BMW Golf Cup International Qualifying 2018
Photo Release | 2018.05.14

BMW Thailand holds BMW Golf Cup International Qualifying 2018 to seek out top amateur golfers for national finals

Bangkok. BMW Group Thailand led by Mr. Christian Wiedmann, President, recently held the qualifying round of the BMW Golf Cup International 2018 tournament at Nikanti Golf Club, Nakhon Pathom province. This qualification round will see 120 amateur golfers from 2,400 participants nationwide progress to the National Final, which will conclude with the selection of three winning players to represent Thailand at the BMW Golf World Final round.


BMW Golf Cup International is the world’s largest international tournament series for amateur golfers. At the BMW Golf Cup International World Final 2017, Team Thailand has brought the victory home for two consecutive years in the National Team Category. This year, BMW Thailand has invited participating golfers to continuously take part in the “Good Deeds for the King” initiative, aiming to donate over 4 million Baht to Chaipattana Foundation in support of His Majesty the late King Bhumibhol Adulyadej’s sustainable development projects, for the second year running.


BMW customers will also get ‘a lifetime experience’ through the Ultimate JOY Experience program this year at BMW Golf Cup Special Edition – Ryder Cup 2018, the ultimate golfing contest between Europe and America held every two years. The exclusive group of customers will have an exceptional moment to witness this golfing event and trace the steps of the Ryder Cup stars after the competition with a round at Le Golf National in France. Registration will start on May 25th at 09:00 am, and the trip will take place during September 26-October 3, 2018. BMW owners can register or check more details at

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Photograph shows from left,
1. Khun Sethipong Anutarasoti, General Manager Marketing, BMW Thailand
2. Mr. Björn Antonsson, Chief Executive Officer, BMW Financial Services Thailand
3. Khun Kwanchai Paphatphong, President and CEO of Inter-Media Consultant Co., Ltd.
4. Mr. Christian Wiedmann, President, BMW Group Thailan
5. Mr. Peter Prügel, the German Ambassador to Thailand
6. Khun Pattanadesh Asasappakij, President, King of Auto Products Co., Ltd.
7. Mr. Herman Ehrlich, General Manager of the Conrad Bangkok
8. Khun Krisda Utamote, Director Corporate Communications, BMW Group Thailand

BMW Golf Cup International Qualifying 2018
BMW Golf Cup International Qualifying 2018

The BMW Group


With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. The BMW Group production network comprises 31 production and assembly facilities in 14 countries; the company has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.


In 2017, the BMW Group sold over 2,463,500 passenger vehicles and more than 164,000 motorcycles worldwide. As of 31 December 2016, the BMW Group had a workforce of 124,729 employees.


The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.


BMW Group Thailand


BMW Group Thailand, a subsidiary of BMW AG, Germany, was established on the 3rd October 1998. The three entities of BMW Group Thailand include BMW (Thailand) Co., Ltd. with responsibility for wholesales & marketing of BMW Group products, BMW Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd. with responsibility for BMW and BMW Motorrad local production, and BMW Leasing (Thailand) Co., Ltd. with responsibility for financial services offerings to both wholesale and retail customers.


In 2017, BMW Group Thailand achieved a historic sales record with 11,030 BMW and MINI vehicles delivered to customers from January to December 2017, an increase of 39% year-on-year and the first-ever 5-digit sales figure in the company’s history. BMW Motorrad also had the best-ever record with 2,001 motorcycle deliveries, 10% higher than the same period last year. These milestones have made 2017 the most successful 12-month period for all of BMW Group Thailand’s three business units – with BMW Thailand in particular posting the highest growth rate across BMW Group’s global network at 43%.


On the production side, the BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand plant was founded on BMW Group’s strong belief in the growth potential of Asian markets and Thailand in particular with its unique location, strong manufacturing base, and ready supply of skilled automotive labor, being an automotive hub for ASEAN.


On-going investment has been put into the expansion of plant Rayong in terms of assembling processes, aiming to meet growing customer demand. In addition, with approximately 4 billion Thai Baht representing the amount of annual purchasing in Thailand, the BMW Global Purchasing office has been established in Thailand. This is to source various components from local suppliers in Thailand and the broader ASEAN region, in order to supply the entire BMW production network of 31 production and assembly facilities, located in 14 countries worldwide.


As of 2017, BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand produces the following 17 models: BMW 1 Series, BMW 3 Series, BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo, BMW 5 Series, BMW 7 Series, BMW X1, BMW X3, BMW X4 and BMW X5. For BMW Motorrad the BMW F 800 R, BMW F 800 GS, BMW F 700 GS, BMW R 1200 GS, BMW R 1200 GS Adventure, BMW S 1000 R, BMW S 1000 RR and BMW S 1000 XR are also locally assembled at the plant. In addition, BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand now assembles four BMW plug-in hybrid models; BMW 330e, BMW 530e, BMW X5 xDrive40e and BMW 740Le.


Starting from May 2016, BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand’s assembly line capability has been expanded for the purpose of exporting the BMW X3 and BMW X5 to China as well.


For further information, please contact:
BMW Group Thailand


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