FEV expands business in Asia with the foundation of FEV Thailand Co., Ltd.
Bangkok, August 2018 – On August 8 in Bangkok, an inauguration ceremony for FEV’s Thailand subsidiary took place and included Government officials and customers. With this new location, FEV continues its growth in Asia with a goal of supporting the regional mobility sector in the development of vehicles and engines, transmissions and electric powertrains, including batteries and fuel cells.
FEV Thailand is located South-east 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 helps to develop technical solutions for the future targets”, states 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 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”, said Dr. Ernst Scheid, CEO of FEV Asia.
FEV has already conducted projects in the region, including improving conventional powertrains for South-east 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 Managing Director of FEV Thailand Co., Ltd. He joined the FEV Group 20 years ago and is well-versed 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.
The FEV Group is a leading international service provider for turnkey vehicle development. Its range of engineering competencies includes consulting, development and testing of innovative vehicles and their powertrains from concept to series production. The range of services for propulsion systems include modern, highly efficient gasoline and diesel engines, transmissions, hybrid and fully electric drive systems and fuel cell systems as well as their integration, calibration and homologation into the vehicle. Further core topics at FEV are alternative fuels, the development of electronic control systems, vehicle connectivity and the automation of vehicles through hardware and software development. The service portfolio is fulfilled by customized test bench and measurement equipment including software solutions that allow essential work stages to be efficiently transferred from the road to the test bench or simulation.
The FEV Group employs more than 6600 highly qualified specialists in customer-oriented development centers at more than 40 locations on 5 continents.