BGF Glass commences production at Bt5-bn plant

Corporate November 21, 2017 18:00

By The Nation

BGF Glass, a unit of listed company Bangkok Glass, on Tuesday commenced operations at its first factory, BGF Kabinburi, which has a production capacity of 219,000 tonnes of float-glass panels per year. 



The Bt5-billion plant will expand the group’s business to meet demand from both domestic and Asean customers, said Somporn Temudomsomboon, senior executive vice president for Group Production at Bangkok Glass.

Thailand’s glass industry has an annual growth rate of 5-7 per cent and a market value of Bt12 billion. 

Imported glass accounts for 20 per cent of market value, which shows that there is inadequate glass production in the country to meet demand, he said.