Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has today crossed the milestone of export of four million vehicles from Thailand. Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co (MMTh), 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 percent of the 440,000 vehicles manufactured there including knocked-down units. MMTh now employs more than 7,000 staffs directly and thousands more in the supply chain.
"The ASEAN region centering on 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 and the ASEAN region, a bedrock of its business.