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The survey shows the agricultural and food processing industry in Thailand wants to upgrade the technology. SME Development Bank announced the creation of a digital road leading to the Thailand 4.0 era.

 

The survey shows the agricultural and food processing industry in Thailand wants to upgrade the technology. SME Development Bank announced the creation of a digital road leading to the Thailand 4.0 era.

 

Associate Professor Dr. Saowanee Thairungroong, President of University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce Discuss the results of the survey. “Trends in Thai Agro-Industry and Processed Food in the Digital Age” from 1,219 samples, including the non-food industry 22.49% and the food industry 77.51%.  The majority of sales in the country are 95.72% in foreign countries, 4.12% in foreign countries and 0.16% in foreign markets. The online sales are up 65.7% and 34.3% respectively.

 

Entrepreneurs who can upgrade their business into the Thai 4.0 era by using advanced technology research and innovation have achieved only 2.87%. The business in the 3.0 era is using more heavy machinery. 1.97% .Most of the respondents were working in the 2.0 era, working with small machines 72.33% and doing business in the 1.0 era with 22.82% of the labor force. Most of them were small businesses, 23.40%. Medium-sized 1.0% only 2.38%

 

When asked about the importance of technology. The majority of respondents were 42.28% saying that it was very important to say that it was not important. Only 3.28% indicated that the entrepreneur was alert. And to bring technology to enhance the business. The technology used today. The reason for using technology such as convenience and speed is 19.67%, easy production control, 18.41% and standard yield is 14.19 etc. For non-technology reasons such as high cost 30.49% is not needed 25.46% and is used. Only 21.78% of the workforce is good.

The technology used to do business now. Most of the 73.12% said they were inferior to the large domestic industry, so 71.92% plan to invest in new technology soon. It reduces production costs. Increase your business growth opportunity.

 

The technology used to do business now. Most of the 73.12% said they were inferior to the large domestic industry, so 71.92% plan to invest in new technology soon. It reduces production costs. Increase your business growth opportunities. The business is up-to-date. Control production standards. Help expand customer base. And well managed, etc. The source of funds to use. 68.61% said they used loans from sources such as commercial banks / government, relatives, etc. In addition, 47.35% of the respondents said that the standard of industrial products was very important to the business.

 

 

 

Asst. Prof. Dr. Thanawat Boonwichai Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research And director of the Center for Economic and Business Forecasting. Thai Chamber of Commerce Reveals the use of information technology for the sample. Currently, the average level is 53.82%, which is 43.73%. Most believe that in the future, information technology will be very important.

The things that the government needs to help with information technology to do business are: 1. To provide distribution channels and distribution channels. 2. Educate / train Information on technology used in business operations and exchange of knowledge between government and entrepreneurs. 3. Promote marketing strategies both domestically and internationally. 4. Promote new production efficiency and innovation.

The major problems and obstacles in the manufacturing business are the rising cost of raw materials, labor, high wages, marketing, logistics, finance, lack of knowledge and technology / innovation is lacking of knowledge in using the right technology. And the policy / measures are government support measures. (Credit access)

The demand for government support policies and measures include: 1. Investment 38.25% 2. Technology 27.04% 3. Tax measures 18.94% 4. Training 10.60% 5. Research and development 3.06 % And 6. Regarding regulations 2.11%

While things like getting help from the government To promote the agro-industry and processed food, including distribution channels. Cost reduction in production Product innovation Human Resource Management and Management And the necessary information / knowledge. Proposals to be received from the SME Development Bank (SME Bank), which require low interest rates. There are steps to get a loan that is easier and easier. And to finance the export and distribution.

Mr. Mongkol Leeltham Managing Director Small and Medium Enterprise Development Bank (SME Bank), said the survey. It shows clearly that the current Thai SMEs. Small and medium sized agricultural and food processing industries. Paying attention to modern technology. Innovative machines as well as information technology. To help raise the business. It is believed that it will benefit the business in the future. It is cost effective. Control production standards. To expand the market to international.

 

Based on this demand, the Bank of Thailand has set up a strategy to promote SMEs in Thailand with digital technology. Throughout the past few years, the Bank has been able to provide loans to small and medium-sized businesses with a low interest rate starting from just 1% per annum. The 24×7 ‘SME D Bank’ platform means 24 hours a day, 7 days in a row, along with a mobile service. “Carriages to promote Thai SMEs to expedite”.The staff of 8-8-7 is available from 8 am to 8 pm (8: 00-20: 00) for 7 days. All over the place, including the ‘SME D Bank’ platform, brings together more than 150 Tools Boxes and more than 1,000 e-Library resources to help SMEs keep up with technology. New age by yourself.

Organize activities and projects. Continuing with the information technology, such as the “Star Rating Business by SME D Bank” brings 70,000 community entrepreneurs to the world online trade. Organize seminars to educate online marketing success. Develop standards for agricultural products and processed foods for long-term preservation. For example, to support the entrepreneur financing chicken barbecue Khao Suan Kwang, Khon Kaen buy vacuum packaging machine. Business matching with online marketers like Shopee and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) to educate and expand overseas markets such as China, Hong Kong and India, as well as introduce agricultural products and processed food through online media. Reach from around the world more than 1.2 million Reach per month.

“The strategy of working in the SME Bank is like building a digital road for SMEs in Thailand. This road will have the environment in all aspects that will bring SMEs into the digital upgrade business. It helps businesses thrive, survive and sustainably in today’s and tomorrow’s commercial world, “said Mongkol.

In addition, the Democrats will take the recommendation from the sample in this survey. To develop new credit products as well as service procedures. To respond to the needs of the agro-processing industry.

 

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