WHA accepts Chang’an to establish electric vehicle production base, raising land sales to a new level – Hoonsmart

HoonSmart.com >> World Health Industrial Development Association (WHA) Group has signed a major land purchase contract with Chang’an Auto Southeast Asia, one of China’s leading automobile manufacturers, covering 250 rai to build an electric vehicle (EV) production plant. It is worth about 9,000 baht. Jariphon announces one million baht that land sales this year will achieve a new record for sales, expected to exceed 2,750 rai, in preparation for concluding deals with major customers for another 600 rai early next year, awaiting the decision of electronics manufacturers. If selected, several hundred more plots of land could be sold, and Chang’an will lay the foundation stone for the factory in early November. Preparing to launch experimental cars and brands at the Motor Expo at the end of November, production of cars in Thailand is expected in the first quarter of 2025. The Chinese ambassador reveals that in the first six months of this year, Chinese investors ranked first in the world direct investment in Thailand: Its value is estimated at more than 61 billion baht, accounting for 1 in 5 of total direct investment in Thailand.

Ms. Gariporn Jarokornsakul, Chairperson of the Executive Committee and Group CEO of WHA Corporation (WHA) said that negotiating the purchase and sale of 250 rai of land in the WHA Industrial Park took time. Eastern Seaboard 4 with Chang’an Auto Southeast Asia, a 3-year joint partnership Thank you for your trust and choosing WHA Group to be part of the plan to establish a new electric vehicle production base in Thailand The signing of the land purchase agreement is the biggest achievement of the year in public-sector cooperation And in promoting the automotive industry in the future. Economic development in Thailand also confirms that Thailand is an important foreign investment destination for high-tech industries in Asia.

“This year we have already achieved a new record for sales. I have increased the target to another 1,000 rai from the original 1,750 rai, and it is expected that this year we will be able to sell plots of more than 2,750 rai. At the beginning of next year, there will be a major closing of approximately 600 rai.” Ray and many more 100 Ray Ms Garieburn said: “The target group is manufacturers of electronic components. They are currently deciding whether or not to move their production to Thailand. “The answer will be known early next year.”

Ms. Garieburn said the reason foreign investors chose to set up production bases in the WHA Industrial Park is because Eastern Seaboard 4 has a total area of ​​2,443 rai (including expansion areas) and is strategically located in the European Economic Community, facilitating exports to different regions around the world. By land, sea and air. It is designed to be an eco-friendly smart industrial estate real estate area with basic infrastructure. Public utility systems that meet global standards are fully equipped with digital technology and the latest innovations, whether it is in the field of communications, transportation, protection of environmental controls for wastewater production and treatment, and is connected to a central control center (Unified Operations Center (UOC)) at the head office, allowing the company to monitor conditions. different environmental conditions in real time. This is in line with WHA Group’s mission to develop businesses for sustainable growth.The ultimate solution for sustainable growth.

This is due to investment in establishing production bases for many of the world’s major electric vehicle manufacturers. This has led to the continued expansion of the EEC’s automobile groups over the past several years. At present, electric vehicle manufacturers from China have invested in Thailand with an investment value of more than $1.44 billion. Help propel Thailand into becoming an important electric vehicle production hub in Southeast Asia. This is evidence of Thailand’s readiness to become one of the most important electric vehicle centers in the world. In the past, the Board of Investment has approved 23 electric vehicle projects from 16 companies, and by 2030, electric vehicles will account for 30% of Thailand’s total vehicle production, or 725,000 vehicles annually.

“Chang’an Auto Southeast Asia’s decision to invest in Thailand is of great importance in strengthening Thailand’s role in the electric vehicle industry on the global stage. Because in addition to demonstrating Chang’an Auto Southeast Asia’s confidence in Thailand in terms of infrastructure, market potential, it is a proactive policy To promote the electric vehicle industry including the complete logistics and supply chain system ready to support production, WHA Group is ready to support government policies. Especially the national strategic plan to push Thailand towards becoming an important production base for electric vehicles and parts in the world. As well as expanding the network of charging stations. And production Batteries for electric vehicles to enhance the entire electric vehicle ecosystem. Towards achieving the goal of using zero emission vehicles (zero emission vehicle) by 2030 or 2030, which is in line with the World Health Assembly Group’s commitment to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions through 2050 (net Zero greenhouse gases by 2050). concluded Garieburn.

Mr. Chen Xinghua, General Manager of Chang’an Auto Southeast Asia and Managing Director and Chairman of Chang’an Auto Sales (Thailand), said that in November this year the foundation stone for an electric vehicle factory will be laid and the brand will be launched in Thailand. At the end of November, the car will be launched at the Motor Expo, and in 2024, 40 service centers will be established, increasing to 60 in the future, with an investment in the first phase of 8.862 million baht for production. 100,000 right-hand drive electric cars, both types BEV, PHEV, REEV (Range Extended EV), for sale in Thailand and exported to ASEAN region, Australia, New Zealand, England and South Africa. The car is expected to be produced during the first quarter of 2025.

There are plans to establish an automotive research and development center in Thailand within the next four to five years, which is currently being negotiated with the Thai government. As for research on smart technology related to cars, it can be generalized to the automobile industry in Thailand. Currently, Chang’an has 10 research and development centers in six countries – China, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States and Germany – and employs 17,000 engineers and researchers.

“In Thailand, Chang’an has three companies: the company that takes care of sales; the company that takes care of sales; the company that takes care of sales; and the company that takes care of sales.” Companies that take care of car delivery and companies that transport cars. As for the production plant in the country, parts will be produced, body production, paint spraying and parts assembly. It will have an area of ​​240 rai for the first phase to produce 100,000 vehicles, including establishing a factory to produce electric car batteries. “Initially, it will be a joint venture with a partner who already produces batteries in Thailand. The second phase will see the production of 200,000 units. The size of the investment has not been determined yet,” Mr. Chen said.

Mr. Chen said that this is the reason why Thailand was chosen as the production base for electric vehicles this time. Because WHA Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate 4 is supported by the Board of Investment in terms of taxes. It has convenient location, world-class facilities and services including high-quality transportation and infrastructure. It plays a role in the expansion of the EEC’s automotive groups including confidence in the reputation of the WHA Group.

Ms. Zhang Xiaoxiao, China’s Ambassador to the Commercial Department The Chinese Embassy in Thailand said that in the first six months of 2023, Chinese investors made direct investment in Thailand worth more than 61 thousand million baht, accounting for 1 in 5 of the total direct investment. In thailand. This is a result of Chang’an’s support of various concessions to the Thai government. It is considered one of the world’s leading companies in the field of manufacturing electric cars. But it may be a new entrant to the Thai market. Which will jointly develop green energy with Thai society in accordance with the policies of the Thai government and the Chinese government to promote the development of clean energy for future sustainability.

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