Soi Trimitr, Rama 4 Rd, Klongtoey
Bangkok -10110 THAILAND
Tel: 66-2202-4513
Fax: 66-2354-3119

Contact Person:

Mrs. Supa Tangkittikhun
Director – Division of Sectoral Industries Development 2
Phone No. : ‘+66-02 202 4532, Fax: ‘+66-2354 3119
Mob:0814409906, Mob: 66 (0)89 810 6879

Organizational Structure:

Director General:

Mr. Sophon Pholprasit
Tel. 66 2202 4422
Fax. 66 2354 3152


Around sixty years ago, on 25 June 1936, the Industrial Division was officially established under the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Economics, with the responsibilities of promoting, supporting, researching and controlling existing and emerging industries to ensure that their operations were in compliance with proper measures and procedures, Initially emphasis was placed on promoting cottage industry in order to expand its tasks to cover promotion of factory-type industry and to encourage a concept of Make local, Use local to the public, in 1939 the Industrial Division was upgraded to be the Department of Industry under the Ministry of Economics.

When World War II erupted, The Thai government under the helm of Field Marshal Por. Phibulsongkram, announced the establishment of the Ministry of Industry on 5 May 1942. The Department of Industry changed its name to the Department of Industrial Promotion and was then transferred to be under Minsitry of Industry. The office of the Department was also moved from the Palace of Krom Luang Ratburidirekrit, Dhevej, to Phayathai and remains there until now.

Direct responsibility of the Department of Industrial Promotion is to encourage establishment of all types of essential industries in Thailand, to increase efficiency of industries, and to promote regional industrialization.


“The agency shall take role in incorporating local wisdom, innovations, and knowledge management networks into the firm and sustainable development of Thai industrial businesses”


1. To support  industrial entrepreneur creation and entrepreneurship development
2. To foster  competitiveness of  Thai industrial businesses
3. To build & improve  industrial promotion and development models
4. To create & develop  industrial business service provider networks

Number of Employees 1,426

Member Since  1968




3rd Floor., Bureau of Supporting Industries Development Building
Soi Trimit, Kluaynamthai, Rama 4 Rd, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110
Tel: +66-2-712-1995
Fax: + 66-2- 713-6164

Contact person:

Mr. Chaivudhi Pungthong – President

Organizational Structure:

Vice President:
Mr. Noppadol Krairiksh
Ms. Rutchanee Chaichart
Ms Uma Ajimarangsi
Ms. Varna Sudasna Na Ayuthaya
Mr. Prasart Veerakul

Secretary General:
Ms. Muntana Boonlue


The development of the format of Thai industrial products is the basic policy of the Department of Industrial Promotion of the Ministry of Industry. This policy has been given primary importance since the setting up of the Department of Industrial Promotion. In line with this policy, the Center for designing of industrial products was set up in 1964. Though packaging is part of the Center’s work, the center gives as much interest to as the form of the products themselves. This marks the beginning of the governments effort in selecting personnel who received technological training in this field to join the design team of the center. Seminars and exhibitions as well as dissemination of technical information for Thai industry circle were organized.

With The support from the Department of Industrial Promotion and the cooperation from businessmen and Thai industrialists, together they jointly established the The Thai Association of Packagers and in English it is called the Thai Packaging Association (TPA). The Thai Packaging Association received its license from by the Ministry of Commerce on 26 December 1969and from 1977 the Association has changed its Thai name to become what it called at present. In 1978, the Association became member of the Asian Packaging Federation.

TPA members: 216 Companies

Member Since  1990




Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research
196 Phahonyothin Rd, Chatuchak,
Bangkok 10900. THAILAND
Tel: +66-2-5795315
Fax: +66-2-5797573

Contact Person:

Mr. Sakkhee Sansupa – Director


In 1960s, the government acknowledged the importance of research and development in science and technology for the country’s economic advantage. With the aid of the United Nations (UNBTAO), the plan for developing a research institute in Thailand was hatched from the study of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia. The Applied Scientific Research Corporation of Thailand was founded with both the government and UN funding in 1963 and later changed the name to Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR).

As the country’s first research agency, Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research was established the government’s vision to advance scientific and technological expertise in Thailand. TISTR is a nonprofit state enterprise under the umbrella of the Ministry of Science and Technology.

At TISTR, a diverse range of research from agricultural technology, biotechnology to materials
technology is generated to cover areas to improve the economy and the community. Our staffs at technology transfer, metrology and testing services divisions are more than willing to train and provide consultancy to the private sectors and small to medium sized entrepreneurs. We are proud to be the main source in expanding scientific knowledge to the public and enhance the well being of the people using our own technology and resources.

This Centre was established according to the National Economic and Social Development Plan with the goals to improve and maintain product quality, decrease losses, increase export and upgrade packaging standard of the country. A team of researchers are dedicated in developing our own packaging products to serve the country’s industrial sectors. Our centre has been granted and ISO 9001 certification to ensure satisfactory services and consultancy to our customers.


– Research and development on packaging to enhance competitiveness in the country’s economy and SMEs
– Provide packaging information services and consultancy of international standards to develop quality and standards of packaging in the industrial sectors
– Provide testing and analysis of packaging materials to the industrial sectors
– Conducting seminar and training courses for personnel development in Thailandm and the ASEAN countries which achieved ISO 9001 certification
– Collaboration with national and international packaging institutes
– Publishing and disseminating packaging journal and other publications


– Diamond award: The International Arch of Europe Award for Quality and Technology in 2003 and 2004, the highest award in the category

TPC members: 459 companies