1970s to 1990s, Establishing Presence in Thailand



Chavalit Frederick Tsao, the fourth generation of his family business, spearheaded the company’s development and expansion in Thailand.

  • Then, in 1990, United Shipyard & Engineering (UTSE), the largest shipyard in Thailand, was established.
  • In 1987, the company increased their investment and repositioned United Thai Shipping Corporation (UTSC), now known as Unithai Group, into a profitable business unit.
  • In 1985, the company established Lifelines Produce Co Ltd, which commercially farmed high-value fruits and vegetables for local and export markets.
  • In 1978, the company invested in United Thai Shipping Corporation (UTSC), marking the entry of the family business in Thailand.