History

History

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History

Praya Bhirom Bhakdi established a successful ferry business in 1910, carrying people across the Chao Praya River. In 1929,
the government built Memorial Bridge, the first bridge connecting Bangkok and Thonburi, commemorating 150th anniversary of Bangkok and the Chakri Dynasty.
Praya Bhirom foresaw that with more bridges being built, people would use less ferry service as they can cross the river in their own cars.
He looked for a new business venture, and on meeting Mr. Eisenhoffer of the Paul Pickenpack Store,
he settled on beer. He then submitted a proposal to built Thailand's very first brewery in 1931.

1929

1929

After sampling a number of imported beers over the years, 57-year-old Phya Bhirom Bhakdi, or "Boon Rawd" Sreshthaputra, became convinced that Thailand could brew a competitive beer of equal quality.

1933

1933

On 4 August, Praya Bhirom Bhakdi registered Boon Rawd Brewery.
The date is regarded as the official birth of Boon Rawd, and
its anniversaries are celebrated on this day. King Prajadhipok
visited the brewery site twice to see the building progress.

1934

1934

Construction is completed in March. Boon Rawd Brewery launches
the brands Golden Kite and Singha in July, which sell for 32 satang.
Praya Bhirom Bhakdi’s efforts quickly bear fruit.
A year and a half after the opening of Boon Rawd Brewery,
40 percent of the beer consumed in Thailand is brewed in Thailand.

1941

1941

Sixty percent of the country’s beer market belongs to Boon Rawd.

1950

1950

On 23 March, at the age of 77, Praya Bhirom Bhakdi,
the man who pioneered Thailand’s first brewery, passes away.

1955

1955

The company increases its capacity for the first time, up from
bottling 6,000 litres an hour to 12,000 an hour.
This was accomplished when the firm built two additional
brewing vessels, bringing its total to four, added more
aluminum storage tanks and integrated a new mechanical filler machine.

1968

1968

Boon Rawd undergoes major expansion.The company’s grounds
extend from 3.6 acres to 22.8 acres. New equipment
is installed over a two-year period, including larger silos,
a new water treatment plant, and a larger cellar for 83 aluminum tanks
that each hold 600 hectolitres. New steam boilers, a cool ship
(an open vat where liquid ingredients are cooled after boiling)
and beer filters are also acquired. A state-of-the-art mechanical
filler is the capstone of the modernized production line.

1970

1970

Boon Rawd began exporting Singha Beer.

1989

1989

Boon Rawd begins producing Singha in cans.

1992

1992

New brewery at Patumthani began construction.

1995

1995

Construction on the Khon Kaen brewery begins.
With a capacity of 2 million hectoliters, it takes nearly
two years to complete. On 12 April, a fire leaves
the Pathum Thani Brewery severely damaged.

1998

1998

In June, Leo beer is launched.

2002

2002

The distribution network is revitalized, and within three years,
Boon Rawd builds a new network of 12,000 subcontractors or dealers.

2003

2003

To celebrate its 70th year, the company releases Singha 70, a special anniversary beer.

2006

2006

Singha Light, a 3.5 percent alcohol content beer, is launched.

2009

2009

To extend its brand internationally, Singha Corporation becomes
the global partner with international football clubs, starting with
Manchest City, then Manchester United and Chelsea, and finally
Leicester City. In addition, Singha became partners or sponsors in
the world of race cars, with famous names such as Ferrari and Red Bull.

2013

2013

Boon Rawd celebrates its 80th anniversary.

2014

2014

Boon Rawd Brewery ventures into the real estate business with
the set up of Singha Estate Co., Ltd. At the same time, new food
and other beverage businesses in the group
are beginning to take shape. The company also expanded into
the enerygy business at the same time.

2016

2016

U Beer, the company's new chic beer is launched.

2017

2017

Snowy, the company's new white beer is launched.

2018

2018

The famous Kopper Beer from Est.33, a subsidiary restaurant,
is launced in the can.

2018

2018

Boon Rawd established Food Factors Co., Ltd to fully expand
into the food sector, as well as joining with Linfox of Australia
to go into the logistics and supply chain business.