Caption: Prime Minister Prayut Chan-0-cha chairs a meeting with cabinet members and Thai Union executives to discuss the Thai seafood industry.
5 March 2018, BANGKOK – Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his cabinet members visited one of Thai Union Group manufacturing plants in Samut Sakhon’s Muang district, during the 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 Prayut and the other ministers, including Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak, Deputy Prime Minister Chatchai Sarikulya, Interior Minister Anupong Paochinda and Kobsak Pootrakool, Minister of the PM Office.
During the meeting, Thai Union executives briefed the mobile cabinet about Thai Union’s business, in addition to an overview of the Thai seafood industry. After the briefing, the Prime Minister and members of the cabinet 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.
Caption: Prayut greets Thai Union’s staff during his walk to see the production lines.
Caption: Prayut talks with Thai Union workers
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 this province, employing over 10,000 Thai and migrant workers.
As the world’s seafood leader, Thai Union is committed to bringing high quality, healthy, tasty and innovative seafood products to customers across the world. The company owns famous seafood brands across the world such as Chicken of the Sea, King Oscar, John West, Petit Navire, Parmentier, Mareblu, and Rügen Fisch as well as SEALECT, Fisho, Qfresh, Monori, Marvo and Bellotta in Thailand.
ABOUT THAI UNION PCL
Thai Union Group PCL is the world’s seafood leader bringing high quality, healthy, tasty and innovative seafood products to customers across the world for more than 40 years.
Today, Thai Union is regarded as the world’s largest producer of shelf-stable tuna products with annual sales exceeding THB 135 billion (US$ 4.030 billion) and a global workforce of over 49,000 people who are dedicated to pioneering sustainable, innovative seafood products.
The company’s global brand portfolio includes market-leading international brands such as Chicken of the Sea, John West, Petit Navire, Parmentier, Mareblu, King Oscar, and Rügen Fisch and Thai-leading brands SEALECT, Fisho, Qfresh, Monori, Bellotta and Marvo.
As a company committed to innovation and globally responsible behavior, Thai Union is proud to be a member of the United Nations Global Compact, and a founding member of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF). In 2015, Thai Union introduced its SeaChange® sustainability strategy. Thai Union’s on-going work on sustainability issues was recognized by its inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index Emerging Markets (DJSI) in 2014. In 2017, Thai Union was named to the DJSI for the fourth consecutive year. Thai Union is also part of the FTSE4Good Emerging Index.
Ms. Krissana Parnsoonthorn
Head of External Affairs
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