Yingluck Shinawatra (Prime Minister of Thailand) Kan Trahulkoon ( CEO -SCG)
Siam Cement Group ( SCG ), which is one of the very large corporate in Thailand, continue to make breakthrough innovations in science and technology to produce high quality products. A wide range of high quality products have been produced by the company, ranging from building materials to medical devices. Unsparing in celebration of the Day of the 100th Anniversary, SCG exhibition which took place from mid- August and until mid- September 2013, and was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of Thailand , Yingluck Shinawatra .
In the presence of ASEAN journalists including Construction Magazine specifically invited to cover the 100 year celebration of the SCG, President and Chief Executive Officer ( CEO ) SCG, Mr . Kan Trahulkoon reveal what has been produced from the results of science and technology innovation, including the target to be achieved by the SCG in the future .
According to Mr Trahulkoon it is also an Electrical Engineer, the Department of Research and Development SCG today, about 1,034 people supported by experts and 71 Ph.D researchers to plan and design the products and services that have a high quality.
SCG himself today now has 47,673 employees , 14,611 are operational staff spread across a number of countries. While operational staff SCG in Indonesia as 6,091 people.
To support research and development, the company SCG specifically for research and development department provides increased budget of 1 million US dollars ( 10 billion ) in 2004, and in 2012 increased to 48 million US dollars, or Rp 480 billion.
“Siam Cement Group will continue to focus on areas of Research and Development as the primary mechanism to encourage sustainable growth in ASEAN . We want to motivate ASEAN to play a greater role on the field, ” added Alumnus of University of Chulalongkorn , Bangkok Thailand .
On the occasion, Kan Trahulkoon also explained, SCG 100th ” Anniversary Innovative Exposition “, titled “The World of Innovations and Sustainability “, is a form of the company’s commitment to creating innovative products and services to achieve a future and a better environment.
“Towards 2015 , SCG is committed to be the leading business leaders of ASEAN that provide added value for customers, employees and other stakeholders, ” said Mr Kan Trahulkoon optimistic .
In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of SCG is also filled with Innovation Forum 2013 that opened Thailand Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinnawatra speakers and Senior Vice President Douglas Muzyka Dupont who is also the CEO and President Kan Trakulhoon SCG .
In a series of events SCG 100th Anniversary this time, also filled exhibits superior products and technology innovations of the SCG. For information, the Cement industry and housing components Thailand SCG ( Siam Cement Group ) recorded a total sales amounted to 136.762 billion yen ( 4,560 million U.S. dollars ), or about Rp45,6 trillion in 2012. So said President and CEO of SCG, Mr. Kan Trakulhoon.
Kan also said, in 2004 the total sales of the new SCG reached 7.783 billion baht ( 200 million dollars ), or about Rp2 trillion . Eight years later the giant company recorded total sales of Rp 45. 6 trillion. The success of its products due to increased sales volumes SCG continues to develop technology products and services of high added value through increased budgetary and human resources of high quality and always make innovations in science and technology research and development section.
Siam Cement Group ( SCG ) itself intends to enlarge its business in Indonesia. Company that has stood nearly 100 years is ambitious to become a company that can conquer the markets of Southeast Asia in 2015. One of which was considered a promising market is Indonesia.
Kan Trakulhoon, as a President and Chief Executive Officer ( CEO ) Siam Cement Group said, We will develop a paper business in Indonesia which have not we work on. However, Trakulhoon not want outspoken about corporate action. He reasoned, management still probing . “It takes one to two years for exploration, ” He said.