With three production plants and an engine facility in Chonburi Province, Mitsubishi Motors Thailand has become the largest foreign manufacturing centre.
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced that it had passed the milestone of exporting four million vehicles from Thailand and held a ceremony at Laem Chabang, Chonburi Province.
The new Mitsubishi L200 is produced at the Laem Chabang Plant in Thailand Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co. Ltd., MMC's subsidiary in Thailand, has three car-production plants and an engine facility in Chonburi Province which have become the company's largest manufacturing centre outside Japan.
MMC started its operations in Thailand in 1961 and became the first automaker to export vehicles in 1988. Last year, it exported almost 80% of the 440,000 vehicles manufactured there. Mitsubishi Motors Thailand now employs more than 7,000 staff directly and thousands more in the supply chain.
"The ASEAN region in Thailand is one of the important areas for Mitsubishi Motors," said Osamu Masuko, Chairman of MMC. "In addition to contributing to the region through businesses such as providing products that meet each country's demands, employment, human resources development, investment as well as local production and export, we have been contributing to local societies through our corporate citizenship activities. We will continue to expand our activities in the ASEAN region to further contribute to solving social issues."
Thailand continues to be an important hub in Mitsubishi Motors' global operations. This milestone does not represent the end of its strategic journey but is a point from which the company continues to grow. MMC's commitment to Thailand remains firm and steadfast and it will continue to strengthen its operations there as a key player in the ASEAN region, a bedrock of its business.
The new Mitsubishi L200 Series 6 pickups are manufactured in Thailand.