Friday, 24 August 2012

AFG Meeting with Andrew Durieux

Yesterday, 25 AFG members joined Andrew Durieux's brilliant presentation about AEC 2015 which you can download here. The team from Amari Orchid organized a splendid setting and provided excellent service – thank you very much.

For more details (and a synopsis) check out Doc Iain's article in Pattaya Mail by clicking here.




The 'bonus presentation' about Myanmar and it's Automotive Industry an be downloaded here.

Monday, 20 August 2012

TUV SUD builds B20m testing lab


The local unit of the German testing specialist TUV SUD has launched a new automotive testing laboratory here, which it hopes will maintain the company's two-digit growth in the sector.

TUV SUD PSB (Thailand) has invested 20 million baht in a 400-square-metre automotive laboratory in the Thailand Science Park in Pathum Thani province, where the company is located, said general manager Boey Kok Fai.

The new laboratory will focus on international-standard testing of components including tyres and wheels.

"We expect revenue growth for our automotive business, which is a third of our total business, to grow by double digits this year. Thailand is a very big market for us. There are lots of original equipment manufacturers here and they are more or less trying to look for local suppliers," said Mr Boey.

Check out the full article here

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Thailand Automotive Sales H1 2012

Total domestic car sales during January to June mark a new record in Thailand auto industry with a total 606,523 of vehicles were sold with 40.4% increase compared to the previous year. The growth is classified into that of 46.3% rise in commercial vehicles and 33.1% in passenger cars. Please find below the sales figures for the Thai Auto Industry for the first half of 2012.