HISTORICAL THAI CASTOR OIL INDUSTRIES CO.,LTD.
In 1997, a leading Thai castor seed exporter together with the biggest and
oldest castor crusher in Europe, Alberdingk Boley GmbH, established a company
called THAI CASTOR OIL INDUSTRIES CO., LTD. to crush castor seed in Thailand.
The company was created as a Thai-German joint venture with equity
participation and financial support from both the Thai and German industrial
development institutions. The German partner whose experience in castor oil
production stretched back for more than half a century, provided the technical
know-how with emphasis on quality oil production. The German company itself
was established since 1828 started with linseed oil mill.
Thai Castor Oil Industries Co., Ltd. was registered as a Thai company on
November 2, 1977. Two years later, in 1979 the construction of the first and only
castor oil factory in South East Asia was completed which had an annual capacity
to crush about 40,000 tons of castor seeds, producing 18,000 tons of refined
castor oil. This company, as the mother company of TCO GROUP had later
established more companies to produce mainly the castor oil derivatives plus
– In 1984 established T K WAX CO., LTD. to produce castor waxes.
– In 1989 established T J PAC CO., LTD. to make the powdered waxes.
– In 1990 established T S CHEMICAL CO., LTD to produce DCO, DCO-FA, etc.
In the same year, 1990, T J Land Co., Ltd. was established with wharf facility for
berthing vessels and with warehouses for storage.
– In 2012 when TK Wax Co., Ltd. capacity was fully utilized, another company
Thai Castor Wax Co., Ltd. was established to produce the product line to serve
our expanded market.
The castor oil is a traditional medicinal ‘cure-all’ known for hundreds of years
throughout the world. In it oil form, it is one of the oldest laxative, and material
for cosmetics. The main use today is the raw material for an enormous variety of
sophisticated products such as lubricants, plastics, artificial fibers, paint,
varnished and synthetic resins, plasticizers and surfactants, fungicides,
cosmetics, printing inks, soaps, artificial leather, hydraulic fluids, dyeing aids
and textile finishing materials. These are only some of its principal uses.
Of these uses, many needed the chemically modified castor oil, the so-called
castor oil derivatives.
Thai Castor Oil Industries Co., Ltd. had expanded into such derivatives market
through the TCO GROUP OF COMPANIES mentioned above.