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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Whoops, another one missing the point.

    Thailand is a major exporter of car parts.

    Guess what happens when people stop making cars?

    Go on, take your time.
    Ya know HB...You are a bit to full of yourself. You should step back and realize you do not know all...just sayin

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Ya know HB...You are a bit to full of yourself. You should step back and realize you do not know all...just sayin
    You should step back and realise that a lot of people are going to experience a world of hurt as demand for pretty well any luxury item goes off a cliff.

    All these Thai factories would be better building ventilators, masks and sanitiser. Oh, and coffins.

    Just sayin....

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    Funny HB. You know who you are starting to sound like....

    Trump!!!.

    A blowhard no nothing but talks like he does because someone else wrote the script...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Funny HB. You know who you are starting to sound like....

    Trump!!!.

    A blowhard no nothing but talks like he does because someone else wrote the script...
    Your waffling will not change the facts unfortunately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Whoops, another one missing the point.

    Thailand is a major exporter of car parts.

    Guess what happens when people stop making cars?

    Go on, take your time.
    Thailand must have exported all their parts as both Ford Thailand facilities (and by default Mazda too I assume) will from 5pm this coming Friday giving all their staff a paid 23 day long weekend as they have run out of parts to build vehicles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    Thailand must have exported all their parts as both Ford Thailand facilities (and by default Mazda too I assume) will from 5pm this coming Friday giving all their staff a paid 23 day long weekend as they have run out of parts to build vehicles.
    Is that an extensible 23 day long weekend?


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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Is that an extensible 23 day long weekend?

    They have given us the date of the 22nd to start shipping parts again so they seem confident they will start assembly on the 23rd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    They have given us the date of the 22nd to start shipping parts again so they seem confident they will start assembly on the 23rd.
    I wonder what state Thailand will be in by then.


    Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health confirmed, on Monday, 122 new cases of coronavirus. It is the second day that the country has seen a rise of 100 or more patients.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    All these Thai factories would be better building ventilators, masks and sanitiser.
    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    You know who you are starting to sound like....

    Trump!!!.


    "Ford, GM, Tesla given the ‘go ahead’ to produce ventilators, Trump says."

    Ford, GM, Tesla given the ‘go ahead’ to produce ventilators, Trump says – TechCrunch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post


    "Ford, GM, Tesla given the ‘go ahead’ to produce ventilators, Trump says."

    Ford, GM, Tesla given the ‘go ahead’ to produce ventilators, Trump says – TechCrunch
    I wonder how much they will charge?

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    Sweet............ as supplying Ford and Mitsubishi is 80% of our production Work is talking of the idea of resurrecting the Songkran week off (we will have to work the days when it is offically re-scheduled) and the week before off as forced leave using 5 days of our business !!
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    This was February. Fuck knows what March will look like.

    Thailand's manufacturing production index (MPI) contracted for the tenth straight month in February, down 5.19% from a year earlier, hit by lower production of cars, tires and sugar, the industry ministry said on Wednesday.
    That performance was in line with a forecast drop of 5.2% in a Reuters poll, and against January's decline of 4.59%.
    Capacity utilisation in February was 65.33% after January's 66.48%.
    Factory output down again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    Sweet............ as supplying Ford and Mitsubishi is 80% of our production Work is talking of the idea of resurrecting the Songkran week off (we will have to work the days when it is offically re-scheduled) and the week before off as forced leave using 5 days of our business !!
    Just out of interest as you seem to be in this line of work - how long would it take to re-tool a factory to go from making cars to ventilators?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    Just out of interest as you seem to be in this line of work - how long would it take to re-tool a factory to go from making cars to ventilators?
    No idea to be honest

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    Sweet............ as supplying Ford and Mitsubishi is 80% of our production Work is talking of the idea of resurrecting the Songkran week off (we will have to work the days when it is offically re-scheduled) and the week before off as forced leave using 5 days of our business !!
    Tempered by yesterdays announcement that inter provincial travel is now banned. Where I live in BKK its 15 minutes to my office. But another province. 15 minutes to a good Tops again another province. Gonna be interesting...

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    ^ I'd guess that doesn't apply to provinces within the Bangkok metropolitan area

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    No idea to be honest
    Ok, thought it worth asking.

    I did a bit of looking around. Nobody else has any idea either, and many think while it sounds great, it is not practical. Main problem is that the manufacturing standards are very different. Medical grade equipment needs things like clean rooms. Even training people to work under those conditions would take months in the unlikely scenario they built them.

    Political sound bite to give people the good feels is my guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Tempered by yesterdays announcement that inter provincial travel is now banned. Where I live in BKK its 15 minutes to my office. But another province. 15 minutes to a good Tops again another province. Gonna be interesting...
    I was told (up front, no idea if true) that the ban specifically applies to three classes of people - the elderly (above 70), people with medical conditions and children under 5. My secretary came in from an adjacent province with no apparent problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    Ok, thought it worth asking.

    I did a bit of looking around. Nobody else has any idea either, and many think while it sounds great, it is not practical. Main problem is that the manufacturing standards are very different. Medical grade equipment needs things like clean rooms. Even training people to work under those conditions would take months in the unlikely scenario they built them.

    Political sound bite to give people the good feels is my guess.
    Hence why I don't know... a wild guess would be anywhere from 12 to 18 months at minimum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    Hence why I don't know... a wild guess would be anywhere from 12 to 18 months at minimum.
    Yeah, if they did go for it, that sounds reasonable. Easier to build from scratch I would have thought.

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