Thursday, April 7, 2011

AUTOSPIES: Japanese Automakers Want Approval To Shift Parts Production To Thailand

For a long time Thailand has been the primary overseas low low manufacturing base for Japan – now it seems like there's significant growth ahead:

The Japanese Chamber of Commerce is calling on the Board of Investment to speed up approval of urgent production shifts to Thailand as manufacturing at home was damaged by last month's earthquake and tsunami.

Vice-president Fukujiro Yamabe said automotive, electronics and electrical appliances were the worst hit and manufacturers needed to switch some production from Japan to Thailand.