Asia Industrial Estate Co., Ltd. (AIE) was established in 1989, and at present its registered capital is Baht 7,950 million (USD 265 million). The company's major shareholders include City Realty Co., Ltd., Sophonpanich family investment companies, and Bangkok Bank. The company’s first project is the development of Asia Industrial Estate Map Ta Phut (AIEMTP), a large scale industrial estate in Map Ta Phut on Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard. AIE’s second project is the development of Asia Industrial Estate Suvarnabhumi (AIES), a large scale industrial estate in Samut Prakan Province, about 20 km. east of Suvarnabhumi International Airport. AIES is home to many leading companies in various industries such as Hino Motor Manufacturing (Thailand) Ltd., NGK Ceramics (Thailand) Co., Ltd. and Thai Yazaki Electric Wire Co., Ltd.
Asia Industrial Estate Map Ta Phut (AIEMTP) is a large scale industrial estate on Thailand's Eastern Seaboard. AIEMTP, which is jointly managed by the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (I-EA-T), encompasses 3,220 Rai (515 hectares) of land. Notable tenants at AIEMTP are PTT Group, Dow Chemical, and Shin-Etsu Silicone.
AIEMTP is 3.5 km. off Sukhumvit Road and neighbours Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate where the PTT Public Company Limited’s natural gas pipelines and other basic infrastructures are already in place. Facilities nearby include a deep-sea port, liquid berths, oil terminals, tank farms, GLOW’s independent power provider, East Water’s raw water supply, Genco’s industrial waste treatment plant, customs office, immigration office, pilot services, and more.
Asia Industrial Estate Suvarnabhumi (AIES) is the largest industrial estate near Suvarnabhumi airport (The largest airport in Thailand) in Khlong Suan, Preng, Ban Ra Kat, and Bang Phli Noi Subdistricts, Bang Bo District, Samut Prakan Province, and about 20 km. to Suvarnabhumi International Airport. AIES is developed in three phases, totaling 4,000 Rai (640 hectares) of land, of which 3,020 Rai (483 hectares) of land is salable. AIES is jointly managed by the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (I-EA-T).
AIES’ location is logistically suitable for a variety of industrial uses. Supporting facilities nearby include Ladkrabang's Inland Container Depot, Custom-Free Zone at Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Bangkok Port (Khlong Toei Seaport), and Laem Chabang Port, among others
Suitable industries for AIES includes Logistics & eCommerce Hubs and Data Center, Automobile Industries, Electronics and Electrical Appliances, Medical Industries, R&D and Training Center. Notable tenants at AIES are Hino Motors, NGK Ceramics, Yazaki Electric Wire, Topre, and TICON.
City Realty Co., Ltd. (AIE’s major shareholder) has a shareholder’s equity of over Baht 12,800 million (USD 365 million) and unconsolidated total assets of over Baht 13,600 million. It is headed by Mr. Chali Sophonpanich. Its major shareholders are Sophonpanich family and investment companies (72%), American International Assurance Co., Ltd. (13%), and Bangkok Bank Public Co., Ltd. (10%).
The group has undertaken property development projects both in Thailand and abroad, including residential properties (e.g. Bangkok Garden, Royal Cliff Garden, Shanghai Pangu Tiandi, Chatrium Hotels), shopping centers (Emporium Shopping Center, Royal City Avenue), industrial estates near Bangkok (Asia Industrial Estate Map Ta Phut and Suvarnabhumi), and Shrewsbury International School, as well as centrally located Grade-A office buildings (Emporium Tower, Sathorn City Tower and Asia Centre).