Grand opening Scania new factory in Thailand
The investment in a new factory in Bangkok sends a strong signal to the market, and makes Thailand a hub for Scania’s operations in Asia.
With a new assembly facility for trucks and bus chassis in the Bangkok Free Trade Zone, Scania is strengthening its presence in Thailand and Asia. The new factory, which also holds a manufacturing facility for truck cabs, is the biggest production investment Scania has done outside Europe and Latin America.
The new establishment is a fully cross-functional set-up, manned by people from Scania´s Production and Logistics, R&D, Purchasing as well as Sales and Marketing. The total investment in the factory is THB 800 million.
“With this new industrial establishment and with local suppliers, we can now build Scania trucks and buses according to global specifications, with Thai origin. It gives completely new prerequisites for our growth in the ASEAN Free Trade Area,” says Gustaf Sundell, Managing Director for Scania Group Thailand.
“By increasing our local presence we are now able to quickly respond to the customers‘ demands, and make sure that we provide the best transport solution for each customer,” he continues.
In addition, a regional headquarter has been established in Thailand, to support Scania´s distributors in Asia and Oceania in developing business in their markets.