Thai glass container company eyes Vietnamese market

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 11:29

BGC is a leading company producing glass containers in Thailand. — VNS Photo Minh Thu

Bangkok Glass Container (BGC) Company Limited looks forward to expanding into Viet Nam, as a part of a strategy to become a leading glass container producer in Asia.

Managing Director Silparat Watthanakasetr said the company will continue seeking other business opportunities in Viet Nam. Vietnamese partners will have a chance to visit BGC factories to see the firm’s glass packaging and manufacturing.

“We are aware that Vietnamese people and enterprises are using fewer plastic containers and straws to protect the environment, that’s a global tendency,” he said.

“The benefits of using glass containers in food, beverages and medicines cannot be denied, including better preservation of quality and taste of the products inside as well as being 100 per cent recyclable.”

Brands like Coca Cola, Red Bull, Tiger, Ha Noi Beer and Khanh Hoa Bird Nest are very popular in Viet Nam but not many people know that BGC is the supplier of glass containers for these products.

“We have a strong connection with Vietnamese businesses, we have attended some international exhibitions of food containers in Viet Nam,” said Watthanakasetr.

“BGC is committed to doing business with success and stability through transparency and good governance for the benefits of shareholders and society as well as supporting the development of the community,” he said.

BGC has many things to share with Vietnamese partners including renewable energy, waste solutions, drainage and technology.

One of the examples is the BGC Glass Studio, which was set up to be a place where the staff can design new shapes of container glass. Now it has become the first glassblowing studio in Thailand serving as a venue for exhibiting, training and transferring knowledge in the art of glassblowing by experts from various institutions.

The newly inaugurated BGC Academy will offer workshops for children and anyone interested in designing and recycling glass containers.

“We are willing to share these models with Vietnamese partners,” he said. — VNS

Comments (0)