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    Sewells Group is a global consulting and outsourcing firm which specialises in the automotive retail industry.

    We operate across the Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East regions.  We are in the business of improving the performance of individuals and organisations engaged in automotive retail. Our in-depth subject matter expertise in this area and our deep engagements with many leading automotive brands make us a leader in our business.

     
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    • GMI Training Centre
      Monday 30th June 2014  12:31pm
      May and June are the most densest months in the General Motors Indonesia Training Center whom are in collaboration with Sewells Group for the implementation of the training consultants for Service, Sales and ...
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    • Official Launch of the All New Suzuki CELERIO
      Monday 23rd June 2014  05:46pm
      On May 29th, 2014 at Centara Grand Hyatt Central Plaza Lat Phrao, Bangkok, Mr. Chaisiri Vichailak, Director of Administrative Department – Thailand Automotive Institute (TAI) congratulated to Suzuki Motor...
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    • Review of China's Passenger Vehicle Market in May & Outlook of the Market in June
      Thursday 19th June 2014  10:51am
      Review of China's Passenger Vehicle Market in May Since Chinese state-owned enterprises and JVs cannot downsize their personnel haphazardly, plus their relatively high production capacity, enterprises would ...
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    • Review of China's Passenger Vehicle Market in April & Outlook for May
      Friday 30th May 2014  01:03pm
      The sales volume in the automotive market of the first third of April turned out to be unsatisfactory due to the Tomb-Sweeping Day. However, April witnessed 2014 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, and...
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    • TATA poised to enter truck market
      Wednesday 14th May 2014  01:33pm
      India's biggest automaker Tata Motors is poised to make a mark on Thailand's truck market this year, setting a sales target of 500 units for fiscal 2014 starting from April. The company plans to import trucks ...
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    GMI Training Centre
    Monday 30th June 2014  12:31pm

    May and June are the most densest months in the General Motors Indonesia Training Center whom are in collaboration with Sewells Group for the implementation of the training consultants for Service, Sales and Sales Supervisor. The objective of the session was to have the Sales Consultants understand and be able to manage the database of prospects and how to successfully make a sale. There were 4 highlights from the implementation of the Silver Sales Consultant Batch 1 conducted in early June which are listed below. 

    • Understand and master the segmentation and automotive technology commonly used in vehicle.
    • Understand and be able to do an effective sales presentation.
    • Understand and be able to negotiate effectively to prospect.
    • Mastering and making sales based on a consultative approach.


    Official Launch of the All New Suzuki CELERIO
    Monday 23rd June 2014  05:46pm


    On May 29th, 2014 at Centara Grand Hyatt Central Plaza Lat Phrao, Bangkok, Mr. Chaisiri Vichailak, Director of Administrative Department – Thailand Automotive Institute (TAI) congratulated to Suzuki Motor (Thailand) Co., Ltd. in the occasion of launching All New Suzuki CELERIO. Dr. Witoon Simachokdee, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Industry, gave opening speech and presided on the event. Mr. Shigeki Suzuki, Chief Engineer - Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan revealed that All New Suzuki CELERIO was designed under the concept of “Using pleasure” and “Driving Pleasure” that responded to consumer’s requirement. It used the new K10B 1 litre engine, compact with special design, and gave full power. With its streamline, it had capability and drivability like Suzuki SWIFT. Moreover, it provided the energy efficient with a fuel consumption rate of more than 20 km/l as well as environment friendly. Mr. Takayuki Sugiyama, President - Suzuki Motor (Thailand) Co., Ltd. added that Suzuki was confident that this new launching of All New Suzuki CELERIO with technology and expertise in creating small passenger car of Suzuki would enhance standard of passenger car and eco car along with promoting passenger car market. This was also the pathway for eco car group in the Thai market in the long run as well as introducing technology, opening new market, setting new standard of passenger car by Eco car, the 2nd that had been planned for Suzuki’s plant at Rayong in order to have Thailand as the manufacturing base for exporting to Asia and Europe.

