Yesterday while hanging out at my kid’s taekwando lesson I started to chat with another parent about what they did in Thailand. Normally I keep to myself, watch the kid and get some reading in but I tried to branch out a bit this time.
So what did I learn.
This gentleman moved from India to Rayong to help with a factory that builds the giant machines that can extrude aluminum into the aerosol cans used for sprays and deodorants. It’s a giant machine that on one end can take the aluminum and at the other end kicks out the painted can. At this point the cans can be shipped to be filled for retail sale.
It takes this factory team 8-9 months to build one machine. They assemble it in Rayong and then test it for production usage. Then they dismantle it into 80-90 crates for shipment by boat to anywhere in the world.
Then they send a team to re assemble it, test it and turn it over to production usage.
This company can only make 2-3 machines per year and it turns out a large Japanese company in Sri Racha owns like 20 of them.
I may ask for a tour next time I see him.
Sometimes Thailand does amaze me.