Siam Becomes Largest Manufacturer in the World
Thailand’s Siam Cement Group has become the world’s largest manufacturer of ceramic tile. In 2011, the company utilised 78 per cent of its production capacity to create 117 million square metres of product.
Siam possesses close to 20 manufacturing plants in Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines. The group’s facilities are increasingly geared towards environmental friendliness with the Cotto plant in Thailand reducing its energy consumption by 6646 gigajoules per annum following a retrofit of the kilns.
Local merchants will be familiar with Cotto products which are widely available in Australia.