Scania, a Swedish manufacturer of commercial vehicles, launched 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. The facility covers a surface of 33,900 square meters and the total investment in the factory is THB 800 million (USD 26 million).
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 organizations. The facility will be working with around 15 main parts suppliers, including domestic Thai and international suppliers based in Thailand, as well as other countries in South East Asia.
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.
(Sources: Scania; Automotive Logistics)