Amata Corporation Plc is Thailand’s leading developer of industrial estates, established in 1989 and listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) in 1997. It is the flagship of the Amata Group, with 15 subsidiaries that manage the supply of utilities, infrastructure and services in Amata industrial estates. Chief operating officer Viboon Kromadit discusses the company’s strategy and outlook.
Amata strives to improve education in the nearby communities, says Mr Viboon.
What is Amata’s business model?
As an industrial estate developer, we want to create the “Perfect City”. We select the strategic location and develop the necessary facilities, utilities and infrastructure to be ready for our current and potential clients’ use. With more than 20 years’ experience, we consider ourselves experts in this area, and our philosophy is to focus purely on industrial estate development. For other business components that are beyond our expertise, we form strategic partnerships with experts in their fields.
Currently Amata has three industrial estates: Amata Nakorn Chon Buri, which is our flagship estate with 18,873 rai and located only 57 kilometres from Bangkok and 42 kilometres from Suvarnabhumi airport; Amata City Rayong, which has 10,018 rai and is 27 km from Laem Chabang deep-sea port and 99 km from Suvarnabhumi; and finally Amata City Bien Hoa in Vietnam, which covers 4,370 rai and is only 30 kilometres northeast of Ho Chi Minh City.
Who are Amata’s customers?
The majority of our customers are Japanese companies, accounting for nearly 60% of the total number of factories in all industrial estates, and the rest are domestic clients and other foreign investors. In terms of industry breakdown, 50% of our clients are in automotive industries and the rest in electronics and electrical appliances, chemicals, steel and metal, and consumer goods. The total number of factories is 900 in all industrial estates. Continue reading ‘Perfect city’ vision drives Amata’s success