"BlueScope" Invests over 4,000 Million to Open the 3rd Factory Equipped with ASEAN
Mr. Charlie Elias, CEO, NS BlueScope (Asia and North America) stated that the third factory of BlueScope is situated at Map Ta Phut, Rayong Province, the same area as Factory 1 and 2. The newly constructed factory is originated from the joint venture of NS BlueScope (Thailand) Company Limited, Nippon Steel Corporation Limited and Loxley Public Company Limited with over 4,000 million baht investment budget, aiming to increase the production capacity of metallic coated steel and pre-painted coated steel in response to the continuously growing domestic market. This is also an opportunity to advocate replacing foreign imports with domestic production. In 2019, the amount of steel imports abroad grew by 3% or approximately 750,000 tons. Therefore, the Factory 3 would enable to expand the steel production capacity in order to support the constant growth of market demands both in Thailand and ASEAN region especially for the small construction and residential house. The Factory 3 has a production capacity of 160,000 tons per year, when combined with Factory 1 and 2, BlueScope now has a total production capacity of 580,000 tons per year, making it the largest producer of metallic coated steel and pre-painted coated steel in ASEAN.
"The 3rd Factory of BlueScope has the most advanced production technology, equipped with the machinery that could manufacture metallic coated steel at the fastest speed compared to other factories in Thailand and ASEAN region, and is the world's best and fastest pre-painted coating technology. As a result, the company can serve the customers with high quality steel products. In addition, this factory also ensures an environmentally friendly factory management. The extended production capacity also stimulates more employment which helps realize the government’s economic development plan based on Thailand 4.0 scheme." Mr. Charlie
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