March 6, 2018
Thai Union welcomes Thailand prime minister to Samut Sakhon manufacturing plant
Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his cabinet members visited one of Thai Union Group manufacturing plants in Samut Sakhon's Mahachai district, during a mobile cabinet meeting in Samut Sakhon and Petchburi.
During the visit, Thai Union's top management led by chairman Kraisorn Chansiri, CEO Thiraphong Chansiri and Rittirong Boonmechote, president for global frozen, welcomed Chan-o-cha and other ministers, including Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak, Deputy Prime Minister Chatchai Sarikulya, Interior Minister Anupong Paochinda and Kobsak Pootrakool, Minister of the Prime Minister Office.
During the meeting, Thai Union executives briefed the mobile cabinet about the organisation's business, in addition to an overview of the Thai seafood industry. After the briefing, the Prime Minister's delegation viewed production lines and talked to Thai Union workers.
The mobile cabinet meeting objective is to have a better understanding of development in the two provinces. Samut Sakhon has strong potential to become the country's seafood hub due to the substantial seafood manufacturing and distribution activities already serving both domestic and export markets.
Thai Union itself plays a big role in driving the Thai seafood industry. With its base in Samut Sakhon for more than 40 years, the company has factories in Mahachai district, employing over 10,000 Thai and migrant workers.