General Motors Thailand
At General Motors Thailand, we provide innovative vehicles as well as superb sales and service experiences. We expect to earn lifelong customers in Thailand and throughout the region. This is our aim, each and every day.
Leading the way is our seasoned leadership team, led by Managing Director Marcos A. Purty, who set high standards for all employees to provide Chevrolet customers in Thailand and throughout the region with vehicles that are durable, reliable, attractive, fuel efficient, safe, and of excellent quality.
Chevrolet’s customer-driven vision unites its Thai team each and every day, taking a great care to deliver exceptional cars and positive ownership experiences to our customers in Thailand and around the region.
There are a lot of exciting things to share about GM Thailand as the primary manufacturing hub for GM Southeast Asia. Established in 1993, GM Thailand has been contributing to the growth of the country’s automotive industry, employing 3,650 people.
GM made a significant investment of USD 1.4 billion resulting in a manufacturing facility in Rayong, Thailand. Opened on August 3, 2000, GM Thailand’s Rayong facility is GM’s regional hub for vehicle production both for domestic sales and export under the Chevrolet and Holden nameplates, celebrating its millionth vehicle built in February 2014.
In September 2011, GM opened a new USD 200 million state-of-the-art powertrain facility, celebrating the production of its 100,000th engine in June 2013. The powertrain facility is GM’s first diesel engine plant in the region and the first in the world to produce the all-new-family of Duramax four-cylinder diesel engines.
In 2013, GM Thailand sold 56,389 Chevrolet vehicles representing a year-on-year growth of 273% over the past 5 years. It produced 95,620 vehicles and exported 43,394 vehicles to 64 countries worldwide.
GM Thailand’s range of vehicles under the Chevrolet nameplate includes Sonic (sub-compact sedan and hatchback), Spin (sub-compact MPV), Cruze (compact sedan), Captiva (compact SUV), Colorado (midsize pickup truck) and Trailblazer (midsize SUV). All but Spin are built at GM Thailand’s Rayong facility.
Over the years, GM Thailand has received numerous awards particularly for its environment, energy and safety management. It is the first automotive company in the country to receive the ISO 50001 certification recognizing GM’s commitment to energy efficiency and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in its manufacturing process.
GM Thailand is certified ISO 14001 representing GM’s best-in-class environment management process. It is also recognized with the zero waste to landfill achievement for its efficient and responsible process for recycling or reusing of all normal plant wastes. It receives the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (3Rs) award and the waste management gold medal from the Department of Industrial Works. In addition, the company is named ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
With an ongoing commitment to give back to the communities in which it does business, GM strives to act with personal and institutional integrity in the workplace, the marketplace and the communities focusing on education, health and human services, environment, energy and safety, and community development.
Since 2012, Chevrolet in partnership with One World Futbol (OWF) Project aiming to bring power of play to children in disadvantaged communities has donated 1 million OWFs, nearly indestructible footballs, worldwide including more than 5,000 OWFs in Thailand. The goal is to give 1.5 million OWFs worldwide within 3 years.
Most importantly, GM Thailand continues to transform its business, adapting to the changing demands of the evolving regional market and helping GM’s global operations build a better future.
More information, please visit www.chevrolet.co.th.