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BOI Thailand promoting Metal Products, Machinery and Transport Equipment businesses

BOI Thailand
Metal Products, Machinery & Transport Equipment

BOI Thailand promoting Metal Products, Machinery and Transport Equipment businesses

BOI Thailand

The BOI Thailand promotion is very interested in attracting foreign business involved with metal products, machinery and transport equipment. They are offering great benefits and incentives to those interested in establishing business in those specific industries in Thailand.


Thailand is considered one of the world leaders in machinery, so, there are numerous opportunities to invest in this highly progressive and continuously expanding industry, and the BOI Thailand promotion wants more of this type of business in Thailand. The high demand for farm and food processing machinery, as well as for alternative energy usage/energy conservation equipment, textile, automotive, molds and dies, this sector is extremely attractive for investors.

At present the majority of equipment orders are met by imports. Nevertheless, firms in Thailand would prefer local sources to meet this demand, so an excellent investment opportunity is to be found in this industry. Regarding the current state of the Thai economy, machinery continues to play an important role. Apart from this, there is also bright export potential to all ASEAN markets.

Transport Equipment

Major multinational automotive industry leaders with a presence in Thailand include: Auto Alliance Thailand (Ford and Mazda), BMW Manufacturing, General Motors, Hino Motor, Honda Automobile, Isuzu Motors, Toyota Motors, Mercedes-Benz Thailand, Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan Motors, Tata Motors, Suzuki Motors and Volvo Car Thailand.

The automotive industry is also a key sector for Thai economy as it is highly important with respect to exports and trade inflows. It is Thailand's second-largest export industry after computer parts and components. As the Government prioritizes this sector, the automotive industry has evolved into an industry with strong foreign, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) competition and an extensive network of supporting industries. Knowing this only fortifies the need for transport equipment. Thailand is very interested to bring in companies that will manufacture transport equipment to strengthen its growing automotive industry.

Metal Products

  • Manufacture of metal products including metal parts
  • Surface treatment or anodized surface treatment (except coating or coloring treatment for decoration purpose)
  • Heat treatment
  • Manufacture of multi-purpose engines and equipment
  • Manufacture of machinery, equipment and parts
  • Manufacture of general automobile
  • Manufacture of automobile engines
  • Manufacture of vehicle parts
  • Building or repair of ships
  • Manufacture of trains or electric trains or equipment or parts (only rail system)
  • Manufacture of repair of Aircraft, or Aerospace Devices and Equipment
  • Manufacture of motorcycles (excepts less than 248 cc engine displacement)
  • Manufacture of Fuel Cells
  • Fabrication industry or platform repair or petroleum industry
  • Manufacture of science equipment

Why Set Up A BOI Company?

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100% Foreign Ownership

Permission to have 100% foreign ownership

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Visas & Work Permits

Permitted to bring in experts and skilled workers with their families

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0% Tax

Up to 15 years exemption of Corporate Income Tax (CIT)

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Permits foreigners to own land

BOI Incentives

  • Capital Income Tax (CIT) exemption up to 8 years (without cap) + merit based incentives
  • 100% Foreign ownership
  • Visa and work permits
  • Permission to own land
  • Transferring funds in foreign currency
  • Reduction of import duties on machinery and raw materials
  • Double deduction of costs of transportation, electric and water
  • Import duty exemption on raw or essential materials imported for use in production for export
  • Decentralization Merit Incentives
  • Merit Incentives for Competitiveness


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