Thai Srithai Superware to push investment in Vietnam

08-Apr-2020 Intellasia | VNS | 6:02 AM Print This Post

Leading melamine maker Thailand’s Srithai Superware Plc is pushing its investment in Vietnam, Vietnam News Agency reported.

Bangkok Post quoted the firm’s chair and president Sanan Angubolkul as saying that it will splash out 450 million baht (US$13.64 million) this year to expand its business in Vietnam.

Of the total, about 300 million baht is to install new machines to increase production capacity of its PET preform and closure products at its two factories in HCM City and Hanoi.

The remaining 150 million baht will be used to build a new melamine factory in HCM City and install new machinery at this factory.

The construction of the new melamine facility is scheduled to start in 1-2 months, with operations commencing in the first quarter of next year.

The new factory will serve the demand of the Vietnamese domestic market.

Upon the completion of the new factory, the company will have four in Vietnam.

One is a PET preform and closure factory in Hanoi, another in HCM City and two melamine factories in the southern hub.

With the market facing a host of negative factors, particularly the COVID-19 pandemic, Sanan expects sales to stand at 8.62 billion baht this year, 2.6 per cent lower than last year’s 8.84 billion baht.

Despite the huge demand for food and beverage packaging for delivery channels, the company foresees sales in the first quarter of about 10 million baht lower than its earlier expectation. But the bottom line is likely to improve as the baht weakens from last year’s rate, Sanan said.


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