Toyota opening "green factory" in Ban Po

Toyota continued to work for the environment by injecting 15 billion Baht opening up its "green factory" using the most advanced energy conserving techniques, hoping to be the center for further study on environmental-friendly technology.

Mr. Wichian Ameprasertsuk, Senior Asst. to Managing Director of Toyota Motors (Thailand) announced the plan to follow Toyota Motors in Japan on reflecting the motto of "Ecology and Safety" by opening up Thailand's 3rd factory in Ban Po district in Chachoengsao province in March 2007. Ban Po Factory will be Thailand's most advanced automobile factory and will be the example of the best environment management factory in Thailand.

This factory is a part of IMV program (Innovative International Multi-Purpose Vehicle), located on 1,500 rai in Ban Po district in Chachoengsao province. It will be the first "green factory" in Thailand and one of a few in the world. Toyota is pursuing the concept of energy saving, with the plan to use solar cells for the office, controlling the air and water pollution, and reducing the trash to 0% by recycling. Toyota also wants this factory to be the learning center for students about environment-friendly technology similar to the successful factories in Japan.

Mr. Wichian also added that Ban Po Factory has been in use since January 2007 for IMV program to export solely. It currently has the capacity of producing 80,000-100,000 units annually and it also has the potential to produce 400,000 units a year.

Source: Yuadyarn Newspaper (Translated from Thai)