Sustainable Industrial Parks Draw Companies from 28 Countries
Amata City Chonburi – A Futuristic Smart City in the Heart of Thailand’s High-Tech Eastern Economic Corridor
Amata Corp., a rapidly growing Thai company renowned for establishing a network of strategically positioned, eco-friendly industrial parks in Thailand and Vietnam, has emerged as the preferred entry point for foreign multinationals aiming to expand their production operations into Southeast Asia.
With the region’s robust $3.2 billion economy and a massive consumer base of over 660 million people, Amata’s eco-industrial parks have attracted businesses from 28 different countries, creating over 1,400 factories and commercial outlets that employ more than 350,000 individuals.
The success of entrepreneur Vikrom Kromadit’s vision lies in the appeal of sustainable practices and convenient locations.
Amata City Chonburi – A Thriving Hub of Innovation
Amata City Chonburi stands out as Amata Corp.’s largest estate, embodying Vikrom’s futuristic dream of a smart city nestled in lush green surroundings. Housing an impressive 805 industrial and commercial tenants, the estate offers world-class amenities like a golf course, country club, shops, schools, banks, a hospital, and a four-star hotel.
Strategically located in the heart of Thailand’s high-tech Eastern Economic Corridor, it boasts easy accessibility, with barely an hour’s travel time from downtown Bangkok and the city’s main air and sea ports.
The “Second Yokohama” Smart City Partnership
Notably, Amata City Chonburi has over 400 Japanese factories, making it one of the largest concentrations of Japanese industrial facilities outside of Japan. This led to a groundbreaking deal between Amata and the Yokohama municipality to collaborate in developing a “second Yokohama” smart city in Chonburi.
Japanese construction giant Fujita Corp., the builder of the 220-room Hotel Nikko Amata City, expressed admiration for Amata’s unique smart city concept, highlighting its innovative approach.
Amata Corp.’s Expansion and Global Reach
What started as a modest venture with only six hectares of industrial land in 1989 has now flourished into a vast network of developments covering over 100 square kilometers.
Amata has become a hub for various Asian companies, hosting giants like Jiangsu Runergy New Energy Technology Co., one of China’s leading solar cell manufacturers, South Korea’s Posco Coated Steel (Thailand), and Taiwan’s top rubber component manufacturer, Ge Mao Rubber Industrial Co.
Additionally, Western corporate giants such as BMW, Nestlé, and Cardinal Health have also found a home within Amata’s industrial parks.
Paving the Way for Neighboring Countries
Amata Corp. doesn’t limit itself to Thailand; it provides a seamless stepping-stone to neighboring nations as well. In 1994, the company expanded into the fast-growing market of Vietnam. Starting from the south near Ho Chi Minh City, Amata’s reach has extended to Ha Long in the north, between Hanoi and China’s border.
In 2022, Amata made further strides, announcing plans for two “Smart and Eco-Cities” in Laos. These developments align with the new high-speed rail connection to China and Thailand, promising to unleash Laos’s economic potential.
A Commitment to Sustainability and Innovation
One of the key elements of Amata Corp.’s success lies in its focus on sustainable practices and responsible water management. Recognizing the potential of recycled wastewater early on, Amata built vast reservoirs within its Thai industrial parks.
Today, the company recycles 100 percent of all wastewater, reducing the demand for natural water by an impressive 40 percent. This commitment to environmental stewardship aligns with Amata’s mission to serve its customers better and allows businesses to concentrate on production and sales while Amata handles the rest.
Amata Corp.’s journey from a small industrial land venture to a trailblazer in sustainable industrial parks has placed it at the forefront of attracting foreign multinationals looking to expand into Southeast Asia.
With its visionary smart cities, strategic locations, and commitment to environmental responsibility, Amata stands as a beacon of innovation and progress in the region’s rapidly developing industrial landscape.