“We are highly pleased that MTEC always deliver on time and the quality of the works satisfy the requirements. This collaboration have saved time and resources of the company.”
Senior Vice President, KCG Excellence Center
KCG Corporation Co., Ltd. conducts business on the production and import of dairy and fine food. The company also distributes and sales bakery equipment as well as administering the Imperial Bakery and Food Culinary School (IBAF.)
With a vision to become “A leading Dairy and Fine Food provider and a committed business partner for modern lifestyle,” the company is dedicated to a development and innovation of culinary arts and sciences in order to create a sustainable business that is competitive on a global scale.
The concept for KCG Excellence Center was given by Mrs. Lalana Thiranusornkij, SVP of KCG Excellence Center. “To develop new services which distinguish our center from other research and development institutes. Specifically, the center doesn’t only serve the needs of the organization but also provide R&D services for our customers. These services yield customer satisfaction and loyalty.”
The KCG Excellence Center employs experts for developing new products. The Center also collaborates with many national and international institutes. “As KCG is also an importer of world-class products, the owners of these oversea brands become our consultants and help us with know-how in novel technologies. They also provide internship opportunities for KCG employees to understand their production processes from upstream to downstream. As for collaborators in Thailand, most of them are from government institutions and universities.”
The collaboration between KCG and MTEC began when Mrs. Lalana “had an opportunity to visit NSTDA and realized MTEC capability with research equipment and teams with expertise in rheology and food texture.” So she was confident that MTEC and KCG could collaborate on these topics that KCG is interested in.
“KCG doesn’t expect the products delivered from MTEC to instantly be ready for production due to differences in our equipment. However, we expect a relay style of works where MTEC creates a lab prototype for KCG researchers to further develop into an industrial prototype. We are highly pleased that MTEC always deliver on time and the quality of the works satisfy the requirements. This collaboration have saved time and resources of the company.”
For future collaboration with MTEC, Mrs. Lalana said that “KCG is interested in food for well-being and food for elderly people. A development of a food for elderly people, which has to be easy to swallow with pleasing texture, should be pertinent to MTEC’s expertise. KCG also values eco-sustainability by emphasizing on biodegradable packaging or specialized packaging, e.g. packaging to prolong shelf life of biscuit and cheese.”
Mrs. Lalana also suggested that “MTEC should encourage its researchers to present their works that are related to business of the company, such as food for well-being, food for the elderly and environmentally friendly packaging and labels, to open possibility for future collaborations.”