Thai Betagro company on expansion trail
Thai pork and poultry integrator Betagro has announced to increase its pork
processing capacity to meet rising export demands.
Betagro president Vanus Taipaisitpongsa said that the upgrade of its
processed packaged pork factory, from 1,200 to 2,000 pigs a day, is scheduled
for completion by June.
New animal feed plant
upgrade fits neatly in a targeted 15% sales growth this year. To achieve that,
Betagro has also allocated one billion baht (over €23,000,000) for the planned
construction by 2008, of an animal feed plant in Nakorn Ratchasima, to increase
its yearly capacity to 30,000 tonnes.
In addition, according to
Taipaisitpongsa, Betagro is budgeting 1.5 billion baht (almost €35,000,000) to
build another cooked processed chicken factory with a 30,000 tonnes annual
capacity in Lop Buri.
Taipaisitpongsa also announced that on schedule for
completion by year-end 2007 is an ISO 17025 laboratory, budgeted at 100 million
baht (over €23,000,000), to serve the Betagro network as well as other
According to Taipaisitpongsa Betagro
has also assigned priority to its two-year old Japanese/Ootoya restaurant
joint-venture, as another channel in which the cmpany can demonstrate its
capacity as a supplier of raw materials, products and services for other
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