Japanese automaker Mitsubishi has announced to have surpassed the milestone of exporting 5 million vehicles from Thailand. A ceremony to commemorate the achievement was held at Laem Chabang port as the milestone batch of cars were loaded on the Monoceros Leader ship.
Mitsubishi Motors Thailand currently has three production plants and one engine plant in Laem Chabang city of the Chonburi province. It is Mitsubishi Motors’ largest production base outside of Japan. In 2015, Mitsubishi opened an R&D proving ground in Thailand, the first such facility outside of its home country.
Speaking at the occasion, Takao Kato, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors said:
“Thailand is one of our most important bases, and its importance will continue to increase in the future. Reaching an export volume of five million vehicles is a step to the continuous growth and expansion of production volume in Thailand. We will continue to focus on Thailand as the main region that drives our activities in ASEAN countries, which are the foundation of our business. At the same time, we will contribute to the development of the automobile industry in Thailand.”
Mitsubishi stepped in Thailand back in 1961 and started production in the kingdom in 1964. In 1988, the company became the first automotive manufacturer to start exporting from Thailand. Today, Mitsubishi Thailand exports vehicles to over 120 countries across the globe. And in 2021, approximately 90% of the 340,000 vehicles (including knockdown units for CKD elsewhere) produced in Thailand were exported to various markets across the globe.
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