Kao Corporation To Build New Plant In Thailand

September 2003
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Sep2003, Vol. 14 Issue 9, p5
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Kao Corp., one of Japan's largest household products manufacturers, will increase its manufacturing capacity in Thai-land by 50% by building a JPY10bn (U.S. $83.13mn) facility in the country. The new plant, in the industrial state of Amata Nakorn, in Bangkok, is scheduled to be fully operational in 2005, and will have 1.5 times the capacity of Kao's existing plant in Thailand. Takuya Goto, president and CEO of Kao, explained that the new facility, together with the company's existing plant in Indonesia, will be Kao's manufacturing centres in Southeast Asia.


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