An inauguration ceremony has been held for FEV Thailand, powertrain technology company FEV’s new subsidiary in Bangkok. Government officials and customers attended the event, which took place on August 8.
With this new location, FEV says it will continue its growth in Asia with a goal of supporting the regional mobility sector in the development of vehicles, transmissions, ICE engines and electric powertrains, including batteries and fuel cells. FEV Thailand is located southeast of Bangkok in Sriracha, Chon Buri.
“Thailand’s automotive sector is growing fast and needs technology for future mobility. Clean air, sustainable energy supply and highly efficient drive systems are needed worldwide, and FEV develops technical solutions to help the industry meet its future targets,” said Prof. Stefan Pischinger, president and CEO of FEV Group.
“Mega cities like Bangkok can improve air quality and safety significantly by implementing solutions from FEV for conventional vehicles and e-vehicles, including two- and three-wheelers. To be efficient in product development, it is important to be close to the customer and to use our global knowledge efficiently,” said Dr Ernst Scheid, CEO of FEV Asia.
FEV has already conducted projects in the region, including improving conventional powertrains for customers in southeast Asia, delivering test equipment for product development and end-of-line quality control, and providing hardware and software for the Thai Industry 4.0.
Dr Andreas Pungs has been assigned as MD of FEV Thailand. He joined the FEV Group 20 years ago and is experienced in the Asian market. Previously Pungs served as CTO of FEV China where he was responsible for product development and prior to that, he worked in FEV’s powertrain lab in India.