BMW Thailand presents more than four million baht donation to Chaipattana Foundation carrying on “Good Deeds for the King” initiative, for the second consecutive year
Photo Release | 2018.09.24

BMW Thailand presents more than four million baht donation to Chaipattana Foundation carrying on “Good Deeds for the King” initiative, for the second consecutive year

Bangkok. Chaipattana Foundation led by Dr. Sumet Tantivejkul (4th left), Secretary-General accepted a donation of 4.76 million baht from BMW Group Thailand – led by Mr. Christian Wiedmann (5th left), President. The funds were presented under BMW Group Thailand’s “Good Deeds for the King” initiative, derived from golfers participating in BMW Golf Cup International 2018 which is the world’s largest international tournament series for amateur golfers. The donation aims to provide support for His Majesty the late King Bhumibhol Adulyadej’s sustainable development projects, for the second year consecutively.


In the picture, from left to right;
1. Khun Bhakamol Rattaseri, Deputy Treasurer of Chaipattana Foundation
2. Khun Sumana Sungvorawongphana, Manager Event and Dealer Marketing, BMW Thailand
3. Khun Sethipong Anutarasoti, General Manager Marketing, BMW Thailand
4. Dr. Sumet Tantivejkul, Secretary-General of the Chaipattana Foundation
5. Mr. Christian Wiedmann, President, BMW Group Thailand
6. Khun Krisda Utamote, Director Corporate Communications, BMW Group Thailand
7. Dr. Atthawit Techawiboonwong, General Manager, Governmental Affairs, BMW Group Thailand

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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 30 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.


Within the first 7 months of 2018, BMW Group Thailand achieved a historic sales record with 6,505 BMW and MINI vehicles delivered to customers, an increase of 12% year-on-year. BMW Motorrad also had the best-ever record with 1,094 motorcycle deliveries, 18% higher than the same period last year. These milestones have made the most successful 7-month period for BMW Group Thailand.


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 30 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.



For further information, please contact:
BMW Group Thailand


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