Fertilizer Manufacturing Business in Thailand
Supporting Thailand’s agricultural expansion through the sale and manufacture of high quality compound chemical fertilizers
（Job titles and organizations reflect those at the time of the article’s publication.）
Sojitz is involved in the sale and manufacture of compound chemical fertilizers, with three Group companies established in Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam. The products manufactured by these companies boast top market shares in their respective countries. Sojitz has created the largest compound chemical fertilizer manufacturing and sales group in Southeast Asia, which supports Asia’s increased demand for food production by helping to increase per unit agricultural yield and provides solutions to labor shortages.
Over 40 Years of History
The story begins with the founding of Thai Central Chemical Public Company Ltd. in 1973 as a joint venture aimed at capturing the projected rise in demand for fertilizer in Thailand’s rice-based agrarian society. This was the first time for a general trading company to enter the fertilizer business overseas. We later expanded operations to the Philippines and Vietnam in 1995. Today, these companies hold top market shares in each of their countries thanks to their fertilizers’ sterling quality, and they supply a wide range of products such as coffee, tea, and fruit primarily to the U.S.
When TCCC was first established in 1973, production was at 100 thousand tons, a number which has risen to an annual production of 1.2 million tons today as the company has continued to build new production plants. TCCC now prides itself on being the largest private fertilizer company in all of Southeast Asia. Fertilizer manufactured by TCCC is sold domestically in Thailand through approximately 400 dealers, thereby contributing to the growth of Thailand’s economy by increasing agricultural yield and reshoring fertilizer production.
Going forward, TCCC plans to expand its scale of production and distribution beyond Thailand to countries which continue to show agricultural development—namely, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar.
As population growth continues and diets diversify to include higher grain consumption, TCCC will continue to enrich peoples’ lives through its fertilizer manufacturing business.
Fertilizer Manufacturing: The Process from Procuring Raw Materials to Delivering Fertilizer to Farmers
|Raw materials are shipped from the tributary of the Chao Phraya River||A power shovel is used to load raw materials onto the terminal connected to the plant||Raw materials are stored inside the fertilizer plant|
Fertilizer is manufactured from Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium
|Inside the Controller Room||Monitors constantly confirm that all processes are running smoothly|
|Finished products are stored||The product is loaded onto trucks and shipped to dealers||Fertilizer is delivered to farmers|
|Fertilizer being used in a rice paddy||TCCC employees with Thai farmers|