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Interroll opens new Thailand plant

Local manufacturing will help meet Southeast Asia demand


September 9, 2019
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The 52,000-square-foot shop floor will produce a variety of products for the Southeast Asian market.

SANT’ANTONINO, SWITZERLAND/BANGKOK, THAILAND – Interroll (Thailand) Co., Ltd. has moved to a new, state-of-the-art plant in Phantong (Chonburi), Thailand. The new facility includes a shop floor of more than 4,800 square meters (52,000 square feet) as well as a 700-square-meter (7,500 sq. ft.) office space.

The construction of the new plant in Thailand is an important part of Interroll’s globalization strategy. Southeast Asia – especially Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and Myanmar – are showing demand for material handling systems. As well, an increase in the base of installed material handling systems in the region provides additional opportunities for services in the region.

“We are running a state-of-the-art location with improved capacities here,” says Grisorn Nakapong, managing director of Interroll Thailand.

“The locally manufactured products are rollers, rollerdrive, pallet flow, and drum motors service.”

By the end of 2019, the company will add a production line for its Modular Conveyor Platform (MCP). The container loading area has been laid out to support large orders of Pallet Flow for markets in Southeast Asia.

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By the end of 2019, the company will add a production line for its Modular Conveyor Platform (MCP).

“By introducing product lines with One Piece Flow and a high degree of automation, we have raised productivity,” says Jens Strüwing, executive vice-president products and technology at Interroll.

“The new plant shortens delivery times for our customers in the region by 30 to 50 percent and we can produce a much larger range of our products in proximity to Southeast Asian target markets.”

The facility provides an in-house canteen for the employees as well as multipurpose areas for sports and team building activities.