HISTORY
BOON RAWD BREWERY HISTORY
  • 1929

    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
    equal quality.



  • 1933

    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.

    1933
  • 1934

    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.

    1934
  • 1941

    Sixty percent of the country’s beer market
    belongs to Boon Rawd.

    1941
  • 1950

    On 23 March, at the age of 78, Phya Bhirom Bhakdi, the man who pioneered Thailand’s first brewery,
    passes away.

    1950
  • 1955

    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.

    1955
  • 1959

    To satisfy the growing demand for its beer, Boon Rawd Brewery steps up production
    to 11,000 litres an hour.




  • 1968

    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
    production line.

    1968
  • 1970

    Boon Rawd began exporting Singha Beer.




  • 1972

    Boon Rawd has total sales of 30.8 million litres of beer.




  • 1984

    Boon Rawd sells more than 151 million litres of beer.




  • 1988

    A new automatic filling line, replacing the mechanical one, becomes operational, filling 60,000 bottles
    an hour.



  • 1989

    Boon Rawd begins producing Singha in cans.

    1986
  • 1992

    New brewery at Patumthani began construction.




  • 1993

    Sales soar, hitting 369.6 million litres in 1993.




  • 1995

    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
    severely damaged.

    1995
  • 1996

    Boon Rawd sells a record 619.3 million litres that year, a 21.1 percent increase over the previous year.




  • 1998

    In June, Leo beer is launched

    1998
  • 2002

    The distribution network is revitalized, and within
    three years, Boon Rawd builds a new network of
    12,000 subcontractors or dealers.

    2002
  • 2003

    To celebrate its 70th year, the company releases
    Singha 70, a special anniversary beer.

    2003
  • 2006

    Singha Light, a 3.5 percent alcohol content beer,
    is launched.





    2006
  • 2008

    Boon Rawd celebrates its 75th Anniversary

    2008
  • 2010

    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.

    2010
  • 2013

    Boon Rawd celebrates its 80th anniversary.




    2013