In 1962, Thailand’s Ministry of Agriculture and Co-Operatives General Surajit Charusreni realized that while Thai farmers were producing thousands of tons of raw milk every year, there was as yet no Thai company producing dairy products for the home market. In response, he negotiated with a group of Thai and Malaysianbusinessmen, and the Australian Dairy Product Board with the aim of establishing ‘The Thai Dairy Industry Co., Ltd. (TDI)’ – The first Thai dairy company.
The company mission has been to process local raw materials into dairy products that Thai people would love. Since that time, the now wholly Thai owned TDI has made substantial investments in dairy farming promotion, production technology, and product development, while simultaneously expanding its line of products and brands to suit the growing needs of consumers. Today, over 50 years since its establishment, the company still adheres to its founding precepts of offering the best-quality, nutritious dairy products to consumers in Thailand and overseas.
The Thai Dairy Industry Co., Ltd. has continually developed new and high-quality products that have become popular and much-loved throughout the years.
|1962||The Thai Dairy Industry Co., Ltd. Founded|
|1965||‘Mali’ Sweetened Condensed Milk|
|1971||‘Orchid’ Pure Creamy Butter (Salted and Unsalted)|
|1972||‘Mali’ Unsweetened Condensed Milk|
|1980||‘Mali’ UHT Milk 250 ml (Later in 200 ml and 1,000 ml Sizes)|
|1985||‘Mali’ Instant Full Cream Milk Powder (400 gm, 900 gm, and 2,500 gm.)|
|1988||‘Hawaii’ Ready-to-Use UHT Coconut Cream in Cardboard Boxes and in Cans a Year Later|
|1989||‘Orchid’ Fresh Milk, Sterilized, and Pasteurized|
|1990||‘Orchid’ Fresh Milk, Sterilized, and Pasteurized|
|1991||‘Mali Junior’ UHT Milk|
|1992||‘Orchid’ UHT Chocco Malt Drink|
|1994||‘Yoplait’ and ‘Yopi’ Yoghurt Drink|
|2002||‘Birdwings’ Sweetened Condensed Non-Dairy Creamer ‘Lily’ Mixed Fat Butter|
|2004||‘Mali’ UHT Thai Iced Tea, Iced Coffee, and Iced Green Tea ‘Orchid’ Milk Product for Cooking and Baking|
|2005||‘Mali’ Sweetened Condensed Milk in Tetra Brik|
|2006||‘Mali’ Sterilized Milk|
|2007||‘Mali’ Unsweetened Condensed Milk in Tetra Brik|
|2008||‘Pims’ Magarine and Shortening|
|2009||‘Mali’ Drinking Water|
|2010||‘Mali’ Coffee Creamer|