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  • Thailand News

    GAC AION charges ahead in Thailand with new EV hub in Rayong

    China’s 4th-largest electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, GAC AION New Energy Automobile, is gearing up to revolutionise Thailand’s automotive landscape with the inauguration of a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Rayong’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) on July 17. Industry Minister Pimphattra Wichaikul announced that the cutting-edge plant, costing a staggering 2.3 billion baht, is poised to kick off operations by November. Boasting…

  • Thailand News

    Amata City factory in Rayong to close by January 2025

    A long-standing company in Amata City Industrial Estate, Rayong, is set to close its doors after 20 years, gradually laying off employees to complete the process by the end of this year or at the latest by January 2025. This news, posted by the News Chon Buri-Rayong Online page, has sent shockwaves through the local workforce, as the company is…

  • Thailand News

    BYD opens first EV plant in Thailand, producing eight millionth car

    BYD inaugurated its first electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing plant outside China in Rayong, Thailand, marking a significant milestone with the production of its eight millionth new energy vehicle. The new facility, located on a 600-rai (approximately 948,000 square metres) plot within the WHA Industrial Estate in Rayong, was officially opened yesterday, July 4. This marks BYD’s expansion into the global…

  • Business News

    Thailand factory closures surge as cheap imports hit local industries

    Factory closures in Thailand have surged this year, with local electronics, steel, and plastics manufacturers bearing the brunt as demand declines and cheap imports inundate the domestic market, according to the Industry Ministry. The closures were evaluated based on the investment value of the affected factories. Electronic parts and printed circuit board factories topped the list with an investment value…

  • Thailand News

    Bringing home the bacon: Pork owner donates 3 tonnes to temple

    A pork factory owner donated three tonnes of pork to a renowned temple in Nakhon Pathom, attributing their business success to the blessings of a revered sage. Devotees flocked to the event, hoping to gain lucky numbers from a ritual. At 11am yesterday, at Wat Sawang Arom in Nakhon Pathom, a pork distribution company owner, 52 year old Phawat, and…

  • Crime News

    Officials arrested for illegal land permits in Nakhon Ratchasima

    Police conducted raids at 13 locations, arresting officials linked to illegal land permits in Nakhon Ratchasima. The investigation centred on officials accused of issuing permits for over 600 rai of land, benefiting factory owners who used the land to discharge wastewater. At 6am yesterday, Police Major General Jaroonkiat Pankaew, Deputy Commissioner of the Central Investigation Bureau, and Police Major General…

  • Business News

    Autostore drives into Thailand for robotic expansion

    AutoStore, a leading automated fulfilment system company based in Norway, has chosen Thailand for its second overseas robot manufacturing base to strategically position itself closer to key markets. Mats Hovland Vikse, chief executive at AutoStore, revealed the thinking behind the move. “Since 2012, our robots have been manufactured and shipped exclusively from Poland. With increased demand in our automated fulfilment…

  • Crime News

    Police uncover 72 illegal immigrants at Samut Sakhon factory

    Royal Thai Immigration officers, along with relevant agencies, conducted a search operation at a factory in Krathum Baen, Samut Sakhon, following a report from the Damrongdhama Centre about a significant number of illegal immigrant labourers. The operation led to the discovery of over 72 illegal immigrants working at the site. Among the discovered workers, 45 had no legal documentation or…

  • Business News

    Thailand’s manufacturing sector hit by surge in factory closures

    A surge in factory closures has heightened concerns over the weakening of Thailand’s manufacturing sector, as indicated by Kiatnakin Phatra Financial Group (KKP). KKP Research revealed that Thailand’s manufacturing production index experienced a decline over a 15-month span from December 2022 to March 2024, despite a global trade recovery commencing late last year. Thailand has seen an increase in factory…

  • Thailand News

    Factory owner donates 10 million baht to Chachoengsao hospital

    A factory owner has garnered significant online attention by donating 10 million baht to a temple, meticulously folding the money into floral arrangements. This generous contribution aims to support the construction of a hospital and acquire medical equipment for Wat Saman Rattanaram Hospital in Chachoengsao Province. The donation, amounting to 10 million baht, was made by Wanthanee Saeseng, the owner…

