With the Gulf of Thailand seen by many as the fastest developing oil field in the world, and perhaps even set to eclipse the Gulf of Mexico, Sinwa has recently added this new growing region to its network, complementing its established operations across the Asia-Pacific.
Bruce Rann, CEO, Sinwa Group, said “It’s a great opportunity, and with our major clients already operating in the area, Sinwa is well placed to not only service their growing business but to service other companies and operations in the Gulf of Thailand. Setting up a locally based, professional and efficient supply chain for businesses out there is paramount and, in addition, we bring our established reputation and have the whole Sinwa network supporting this venture right across the Asia-Pacific.”
Sinwa (Thailand) Ltd, incorporated earlier this year, will be commencing initial operations in the ports of Ranong and Sattahip in the North, and Songkhla in the South, with Sinwa aiming to eventually also service commercial ports such as Laem Chabang too. Sinwa will employ local expertise at its distribution centre based in Bangkok, along with administrative office staff at several key locations. “The main focus initially will be in support of one of our major clients, Sodexo and other existing companies we have in the oil and gas sector; however we plan to expand in the coming years to service the shipping clientele in general, just as we do throughout the Asia-Pacific.” Bruce added.
With regard to future expansion for the Sinwa Group, Bruce commented; “We won’t rule out further future expansion into yet more new markets, however we have a conservative and methodical approach to our expansion. Opening in new regions and countries is never easy for a whole myriad of reasons, cultural, political and logistical, so these things take time. The venture into Thailand has been two years in the making because we’ve taken the time to be sure of our sub-contractors. That way we can ensure cold chain integrity for our clients and deliver quality products along with Sinwa’s very high level of customer service.”