Thailand’s Automotive Industry

Thailand is the premier automotive production base in ASEAN. It is one of the top ten global automobile manufacturers and a leading producer of automotive components. While many leading vehicle manufacturers and auto parts producers have production facilities in-country, some auto parts are still imported from abroad. Manufacturing opportunities in Thailand for foreign suppliers include: electric fuel-injection systems, substrates for catalytic converters, automobile transmissions, electronic stability controls electric air conditioning systems, and regenerative braking systems, among others.

As Thailand continues to lead Southeast Asia’s automotive industry, Thailand will require more R&D, design and testing centers to maintain its industrial supremacy. Major industrial leaders – such as Nissan, Toyota, Honda, and Denso – already operate such facilities in Thailand.