BMW Group Thailand has announced the appointment of Mr. Uwe Quaas as Managing Director of BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand, effective 1st October 2018.
Quaas replaces Jeffrey D. Gaudiano who has completed his tenure in Thailand and is taking up a new position as the Head of Steering Production, Production System, and Logistics at BMW Plant Spartanburg in South Carolina, the USA.
Quaas has been with the BMW Group since 2003, working first at Plant Regensburg then moving to Plant Leipzig, Plant Rosslyn and Plant Munich where he held high-level positions in the logistics, quality management and bodyshop departments. Prior to taking up his new position as managing director at BMW Manufacturing Group Thailand, he headed up the department for overseas material supply in Plant Wackersdorf, which is responsible for supplying parts to various BMW production networks including BMW Motorrad worldwide.
“I love and live for our international BMW network. I firmly believe that we become bulletproof when we come together to work for the success of the BMW Group. This also includes our work at Plant Rayong in Thailand, a country which I admire both for its people and the welcome it offers to all who go there,” Quaas said.
He will be responsible for the overall BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand business activities, which assembles BMW automobiles and BMW motorcycles to supply to BMW Group Thailand for domestic sales, as well as export to other BMW subsidiaries in the region.
BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand began its operations in 2000 and produces BMW automobiles and motorcycles under the same roof. The facility has a production area covering 255,000 sqm. in the Amata City Industrial Estate, Rayong province. It currently has over 520 employees.
In 2017, BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand celebrated a 100,000-unit production milestone to mark yet another solid proof of the company’s commitment to Thailand’s luxury car market.
“BMW Manufacturing Group Thailand has continued its investment in human resources with the Dual Excellence Program in partnership with local educational institutions including Chitralada Technology institute in Bangkok and the Thai-Austrian Technical College in Chonburi,” he added.
The program was developed from the Sattahip Model and adjusted to match the company’s mission that aims to reinforce training in Automotive Mechatronics. Participating students will receive theoretical training in technical fundamentals at the College while gaining practical training from on-the-job training supported by cutting-edge technology. This will enable them to become skilled workers in the automotive industry while also reinforcing Thailand’s potential as a global automotive production hub.