The Thai facility of GPV International A/S, GPV Mechanics, recently marked the start of construction of its 12,000sq.m mechanics factory. Particularly, the company said the new factory will feature state-of-the-art facilities fitted for mechanics manufacturing and with room for further growth.
GPV Mechanics arranged a ceremony conforming to Thai culture.
“We are very much looking forward to serving our customers from the new factory in 2023. The main piling ceremony is an important first step in going forward with the construction work. Our ambition is to execute the building construction with zero LTIs (loss time injuries),” says Bjørn Fiskers, Managing Director at the Electronics and Mechanics sites in Thailand.
Earlier, GPV International, whose headquarters is in Denmark, announced plans of building a new mechanics factory in Thailand. Particularly, it confirmed in February the contractor and consultant for the project.
GPV is one of the EMS companies with huge presence in Thailand and has been in the country since 1999. In fact, the company can offer customers low-to-medium volume in a cost-efficient environment, while not compromising the quality.
Currently, GPV has 7,100sq.m mechanics production and 15,000sq.m electronics production in Bangkok. Eventually, the new building will expand the mechanics production to 12,000sq.m and the electronics production 22,000sq.m. Hence, the plant will expand to almost double the current size in 2023.
Apart from the expansion in Thailand, GPV is currently building a new electronics factory in Sri Lanka. When finished with these expansions, GPV will have approx. 100,000sq.m of production under roof.
GPV is among the ten largest European-based EMS providers and delivers in-house product design & engineering, electronics manufacturing (EMS), mechanics, cable assemblies and box-build/mechatronics. Therefore, GPV said this makes them the one-stop EMS partner.
“The expansion projects in both Sri Lanka and Thailand are important steps on our growth journey. It is important for us to have a strong operational footprint to be able to meet our customers increasing demands and continue to deliver high quality-products,” says Bo Lybæk, CEO at GPV.