Mitsubishi Motors Corporation today opened a new paint shop at Mitsubishi Motors Thailand following a JPY12 billion spend to replace existing paint facilities.

This paint shop is one of the largest in Thailand and improves production efficiency and reduces environmental load by automated major processes with advanced technology.

The technology enables the automaker to reduce volatile organic compound emissions by 50 percent while the waste water treatment plant allows for water recycling and halves water discharge. Mitsubishi Motors Thailand has also invested in solar panels which can reduce CO2 emissions by 1,700 tons a year.

“We have strong desire to enhance the manufacturing efficiency and quality, as well as to transform our business towards a sustainable future,” said Takao Kato, president and chief executive officer, Mitsubishi Motors.

“We established [our] Environmental Plan Package which identified our direction to reduce 40 percent of CO2 emissions from our new cars and business activities by 2030.

“Certainly, the business operation in Thailand has played an important role to achieve our global goal.”