaft plant in Ladkrabang and later an axle plant in Rayong.

In 2010 the Rayong facility was split into 2 sites as business has outgrown the original building.

Dana Thailand employs more than 600 people and has become the centerpiece operations for Asia Pacific region in axles and driveshafts.

Section 3


1. US owned Automotive parts maker

2. Products are driveline components

3. Click here to go to the web site

Dana Automotive Thailand


Dana Spicer (Thailand) Ltd.375 Latkrabang Industrial EstateChalongkrung RoadLumplatiew, LatkrabangBangkok 10520Phone: +66 2 326 0054GPS: 13.764882, 100.786521FactoryEastern Seaboard Industrial Estate64/7 Moo 4 Pluak DaengRayong 21140GPS: 13.008363, 101.178503

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Chapter 9


This chapter includes information about organizations that deal with the Automotive Industry issues - from official government organizations such as the BOI Board of Investment to networking groups such as the AFG Automotive Focus Group Thailand.

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The AFG acts as a forum for gathering and sharing information related to the Thailand Automotive Industry in general but particularly the Automotive OEM's and Suppliers in the Eastern Seaboard.

The AFG conducts monthly networking meetings in Pattaya with speakers giving presentations on automotive related topics.

Section 1


1. Automotive organization with about 100 members

2. Monthly presentations and networking events in Eastern Seaboard

3. Click here to go to the AFG web site

AFG Automotive Focus Group Thailand


AFG Automotive Focus GroupContact: Frank [email protected]

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Automotive Industry Club; One of 42 Industrial Clubs in the Federation of Thai Industries.

Section 2


1. Click here to go to the web site.

2. 43 Members

Automotive Industry Club


Thai Automotive Industry ClubQueen Sirikit National Convention CenterZone C, 4 Fl. Ratchadapisek Rd. Klongtoey Subdistrict, KlongPhone: +66 22 944 255

Illustration 9.1 Automotive Industry Club

Objectives: Be a Center of Automotive Companies and a Representative of Automotive Industry to Government, Related External Parties and Public in order to enhance sustainable growth of the industry and the development of country’s economy.

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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.

Section 3


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


THAILAND BOARD OF INVESTMENT555 Vibhavadi-Rangsit Rd., Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, ThailandPhone (+66) 2553 8111Fax: (+66) 2553 8222, Email: [email protected]

BUILD BOI Unit for Industrial Linkage DevelopmentSirin Boonsaner Investment Promotion OfficerEmail: [email protected]

Google Maps: 13.818494330153818, 100.55794715881348

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Chapter 10

Industrial Estates

Thailand has more than 50 developed Industrial Estates. This chapter provides an overview of the estates in Thailand and the companies who operate them.

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There are industrial estates that focus on the automotive industry and provide state-of-art facilities for manufacturers.

Exporting automotive parts in Thailand is supported by the country’s extensive road networks, well-developed seaports and several international airports.

The automotive industry is clustered around industrial estates in Bangkok and the surrounding provinces, especially Samut Prakan, Chachoengsao, Chonburi and Rayong.

Thailand is divided into three industrial estate zones with Bangkok as a center. Each industrial estate zone offers different trading and tax rivileges for manufacturers located in these estates.

The industrial estates in Zones 1 and 2 are mostly designed to serve the automotive industry with easy-to-access infrastructure, such as local roads, highways, railways and nearby ports.

Section 1


1. Thailand offers a large number and choice of Industrial Parks.

2. For further reading check out the BOI Web Site or Christopher Runckel’s article on ‘Picking the right Industrial Park’



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Gallery 10.1 Overview of Industrial Estates in Thailand BOI Zoning

As decentralization is a major theme in devising the BOI incentive scheme, the country is divided into three zones based on economic factors (with earnings and primary fa-cilities as criteria of each province.)

Zone 1Bangkok, Nakhon Pathom, Nonthaburi, Pathoum Thani,

Samut Prakan, and Samut Sakhon

Zone 2 Ang Thong, Ayutthaya, Chachoengsao, Chon Buri, Kan-

chanaburi, Nakorn Nayok, Ratchaburi, Samut Songkhram, Saraburi, Supanburi, Phuket and Rayong.

