BMW Thailand delivers the BMW 5 Series and BMW 7 Series
Photo Release | 2019.06.19

BMW Thailand delivers the BMW 5 Series and BMW 7 Series plug-in hybrid vehicles to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as mobility partner for the 34th ASEAN Summit


BMW Thailand, led by Mr. Galdric Donnezan (left), Sales and Marketing Director, delivers the BMW 5 Series and the BMW 7 Series plug-in hybrid vehicles to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, led by Khun Tharit Charungvat (right), Ambassador (Ret.), Head of ASEAN Task Force 2019, as exclusive transport for the Heads of States and Governments from the 10 member states of ASEAN at the 34th ASEAN Summit from 20-23 June 2019, in Bangkok.


Bangkok. BMW Thailand recently delivered BMW 530e Highline and BMW 740Le xDrive M Sport plug-in hybrid vehicles to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the exclusive transportation of the ASEAN Leaders and Ministers attending the 34thASEAN Summit, which is being held from 20-23 June 2019 in Bangkok. The plug-in hybrid BMW 530e Highline delivers a pleasurable experience with low fuel consumption and is one of the lowest CO2-emission vehicles in its segment at 41 g/km, while the 740Le xDrive M Sport emits CO2 just 49 g/km, highlighting BMW’s attempt to establish a solid foundation for the sustainable future of electric mobility in Thailand.


The 34th ASEAN Summit sees the participation of the ASEAN Leader, Foreign Ministers, ASEAN secretary-general, and senior officials from all 10 ASEAN countries. As the ASEAN chair for 2019, it is an important opportunity for Thailand to showcase its visions and take part in laying a strong foundation to propel the region towards growth throughout the year on the theme “Advancing Partnership for Sustainability”. This aims to promote sustainability in all dimensions, strengthen partnerships amongst the countries and help them move forward as one.

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Photograph shows (from left to right);
1. Mr. Chittipat Tongprasroeth, Ambassador attached to the Ministry and Deputy Head of ASEAN Task Force 2019
2. Mr. Krisda Utamote, Director Corporate Communications, BMW Group Thailand
3. Mr. Galdric Donnezan, Sales and Marketing Director, BMW Thailand
4. Mr. Tharit Charungvat, Ambassador (Ret.), Head of ASEAN Task Force 2019
5. Mr. Sompraj Bosuwan, Deputy Managing Director, Millennium Auto Group
6. Mr. Phanthachak Wongprecha, Senior Government Liaison, Master Group Corporation (Asia) Co., Ltd.


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 15 countries; the company has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.


In 2018, the BMW Group sold over 2,490,000 passenger vehicles and more than 165,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in the financial year 2017 was € 10.655 billion on revenues amounting to € 98.678 billion. As of 31 December 2017, the BMW Group had a workforce of 129,932 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 are 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 2018, BMW Group Thailand reached new all-time highs with 12,036 BMW deliveries, representing a 20% increase year-on-year and the highest growth rate across BMW’s global networks for the second consecutive year. The sales of BMW plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) also achieved a record-high growth rate of 122% in Thailand over the past year. While MINI and BMW Motorrad also achieved the new record in sales with 1,051 vehicles MINI deliveries (growing sales by 4% year-on-year) and 2,154 BMW Motorcycles deliveries (growing sales by 8% 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 31 production and assembly facilities, located in 15 countries worldwide.


BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand produces the following 13 models: BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo, BMW 5 Series, BMW 7 Series, BMW X1, and BMW X3. For BMW Motorrad, the BMW F 750 GS, BMW F 850 GS, BMW F 850 GS Adventure, BMW R 1250 GS, BMW R 1250 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 two BMW plug-in hybrid models; BMW 530e and BMW 740Le.


For further information, please contact:
BMW Group Thailand


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