Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Commercial EV Fleet Management Services in Thailand

Jul. 10, 2023
Marubeni Corporation
Marubeni Thailand Co., Ltd.
WHA Corporation PCL.

Marubeni Thailand Co., Ltd (hereinafter, “Marubeni Thailand”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Marubeni Corporation and WHA Corporation PCL. (hereinafter, “WHA”), which develops industrial estates and operates warehouses listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), have concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding strategic collaboration toward the establishment of commercial EV fleet management services* in the Kingdom of Thailand (hereinafter, “Thailand”). 

The purpose of this MOU is to facilitate collaboration to deliver comprehensive solutions and propose efficient operations leveraging commercial EVs through the integration of digital technology and know-how for use in WHA’s logistics warehouses and industrial estate customers. The two companies share the common goal of reducing greenhouse gas and carbon emissions to mitigate environmental impacts.

Through this MOU, Marubeni Thailand and WHA will introduce and promote commercial EVs in Thailand and engage in electric Mobility as a Service (“eMaaS”) projects utilizing commercial EVs, thereby contributing to the Government of Thailand’s goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

* EV fleet management services:
These are services to provide all necessary actions involved in the organization and coordination for the procurement, maintenance, repair, and disposal, of EV vehicles. Furthermore, monitoring fleet activities makes it possible to continuously improve across-the-board efficiency and reduce costs, while facilitating decisions on appropriate asset management, dispatch and routing, as well as vehicle acquisition and disposal.

Signing Ceremony at WHA HQ Signing Ceremony at WHA HQ
Overview of Marubeni Thailand  
Company Name: Marubeni Thailand Co., Ltd.
Location: 548 One City Centre Building, 32nd-33rd floor, Ploenchit Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Established: 1974
Representative: Kazuo Hidaka (President)
Main Business: Marubeni Thailand conducts business in Thailand in a wide range of areas including lifestyle, forest products, food products, agri business, chemicals, energy, metals & mineral resources, power business, infrastructure projects, construction, industrial machinery & mobility.
Website: https://www.marubeni.co.th
Overview of WHA Corporation PCL.  
Company Name: WHA Corporation PCL.
Location: 777 WHA Tower, 23rd – 25th Floor, Moo 13, Debaratna Road (Bangna – Trad) KM. 7, Bang Kaeo, Bang Phli, Samutprakarn 10540, Thailand
Established: 2003
Representative: Ms. Jareeporn Jarukornsakul (Group CEO)
Main Business: Development and operation of industrial estates and warehouses
Website: https://www.wha-group.com/en/home