Mitsubishi Thailand celebrates 4m exported vehicles

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced today it had passed the milestone of exporting four million vehicles from Thailand and held a ceremony at Laem Chabang, Chonburi Province.

Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co. Ltd., 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% of the 440,000 vehicles manufactured there. Mitsubishi Motors Thailand now employs more than 7,000 staff directly and thousands more in the supply chain.

‘The ASEAN region centring 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.’

The new Mitsubishi L200 Series 6 pickups are manufactured in Thailand, with the first shipment having recently arrived in the UK ahead of the launch of the vehicle in September.