Message from the Chairman
On a positive note the Thai economy expanded by 3.2 percent and is expected to expand at a rate of 3.5 percent in 2017, despite a modest 0.4 percent expansion in national exports, along with a still weakened world economy and other various external factors. Though the United States showed growth in their economies, other leading economic leader, such as Chaina, Japan and the European Union, had not fully recovered. As a result, the World Trade Organization has estimated the international trade value will expand by only 2.2 percent in 2017.
Assisting the Thai economy in its expansion for 2017 will be the government’s economic stimulus measures in the private sector, whose recovery has lagged behind other sectors.
With ever changing conditions that effect the economy both domestically and internationally, preparation is key to managing both business risks and opportunities alike.
The Borad of Directors of S. Khonkaen Foods Public Company Limited is aware of its obligations to our shareholders and embraces the opportunity to manage the pressures of an ever changing environment, both here and aboard, to stay the prosperous course throughout 2017 as a foundation for years to come.
I would like to personally thank our shareholders, customers, management team, and staff for your continued loyalty as you all prove to support the longevity and success of our organization.
<p style=”text-align: center;”>(Mr. Somchai Sakulsurarat)
Chairman of the Board of Directors</p>