Soni Motors announces Environmental Fund and honors Al Gore

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Soni Motors announces Environmental Fund and honors Al Gore's Award of Nobel Peace Prize

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Contact: Sam Owais Quraishi                                                                                    Date: October 21, 2007
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Soni Motors Thailand – Thailand’s Oldest and Largest Auto Exporter – congratulates Al Gore on his Nobel Peace Prize and create an Environmental Fund in his honor

Summary: The CEO Jim Quraishi and COO Soni Quraishi of world’s largest exporter of 4x4 pickups and SUVs –Soni Motors Thailand - are avid environmentalists and have always contributed to environmental causes and have always felt that environmental stewardship is essential for our collective future. In a recent event held to honor Al Gore’s award of Nobel Peace Prize, Mr. Jim and Soni announced donating 2% of their profits to environmental projects designed to reduce greenhouse emissions in developing countries and for creating environment-friendly auto products.

Bangkok, Thailand –Soni Motors Thailand ( – world’s largest exporter of 4x2 and 4x4 vehicles as Toyota Hilux Vigo, Mitsubishi L200 Triton, Nissan Navara, Isuzu DMax and Ford Ranger among others to 100 countries in the world - today announced donating 2% of its profits to environmental causes specifically geared to reduce greenhouse gases in developing countries of South East and South West Asia. The event was held at Soni Motors spacious headquarters in Prawet district of Bangkok which includes world’s largest showroom of diesel 4x4 vehicles and was attended by “who-is-who” of automotive industry in Thailand and Bangkok city dignitaries. Executives of other divisions of the Soni Group of Companies ( namely Roni Bloomstar Thailand ( - Thailand top commodites (including Betel Nut, Catechu, supari, chalia, kattha, ginger, etc.) motorcycle and auto exporter, Yasir Trading ( - Thailand's top pickup based Ambulance assembler and Soni 4x4 ( also announced that 2% of their profits will also be earmarked for this noble cause.

Mr. Jim and Mr. Soni congratulated Al Gore on his receipt of Noble Peace Prize and thanked him for bringing this life-and-death issue for our planet to the forelight. Mr. Jim Quraishi commented, “we only have one planet and it is our duty to preserve it for future generations. Even though we are involved with an industry that is considered a culprit in contributing to the problem, we want to be a part of the solution and want to encourage development of automotive products that will reduce emissions and also sponsor automotive after-market industry geared to creating environmental-friendly products.

The most notable part of the event was inclusion of our major competitors in the event. Executives of Mark Motors Thailand ( announced that they will also contribute 2% of their profits to this noble cause and will cooperate with Soni Group companies in projects of their interests.


About Soni

The Soni Group of Companies ( is Thailand’s largest and oldest auto exporting group and commands a whopping 80-90% share of the automotive exporting market. Soni is owned and operated by the Quraishi Family which is considered Asia’s First Family of automotive Retailing and has been in automotive business since 1911. For more information please email Soni at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it '; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text7030 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit