GM Thailand’s Rayong Plant Wins Thailand Energy Award 2017 for Energy Conservation
General Motors Thailand’s Rayong plant was one of just seven manufacturing facilities in Thailand to be honored for its energy conservation efforts at the Thailand Energy Awards 2017, which took place in August. The awards, organized by Thailand’s Ministry of Energy’s Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency, were presented to 66 recipients across five different categories: renewable energy, energy conservation, personnel, promotion of energy conservation and sustainable energy alternatives, and creative energy—the most renewable energy resource of all.
GM Thailand’s Vice President of Manufacturing, Amnat Saengjan, was on-hand to accept the award from Deputy Prime Minister and Air Chief Marshal Prachin Chantong.
“GM Thailand’s Rayong plant is proud to be recognized as one of the most advanced automotive manufacturing hubs in the Asia Pacific region,” said Saengjan. “We will continue our commitment to minimizing the impact of all of our facilities on natural resources and the environment through the ongoing adoption of sustainable strategies.”
GM’s Rayong plant achieved in the US EPA’s ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry voluntary energy-reduction challenge for three consecutive years by cutting energy usage by 20%. By implementing 23 measures consistent with the Energy Management System (EnMS), GM Thailand has also cut energy consumption at Rayong by 4.85% in two years.
GM’s Rayong plant is responsible for production of vehicles for both the Chevrolet and Holden brands sold domestically and internationally. Popular exports from the Rayong plant include the Colorado and the Trailblazer.