Zone 3The remaining 59 provinces with low income and with

less-developed infrastructure, which are designated as In-vestment Promotion Zones.

36 Provinces: Krabi, Kamphaeng Phet, Khon Kaen, Chanthaburi, Chai Nat, Chumphon, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Trang, Trat, Tak, Nakhon Ratchsima, Nakhon Si Tham-marat, Nakhon Sawan, Prachuab Khiri Khan, Prachin Buri, Phangnga, Phattalug, Pichit, Phitsanulok, Phetchaburi, Phetchabun, Mukdahan, Mae Hong Son, Ranong, Lop Buri, Lamphang, Lamphun, Loei, Songkhla, Sa Kaew, Sing Buri, Sukhothai, Surat Thani, Uttaradit, and Uthai Thani.

23 Provinces: Kalasin, Nakhon Phanom, Narathiwat, Nan, Buri Ram, Pattani, Phayao, Phrae, Maha Sarakham, Yaso-thon, Yala, Roi Et, Si Sa Ket, Sakhon Nakhon, Satun, Nong Bua Lamphu, Chaiyaphum, Nong Khai, Ubon Ratchatani, Udon Thani Amnatcharoen and Bueng Karn.

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Strategically situated in the heart of mainland Southeast Asia, Thailand is not only the gateway to the emerging economies of Greater Mekong Subregion, but is a hub to the entire ASEAN region, the world's fastest-growing market, that has now decided to establish an ASEAN Economic Community aiming to create a stable, prosperous and highly competitive ASEAN economic region by 2020.

304 Industrial Park has convenient access to Laem Chabang Seaport, Suvarnabhumi Airport and the capital of Bangkok.

Section 2


1. Operates 2 Industrial Estates in Thailand.

2. Click here to go to the web site.

304 Industrial Park


304 Industrial Park Co., Ltd.106 Moo 7 Thatoom, Srimahaphot, Prachinburi 25140Phone: +66 37 208 650304 Industrial Park 2 Co., Ltd.200 Moo 3 Kaohinson, Phanom SarakamChachoengsao 24120Contact: Mr. Meathasit Phone: +66 85 835 1639 Email: meathasit_vi@304industrialpark

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Amata is one of Thailand’s leading developer and manager of industrial estates on the Eastern Seaboard of Thailand and in Vietnam. Amata Nakorn is their biggest estate, with over 2,000 hectares and more than 360 multinational clients.

Located in Chonburi province, the estate is 57 km from Bangkok, and 42 km from Suvarnabhumi Airport. Facilities include schools and training center, commercial and residential, and even their own golf course, Amata Spring Country Club.

Amata City, Rayong has 960 hectares (6,000 rai) and more than 90 international clients. Its location in Rayongprovince is just 27 km from the expanding deep-sea port at Laem Chabang and 99 km from Suvarnabhumi Interna-tional Airport.We offer land for sale in sizes to suit the individual requirement of each investor.

Amata works with the Industrial Estates Authority of Thailand, so that investors can own land on a free-hold basis, operate on a 100% foreign equity basis, and enjoy other incentives from the Board of Investment. As an alternative to the land purchase, Amata offers ready-built, turnkey factories equipped with broadband multimedia service at sizes of 850 Sq.m. up to 1,200 Sq.m. or even larger for rent or sale. The factories are available both at Amata Free Zone and General Industrial Zone respectively.

Section 3


1. Operates 2 Industrial Estates in Thailand.

2. Click here to go to the web site.

Amata Industrial Estates


Amata Corporation PCL700 Moo 1, Klong TamruMuang, Chonburi, 20000

Bangkok Office: 2126 Kromadit BuildingNew Petchburi RoadBangkapi, Huaykwang Bangkok 10320

Ms.Janjira YamyimMr. Viboon Kromdit

Phone: +66 27 92 0000Email: [email protected]: www.amata.com

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Chapter 12


An overview of important Automotive exhibitions and events for consumers and professionals 2013 in Thailand.

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An internationally renowned fair, TAPA is an important market event for international players in the fast growing ASEAN market.

