NEW PLANT OF JOINT VENTURE PUREM AAPICO IN THAILAND
Just two days after starting operations in Malaysia, the Joint Venture partners Purem by Eberspaecher and AAPICO Hitech celebrate another milestone: The official opening of the new plant in Rayong, Thailand.
The production site, located 100 kilometres southeast of Bangkok, will deliver exhaust systems for a pick-up truck of a leading US automotive manufacturer.
The new plant stretches over 3,000 square meters and was built in only five months on AAPICO’s Rayong campus. About 150 employees will produce passenger car exhaust systems. They will be used in a major pick-up truck platform of a leading US automotive manufacturer. As the market in Thailand for exhaust systems is growing, the plant has a yearly capacity of 300,000 systems for clean mobility. The products will be served for the local and international markets and therefore comply with the strict emission legislation norms like Euro 6 and CARB - LEV III or EPA - TIER 3. Thailand is one of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers, ranking 10th in 2022 with a total car production of 1.88 million units. For 2023, the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) forecasts that Thailand’s car production will reach 1.9 million units, a promising market for vehicle exhaust systems.
Martin Peters, Managing Partner of the Eberspaecher Group, highlighted: “It is impressive to see how successful this new partnership develops. Purem by Eberspaecher’s expertise in technological industrialization meets the local market know-how of AAPICO Hitech. I am very proud of the joint Asian team to celebrate this milestone and open this plant together.”
“AAPICO is so proud to have Purem by Eberspaecher as its partner in Thailand. It is one of the largest global exhaust manufacturers of high quality and standards. This factory will be able to supply to other OEMs, further reinforcing Thailand as the Detroit of Asia”, said Yeap Swee Chuan, President & CEO of AAPICO Hitech PLC.
Purem by Eberspaecher produces innovative exhaust technology for clean mobility