Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has become the number-one automotive exporter in Thailand for the first time in its history. The automaker registered a total export volume of 309,915 units for the 12-month period ending March 31, 2017, nudging it ahead of its larger competitors.

The company’s export performance means that its Laem Chabang facility, its main production hub in the ASEAN region, is now its largest global production hub, with more than 80% of all local production sent out for export.

The facility’s production capacity of 424,000 vehicles is the largest of all MMC’s factories globally, and vehicles are exported to over 120 countries worldwide. The automaker operates four factories and has a workforce of more than 6,000 in the Kingdom.

For the last fiscal year, the company’s Thai operations produced 353,000 vehicles, and export destinations were Europe (28%), ASEAN and Asia region (25%), North America (21%), Oceania (12%) and others (14%).

The announcement follows on the opening of its new Indonesian manufacturing plant in Bekasi, West Java, yesterday. The Bekasi factory has a production capacity of 160,000 units a year, and is the automaker’s second largest facility in the region. It will build the Pajero Sport, followed by an all-new seven-seater MPV in October.