Mitsubishi Marks Five Million Production Milestone at Thai Facility
Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (MMTh), Mitsubishi Motors Corporation’s (MMC) exclusive producer and distributor in Thailand, recently marked its five millionth unit produced at its Laem Chabang facility.
The landmark vehicle was a Mitsubishi Shogun Sport, or the Mitsubishi Montero Sport as it is known for the Philippine market.
The event was graced by Somkid Jatusripitak, Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand; His Excellency Shiro Sadoshima, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan; Osamu Masuko, CEO of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation and BOI’s Honorary Investment Advisor. Other VIP guests, business partners and employees were also in attendance.
During his address, Jatusripitak congratulated Mitsubishi Motors for the successful collaboration between the automaker and the Thai government.
He said, “Mitsubishi Motors Thailand’s milestone today underlines the role of the automotive industry as one of Thailand’s growth engines. The company’s commitment to Thailand, and its leadership in sustainable practices is initiative that will help us achieve our national economic goals.”
Also speaking at the ceremony was Osamu Masuko, CEO of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation. He expressed his gratitude for the support and cooperation from the Thai government, and explained: “We have always had the confidence in Thailand’s potential for domestic market growth. Its long-term policies to grow the automotive industry also a positive sign for our business.”
MMTh’s facilities at Laem Chabang are the biggest outside Japan, capable of producing 424,000 vehicles a year with exports going to more than 120 countries. The output supports the company’s growth in the ASEAN region as well as internationally.
The Philippine-market units produced by MMTh are the Montero Sport and the Strada. Earlier units of the Mirage were also manufactured in Thailand before Mitsubishi Motors Philippines moved its production into its Santa Rosa, Laguna plant in 2017.