|C.P.L. Group Public Company Limited was found in 1989.
The establishment of the company was made by the cooperation
among five groups of companies, namely, Charoensin Group
and Lien Dah Limited who had gained experience in tannery
business through more than 40 years; Pan Overseas Corps
who also had long experience in the business from Taiwan;
Bang of Asia Public Company Limited and City Capital Co.,
Ltd who were financial and investment expertise in Thailand.
In August 1989,
the company purchased a tannery facilities from Charoensin
Group where was located at Bang Pu Mai, Mueng District,
Samutprakarn province. The area was known as tannery industry
area in Thailand. The production line was to process “Raw
hide” to “Finished leather”. The company began to supply
finished leather to shoes manufacturers in Thailand mainly
to major group of exporting shoes factories such as Pan
Group and Saha Union Group. The major products were Full
Grain leather, Nubuck leather.
In May 1990,
In order to expand production capacity, the company acquired
the Wen Hwa (Thailand) Co., Ltd for producing Split Suede
In August 1990,
the company increased its registered capital from 120
million Baht to 180 million Baht for the business expansion
which was the investment on the Hen Wwa (Thailand) Co.,
Ltd. Its operation was to process “Raw Hide” into “Wet
Blue” for supplying to the main factory in Samutprakarn
province. The associated facility began its operation
in September 1991.
In January 1994,
the company went public and listed as a public company
in the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET). The company name
was changed to C.P.L. Group Public Company Limited.
In November 2001,
to expand production capacity, the company bought a land
of 45,000 square meters where was next to Thailand tannery
facility. The new production capacity was changed to 2.7
million square feet (Sq.Ft.) per month.
In May 2002,
to provide after sales service and support major client
in China, C.P.L. International Company Ltd was established
in Guangdong area. The production started in the same
year with capacity for finished leather at 2,000,000 million
square feet (Sq.Ft.) per month.
In March 2017,
CPL Group merged with Pangolin Safety Products Co. Ltd,
the market leader and manufacturer of safety footwear
in Thailand. This is a significant change and facilitates
our major expansion programme from manufacturer and distributor
of finished leather into the production and distribution
of personal protective equipment. As a global leader in
the manufacture of leather and tanning products, along
with significant increased production capacity, the merger
of CPL Group and Pangolin creates the benchmark for quality
and service. This merger sets a high level of quality
standards and business sustainability and, as one of the
largest manufacturers in South East Asia, confirms our
commitment to attain the highest levels of product quality