OriginClear Thailand Targets 2.8 Million Enterprises To Modernize Water Treatment
On 31 March 2017, OriginClear announced that it had agreed to launch a joint venture, OriginClear Thailand, to address the country’s long-term water crisis by directly targeting 2.8 million small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The joint venture is intended to access up to 13,000 factories, to help address the country’s long-term water crisis.
In a ceremony in Bangkok, Jean-Louis “JL” Kindler and Stephen Jan agreed with Green Zone Innovation, a group headed by Mr. Chumpol Chaiwat, Deputy President to the Federation of Thai SME Association, and Marathon Intertrade, a marketing company for water treatment solutions, to create OriginClear Thailand.
The project has the active support of Dr. Boonsakdi Lorpipatana, professor at the Kasem Bundit University in Bangkok, and a stakeholder in Thailand 4.0 Innovation, a major government policy aimed at achieving economic parity and balance between the environment and society. Dr. Lorpipatana plans to advise Green Zone Innovation and Marathon Intertrade on this joint venture.
“Thanks to our planned partnership with OriginClear, we believe we will be able to combine its process with our own complementary technology, to address many more needs,” said Mr. Kanphong Lorpipat, Managing Director of Marathon Intertrade. “The 2.8 million SMEs we serve directly are in top target industries including energy management, sugar and ethanol, food, drinking water, aquaculture, and agriculture. These businesses need help to meet Thailand 4.0 goals.”