By The Nation
The Bt2,2 billion facility will produce 1 billion bottles per year, the company’s deputy managing director and chief productions officer Kamoldist Smuthkochorn said. Part of the company's plan to ramp up production capacity through vertical integration, the new plant houses three units for the manufacturing of glass bottles , energy drink bottles and aluminum cans, he said
He added that the new production centre is a joint venture with Japan-based investor Showa Denko Group is one of the steps that will strengthen the Carabao group as it attempts to create a fully-integrated operation and expand into upstream industries. The Showa Denko Group is one of Japan's 5 largest manufacturers of aluminum products with 3 production bases and technical support centres across Japan .