Volvo has invested as much as Bt1 billion (US$33 million) to build an integrated, one-stop hub in ASEAN complete with a distribution center, vehicle inspection center, spare parts warehouse, training center, and a performance testing center.
The Volvo Car Thailand Central Distribution & Training Center (VCT CDTC) is located south of Bangkok and has a total area of 23,331sqm.
According to Volvo, the warehouse can store up to 550 vehicles with efficient spare parts management. There is also a comprehensive vehicle condition inspection department with world-class technology. In addition, there is an international training center and a dedicated performance-testing center for the media. This warehouse has been developed to support future growth and expansion for Volvo’s business in Thailand and is in line with Volvo’s strategic plan and vision of becoming a regional leader in the premium car business.
Chris Wailes, Managing Director, Volvo Car (Thailand) Ltd, said, “Our new Volvo Car Thailand Central Distribution & Training Center is specially designed for Volvo Cars Thailand, in collaboration with our partners, the WHA Group. It is equipped with cutting-edge technology to manage warehouse and spare parts stock and has been designed to support our long-term strategic plans for Thailand. “
“We have also planned ahead and installed a new battery charger for recharging cars the electric cars we will be launching next year. We are confident that this new warehouse will play a major role in moving Volvo’s business forward in the future,” he said.
“The opening of this new and expansive one-stop warehouse is an integral part of Volvo’s vision to become a true leader in the premium vehicle business in this country and is part of our infrastructure plans to make Thailand Volvo’s future business center in the region,” Wailes added.