The bird’s-eye view of solar energy system installed by Banpu at Chin Huay Co., Ltd.

Thailand’s food industry still has the high capacity in manufacturing for both domestic consumption and export sector. With a strong foundation in agricultural production, Thailand can continuously yield raw products used for food processing in various forms. There has been a development in various form of food products to meet the market’s need. These advancements with exporting of premium Thai food products, help boost the country's economy. In 2018, Thailand’s food exports grew substantially and ranked as the world's 12th food exporter, with an export value of 1.03 trillion baht including 1.3 ten billion from dried fruit and 9.3 ten billion from canned seafood. Currently, a number of companies are trying to conduct their business in line with Thailand 4.0 trend by using innovation technology to manage their resource in a more efficient way and to cut the manufacturing cost alongside with the use of clean energy that helps preserve the environment and  has a positive effect on neighboring communities.

Over 90 years of its business, Chin Huay Co., Ltd., the first manufacturer in Thailand to produce canned sardine and professional dried fruit manufacturer, is another company that makes important contribution to the economic viability of the country through the export of its products to 50 countries around the world. Currently, Chin Huay company is dedicated to developing its products and is moving towards environmentally-friendly business practices. With the installation of 1 Megawatt (MW) capacity solar energy system at Chin Huay’s plant at Tha Chalom , Samut Sakhon, alongside with the assistance from the professional experts from Banpu Infinergy Company Limited, a subsidiary of Banpu Public Company Limited, a leading integrated energy company in Asia-Pacific, it is estimated that Chin Huay Co., Ltd. will be able to sequester 740 tons of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere, which is equal to planting 43,000 of trees per year. By doing this, it will also help reduce 1.5 liters of annual water consumption and will save 450,000 baht off the electricity bill.

Ms. Kanokwan Jitchobtham, Managing Director of Banpu Infinergy Company Limited said:

“Energy Technology group of Banpu accelerates its business growth with the key strategy: Greener & Smarter which focuses on the comprehensive service of clean energy provision with reasonable price for Thai entrepreneurs in all industries. By installing solar energy system at the Chin Huay’s plant at Tha Chalom - Samut Sakhon, it helps drive us towards our goal of delivering overall 300 MW of electricity generated by solar energy within 2020 and helps us build the smart community faster. Moreover, this installation is in line with Thailand 4.0 strategy and Banpu’s vision to move our country towards the sustainable smart city.”

Mr. Piyawong Srisangnam, Chief Operating Officer of Chin Huay Co., Ltd., said:

“Chin Huay has been running its business for many years and our factory is located near the community.  Apart from keeping up with new technology, we are also committed to run business with environmentally conscious. With this commitment, we decide to install solar energy system with Banpu  as a means to promote the use of clean energy in our business operation. Moreover, we have a strong trust in the system provided by Banpu that it can sharply increase the efficiency of the production as well as in its after-sales service throughout of the contract and the application from the company that allows the users to track the real-time electricity production from solar energy.”

Banpu Infinergy provides one-stop service of total solar energy solutions including site survey, system design, installation and smart city solution through clean and advanced technologies as well as maintenance services. With 36 years of Banpu’s experience as the leading energy provider both locally and internationally, it forms a solid basis for Banpu Infinergy to lead Thailand towards a greener future.