Section 1


1. 26-29 April 2013 at BITEC, Bang Na

2. ASEAN Auto Parts Sourcing Hub.

3. Click here to go to the web site.

Thailand Autoparts & Accessories


Organizer:Department of Export PromotionOffice of Trade Fair ActivitiesIndustrial Trade Fair Division 44/100 Nonthaburi 1 Road Muang Nonthaburi 11000Phone: +66 25 078 374Email: [email protected]

Co-organizer:Thai Auto-Parts Manufacturers Association (TAPMA)

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Manufacturing 2012 is a marketing vehicle for 350 providers of machinery and technologies from 22 countries to develop business deals and relations with 38,000 regional industrialists, including assembly plants and subcontractors.

Composed of 4 shows, 1 co-located show, and 2 featured pavilions in 1. This event presents machinery and technologies, new trends and allows to meet peers and new business partners while obtaining excellent networking opportunities.

Manufacturing Expo consists of:

• InterPlas Thailand, for plastics and rubber manufacturing• InterMold Thailand, for mold and die manufacturing• Automotive Manufacturing, for auto parts manufacturing• Assembly Technology, showing industrial automation and assembly

technologies1 Co-located Show:• Industrial Components & Subcontracting, sourcing hub for industrial parts

Section 4


1. 20 - 23 June 2013 at BITEC, Bang Na

2. Click here to go to the web site.

Manufacturing Expo


Organizer:Reed TradexOffice of Trade Fair Activities100/68-69, 32nd Floor, Sathorn Nakorn Tower, North Sathorn Road, Silom, BangkokPhone: +66 26 867 299Email: [email protected]

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High-end metalworking technologies: control measurement, testing equipment and tools, tools and tooling. Machine tools, machining centers, EDM machines, mold and die, foundry.

Factory automation, pumps and valves, material handling, accessories. Sheet metalworking, welding technology. With WIRE Tech, TUBE Tech, Machine Tools, Tools and Tooling

Section 5


1. 20-23 November 2013 at BITEC, Bang Na

2. Colocated with International Sheet Metal Machinery and Technology Trade Exhibition & Conference

3. Click here to go to the web site.



Organizer:Reed TradexOffice of Trade Fair Activities100/68-69, 32nd Floor, Sathorn Nakorn Tower, North Sathorn Road, Silom, BangkokPhone: +66 26 867 299Email: [email protected]

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Thailand’s biggest motor show targeted at end-users and Automotive professionals.

The number of advance auto orders at Motor Expo 2012 hit a record high at 80,000 units, with Honda ranking first with over 16,000 units ordered during the 10-day event. Motor Expo organiser Kwanchai Prapaspong said the number of visitors reached 1.61 million, surpassing the expected figure at 1.6 million, thanks, he said, to an improved economy resulting higher consumer purchasing power.

Section 6


1. 28 November – 10 December 2013 at Impact Challenger 1-3, Muang Thong Thani

2. Click here to go to the web site.

Motor Expo


Organizer:Inter-media Concultant Co., Ltd.1143/1 Soi Suthiporn, Rachadapisek RoadDindaeng, Bangkok 10400CEO: Mr Kwanchai PaphatphongWeb: www.autoinfo.co.thPhone: +66 26 418 444Email: [email protected]

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Chapter 13


An overview of important print and online media for the Automotive Industry in Thailand.

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Asia Pacific Metalworking has now reached a whole decade serving the machine tool and metalworking industry with all the latest news and information on machine tool technologies, cutting strategies, sheet metal processing, wire and tube manufacturing, ancilliaries and automation, inspection technology, industry updates, and regular reports on the industry’s leading events, as well as interviews with the leading players in the industry.

Asia Pacific Metalworking is published bi-monthly in both English and Thai, and sent to over 22,000 subscribers working in the machine tool and metalworking industry, and distributed at the leading trade events in the Asia Pacific region.

Section 1


1. Click here to go to the web site.

Asia Pacific Metalworking


Thai Trade and Industry Media Co., Ltd.2034/73, 16th Floor, Italthai TowerNew Petchburi Road, BangkapiHuay-Kwang, Bangkok 10310Phone: +66 02 716 1722

Editorial Department: Nicholas DayTelephone : +66 02-716-1722 Ext.141Email : [email protected]

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Asia Pacific Plant Management is a leading magazine in the Asia Pacific region focussing on the issue of manufacturing management. Asia Pacific Plant Management is published bi-monthly and written in both Japanese and English by our highly experienced team of professionals.

