Mid-sized motorcycle maker Royal Enfield on Thursday said it has started a local assembly unit and CKD (completely knocked down) facility in Thailand. This is the company’s third local assembly unit after Argentina, and Colombia in Latin America.
The unit in Thailand, besides catering to the local market, will act as a distribution hub for all other countries in South-East Asia, including Indonesia and Vietnam, the company said in a statement. “To begin with, the facility will start local assembly of the Himalayan, Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 models, starting this month,” the company said.
Thailand has been a critical market for Royal Enfield since the brand’s market foray in 2015, the company said, adding it is now amongst the top five players in the premium, mid-size motorcycle segment in markets such as Thailand, Australia, New Zealand and Korea.
First Published: IST