Toyota Boshoku has established a new vehicle interior components company, Toyota Boshoku Lao. This is its first factory in Laos.

The new company will be a satellite complementing the group factory in Thailand and start producing interior components such as seat covers in April 2014, shipping them to seat factories in Thailand.

  • Company name: Toyota Boshoku Lao
  • Location: Savannakhet province, Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Representative: Shinichi Yamanouchi, president
  • Date established: April 2013
  • Capital: Approximately US$5.6m
  • Ownership: Toyota Boshoku Asia (90%), Toyota Tsusho Asia Pacific (7%), Toyota Tsusho (3%)
  • Products: Automobile interior components including seat covers
  • Production capacity: 200,000 units/year
  • Production (scheduled): April 2014
  • Site area: Approximately 80,000 sq m
  • Building area: Approximately 7,000 sq m
  • Investment: Approximately $5.6m
  • Number of employees: Approximately 180 from SOP