Press Release | 2021.08.06


Bangkok. BMW Group Thailand continues its commitment in the ongoing fight against COVID-19 in Thailand through the online charity auction “We Care, We Share” – which is being held as part of a Care4Water Foundation initiative. To support of the procurement of medical equipment and supplies for the treatment of COVID-19 patients, BMW Group Thailand is inviting its employees, dealers, and customers to auction away their collectibles to the public, starting from 12th August 2021 on the Care4Water Facebook Page with further items up for bidding within August. The bidders will directly make their donations to Chaipattana Covid-19 Aid Fund (and Other Pandemics) or other charitable organisations of their choice.


Mr. Alexander Baraka, President, BMW Group Thailand, said, “Given the ongoing COVID-19 situation, protecting and assisting frontline medical staff – who have worked relentlessly to care for COVID-19 patients – is an incredibly crucial undertaking during this critical period. BMW Group Thailand together with the Care4Water foundation therefore will hold “We Care, We Share” online charity auction to help raise funds towards the provision of medical equipment and supplies that are critical in overcoming this emergency.”


The “We Care, We Share” online charity auction has been well-received by prominent figures who have worked for the betterment of society - such as famous ultramarathon runner Khun Pok – Itthipol Samutthong and Doctor May – Samitada Sungkapo, another well-known runner. Both runners from “Team Kao” will provide their items to be auctioned away for the cause.


For those interested in joining “We Care, We Share” online charity auction, please visit Care4Water Facebook Page from 12th August onward until the end of the auction within August. Bids can be placed in the comment section in the designated time period for each item, and the winning bidders will transfer the donation directly to the bidder’s desired charitable foundation.

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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 31 production and assembly facilities in 15 countries; the company has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.  


In 2020, the BMW Group sold over 2.3 million passenger vehicles and more than 169,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in the financial year 2019 was € 7.118 billion on revenues amounting to € 104.210 billion. As of 31 December 2019, the BMW Group had a workforce of 126,016 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 2020, BMW Group Thailand recorded a stable performance with 12,426 BMW and MINI deliveries. A total of 11,242 BMW vehicles were delivered to Thai customers, a slight 4.3% decrease from 2019, while a total 1,184 MINI vehicles were delivered in Thailand, reflecting a small dip of only 1.7% drop year-on-year. BMW Motorrad Thailand maintained its performance despite difficult conditions in 2020 with 1,224 motorcycles delivered.


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 17 models: BMW 2 Series, BMW 3 Series, BMW 5 Series, BMW 7 Series, BMW X1, BMW X3, BMW X5, and BMW X7. For BMW Motorrad, the BMW F 900 R, BMW F 900 XR, 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 and BMW S 1000 RR are also locally assembled at the plant. In addition, BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand now assembles five BMW plug-in hybrid models; BMW 330e, BMW 530e, BMW X3 xDrive30e, BMW X5 xDrive45e and BMW 745Le xDrive.


For further information, please contact: 

BMW Group Thailand  



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