Harley-Davidson plans Thailand factory to Serve Southeast Asian market

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    Motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson Inc. said on Thursday it will build a plant in Thailand, a major Asian automotive hub, to serve the growing Southeast Asian market, a move criticized by a U.S. labor union.

    The company did not give a figure for the planned investment in Thailand's Rayong province, southeast of Bangkok.

    Katie Whitmore, Harley-Davidson public relations manager, said the company had its best results in Asia-Pacific in 2016, though she gave no numbers.


    The Thailand facility "will allow us to be more responsive and competitive in the Asian region and China," Harley-Davidson public relations manager Katie Whitmore said.

    Demand for Harley motorcycles in the U.S., the company's biggest market, continues to be slow as its loyal baby boomer demographic changes ages. (meaning, Old WeakWhyte Men are dying off quickly).

    Harley-Davidson plans a Thailand factory to serve Southeast Asian market
     
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    The real problem is that people can't afford the entry level bikes and moving overseas is a cost cutting measures as the Asian Markets is dwindling too.

    Globalism wins again!
     
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    A perfect example of who actually controls our jobs, our pay scale, and our economy: the American consumer.

    Talk about unions, talk about wealthy company owners, talk about CEO pay, talk about increased minimum wage, talk about automation. But nothing has the impact of the American consumer and their support for all these things.

    Until the buyers decide that the lowest price is not the most important thing, look for more of this to come.
     
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    Good deal.
     
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    AmericanTruther, normally you accompany your idiotic posts with a gif of a child. Have the mods told you to stop doing that?
     
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    They've been made of foreign-built parts for years, haven't they?
     
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    Ridiculous modes of transportation may be coming to an end. Americans, however, seem addicted to absurd standards in their preferences for vehicles.
     
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    So just to clarify, you are against people having the freedom and liberty to choose their own modes of transportation? Is that really what you are saying right now?
     
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    As near as I can tell, they are not "moving operations overseas". They are opening a plant to produce bikes for Asian consumers.

    I don't know if you noticed, but most Americans wouldn't be caught dead, on a typical bike for the Asian markets.

    I highly doubt they intend to produce a Typical gas-guzzling American style Harley in Asia.

    And at least from what I've read, that isn't their plan. They are building Asian style bikes for Asia.

    The reason they are closing an American plant, is because demand has dropped off for that style of bike.

    They will either come up with a different style of bike, and reopen the plant later to build that type of bike, or the market will come back, and they'll re-open when demand comes back.
     
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    False question to which the answer would be "no" if it were a real question. As anyone without an agenda would have read and implied, it is the lamentable choice itself that is being criticized and not the range of choices. My personal preference would be for Americans to choose beauty and cleanliness over self destruction. If any choices are currently being repressed, it is for those of us who want more light, energy efficient transportation.
     

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