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Mitsubishi's Thai plant reaches four million vehicles produced

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Text: Anton Andres / Photos: Mitsubishi | posted November 24, 2015 10:57

Plant currently builds Mirage, Lancer EX, Montero Sport and Strada

Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (MMTh) has reached a production milestone with four million vehicles produced since it started operations in 1987. The Laem Chabang plant is the largest producer of Mitsubishi vehicles in the ASEAN region and currently builds the Mirage, Lancer EX, Montero Sport and Strada.

A commemoration ceremony was held with Thailand government officials and other related parties along with Tetsuro Aikawa, MMC President & COO in attendance.

At the ceremony, Mr. Aikawa said: "I'm very happy to be here with you to commemorate MMTh's achievement of four million units produced and I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the Thai government and all parties concerned for their continued cooperation and support rendered to MMTh. Moving on we will continue to place our Thai operations as the core of our business, devoting ourselves to producing vehicles that will exceed customers' expectations, and expand our operations in step with the Thai automobile industry."

Established in January 1987, the Thailand plant serves as a major overseas production hub for MMC and in the ASEAN region alongside the Calamba plant in Laguna, Philippines. As part of the production milestone, MMC will reinforce R&D capabilities of the Laem Chabang plant and further expand capacity. With the upcoming upgrades to the plant, the company vows to continue enhancing quality and marketability of MMTh-produced vehicles.