Nissan Thailand will build a new 11 billion baht factory next to the Samut Prakan factory on 150 rai, a move aimed at sustaining Nissan’s growth across Southeast Asia.
The new plant will have an initial production schedule of 75,000 vehicles a year when it starts up in August 2014, doubling to 150,000 within a few years.
The factory will produce pickup trucks, which are no longer built at Nissan’s existing factory after production was moved to the Mitsubishi Motors plant in Laem Chabang, Chonburi.
At full capacity, Nissan will have an annual production capacity of 370,000 vehicles (excluding the 60,000 Navara pickups now built at Mitsubishi’s factory).
That is all good news for Thailand, and with Toyota stating that they are going to be spending 12 billion baht to build a factory to produce their own eco car, it will not be long to wait to see Thailand in the top five car producing countries in the world.