Executive Briefings

Industrial Estates Key to Thailand Becoming Major Global Manufacturer

A country of only 66 million people doesn't become the 17th-largest global manufacturer without careful planning. Thailand is the second-largest producer of light pick-up trucks. Carefully constructed strategies along with tangible incentives created this robust manufacturing economy.

The linchpin of the strategy is a network of industrial estates that take a full value chain approach to manufacturing. These estates, run by private companies, have left no stone unturned in offering a turnkey location that takes into account the myriad manufacturing needs.

Not ready to build a factory yet? Not a problem. The industrial estate has already built factories that you can rent to own. Logistic parks are nearby, as are all forms of transportation. Financial incentives are available, combined with free trade zone status. And if that's not enough, one of the largest developers of factory estates, Amata Corp., is evolving its locations to create full-fledged communities that include schools, language labs, and even driving ranges.

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Keywords: international trade, Thai manufacturing, Thailand foreign direct investment, Amata Corp., Thailand free trade zones, Thailand value chain

The linchpin of the strategy is a network of industrial estates that take a full value chain approach to manufacturing. These estates, run by private companies, have left no stone unturned in offering a turnkey location that takes into account the myriad manufacturing needs.

Not ready to build a factory yet? Not a problem. The industrial estate has already built factories that you can rent to own. Logistic parks are nearby, as are all forms of transportation. Financial incentives are available, combined with free trade zone status. And if that's not enough, one of the largest developers of factory estates, Amata Corp., is evolving its locations to create full-fledged communities that include schools, language labs, and even driving ranges.

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Keywords: international trade, Thai manufacturing, Thailand foreign direct investment, Amata Corp., Thailand free trade zones, Thailand value chain