Thach Ban granite factory begins operation in Bac Giang province

08:52 | 17/02/2017 Companies

The Thach Ban Group Joint Stock Company held a ceremony in the northern province of Bac Giang on February 15 to inaugurate its new granite ceramic tile factory and celebrate 58 years since its establishment.

Leaders of the Thach Ban Group JSC perform inaugural rituals for the Bac Giang–based granite ceramic tile factory - Photo: baoxaydung.com.vn

The factory was built on an area of nearly 20 hectares in Yen Dung district’s Nham Son commune at a total cost of approximately VND1 trillion (US$44 million).

It is currently capable of manufacturing 8 million square metres of granite ceramic tiles per year, a five-fold increase against the capacity of its previous factory, located in Hanoi. According to the development roadmap, its capacity will amount to 16 million square metres by 2020.

The Thach Ban Bac Giang factory applies newly imported Italian technology in sync with digital printing technology to manufacture vivid product lines with subtle designs, long lifespan and diversified models.

Despite higher production costs than the coal gasification technology (a kind of fuel polluting the environment and flammable while in use), the new technology is invested in by Thach Ban with the goal of sustainable development and green production (manufacturing products friendly to the environment and labourers).

In addition to the ambition of dominating the booming domestic market about the demand for building materials, ceramic tile products manufactured at the Thach Ban Bac Giang factory also look to potential export markets, such as the Republic of Korea, Chinese Taipei, Malaysia, Australia, the Middle East and the United States.

During its 58 years of construction and development, Thach Ban Group JSC has developed from a manual brick production site previously into a prestigious group specialised in manufacturing and trading building materials in Vietnam. The company has taken the lead in acquiring, applying and creating advanced production technologies, contributing to renovating the brick production industry in Vietnam.

Theo NDO