World’s top aluminium company will expand production in Thailand

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BANGKOK, 5 May 2015 – Industry Minister Chakkamon Phasukwanit has said after meeting with the president of Diaki Aluminium Industry (Thailand) Co., Ltd. that the company promised to maintain and expand its production site in Thailand to accommodate future growth of the Thai automotive industry.

Diaki Aluminium Industry (Thailand) Co., Ltd. is one of the world’s top five biggest aluminium manufacturers. Its factory at the Amata Nakhon Industrial Estate has received permission from the Department of Industrial Works to recycle aluminium dross as raw material for the green steel industry.

The Office of Industrial Economics has forecast that the Thai industrial GDP in 2015 would expand by 2-3% and the manufacturing production index 3-4%. The automotive industry’s production was expected to grow by 10% or 2.15 million cars due to an economic recovery in Thailand and its major export markets.