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Former GM plant in Thailand reborn as Great Wall smart factory

Chinese automaker looks to crack ASEAN market with first AI-driven production in the region

Elliot Zhang, president of Great Wall Motor ASEAN and Thailand, speaks at an event in Bangkok on Feb. 9. (Photo courtesy of Great Wall Motors)

BANGKOK -- Chinese automaker Great Wall Motor will open a factory in Thailand next week after turning a plant acquired last year from General Motors into a regional base with production lines powered by artificial intelligence.

The facility will mark the company's first smart plant in Southeast Asia and strengthens its presence in the region, Great Wall said Tuesday.

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