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Volvo Group Inaugurates S-E Asia Headquarters, Completes Five-billion-baht Investment

Monday, 15 December 2014 00:00
The Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce can announce that our Premium Member Volvo Group Thailand has cemented its presence in Thailand by opening its new headquarters for Southeast Asia in Bangna outside Bangkok. This also completes the five billion baht investment from the group into Thailand, which we have previously presented in our magazine Thai Sweden Review.

“Volvo’s investment supports customers in logistic business to be competitive in the region and it is as well our commitment to Thailand where there is a growing market. Thailand and ASEAN countries are very important markets for Volvo Group especially when AEC opens next year,” said Mr Joachim Rosenberg, Executive Vice President Volvo Group Trucks Sales & Marketing APAC.

Two billion baht of the investment was for increasing our assembly capacity at the existing Thai-Swedish Assembly Company. Another three billion baht was for the expansion of the dealership network from 6 to 15 nationwide. The company’s one stop service for Volvo Trucks, Volvo Buses and UD Trucks will now provide the highest standard of quality.

“Today, our grand opening ceremony of new Headquarters and Bangna dealership is to confirm our completion of investment here. A part of our investment is our new headquarters cost around one billion Thai baht,” said Mr Jacques Michel, President of Volvo Group Thailand.

He said the new Headquarters is considered as a flagship dealer as it is currently the largest facility in the extensive network of 15 dealerships. It is also a regional office of 6 countries in South East Asia which includes Thailand, Myanmar, Lao, Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines.

The new headquarters and Bangna dealer on Bangna Trat Highway KM. 21. also provides Preventive maintenance, General Repairs and Body Repairs and other additional service such as brake testing and emission checks to strengthen its commitment in core values.

The new Headquarters and Bangna dealer is also including the regional training center for Asia. It provides comprehensive training including more than 200 courses that are the global standards from Volvo Group University. It covers practical and theoretical training, which includes e-learning and self-study though multi-media channels. The center expects to have 5,000 people attending training each year.

Last but not least the new facilities are designed to take good care of the environment, in accordance with Volvo Group’s core values of quality, safety and environmental care.

“We have invested 18 million Thai baht in a state of the art spray painting facility which uses only water based paints in order to protect the environment,” Mr. Jacques Michel highlighted.
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