After sampling a number of imported beers over the years, 57-year-old Phya Bhirom Bhakdi, or
"Boon Rawd" Sreshthaputra, became convinced that Thailand could brew a competitive beer of
On 4 August, the government officially grants
Phya Bhirom Bhakdi his long-coveted license to
brew beer. The date is regarded as the official birth
of Boon Rawd, and its anniversaries are celebrated
on this day.
King Prajadhipok visited the brewery site twice
to see the building progress.
Construction is completed in March.
Boon Rawd Company launches the brands Golden
Kite and Singha, which sell for 32 satang.
Phya Bhirom Bhakdi’s efforts quickly bear fruit.
A year and a half after the opening of
Boon Rawd Brewery, 40 percent of the beer
consumed in Thailand is brewed in Thailand.
Sixty percent of the country’s beer market
belongs to Boon Rawd.
On 23 March, at the age of 78, Phya Bhirom Bhakdi, the man who pioneered Thailand’s first brewery,
The company increases its capacity for the first time,
up from bottling 6,000 litres an hour to 12,000
an hour. This was accomplished when the firm
built two additional brewing vessels, bringing its
total to four, added more aluminum storage tanks
and integrated a new mechanical filler machine.
To satisfy the growing demand for its beer, Boon Rawd Brewery steps up production
to 11,000 litres an hour.
Boon Rawd undergoes major expansion.
The company’s grounds extend from 3.6 acres
to 22.8 acres. New equipment is installed over
a two-year period, including larger silos,
a new water treatment plant, and a larger cellar
for 83 aluminum tanks that each hold
600 hectolitres. New steam boilers, a cool ship
(an open vat where liquid ingredients are
cooled after boiling) and beer filters are also
acquired. A state-of-the-art mechanical
filler is the capstone of the modernized
Boon Rawd began exporting Singha Beer.
Boon Rawd has total sales of 30.8 million litres of beer.
Boon Rawd sells more than 151 million litres of beer.
A new automatic filling line, replacing the mechanical one, becomes operational, filling 60,000 bottles
Boon Rawd begins producing Singha in cans.
New brewery at Patumthani began construction.
Sales soar, hitting 369.6 million litres in 1993.
Construction on the Khon Kaen brewery begins.
With a capacity of 2 million hectoliters, it takes nearly
two years to complete.
On 12 April, a fire leaves the Pathum Thani brewery
Boon Rawd sells a record 619.3 million litres that year, a 21.1 percent increase over the previous year.
In June, Leo beer is launched
The distribution network is revitalized, and within
three years, Boon Rawd builds a new network of
12,000 subcontractors or dealers.
To celebrate its 70th year, the company releases
Singha 70, a special anniversary beer.
Singha Light, a 3.5 percent alcohol content beer,
Boon Rawd celebrates its 75th Anniversary
To extend its brand internationally,
Singha Corporation becomes the global partner of
the Manchester United Football Club, making Singha
an official beer of the MUFC and earning the right
to have its banner displayed at all home games.
Singha Corporation enters into a global
partnership with the Chelsea Football Club.
Singha Corporation becomes
the official team partner of the Formula One
Red Bull Racing Team and is allowed to
prominently display its logo on the nose
of its racing cars.
EST 33, a restaurant featuring a microbrewery,
opens in Bangkok’s Crystal Design Center.
Boon Rawd celebrates its 80th anniversary.