3 national winners from BMW Golf Cup International National Final 2018 set to challenge for Thailand’s third consecutive championship title at the BMW Golf Cup International World Final 2018 in Mexico
Press Release | 2018.11.26

3 national winners from BMW Golf Cup International National Final 2018 set to challenge for Thailand’s third consecutive championship title at the BMW Golf Cup International World Final 2018 in Mexico

Mr. Christian Wiedmann (2nd left), President, BMW Group Thailand, congratulated 3 national champions - Khun Paphop Tansirichaiya (3rd left), Khun Prayad Sompang (far left), and Khun Pornsawan Chansuke (far right) – to defend Thailand’s championship title for three consecutive years at the BMW Golf Cup International World Final in Mexico, in March 2019.



Huahin, Prachuap Khiri Khan - The BMW Golf Cup International National Final 2018,
recently held at the Banyan Golf Club in Hua Hin, concluded with the selection of three national winners to represent Thailand at the BMW Golf Cup International World Final 2018, which will be held at Cabo del Sol Golf Resort on the southern coast of Los Cabos in Mexico on 18 – 23 March 2019. Emerging from a pool of 126 finalists and 2,800 contending golfers in total, the three will compete with golfers from 40 countries around the world as Thailand seeks to follow up its historic record of winning the World Final two times in a row in 2016 and 2017 by capturing a third successive victory in the BMW Golf Cup International – the largest international tournament series for amateur golfers initiated in 1982 and held consecutively for the past 36 years.


The national winners in each category are as follows:
1. Category Men 1 (handicap 0-12) – Khun Paphop Tansirichaiya (34-38-72),
Stableford Score: 41
2. Category Men 2 (handicap 13-28) – Khun Prayad Sompang (39-43-82),
Stableford Score: 39
3. Category Lady (handicap 0-28) - Khun Pornsawan Chansuke (45-41-86),
Stableford Score: 36


In addition, BMW Thailand has also invited participating golfers to donate to Chaipattana Foundation in support of His Majesty the late King Bhumibhol Adulyadej’s sustainable development projects for the second consecutive year. This donation drive succeeded in raising a total contribution of over 4.76 million baht.


To support our representatives from Thailand, and for further information and updates please visit the official website at www.bmw.co.th

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3 national champions to represent Team Thailand in the World Final – Khun Paphop Tansirichaiya (left), Khun Prayad Sompang (right), and Khun Pornsawan Chansuke (middle)
From left; Khun Sethipong Anutarasoti, General Manager Marketing, BMW Thailand; Khun Krisda Utamote, Director Corporate Communications, BMW Group Thailand; Khun Prayad Sompang; Mr. Christian Wiedmann, President, BMW Group Thailand; Khun Paphop Tansirichaiya; Khun Pornsawan Chansuke; and Mr. Björn Antonsson, Chief Executive Officer, BMW Financial Services Thailand
Khun Paphop Tansirichaiya
Khun Prayad Sompang
Khun Pornsawan Chansuke

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 9 months of 2018, BMW Group Thailand achieved a historic sales record with 8,903 BMW and MINI vehicles delivered to customers, an increase of 15.6% year-on-year. BMW Motorrad Thailand also enjoyed strong year-to-date performance with 1,425 motorcycles delivered for an increase of 9.4% year-on-year.
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 October 2018, BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand produces the following 15 models: BMW 1 Series, BMW 3 Series, BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo, BMW 5 Series, BMW 7 Series, BMW X1 and BMW X5. For BMW Motorrad the BMW F 800 R, BMW F 750 GS, BMW F 850 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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