Volvo Trucks begins assembly of heavy-duty trucks in Bangkok, Thailand, making it the first foreign vehicle manufacturer to make big rigs in the southeast Asian country. Output is expected to hit 150 units this year and increase to 350 in 2001. Ultimately, capacity at one shift full operation will be 500 Class 8 trucks annually. To get production underway, Volvo Trucks invested some $1 million in the factory, which employs 30 workers. BMW AG announces it will invest some $92 million in its ...

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