Story

  • Our company vision had been conceptualized by our late Chairman Mr. Sompon Sahavat.

  • We started in 1943 as a sawmill in Ratchaprasong as Thailand was using its natural resources to grow the economy.

  • We moved to Rama VI Bridge, the location of our head office today operating the plywood mill in 1966. Thailand economy was growing on import substitution growth.

  • In 1989, we decided to not use natural wood from the forest and became the first wood-based panel producer in Thailand, producing particleboard in our Chacheongsao factory.

  • In 1989, we built our first MDF plants in Chonburi and built more MDF plants and particleboard in the same location.

  • In 1994, we built our resin plant in Rayong and afterwards impregnation plants.

  • In 1995, Vanachai is listed and traded on the Stock Exchange as VNG.

  • In 1998, we built our Surat Thani particleboard plant. Today, this plant has 5 MDF line, 1 particleboard line, and 1 OSB line, making it the largest wood-based panel factory in Asia.

  • In 2008, we built our MDF and particleboard plants in Saraburi.

  • In 2019, we started our energy business units with solar energy and biomass energy.

  • In 2019, our retail business unit, WoodSmith opened its flagship store and many stores across Thailand.

  • In 2020, our first OSB production started in Surat Thani.

TIMELINE

BUSINESS UNITS

1943

Sawmill

1966

Plywood

1984

Particleboard

1989

MDF board

1995

Listed on SET as VNG

2019

Renewable Energy

2019

Woodsmith

2020

OSB

FACTORIES

SARABURI
2008
Bangkok
1943
Ratchaprasong
1966
Rama VI
2019
WoodSmith
RAYONG
1994
SURAT THANI
1998
CHONBURI
1989

Our retail and marketing business unit for all our core products and value-added products. WoodSmith flagship store is at our headquarter in Bangkok. WoodSmith sells, distributes as well as educates our customers about all our products and their applications. WoodSmith stores are located all over Thailand to serve our customers at every-where and in every-size.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mr. Sompop Sahawat
  • Chairman
Mr. Suebtrakul Soontornthum
  • Vice Chairman
  • Independent Director
Ms. Yupaporn Boongate
  • Vice Chairman
  • Director
Mr. Nipon Wisityutasart
  • Chairman of Audit Committee
  • Independent Director
Police General Wichean Potephosree
  • Independent Director
  • Audit Committee
Mr. Kraithip Krairiksh
  • Independent director
  • Audit committee
Police General Soontorn Saikwan
  • Independent director
Mr. Wanthana Jaroennwarat
  • Director
  • Managing Director
Mr. Suthep Chaipattanavanich
  • Director
Mr. Patta Sahawat
  • Director
Ms. Phattra Sahawat
  • Director
Mr. Somprasong Sahawat
  • Director
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Mr. Surapong Dumrisilp
  • Director
Mr. Sittiwat Sahawat
  • Director