  • Thailand News

    Saraburi explosion prompts health checks for chemical risks

    The health implications of a fireworks factory explosion in Saraburi province are under rigorous scrutiny following orders from the Public Health Minister. The incident, which resulted in one fatality, has prompted immediate investigations to ensure the safety of the local environment and public health. Today, May 4, the Public Health Minister, Somsak Thepsuthin, addressed the fireworks factory explosion in Saraburi…

  • Business News

    Jorakay to invest 300 million baht in Vietnam factory

    Jorakay Corporation, a renowned producer of tile adhesive, grouting products, and various construction chemicals under the Crocodile brand, announced intentions to invest 300 million baht in a Vietnam factory in 2028. The investment is earmarked for the establishment of a factory in Vietnam, driven by robust demand and the company’s aspiration to expand its export reach to the Philippines and…

  • Thailand News

    Ammonia leak in Udon Thani ice factory prompts evacuation

    An ammonia gas leak at an ice factory near a fresh market in Udon Thani caused panic and led to the evacuation of approximately 20 homes in the vicinity. With temperatures soaring to 44 degrees Celsius, it is suspected that the heat and outdated equipment contributed to the incident, which occurred early in the morning. Chaos ensued when an ice…

  • Pattaya News

    Chemical explosion at Banglamung ice factory affects over 60

    A chemical explosion disrupted the peaceful night in Nongprue, near Pattaya, at the Banglamung Ice Factory last night, April 17. The explosion, taking place around 11.36pm, unleashed a cloud of chemicals into the sky, prompting swift action from local authorities. By 4am today, the situation was under control, with no deaths or severe injuries reported. The District Chief of Bang…

  • Business News

    Thailand likely to house major EV battery factory within two years

    The Board of Investment (BoI) anticipates the establishment of a substantial facility for the manufacturing of battery cells for electric vehicles (EVs) in Thailand within a two-year timeframe. This projection follows a promotional roadshow conducted by the BoI in China just last week. Narit Therdsteerasukdi, the BoI Secretary-General, explained that this roadshow emphasised the benefits and incentives being offered to…

  • Thailand News

    Prompt inquiry ordered into 11,000 tonnes of vanished cadmium waste

    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin issued a directive yesterday for a prompt inquiry into the vanishing of 11,000 tonnes of cadmium waste from a smelting factory in Samut Sakhon. The prime minister’s objective, as stated in his X account post yesterday, was to eliminate all dispersed tailings within a fortnight. The cadmium tailings were discovered last Thursday, stored illicitly at a…

  • Thailand News

    Explosion at fireworks factory in Thailand leaves 22 dead

    A devastating explosion at a fireworks factory resulted in 22 fatalities. The factory was still within its permit period. This tragic event has left a profound impact on a fifth-year secondary school student who lost both parents in the incident and is still in shock. Sitthisak Yaempraipirom, the district officer of Mueang Suphanburi, Suphanburi Province, revealed the developments in the…

  • Thailand News

    Health department halts bottled water factory production in Roi Et (video)

    The Department of Health has ordered an immediate halt to production at a bottled water factory in Roi Et province. The decision was made following the release of a shocking video showing water being manually filled into bottles. The factory, which is a licensed water production facility, was inspected and found to be non-compliant with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards.…

  • Thailand News

    Thai police dismantle illegal cosmetics factory in shocking raid

    An illegal lotion and shower cream operation was dismantled by Thai police today. The clandestine factory, operating from a residential house, was found to be mixing products in appalling conditions, shockingly different from the sanitised images shared on social media. The authorities arrested the 63 year old owner, Thitiwat, for selling unregistered cosmetics and products without Thai-language labels, violating the…

  • Thailand News

    Factory explosion in Prachinburi sparks investigation into potential electric fault

    An electrical transformer exploded in a factory within the 304 Industrial Park, Prachinburi, causing a shockwave and towering plume of smoke. Officials promptly arrived at the scene to investigate the cause of the factory explosion, which occurred at 11.20am today. The factory under scrutiny belongs to Ratchakrit Phayak, the District Chief of Sri Maha Phot. The explosion sent a pillar…

