Great Wall Announces 340 Million USD Investment in Thailand

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Thailand is one of the world’s largest pick up truck markets outside of North America and is clearly too big for a relatively local company like Great Wall to ignore, the Baoding based company announced its plans for investment of up to 340 million USD in Thailand at the Bangkok Auto Show earlier today.

Great Wall’s plans for Thailand involve the creation of a new manufacturing plant in the South East Asian nation which will satisfy local demand for low to mid range cost SUV’s and pick up trucks and will also serve as a base to export to neighboring Middle Eastern nations. Initial scope is for 100,000 vehicles to be produced in Thailand each year and with each phase of expansion a further 50,000 vehicles will be added to the factories total capacity.

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