Local History

History of Kao Thailand


Head Office

Kao Industrial (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
was officially established on September 24, 1964 as the manufacturer of a wide range of shampoo and detergent products. Later in 1972, chemical plant was established to produce intermediate materials for local users and export.

History of Kao Factory



Kao’s new factory started its construction in December 2003. Later in February 2005, the new factory has started the production after receiving an approved from Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT). Kao’s new factory start all its production process by the end of 2005.

Kao new factory will work under 3 philosophies.

  • Ensure consumers’ reliability (GMP, ISO standards)
  • Profitable growth by productivity innovation (Quality, Cost and Speed)
  • Fulfillment of social responsibility (Safety, Environment and Disaster prevention)



The new factory is located at 700 / 313 Moo 6 Amata Nakorn Industrial Estate, Tambol Donhuaroh, Amphur Muang, Chonburi province

With Bath 4.3 billion investments, Kao’s new factory, with a size of 157,000 square meters-3 times compared to the old factory, will improve the company’s production process with 1.5 times production capability compared to the old figure. The new factory is going to be a production center of Kao in Asia.

Kao Thailand

Kao Thailand was established for business fields of household and chemical products as the history below:

Year 1964  Kao Thailand officially established on September 24, 1964
Year 1967  Launch of Feather Shampoo


Year 1968 Produce the raw material for internal use
Year 1971 Sulfur Trioxide Plant
Year 1974 Launch of Haiter bleach


Year 1976 Blending Plant and Wastewater Treatment Plants
Year 1978 Launch of Kao Essential Shampoo
Year 1979 Launch of Feather Conditioner
Year 1981 Launch of Wonderful


Year 1983 Launch of Biore Foam


Year 1985 Launch of Laurier Sanitary Napkins


Year 1988 Launch of Wide Haiter
Year 1989 Launch of Attack Detergent
Year 1993 New Biological Wastewater Treatment System Etc. Plant improvement / Capacity-up, Launch new products
Year 2000 Launch of Magiclean Floor Cleaner


Year 2001 Launch of Laurier Ultra Slim Type
Year 2005 New Factory at Amata Nakorn Industrial Estate starts production
Year 2006 Launch of Attack Easy Detergent


Year 2007 Launch of Attack Soft Plus Detergent


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