FEV inaugurates Thailand subsidiary
FEV has confirmed it has inaugurated its Thailand subsidiary to support the development of vehicles and engines, transmissions and electric powertrains, including batteries and fuel cells.
Reports were circulating earlier this month FEV was looking to establish a subsidiary and now the engineering consultancy says it has set up a division South-East of Bangkok in Sriracha, Chon Buri.
"Thailand's automotive sector is growing fast and needs technology for future mobility," said FEV president and CEO, Stefan Pischinger.
"Clean air, sustainable energy supply and highly efficient drive systems are needed worldwide and FEV helps to develop technical solutions for the future targets."
For his part, FEV Asia, Ernst Scheid added: "Megacities, like Bangkok, can improve air quality and safety significantly by implementing solutions from FEV for conventional vehicles and e-vehicles, including 2- and 3-wheelers.
"To be efficient in product development, it is important to be close to the customer and to use the global FEV knowledge efficiently."
FEV already has projects in the region, including improving conventional powertrains for South-east Asia, delivering test equipment for product development and end-of-line quality control, as well as providing hardware and software for Thai Industry 4.0.
Andreas Pungs has been assigned as MD of FEV Thailand. He joined the FEV Group 20 years ago. Previously, Pungs served as CTO of FEV China, where he was responsible for product development and prior to that, worked in FEV's powertrain lab in India.