Singapore: Sinwa Ltd, one of Singapore’s largest marine suppliers, has begun operations at its new Thai office, which will support the offshore oil industry in the Gulf of Thailand.
Sinwa (Thailand) Ltd will be commencing initial operations in the ports of Ranong and Sattahip in the north of the country, and at Songkhla in the south. Sinwa says it aims to eventually also serve commercial ports such as Laem Chabang too.
The company says it will employ staff at its distribution centre 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,” said Bruce Rann, CEO of Sinwa Group.
Rann says the group has not ruled out further future expansion into other new markets, but the company follows a “conservative and methodical approach” to expansion.
“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,” he said. [13/01/15]