     


    Review of China's Passenger Vehicle Market in May & Outlook of the Market in June
    Thursday 19th June 2014  10:51am

    Review of China's Passenger Vehicle Market in May

    Since Chinese state-owned enterprises and JVs cannot downsize their personnel haphazardly, plus their relatively high production capacity, enterprises would rather allow employees to have more days off during holiday breaks to ensure that they work at full capacity during work days, so as to maintain their intensive work status and reduce production costs. This May was no exception, as approximately 20 OEMs offered more days off for employees. However, output still outnumbered sales, resulting in an increased inventory of 4S stores in the first 5 months, which exceeded the total increase of the previous year. This situation implied the serious vertical sales monopoly of OEMs. Both the output and sales in the month surpassed expectation, for which, the main reasons were fully explained in the market estimation of the previous month. Self-owned brands experienced an adverse situation, which was a deleterious consequence of their previous price reduction competition. As a result, strategic adjustment should be further enhanced. Negative export growth made the year the most difficult period for domestic enterprises. 

    Outlook of the Market in June

    June is a solar month of 30 calendar days, covering 9 days for weekends, 1 day off on June 2 for the Dragon Boat Festival as well as a total of 20 work days, so the number of work days in this month is one day more on a year-on-year basis and one day less on the month-on-month basis. In the first half of the year, all the 5 holidays appeared in the beginning of a month, leading to the characteristic of low sales in the beginning of a month. This is not regular but coincidental. Therefore, June will also see a relatively low sales volume in the beginning of the month and a higher one at the end. June will mark a downturn of the market, of which the sales will be slightly lower than that of May. Though it is the end of Q2, OEMs are still strengthening inventory accumulation. However, 4S stores’ inventory increase for 5 consecutive months has drastically weakened the effect of inventory accumulation, so it is impossible for June sales to exceed that of May. 

     

     


    Review of China's Passenger Vehicle Market in April & Outlook for May
    Friday 30th May 2014  01:03pm

    The sales volume in the automotive market of the first third of April turned out to be unsatisfactory due to the Tomb-Sweeping Day. However, April witnessed 2014 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, and around that time, the launch of a large quantity of new models together with surging advertisements and publicity generated a fierce vehicle-purchasing spree. In addition, the expressways went toll-free during the short May Day holiday, which served as the reason for numerous people to purchase vehicles. Consequently, the auto market in this month displayed a more pronounced situation of “sluggishness followed by strong momentum”. Besides, the housing prices in still more cities appeared to be declining this month, driving some real estate speculators to sell their houses in big quantities; even those with rigid demand took a wait-and-see attitude holding cash in hand. This inevitably resulted in stagnant real estate market in contrast to the booming automotive market. The automotive market in April was by and large satisfactory, but since the market in April was declining, the sales volume of both wholesale and retail dropped on a month-on-month basis. While the year-on-year market growth rate in Apr. was higher than Mar., it still failed to live up to OEMs’ expectations. As a result, the inventory of both OEMs and dealers increased significantly for three consecutive months, indicating that the business ethics of enterprises still needed to be enhanced. This month the market share of China’s self-owned brands, the export volume of automobile and the sales volume of minibus went down to a lesser extent, but still far away from a year-on-year zero growth!

    May is a solar month of 31 days, covering 9 days for weekends, 3 days for May Day holiday, and 21 working days, so the number of work days this month is one day less on a year-on-year basis but keeps the same on the month-on-month basis. Affected by the “holiday fatigue syndrome”, the automotive market in the two or three days following the May Day holiday will be barely satisfactory, therefore the sales volume on the market during the first third of May will still be poor. However, the vehicle-purchasing spree sparked by the automotive exhibition won’t vanish immediately. A majority of the orders of newly-launched vehicles will be delivered in this month, the real estate market will continue to be stagnant while the automotive market to be booming, and “panic purchasing of vehicles” will go on, so the market conditions throughout this month won’t be bad. This month the automotive market is still in the downturn period, so the retail sales volume won’t exceed that of April; additionally, since May is in the middle of the second quarter, OEMs generally won’t get products piled up in stock, neither can the wholesale volume outnumber that of April. Whereas, the growth rate of sales volume in the market on a year-on-year basis will still remain high. 

     


    TATA poised to enter truck market
    Wednesday 14th May 2014  01:33pm



    India's biggest automaker Tata Motors is poised to make a mark on Thailand's truck market this year, setting a sales target of 500 units for fiscal 2014 starting from April. The company plans to import trucks made at its wholly-owned Tata Daewoo in South Korea in June, and those under the Tata brand from India in December. Tata Daewoo (officially Tata Daewoo Commercial Vehicle Company) is a commercial vehicle manufacturer headquartered in Gunsan, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea and a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Motors. It is the second-largest heavy commercial vehicle manufacturer in South Korea.

    Bangkok Post : 1 April 2557 

    http://www.thaiauto.or.th/2012/news/news-detail.asp?news_id=1284


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