UBE Industries Ltd. has been driving innovation for over 120 years. Headquartered in Ube, Yamaguchi Prefecture, the company focuses on chemicals and plastics, specialty chemicals and products, pharmaceuticals, cement and construction materials, machinery and metal products, energy and the environment.

In Thailand, UBE Chemicals (Asia) PCL is expanding its production capabilities and growing its business along with the country’s Thailand 4.0 value-added manufacturing initiative and the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) Development Plan. These projects are transforming the country’s economy by increasing domestic value, driving economic growth and creating business opportunities.

“Thailand is today taking on the economic challenges of tomorrow,” said Watchara Pattananijnirundorn, president and chief executive officer of UBE Chemicals (Asia) PCL.

“As a leading company, we are proud of our commitment to Thailand and of our ability to deliver some of the best chemical products and solutions to our domestic and international clients,” said Pattananijnirundorn.

As the only producer and distributor of caprolactam, and a major player in ammonium sulfate, engineering nylon plastics and synthetic rubber in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations region, UBE Chemicals (Asia) PCL supports a range of customers across various industries.

The company understands what it takes to do business in Thailand. From recognizing and appreciating local business norms to contributing to local Thai communities, UBE Chemicals (Asia) PCL is growing its business in a sustainable and ethical manner.

While the country has a wealth of natural resources, Thailand is facing significant environmental challenges as it continues to develop its economy. Working in partnership with the Thai government, provincial partners and local communities, UBE Chemicals (Asia) PCL is committed to protecting the environment and is actively supporting projects in the country.

“We operate under the philosophy that the environment is one of our most valued stakeholders,” said Pattananijnirundorn. “As we improve the lives of the people who work alongside us, we will capitalize on the growth we are seeing in various industries and sectors in the dynamic Thailand economy and the region.”

Thailand and Japan continue to enjoy a thriving relationship and the two countries are working ever-more closely together.

“This strong relationship has certainly helped us to develop our business,” said Pattananijnirundorn. “Thai and Japanese people have similar work ethics and are culturally close in terms of shared values, social aspirations and the importance placed on family and loyalty. By strengthening our collaborations we can grow our businesses together and achieve great things in the future.”