By THE NATION
The projects, worth a total of Bt65 million, involve the installations of Carpet Tiles and Axminster carpet in four organizations, covering a combined area of 89,700 square meters. The company has also developed carpet tiles made from recycled plastic bottles, in line with environmental concerns and the goal of sustainable growth.
Walliwan Varavarn, the company's chief executive officer, said the company’s second half performance will surpass that of the first half , thanks to the new projects.
One of which is the installation of special design carpet tiles at the new parliament buildings between September to November, covering the chamber of the House of Representatives (MPs), the Senate chamber and the prayer room, totalling 14,000 square metres.
Another is the laying of carpet tiles in the new terminal area of Suvarnabhumi Airport, covering an area of 52,000 square metres, from the fourth quarter of this year to the first quarter of 2020.
The other two projects involve work for the private sector: the installation of special design carpet tiles at the headquarter of Siam Commercial Bank and its branch offices, covering an area of 15,000 square metres, from the fourth quarter of 2019 to the second quarter of 2020; and the installation of Axminster carpet at Phuket Fantasea, covering the theatre and the restaurant, from September 2019 onwards.
For the company's carpet under the “Carpet Inter” brand, the firm is focusing on large offices and organisations that give importance to preserving natural resources and the environment.
Having posted an over 10 per cent growth in sales last year, the company is looking to a more than 15 per cent increase in 2019, with domestic and overseas sales contributing at 35 per cent and 65 per cent respectively.
"At present, organisations are paying more attention to environmental concerns. This year, the company will launch EcoSoft® carpet tiles, made from recycled plastic bottles. The new product is highly flexible, absorbs sound better than PVC rubber in older models, and also helps energy, especially in air-conditioned premises. It has received good responses with orders coming in from both the public and private sectors," Walliwan said.