  • Thailand News

    Thai woman crashes car into factory wall after fortune teller’s warning

    A 25 year old Thai woman miraculously survived a severe car accident after her vehicle collided with a factory wall in the Mueang district of Chachoengsao province today. An eyewitness revealed that the driver, Chalita, seemed to have dozed off at the wheel, while her mother claimed to have received warnings about the incident from a fortune teller. Upon receiving…

  • Business News

    Isuzu factory relocation rumours hit Thai auto parts shares

    A significant decline in the shares of Thai auto parts companies was observed today, following rumours that Japanese automaker Isuzu Motors intended to move its Thai factory to Indonesia. The Indonesian Industry Minister, Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita, stated yesterday that Isuzu could potentially commence production in Indonesia as early as next year. However, Isuzu denied any such relocation plans today. In…

  • Business News

    TSMC’s German chip factory talks progress, subsidy negotiations ongoing

    Taiwanese chipmaker TSMC has expressed optimism regarding ongoing talks to establish its first European factory in Germany. The company has been in discussions with the German state of Saxony since 2021 about constructing a fabrication plant in Dresden. The European Union recently approved the EU Chips Act, a US$46.07 billion subsidy plan aimed at doubling the region’s chipmaking capacity by…

  • Business News

    Inspecting Toyota factory in Chachoengsao to assure car buyers of safety standards

    Inspectors are set to visit the Toyota factory in Chachoengsao this week to ensure vehicle safety standards are met by the leading Japanese car manufacturer. This decision follows discussions on May 9 between the permanent secretary for industry, Nattapol Rangsitpol, and Akio Toyoda, the board chairman of Toyota Motor Corporation, concerning the safety test results for the eco-car Yaris Ativ.…

  • Thailand News

    Chemical leak forces school closures in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand

    Residents of Nakhon Pathom province are warned to stay indoors as a major chemical leak occurred at the Indorama Polyester Industries factory in Nakhon Chai Si district at 6.15am this morning. People from miles around reported a “foul, burning stench” emanating through the sky, originating from the plastic production factory on Petchkasem Road in Khun Kaew subdistrict. Several schools including…

  • Thailand News

    Victoria’s Secret gives laid off Thai garment workers $8.3 million in compensation

    Lingerie company Victoria’s Secret has given a ‘wage theft’ payment of 8.3 million USD to 1,250 laid off Thai garment workers, who have been fighting for severance payments for over a year since their factory in Samut Prakan, central Thailand, went bankrupt and closed down in March 2021. Some workers received the equivalent of more than four years wages under…

  • Property News

    Frasers to invest 10 billion baht in industrial space, ‘new economy’ by 2025

    Frasers Property Industrial aims to invest 10 billion baht to expand its industrial buildings from 3 to 4 million square metres by 2025, with 50% of new projects directed at the “new economy” category, according to the Bangkok Post. FPIT expects to continue its dominance by expanding its market share to 60% — up from the pre-pandemic 40%. This year,…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand News Today | Factory explosion, Covid visa extensions, Samui ‘Sandbox’

    This morning a plastics factory exploded in Samut Prakan, a province just south and east of central Bangkok. rom July 15, the islands of Samui, Koh Tao, and Koh Pha Ngan will start on their own versions of Sandbox. Notoriously high taxi rates in Phuket have been looked into after reports of overcharging of early “Sandbox” tourists. Siriraj Piyamaharajkarun Hospital…

  • Thailand News

    Workers caught attempting to flee camps as new restrictions take effect

    With PM Prayut Chan-o-cha imposing sudden and unexpected restrictions, including orders for factories at risk of a Covid-19 outbreak to use the so-called “bubble and seal” method, workers have been attempting to flee the camps to escape being stuck at the site for a month. Some were caught and forced to return as they were trying to leave the area.…

  • Thailand News

    Phetchaburi factory sees more than 2,000 infections, field hospital on the way

    After a Phetchaburi province factory has seen Covid-19 infections go from 682 to more than 2,000, a field hospital is on the way to help treat infected workers. The Cal-Comp Electronics factory in the southern province’s Khao Yai district features 781 Thai workers, while the rest are from Myanmar and other countries. Authorities say the 2,111 infections are expected to…