A Look Inside CPRAM’s Chonburi Province Facility
By Mike Hockett, Contributing Editor
CPRAM’s Chonburi location, which opened in 2013, includes an innovation center and smart office, production and
warehouse facility, engineering workshop and utility facility.
In mid-March, I attended a press trip in Thailand, hosted by the Thailand Board of Investment. About 70 other trade
publication editors and I were shuttled
around to various manufacturing and
logistics facilities in the Bangkok area and
southern coast of the country.
One of our visits was to CPRAM — the
largest producer and distributor of ready-
to-eat food in Thailand. As a subsidiary of
CP Group, CPRAM’s product categories
include: frozen-ready meals (49 percent
of total); buns (34 percent); Siu Mai ( 14
percent) and rice ball & sushi ( 3 percent).
During our stop at CPRAM’s Chonburi
Province location, we were given a
presentation about the company and a
tour of its innovation center and production
plant. Due to the size of our group, we
were unable to walk through the actual
food production area, though we were able
to view it from above through a series of
observation windows. CPRAM’s Chonburi
location was opened in 2013, and its state-
of-the-art operation did not disappoint.
CPRAM is considered to be the first
company in the ready-to-eat food market
that applied a warehouse automation
system. Including Chonburi, the company
has five active factory locations. CPRAM
plans to expand three of those facilities
and add two more locations to meet its
goal of increasing sales by as much as 15
percent per year by 2023.
Here’s a look at what we saw during
CPRAM’s Chonburi location
employs approximately 700,
covers 7. 2 hectares and has
a food production capacity of
1,323 tons per month.