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Volvo opens warehouse in Samut Prakarn to serve as one-stop Asean hub

Nov 06. 2020
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By The Nation

Volvo Cars Thailand has officially launched an innovative new dedicated Volvo warehouse for the first time in Thailand.

The "Volvo Car Thailand Central Distribution & Training Centre" (VCT CDTC) on Bangna-Trad Road Km23, in Samut Prakan province, spread over an area of 23,331 square metres, is set to become Volvo's one-stop hub in Asean and is the result of an investment of over Bt1 billion.

The warehouse can store up to 550 Volvo cars with efficient spare parts management. There is also a comprehensive vehicle condition inspection department with world-class technology ensuring that every Volvo delivered to dealers across the region, and for direct delivery to customers, is in perfect condition, the automaker said.

In addition, there is an international training centre and a dedicated performance-testing centre for the press.

Chris Wailes, managing director, Volvo Car (Thailand) Limited, said, "Our new Volvo Car Thailand Central Distribution & Training Centre warehouse is specially designed for Volvo Cars Thailand, in collaboration with our partners, the WHA Group,"

Chris Wailes, managing director, Volvo Car (Thailand)The centre is equipped with cutting-edge technology to manage warehouse and spare parts stock and has been designed to support its long-term strategic plans for Thailand, he added.

"We have also planned ahead and installed a new battery charger for recharging 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."

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