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SweCham Company Visit in Rayong Hitachi Energy x Tetra Pak, 29 February 2024

On 29 February, the SweCham team, members and members from supporting chambers had the opportunity to visit Hitachi Energy at their Rayong Business Centre. Dr. Worawut Waruttamapornsu, Country Managing Director for Thailand, introduced Hitachi Energy and their key business areas, Grid Automation, Grid Integration, High Voltage Products, and Transformers. Dr. Worawut also provided insights into the future of global electrification and sustainable energy, followed by a tour of the local facilities. We were presented with one of their High Voltage Switchgears, capable of handling up to 100,000 volts.

After an insightful visit at Hitachi Energy, we were briefed by Mr. Patinya Silsupadol, Head of Sustainability at Tetra Pak Thailand. He introduced the participants to Tetra Pak's commitment to protecting what's good, food, people, and planet. Mr. Patinya highlighted Tetra Pak key business areas Processing, Packaging and Service. With solutions and equipment for dairy, cheese, ice cream and more, as well as complete range of carton packaging for consumer products.

Upon arriving at Tetra Pak's factory in Rayong, we were warmly welcomed and given a safety briefing by Mr. Jean-Marie Viard, Factory Director. They also presented their efforts towards making the factory more sustainable and energy efficient by using solar cells and other solutions for increasing energy efficiency, such as using more insulation to reduce the electricity needs for heating and cooling. Then the group was divided into two for a tour of the factory, visiting the Straw and Closure production facilities, guided by Khun Sudthisa Chooyok, OHS, and Khun Sureeporn Chongsiriluck, Factory Controller. The factory tour showcased Tetra Pak’s production, emphasising their high degree of quality control to ensure the utmost level of food safety.

We would also wish to highlight the wonderful lunch that we had from the Swedish restaurant and store, Olearys.S.B.D, in Rayong, featuring genuine Swedish food which was delicious!

We would like to express our sincere thanks to the teams at Hitachi Energy and Tetra Pak for their kind hospitality in hosting the company visits, and to the Sustainability Working Group for helping to arrange the visits. Also big thanks to the participants from the Thai-Finnish Chamber of Commerce (TFCC), the British Chamber of Commerce Thailand and our very own SweCham for their active participation in this one-day excursion to Rayong!

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