Mitsubishi Motors opens new paint shop in Thai plant
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation today opened a new paint shop at Mitsubishi Motors Thailand following a JPY 12 billion outlay to replace existing paint facilities.
This paint shop is one of the largest in Thailand and improves production efficiency and reduces environmental load through automated major processes with state-of-the-art technology.
The technology enables the automaker to reduce volatile organic compound emissions by 50% while the wastewater treatment plant enables water recycling and halves water discharge. Mitsubishi Motors Thailand has also invested in solar panels which can reduce CO2 emissions by 1,700 tonnes per year.
“We have a strong desire to improve manufacturing efficiency and quality, as well as transform our business towards a sustainable future,” said Takao Kato, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors.
” We established [our] Set of environmental plans that identified our direction to reduce CO2 emissions from our new cars and business operations by 40% by 2030.
“For sure the business activity in Thailand has played an important role in achieving our global goal.”