19 Jul '11, 10am

Toyota's Thai unit to expand capacity to meet demand (Reuters) / โตโยต้าสาขาไทยเพิ่มกำลังการผลิตเพื่อตอบสนองอุปสงค์

Toyota's Thai unit to expand capacity to meet demand (Reuters) / โตโยต้าสาขาไทยเพิ่มกำลังการผลิตเพื่อตอบสนองอุปสงค์

Toyota Motor Thailand planned to expand capacity at its Banpho plant in Chachoengsao province to 220,000 units a year in September from 140,000 now, President Kyoichi Tanada told a news conference. -- PHOTO: BLOOMBERG BANGKOK - TOYOTA Motor Corp's Thai unit said on Tuesday it planned to expand capacity at one of its three plants in September to meet fast-growing demand for vehicles. Other Japaneses car makers are also expanding outside their home market to mitigate the impact of the strong yen, which hurts the competitiveness of Japanese exports, and take advantage of cheaper costs. Toyota Motor Thailand planned to expand capacity at its Banpho plant in Chachoengsao province to 220,000 units a year in September from 140,000 now, President Kyoichi Tanada told a news conference. 'The continuous growth of the auto market is clearly seen in the one-tonne pickup segment,' Mr Ta...

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