“Training helps change the mind-set of the company’s engineers and technicians to put theoretical knowledge into practice rather than relying on experience only”
Hatari Electric Co., Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of electric fan products in Thailand. The company is dedicated to delivering products of the highest standards, and continuously focuses on sustainable R&D and product design to meet the market demands and captures the latest technology trends. Hatari Electric becomes the leader, which has the largest market share in the domestic market of electronic cooling fans.
Mr.Wichaya Meksavan, the R&D Manager of Hatari Electric, mentioned that “the company originally began as a small family business running by trials and errors. As competition intensified, Hatari Electric placed importance on research and development. The company also wished to enhance the capabilities of its employees which are valuable asset of the company. The company received technical training from MTEC on plastic part development and mold design.”
“MTEC researchers are committed to knowledge dissemination from the basics using computer-aided technology for mold design and production to on-site problem solving on plastic injection and mold flow analysis in order to prevent problem recurrence. Training helps change the mind-set of the company’s engineers and technicians to put theoretical knowledge into practice rather than relying on experience only.”
Hatari Electric will continue to collaborate with MTEC in terms of technical training. The knowledge accumulated will be further developed to be used for solving advanced engineering problems. When asked about recommendations for MTEC and NSTDA, Mr. Meksavan said “the governmental agencies should engage more in public relation activities to build customer awareness on their expertise and services for private sector. This will help to promote industrial networking. Communication channel should be set up as a means to reach industries who need technical assistance. Researchers and research personnel should understand that entrepreneurs place an emphasis on practical cost-reduction solutions. The government assistance will contribute significantly to raise the country’s competitiveness.”