NEW FACTORY IN THAILAND FOR SCANIA
Scania is strengthening its presence in Thailand and Asia, with a new assembly facility for trucks and bus chassis in the Bangkok Free Trade Zone. The new factory, which also holds a manufacturing facility for truck cabs, is the biggest investment in production that Scania has made outside Europe and Latin America.
Scania Group Thailand is a fully cross-functional set-up and includes employees from Scania´s Production and Logistics, R&D, Purchasing as well as Sales and Marketing organisations. The facility covers a surface of 33,900 square metres and the total investment in the factory is THB 800 million (EUR 23 million).
Scania wants to strengthen its business in the region with this new factory in the Bangkok Free Trade Zone as a cornerstone of these regional expansion plans. “With this new industrial establishment and with local suppliers, we can now build Scania trucks and buses according to global specifications, with Thai origin,” says Gustaf Sundell, Managing Director for Scania Group Thailand. With this new facility Scania expects to respond to customers’ demands more quickly. In addition to the new facility, Scania has established a regional headquarters in Thailand, to support Scania’s distributors throughout Asia and Oceania in developing business in their markets.