Great Wall Motor Discusses with Deputy Prime Minister and Thailand Board of Investment to Drive Thailand as a Center of Electric Vehicle in ASEAN


Great Wall Motor (GWM) top managements from China, led by President Henry Meng and Vice President Sam Liu, together with Elliot Zhang, President of Great Wall Motor ASEAN and Thailand and the teams, joined the conference call and met with Supattanapong Punmeechaow, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy Ministry, and Duangjai Asawachintachit, Secretary General of Thailand Board of Investment (BOI), to discuss on strategies and co-operations in driving Thailand to be the center of Electric Vehicle development and supporting the growth of the industry in the future.

In the past 6 months, Great Wall Motor has continued to invest and grow its business in Thailand under the Globalization strategy. The company aims to set Thailand as a hub for right-hand driving vehicle productions and exporting in ASEAN region, especially for the new energy and electric vehicles. GWM also plans to set up its R&D center in Thailand to conduct in-depth research and leverage state-of-the-art innovations and technologies to uplift the automotive industry and provide full supports in enhancing skills, training and employments for Thai forces to be ready to work to their fullest potentials in the Electric Vehicle ecosystem.

Elliot Zhang, President of Great Wall Motor ASEAN and Thailand, said “Great Wall Motor has a strong confidence in Thailand. The country has a great deal of potentials including the strategic location in ASEAN, the readiness of the work forces and suppliers to serve the future automotive industry, together with the great supports from the government and the BOI to drive this industry forwards. We are pleased to invest and set up our manufacturing hub and R&D center in this country and willing to provide supports, aligning with the government’s visions and the national strategies, in building the ecosystem for Electric Vehicle (EV) development, the upskilling and generating both direct and indirect employment, as well as, the hearing voices and demands from Thai consumers, in order to deliver electric vehicles and the facilities with uncompromised qualities that match with Thai’s people demands. GWM will also a full contribution to support Thailand as a center of manufacturing and development of electric vehicle in ASEAN region.”

Supattanapong Punmeechaow, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy Ministry, added “The government are pleased and thankful that GWM’s top managements have paid great importance and believed in Thailand. GWM’s investment will help strengthen our roadmap in EV’s development, in term of broaden visions and knowledge to EV research and the opportunities to accelerate the EV manufacturing with GWM’s expertise. The investment and supports from GWM will also generating more job opportunities to serve the growing EV industry, resulting in uplifting Thailand’s overall economy and quality of lives to the Thai people.”

Currently, Great Wall Motor has expanded its automobile manufacturing and selling company in more than 60 countries globally. In the past two years, the company has sold more than 1 million cars per year. As a “Global Mobility Technology Company”, GWM is not only committed to deliver the best-in-class automobiles, innovations and technologies, to consumers, but also focused on upskilling and developing the ecosystem including the workforces, the environment and the economy of each country and each region in order to grow the business and development sustainably together.

About Great Wall Motor

Great Wall Motor (GWM) is a global SUV and pickup truck manufacturer. The company made its initial public offerings on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong in 2003 and the Shanghai Stock Exchange in 2011. With more than 80 subsidiaries and affiliates, GWM employs more than 70,000 people. Its automobile sales have exceeded one million units per annum for four years running. In addition to China, GWM sells its high-quality automobiles in more than 60 markets through an overseas network that covers more than 500 locations worldwide. For more information, visit www.gwm-global.com.

Great Wall Motor (GWM) top managements from China, led by President Henry Meng and Vice President Sam Liu, together with Elliot Zhang, President of Great Wall Motor ASEAN and Thailand and the teams, joined the conference call and met with Supattanapong Punmeechaow, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy Ministry, and Duangjai Asawachintachit, Secretary General of Thailand Board of Investment (BOI), to discuss on strategies and co-operations in driving Thailand to be the center of Electric Vehicle development and supporting the growth of the industry in the future.

In the past 6 months, Great Wall Motor has continued to invest and grow its business in Thailand under the Globalization strategy. The company aims to set Thailand as a hub for right-hand driving vehicle productions and exporting in ASEAN region, especially for the new energy and electric vehicles. GWM also plans to set up its R&D center in Thailand to conduct in-depth research and leverage state-of-the-art innovations and technologies to uplift the automotive industry and provide full supports in enhancing skills, training and employments for Thai forces to be ready to work to their fullest potentials in the Electric Vehicle ecosystem.

Elliot Zhang, President of Great Wall Motor ASEAN and Thailand, said "Great Wall Motor has a strong confidence in Thailand. The country has a great deal of potentials including the strategic location in ASEAN, the readiness of the work forces and suppliers to serve the future automotive industry, together with the great supports from the government and the BOI to drive this industry forwards. We are pleased to invest and set up our manufacturing hub and R&D center in this country and willing to provide supports, aligning with the government's visions and the national strategies, in building the ecosystem for Electric Vehicle (EV) development, the upskilling and generating both direct and indirect employment, as well as, the hearing voices and demands from Thai consumers, in order to deliver electric vehicles and the facilities with uncompromised qualities that match with Thai's people demands. GWM will also a full contribution to support Thailand as a center of manufacturing and development of electric vehicle in ASEAN region."

Supattanapong Punmeechaow, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy Ministry, added "The government are pleased and thankful that GWM's top managements have paid great importance and believed in Thailand. GWM's investment will help strengthen our roadmap in EV's development, in term of broaden visions and knowledge to EV research and the opportunities to accelerate the EV manufacturing with GWM's expertise. The investment and supports from GWM will also generating more job opportunities to serve the growing EV industry, resulting in uplifting Thailand's overall economy and quality of lives to the Thai people."

Currently, Great Wall Motor has expanded its automobile manufacturing and selling company in more than 60 countries globally. In the past two years, the company has sold more than 1 million cars per year. As a "Global Mobility Technology Company", GWM is not only committed to deliver the best-in-class automobiles, innovations and technologies, to consumers, but also focused on upskilling and developing the ecosystem including the workforces, the environment and the economy of each country and each region in order to grow the business and development sustainably together.

About Great Wall Motor

Great Wall Motor (GWM) is a global SUV and pickup truck manufacturer. The company made its initial public offerings on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong in 2003 and the Shanghai Stock Exchange in 2011. With more than 80 subsidiaries and affiliates, GWM employs more than 70,000 people. Its automobile sales have exceeded one million units per annum for four years running. In addition to China, GWM sells its high-quality automobiles in more than 60 markets through an overseas network that covers more than 500 locations worldwide. For more information, visit www.gwm-global.com.

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