Olam first began global rice operations in Thailand in 1994, and incorporated Olam (Thailand) Limited in 2009 as an exporter with a processing and export facility in the suburbs of Bangkok. In our second year of operation, we were already among the top 10 rice exporters from Thailand, aggregating more than 100 rice mills in our rice supply chain.
Today, we operate a head office in Bangkok and a processing and operations centre in the Samut Sakhon province, employing 55 permanent staff and indirectly providing employment to about 150 seasonal labourers.
Apart from our aggregation-export activities in Thailand, we also act as a single-point origination contact for other exporters. This greater value chain participation provides us with greater price, risk and product information insights that are a distinct market advantage.