Thai Investment in Michigan – In 2009, the Thai Summit America Corporation purchased a facility in Howell to serve automotive customers, recognizing the benefits of building their product in Michigan.
Thai Summit America is part of the Thai Summit Group, headquartered in Thailand. Since their purchase, the relationship between the Greater Ann Arbor Region and Thailand have been strengthened, opening new opportunities for trade and investment between the regions.
The Thai Summit America Corporation is a global company, located in Howell, Michigan, which provides world-class engineering, sheet metal stamping and assembly capabilities to customers in a range of industries, including alternative energy, medical equipment, and automobiles.
Thai Summit America is part of the Thai Summit Group of companies, with facilities in Asia and North America. They are headquartered in Thailand.
In 2012, Thai Summit America announced a 59,000 square foot expansion to their facility in Howell, Michigan. The expansion involves a capital investment of nearly $35 million to expand their facility and add new equipment.
Thai Summit America currently employs about 340 people in the region, with plans to add more due to their new expansion.
For over half a century, Thai Summit America Corporation has been a world leader among independent die manufacturers and has the ability to cover all phases of the die manufacturing process.
The region’s easy access to transportation, wealth of quality manufacturing talent, and collaborative business environment have given Thai Summit America a competitive advantage. The support and cooperation of the City, State, and region have created an ideal business climate, allowing Thai Summit America continued growth in Howell, Michigan.
Woody Iddhibhakdibongse, Vice President Administration
Thai Summit provides their customers with simultaneous engineering, which includes prototype support, evaluations and feasibility and a cross-functional team. All of these engineering features help them shorten the product development time.
Thai Summit America is a leader in the sheet metal stamping industry, and provides remote laser welding, 3-D white light measurement and high strength steel capabilities as part of their development process. They also use simultaneous engineering, total program management and just-in-time delivery methods to provide their customers with a cost effective solution.