THAILAND: Singha ponders brewery construction - report
Singha Corp is looking at potential sites for a new brewery in Thailand, according to local reports.
Thai paper The Nation said late last week that the drinks company is focusing its search on the Central region in the country, and is prepared to spend THB4bn (US$106.7m) on the facility.
"We are selecting locations based on good water supply and logistics," company president Sant Bhirombhakdi told the paper.
Singha, which controls almost half of Thailand's beer market, is looking to up its export presence through the construction of another brewery. "We are now exporting our beer to 22 markets around the world," Sant continued. "However, exports account for only 4% of our total sales. We want to boost that to more than 10% of sales in the next 18 months."
The company has two breweries in Thailand, one at Pathum Thani, which produces 400m litres of beer per year, and another in Khon Kaen, which produces 750m litres of beer. Both facilities are now running at 80% of production capacity, the paper noted. The new brewery will have a projected production capacity of 400m litres of beer per year.
Among the beers Singha produces are Leo, Thai and its namesake, Singha.
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