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Mitsubishi Motors opens new R&D facility in Thailand

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Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Mitsubishi Press | posted May 12, 2015 13:59

New proving ground opened to test new Mitsubishi vehicles

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has opened a new product proving ground in Nhong Kho District, Sriracha, Chonburi, Thailand.

According to MMC, the 152,000 square meter facility will be used to conduct quality verification testing for products before going into production as well as further increase the quality of vehicles built in Thailand.

With this, Mitsubishi Motors Thailand Co., Ltd. (MMTh) held a ceremony attended by the Thai Minister of Industry Chakramon Phasukavanich along with other government officials as well as MMTh's business partners.

MMC Executive Vice President Ryugo Nakao said that through the company's reinforced R&D capabilities Mitsubishi would contribute to the Thai government's aim of investment expansion in the research and development area. .

“Thanks to the Thai government's long-standing and consistent policies to develop the Thai automobile industry, Mitsubishi Motors has been able to grow and develop its business through MMTh production hub. Through our reinforced R&D capabilities we will nurture our engineers and contribute to the Thai government's aim of investment expansion in the research and development area,” Nakao said.

MMC adds that the new facility in Thailand features a multi-purpose testing track, noise vibration and harshness proving ground, analytical testing area, general oval circuit (1,500 m long) and servicing yard.