On Friday 15th January 2021, 09.00 a.m., Ms.Duangjai Asawachintachit the Secretary General of the Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) has presided over the SOLAR PANEL COMPLETION opening ceremony at NMB-Minebea Thai Ltd. via Teleconference.
MinebeaMitsumi Inc. was firstly founded in Japan in 1951 as a specialist in Miniature Ball Bearing manufacturer and expanded its business into Thailand in 1980. With the continuously expansion of investment in Thailand over 40 years, MinebeaMitsumi Group (Thailand) are nowadays the largest production base of Minebea worldwide. With total 9 manufacturing plants in various provinces where the 5 plants located in Phra Nakorn Sri Ayutthaya, 1 plant in Lopburi, Pathumtani, Chonburi and Rayong after the capital investments around hundred billion baht with 39,000 employees in total, along with the investment promotion from the Board of Investment (BOI) in the manufacture of electronic device and parts, parts for electronic medical equipment, parts for engine and machine products, parts for electrical appliances including parts for vehicle and aircrafts.
Apart from the continuity of improvement in the products quality, MinebeaMitsumi Group also realize the importance of the local environment and communities. With a determination of social responsibility in environment aspect. The company group operates its policy under the “Corporate Philosophy” along with the “Five Principle” which covering to all production, improvement, product designs, procurement and distribution of products with regards to the environment coinciding with the implementation of various measures that subject to the “Prevention of Global Warming”.
With the aforementioned environmental policy, NMB-Minebea Thai Ltd. has a plan to install the electricity generation from Solar power incorporating with a favorable policy from Thai Government to promote the energy saving and the use of renewable energy through investment promotion from BOI which is a point that the policy from the Government and the Company are corresponding to each other. This is an essential part that push the company forward to Solar System installation projects in 2 factories in Bang Pa-In and Lopburi by the details as following.
1.Bang Pa-In Factory, Phra Nakorn Sri Ayutthaya Province
Approximate investment value 112 million baht, generation capacity approximately 3.12 MW. Which can reduce the electricity cost around 10.4 million baht per year coincide with the Greenhouse Gas that expected to be reduced around 2,438 tons of carbon dioxide per year. The installation started in March 2020 and completed in August 2020, authorized by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) by determining a date of electricity supply to commercial system (COD) on 30 December 2020.
2.Lopburi Factory, Lopburi Province
Approximate investment value 73.2 million baht, generation capacity approximately 1.88 MW. Which can reduce the electricity cost around 6 million baht per year coincide with the Greenhouse Gas that expected to be reduced around 1,470 tons of carbon dioxide per year. The installation started in March 2020 and completed in July 2020, authorized by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) by determining a date of electricity supply to commercial system (COD) on 1 November 2020.
The installation of this system is deemed to be a part of environmental responsibility of the Group of Companies which is corresponding to the government policy. Moreover, with the continuously expanding of the promotion of the use of Renewable Energy from Thai government and the Board of Investment, this has benefited the group of companies in order to moving towards to the sustainable energy which also can be used as a prototype for the installation and development for others factories in the group of companies further.
Furthermore, MinebeaMitsumi Group (Thailand) will adhere to our environmental policy and commit to sustainable conservation of the global environment. Besides, Thailand will continue to be our major production base, and a country in which we continue expanding our investment further.