Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Bangkok Post: The big leap


Interesting feature about Continental Thailand and portrait of Dirk Janovsky, MD:

"Our biggest automobile client is the AutoAlliance Thailand plant. Continental components are used in the Ford Ranger, Mazda BT-50, Nissan March and Ford Fiesta,"said Janovsky, who holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the  Institute of Production Technology and Machine Tools, the University of Darmstadt.

Janovsky will be overseeing an additional 600 million baht investment at the plant which he described as "a higher depth of manufacturing and a machining line for the production of injector bodies", which will be channelled to export markets such as India, Europe and  Argentina.

Continental Automotive's current localisation of sourced components is 40%, a rate which is targeted to increase to about 60% by 2016.