When it comes to sourcing paper products, organizations have many countries to choose from, with the US, China, and Japan being the top contenders. The global pandemic has however proven that supply chains are often more vulnerable than we think and that diversification and flexibility will be key to ensuring such disruptions do not adversely affect businesses in the future.
The Thai paper industry offers an opportunity for global businesses to discover new sources for paper products, hence reducing their dependency on major suppliers. Let’s look at some of the key reasons to consider this source and what benefits it provides clients.
Thailand has long relied on exports to build its economy. Its geographical location and ease of access to air, land, sea, and rail links make it a viable source of paper products for markets near and far. Its central location in the Asian region also means it can easily source whatever raw materials it does not produce locally. It has a highly skilled labour force and supportive government structures and incentives that help ease the process of international trade. Businesses that offer packaging products for export are able to easily undertake the logistics and customs concerns so that clients enjoy an easy and streamlined transaction.
Thailand’s agricultural sector continues to thrive with the paper and paper products manufacturing index continuing to steadily grow each year. Even with calamities like the 2011 Thailand floods that temporarily hampered production, the industry still proved resilient and managed to keep up the production of pulp stocks. The bulk of paper exports are thanks to the global demand for packaging products. SME packaging is highly sought after as these businesses are more likely to outsource due to cost considerations.
The ample source of raw materials, investment and skilled labour has made Thai paper products enjoy strong demand. Many manufacturers can accommodate whatever size and configuration of orders from local and international clients. From export paper pallets and boxes to furniture, there are many ways these paper products can be customized to meet the requirements of clients. This versatility and creative design have made Thailand an ideal source for paper products of all kinds for the global market. However unique a design you want to see developed and put into production, Thailand remains an ideal choice with the requisite skills, capacity, and technology to make it work.
Being mindful of how your business impacts communities, the people that live in it and the greater world is important. Taking responsibility for how your business decisions affect the environment makes your operations more ethical and can enhance your business reputation. When partnering with Thai box manufacturers, you will find they adhere to stringent environmental standards that ensure careful sourcing and processing of natural resources, and responsible waste management practices. These initiatives have become ingrained in the industry, with reforestation and recycling being key aspects. These high standards also tend to align with most other benchmarks set by foreign countries, helping to avoid conflicts.