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Putting down roots

Despite the minimum wage hike, the maker of Siang Pure Oil is staying put.

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  • Newspaper section: Business
  • Writer: Charoen Kittikanya
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Suwanna Eiampikul is a little perturbed by the Pheu Thai Party-led government's policy to hike the daily minimum wage to 300 baht nationwide from Jan 1. 

Mr Bunjua, the founding father of Bertram Chemical, who still helps guide the company’s expansion plans.

But the sales and marketing director of Bertram Chemical (1982), the maker of Siang Pure Oil medicated oil and balm and Peppermint Field gel and balm, does not see any urgent need to relocate its factory outside Thailand as suggested by several economists to capitalise on cheap wages in neighbouring countries.

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