Thailand is currently the 17th largest global manufacturer. It is the second largest producer of light pick-up trucks as part of it's #14 ranking in auto production. In other areas of manufacturing it ranks #2 in production of hard disk drives and occups the top spot globally in the production of natural and synthetic rubber.
Even with these strong standings, the country is looking toward positioning itself as the center of the ASEAN Economic Community which starts in 2015.
This section will follow both the manufacturing news and the country's stratetic efforts.