The magazine is read by over 22,000 professionals in the automotive, electronics and electrical appliance, aerospace and medical industries, as well as being distrubuted at the leading trade events in the Asia Pacific region.

The magazine covers industry news and market trends, quality management issues, environmentally friendly manufacturing, the energy sector, industry event previews and reviews, in-depth information on the latest machinery and equipment, as well as informative and insightful interviews with some of the leading players in the industrial manufacturing sector.

Section 2


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Asia Pacific Plant Management


Thai Trade and Industry Media Co., Ltd.2034/73, 16th Floor, Italthai TowerNew Petchburi Road, BangkapiHuay-Kwang, Bangkok 10310Phone: +66 02 716 1722

Telephone : +66 02-716-1722

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Our 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.

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The Nation 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 Automobile Section which is consumer oriented.

Section 6


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The Nation


The Nation1854 Bangna-Trat Road Bangna, Bangkok 10260

Phone:" +66 23 383 000Auto Editor:" Kingsley Wijayasinha

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Chapter 14


This chapter presents an overview of service providers to the Automotive Industry in Thailand.

Please submit your information here to be included in the next edition.

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Automotive Intelligence


Service Provider Expertise Contact Information

Frost & Sullivan Automotive Consulting & Intelligence

Sasikarn WatthanachanCorporate Communications - ThailandP: +66 2 637 7414E: [email protected]

IHS Global Audit and Assurance Service

IHS Hong Kong Ltd.8/F No. 1 Chatham Road SouthTsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon   HONG KONGP +852-2368-5733   E [email protected]

LMCGlobal 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, ThailandP +662 264 2050 F +662 264 2051 W http://lmc-auto.com/contact/asia-pacific/E [email protected]

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Section 2

Automotive Consulting


Service Provider Expertise Contact Information

Automotive Manufacturing Solutions

AMS has 25 years of «on the ground»experience doing business in Thailand andprovides complete Business DevelopmentServices including:1. Greenfield Factory Site Selectionand Factory Establishment 2. Joint Venture Partner Search3. Company Setup Support4. Dealer and Agents Search & Introductions5. Component Sourcing

George StramppRoyal Cliff Garden Condo-5RC 377/88 Pratumnak Road Pattaya, Chonburi 20260 ThailandP +66-81-831-6718E [email protected]

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Section 3

Human Resource


Service Provider Expertise Contact Information

Resourcelink Automotive Staffing: Engineering, Operations, Management

Richard JacksonBusiness Development DirectorPhone: +66 8 0286 3060E-mail: [email protected]

Jobstreet Online Job Database http://www.jobstreet.co.th/en/

JobsDB Online Job Database http://th.jobsdb.com/th

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Section 4



Service Provider Contact Information

CEVA Freight (Thailand) Ltd.8TH Floor Electrolux Building1910 New Petchburi RoadHuaykwang, Bangkok, 10310P +66 2 715 8100E [email protected]


Amata Nakorn Industrial Estate Phase 9 700/888 Moo 1 Tumbon Phanthong, Umphur Panthong Chonburi 20160 Tel: +66 38- 85 090 E [email protected]

Schenker (Thai) Ltd.

3388/54-61,63,66-67 Sirinrat Building 16th – 19th Fl, Rama IV Rd, Klongton, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110,P +66 2 269-6500E [email protected]

UTi Worldwide Co. Ltd.

19th Floor, Unit 1903-4 Exchange Tower388 Suhkumvit Road, Klongtoey SubdistrictBangkok, 10110, Klongtoey DistrictP +66 2 663 7000E [email protected]


G, 11th, 12th, 14th, 15th and 20th Floor, Ocean Insurance Building, 163 Surawongse Road, Sub District Suriyawongse, District Bangrak, Bangkok 10500 ,ThailandP +66-2206-8000

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about this book


© 2012, 2013, 2014 BDA Business Development Thailand

Publisher & Editor: Uli Kaiser Email: [email protected]

Thanks to everyone supporting this publication with resources, information, data, feedback.

Copyright of all company logos are with the respective companiesCopyright of all car photographs are with the respective companiesCopyright of all product photographs are with the respective companiesCopyright of all web site photographs are with the respective companies