Carlsberg production stopped in Thailand

The Thai joint venture Carlsberg Brewery (Thailand), set up jointly by Carlsberg and Thai whisky tycoon Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, announced Friday that is has stopped all production of the Danish beer, reports Thai press.
     This is the latest move in a drawn out conflict between the Thais and the Danes.
It began when Carlsberg Asia Pte Ltd, a joint venture between Carlsberg and Chang Beverages Pte Ltd in Singapore, dropped the Chang representatives from its board of directors in June 2003 citing that the j/v did not develop according to expectations.
     Chang protested and asked for London-based arbitration in September. No official comment has yet been made by Carlsberg.
     In a related move Danbrew confirms to Scandasia that they will finish their activities at Beer Chang’s Kamphengpaet brewery in three four months time.
     Danbrew, a brewery project consulting firm and a subsidary of Carlsberg, lost its bid for an extension project at the Kamphengpaet brewery to the German group Krones/Steinecker. Danbrew has been working for Beer Chang since the Thai brewery began production in the early 1990’s.

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