Bangchan General Assembly

Bangchan General Assembly Co., Ltd. is an automobile assembly based in the Khan Na Yao District, in Bangkok, Thailand. The plant is a subsidiary of the Phra Nakorn Automobile Company.[1]

Bangchan General Assembly Co., Ltd.
TypeSubsidiary
Founded1970; 52 years ago (1970)
HeadquartersKhan Na Yao District, Bangkok, Thailand
ProductsAutomobiles, engines

HistoryEdit

Bangchan General Assembly was founded in 1970 as a Thai-American joint venture with General Motors.[2] Against the background of corresponding political requirements, the assembly of passenger cars from CKD kits began in 1979.[2]

The plant changed hands several times:[2]

  • 1979 Isuzu Motors (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
  • 1987 Honda Cars (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
  • since 2005 Phra Nakorn Automobile Group

No vehicle production was reported for 2005.[3]

BrandsEdit

Since its inception, BGAC has assembled models from 14[4] or 15 different brands.[2] They include, Daihatsu, Opel and Honda.[5] Daihatsu production ended in 1998.[6] Commercial vehicles of the brands Foton and Tata (since 2017) are also assembled.[1][2][4] Since 2017, BGAC has been operating together with Mercedes-Benz (Thailand) Ltd. a delivery center for new vehicles.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Tony Pugliese (2017-05-16). "Tata Motors signs new assembly deal in Thailand". just-auto.com. Retrieved 2018-01-04.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Bangchan General Assembly Co., Ltd". pnagroup.com. Retrieved 2018-01-04.
  3. ^ Office of Industrial Economics (Ministry of Industry): Automotive Industry in Thailand, Bangkok 2006.
  4. ^ a b "Tata Aims to Build on Recent Truck Gains in Thailand". retailnews.asia. 2017-05-24. Retrieved 2018-01-04.
  5. ^ Ueda, Yoko. "The Origin and Growth of Local Entrepreneurs in Auto Parts Industry in Thailand" (PDF). CCAS Working Paper (Center for Contemporary Asian Studies). Archived (PDF) from the original on March 5, 2016. Retrieved March 18, 2021.
  6. ^ "INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS; Daihatsu to End Thai Operations". nytimes.com. 1998-03-25. Retrieved 2018-01-04.
  7. ^ "Mercedes-Benz and Bangchan General Assembly Ltd. Enhancing efficiency in PDI with a New Vehicle Preparation Center". thailand4.com. 2017-12-02. Retrieved 2018-01-04.

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