Opened the “Chia Tai Chung” or the “Chia Tai” seed shop on Song Wat Road (now Song Sawat Road) by Mr. Chia Ek Chor and Mr. Chia Jin Hyang, which was the start of the Airplane brand seeds, the first agricultural product that had a quality guarantee.
Started the first animal feed mill using a grinding and mixing machine in the parking garage of the Chan Road house, which was later developed into a modernized animal feed mill.
Chia Tai vegetable seed experimental farm
Mr. Dhanin Chearavanont appointed General Director at the age of 25.
Pioneers in the use of rearing house management technology and poultry farming with Arbor Acres chickens, considered the best chicken breed in the world at the time.
Constructed Southeast Asia’s largest and most modern feed mill on Bangna-Trad road K.M. 21.
First to offer integrated poultry farming and minimum income guarantees in Thailand.
Registered Charoen Pokphand Group Co., Ltd. to manage expanding domestic and overseas businesses.
Established Nongwa Agricultural Village to help poor farmers obtain land ownership. Farmers earn an average monthly income of THB 80,000 and the village is considered the most modern swine farming community in Thailand.
Entered into a joint venture with U.S.-based Continental Grain Company to establish Chia Tai Conti Co., Ltd., an animal feed business based in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province. Chose the name “Chia Tai” (in Teochew dialect) or “Zheng Da” (in Mandarin), which means loyal, honest, fair, and accurate, a name that has since been used for all of the Group’s investments in China.
Became the first multinational conglomerate to register in Shenzhen. Received business registration number 0001 for feed production and distribution business.
Began supporting swine farmers by offering income guarantees similar to the program for poultry farmers.
Founded C.P. Land Public Company Limited to conduct business in property development.
Entered into a joint venture with Ji Lin Chia Tai Co., Ltd., a local Chinese company, which was the first joint venture in the Chinese animal feed business involving local and international companies.
Joint investment with Japan’s Mitsubishi Group to farm Black Tiger Prawn
Founded the Rural Lives Development Foundation to implement initiatives developed by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
Set up an animal feed business in Inegol, Turkey, by establishing C.P. Standart Gida Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., and expanding to an integrated chicken business that continues today.
Expanded into the retail business to improve the quality of fresh produce. Established Makro, a wholesale distribution channel for SMEs. Founded C.P. Seven-Eleven Co., Ltd. to operate convenience stores under the name 7-Eleven.
Launched the ‘Raising Layer for Student’s Lunch Project’ to give children in remote areas improved access to essential proteins.
Transformed Thai telecommunications industry, making basic telephone usage more widespread. This business is now operated by True Corporation PCL.
Entered into a joint venture with Japan-based Meiji Co., Ltd. to found CP-Meiji Co., Ltd. to produce and sell pasteurized dairy products in Thailand.
Launched the C.P. Do Good Blood Donation project in collaboration with the Thai Red Cross Society, which has to date collected more than 400,000 units of donated blood.
Established Luoyang Northern Ek Chor Motorcycle Co., Ltd. in Henan Province, which manufactures motorcycles under the popular brand “Da Yang,” with a production capacity of more than 640,000 motorcycles per year, and currently more than 100,000 low-speed vehicles per year.
Established C.P. Vietnam Livestock Co., Ltd. and a livestock feed mill in Dong Nai Province, Vietnam, the first in the country, which is one of the countries with high capacity and high growth rate.
Announced C.P. Group Environmental Policy to demonstrate our commitment to natural resources and environmental protection.
Expanded the aquaculture business to India by building the first aquaculture feedmill in Chennai.
Set up the “Lotus Supercenter” in Pudong District, Shanghai, which was subsequently expanded across China and currently has 70 branches.
Expanded the business in Vietnam to aquaculture business, beginning with a fishmeal production plant and shrimp processing plant at Dong Nai.
Opened the “Super Brand Mall” in Pudong District, Shanghai, the first one-stop shopping mall in China.
Announced the C.P. Group Safety, Health, and Environment Policy to demonstrate our commitment to the health and safety of our employees.
Announced the Energy Efficiency Policy and Target and appointed a committee to run an energy-saving campaign at Group level.
Invested in Russia through livestock feed and swine farm businesses, and subsequently expanded to the integrated chicken business of today.
Invested in an integrated livestock business in Laos PDR, starting with the capital of Vientiane and expanding to Champasak Province.
Founded Panyapiwat Institute of Management, a tertiary institution specializing in retail business education and research.
Created opportunities for students and teachers to get access to information, news and educational content through True Plookpanya.
Expanded the animal feed and farming businesses in the Philippines, another country in ASEAN with a present population of more than 100 million people.
Launched the leadership development training program. The first class of participants received training in the Action Learning Program (ALP).
Organized the first C.P. Innovation Exposition to serve as a platform for sharing ideas about innovation and to honor the contributions of our most innovative employees.
True published first annual report on action against climate change through the CDP Climate Change Program.
Initiated the “Pinggu” pilot project, a modern circular economy agriculture project based on the “Four-in-One” collaboration approach between the government, farmers, a bank, and the Group.
The 3 Million Layers project in Ping Gu, a suburb of Beijing. This is an integrated egg production project that uses automation and highly efficient renewable resources.
Began the Nakhon Luang Rice Project, which comprised the largest and most modern rice quality improving facility in the world, and became a distribution port.
CPF chicken products were the first in the world to receive the ProSustain® standards from DNV GL.
True was the first company to bring 4G to Thailand giving access to modern communications on par with international standards.
CPF published first annual report on action against climate change through the CDP Climate Change Program.
Invested in Tops Foods NV, a listed company established in Belgium, which manufactures and sells both chilled and ambient ready-to-eat meals using a microwave system for the latter.
Pioneered international money transfer businesses within ASEAN through True Money, beginning with Myanmar.
CPF published its first sustainability report aligning with GRI G4 guidelines
CPF developed the “Sustainable Sourcing Policy and Supplier Guiding Principle” based on basic environmental, social and corporate governance requirements
Established the Seafood Task Force (originally the Sustainable Shrimp Supply Chain Task Force), which is an alliance of leading retailers from the US and the EU, Thai seafood producers, and independent international organizations to promote sustainability in the Thai seafood industry
Established the Seafood Task Force (originally the Sustainable Shrimp Supply Chain Task Force), which is an alliance of leading retailers from the US and the EU, Thai seafood producers, and independent international organizations to promote sustainability in the Thai seafood industryEstablished a policy committee, a management committee and a working committee on sustainability, governance and corporate communication for C.P. Group
CPF was selected as a member of DJSI Emerging Markets
True published its first sustainability report in alignment with GRI G4 guidelines
Formed a business alliance of C.P. Group (Thailand), Itochu Corporation (Japan) and CITIC Group (China) to both resources and business networks
Opened a modern rice mill in Cambodia to produce high quality rice for the global market.
Announced the purchase of 100% of ordinary shares in Bellisio Parent, LLC, which manufactures and sells single-serve dishes in the United States and Canada, allowing CPF to enter the largest food market in the world, and establishing another sales channel for CPF products in North America through its nationwide distribution network.
Established C.P. Group Corporate Governance Committee. Developed corporate governance principles
C.P. Innovation Exposition 2016
Announced CP Group’s sustainability strategy and goals for 2020
Became a member of the United Nations Global Compact’s Caring for Climate and WBCSD
Participated in setting up the Global Compact Network Thailand
CPF was selected as a member of DJSI Emerging Markets for 2 consecutive years.
CP All published its first sustainability report in alignment with GRI G4 guidelines.