Norske Skog Upgrades Thai Investment

After buying Pan Asia Paper Co Ltd last year, Norway-based Norske Skog, a newsprint producer, will spend up to US$10 million over two years to improve its paper mill facility in Thailand, including upgrading the IT system.
Norske Skog acquired Pan Asia Paper Group late last year after buying the remaining 50 per cent from its Canadian partner Abitibi. After the buy out the company was renamed Norske Skog (Thailand).
Anders Nordin, Managing Director of Norske Skog (Thailand) Ltd, talked about the investment in a recent interview with NorCham about Norske Skog’s plans in Thailand.
“Under the Norske Skog umbrella, Thailand remains a major market. We will continue developing to be the best we can be. My job is to help my working team to do that,” Nordin said.
Nordin moved to Bangkok in December 2005 after spending almost six years at Pan Asia Paper’s operation in Singapore.

More than IT
But the new managing director is not only looking to overhaul the IT systems, as he has other improvements in mind.
“My mission as Managing Director at Norske Skog (Thailand) is also to improve
the safety environment at our newsprint factory which employs about 330 workers.”
“We would like to promote a healthy environment in our workplace,” he said adding that Norske Skog currently serves eight major newspapers in Thailand including Thai Rath, The Nation and Bangkok Post as well as other publications.
“The working structure in Thailand is quite good with experienced working people,” Nordin said.
“I’m very impressed with the Thai workers and management, who have good judgement and work ethics.”

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