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    Giant construction equipment producer chooses Thailand as manufacturing base

    Giant construction equipment producer chooses Thailand as manufacturing base
    วันพฤหัสบดี ที่ 13 ม.ค. 2554



    BANGKOK, Jan 13 – Industry Minister Chaiwuti Bannawat on Wednesday revealed that US-based Caterpillar, the world’s largest manufacturer of heavy construction and mining equipment, had chosen Thailand as its base for production of bulldozer engines to supply clients worldwide.

    He said the company announced its plans to establish its first manufacturing plant in Thailand so that it could use the plant to produce engines for mining bulldozers, which have business growth potential.

    The company’s decision to choose Thailand as its new production base in Asia underlined foreign investor confidence that Thailand remains one of the region's investment magnets.

    It would help attract other leading companies in the same industry with Caterpillar, into Thailand and the new production base will give local parts manufactures an opportunity to receive orders from the US manufacturer, he said.

    Under the plan, Caterpillar will establish its first plant on a 60,000-square metre area. Construction of the plant is set to begin early this year with its operation expected to be intact late next year.

    The plant is Caterpillar’s third to be located overseas. The American company's other two offshore plants are situated in Australia and Brazil.

    It is expected the project will help create at create 800 new jobs in Thailand.

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    It doesn't say where in Thailand.

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    Kick in the teeth for China then.

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    ^^Rayong Province.

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    According to Caterpillar, its first production base will be built on a 60,000 square-meter plot of land in Rayong Province.

    US-based construction company chooses Thailand as its production base : National News Bureau of Thailand

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Kick in the teeth for China then.
    China's getting too big for it's boots.
    Now that they're doing OK they're making it difficult for foreign companies to do business there. This is probably a bit of a shock to them in their arrogance.
    Though they do now have companies that would be competitors of Cat.
    "In my professional assessment as an intelligence officer, Trump has a reflexive, defensive, monumentally narcissistic personality, for whom the facts and national interest are irrelevant, and the only thing that counts is whatever gives personal advantage and directs attention to himself."

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    They are making big diesel engines, and Thailand already makes a a lot of diesel engines. Thailand has a useful niche with it's auto manufacturing sector, with Michelin, Ford and now Cat announcing new plants in the last year. Additional good news is that this is Cat's first manufacturing plant in Thailand.
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    Two years ago Caterpillar promised Obama that they would soon be hiring new workers, oops! they forgot to tell him they would not be in the USA

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    Davis Knowlton--Rayong Province.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dug View Post
    It doesn't say where in Thailand.
    Rayong. But that's a minor point.

    The bigger point is that these guys wouldn't have invested here unless they had a pretty clear idea that Thailand was a safe U.S. ally for the medium term at least.

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    Bloody hell !
    worked for them as international service manager for 16 years - they know I am in Thailand (cos they pay me a pension here)- and the buggers didn't tell me !!


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    only 800 jobs ? hardly news worthy,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Sawyer View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dug View Post
    It doesn't say where in Thailand.
    Rayong. But that's a minor point.

    The bigger point is that these guys wouldn't have invested here unless they had a pretty clear idea that Thailand was a safe U.S. ally for the medium term at least.
    I smell a skunk..or a few.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    ^^Rayong Province.
    They already have a large plant in Bangna.

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    It's closer to Israel, Caterpillar are the corporate scum who sell modified tractors to Israel for arbitrarily knocking down Palestinian homes on the West Bank. Nice people to welcome to Thailand.

    But seriously that may have played a role in this decision since the Chinese may have enough of a conscience or be unbiased enough not to want their products used for terrorism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobR View Post
    But seriously that may have played a role in this decision since the Chinese may have enough of a conscience or be unbiased enough not to want their products used for terrorism.
    The Chinese couldn't give a fuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dug View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BobR View Post
    But seriously that may have played a role in this decision since the Chinese may have enough of a conscience or be unbiased enough not to want their products used for terrorism.
    The Chinese couldn't give a fuck.
    Exactly. Construction machinery is just what it says on the box anyway.

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    How long before the Thais design their own logo.


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