Isuzu Picks Up Production

August 2003
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Aug2003, Vol. 14 Issue 8, p5
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Japanese carmaker Isuzu Motors Ltd. has announced plans to relocate production of its light pickup trucks and sports utility vehicles (SUV) from Japan and the U.S. to Thailand, as of August 1, 2003. The South East Asian market will become the company's global production hub for trucks and SUV and the company intends to increase production accordingly. The Thai plant of Isuzu Motors Ltd. currently produces 1,000-2,000 vehicles per month following an investment in May to fund an increase in the production capacity of its one-tonne trucks. By increasing Thai production, Isuzu Motors Ltd. can satisfy local demand, while also benefiting from reduced tariffs under the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement.


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