Strong auto sector attracts machine builders to Thailand


Thailand is a major global manufacturer of motor vehicles, turning out 2,453,717 passenger and commercial vehicles in 2012 according to the ASEAN Automotive Federation. This represents an incredible 68% year-on-year increase compared with the flood-affected 2011. It's enough to make injection molding machinery suppliers stand up and take notice as evidenced by a Japanese machine builder's plans to manufacture machines there.

Now, a European supplier is also stepping up its presence in the market. Engel (Schwertberg, Austria) has raised its market profile in Thailand with the founding of a new sales and service branch on 1st April 2013. Engel Machinery (Thailand) Ltd., which is located in Bangkok, will also play a key role in terms of the company's presence in southeast Asia: amongst others, sales and service in Indonesia and the Philippines will also be overseen from Bangkok....
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