Frasers Property (Thailand) Public Company Limited (“the Company”), formerly known as TICON Industrial Connection PCL (“TICON”) was established in 1990 and listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand in 2002. The Company engages in development and management of high standard industrial properties for ready-built factory and ready-built warehouse in strategic locations nationwide. Subsequent to shareholder restructuring in 2019, the Company was officially rebranded to "Frasers Property (Thailand) PLC" and traded on the Stock Exchange of Thailand under a new trading ticker "FPT", with the commencement of a new business platform under the global brand "Frasers Property". Underlying the strategic direction of the Group Company, the Company successfully made an acquisition of Golden Land Property Development Public Company Limited (“GOLD”), and become the 1st fully integrated real estate platform in Thailand with enlarged multi-segment property execution capabilities across a well-diversified platform spanning residential, commercial and high quality hospitality portfolio.
TICON Industrial Connection PCL (“TICON”) was established to engage in development and management of industrial properties for ready-built factory and ready-built warehouse.
TICON was listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET).
TICON Property Fund (TFUND) was established and listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) to invest in factories.
TPARK Logistics Property Fund (TLOGIS) was established and listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) to invest in warehouses.
TICON Industrial Growth Leasehold Property Fund (TGROWTH) was established and listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET).
The Company increased capital via private placement by issuing 735 million common shares to Frasers Property Holdings (Thailand) Company Limited (FPHT), who became a major shareholder with a 40% stake in the Company.
The Company converted three property funds; TFUND, TLOGIS and TGROWTH into Frasers Property Thailand Industrial Freehold and Leasehold REIT or “FTREIT” (previously known as TICON Freehold & Leasehold Real
Estate Investment Trust or “TREIT”). FTREIT has become the largest industrial and logistics trust in Thailand.
The Company partnered with ST Telemedia Global Data Centre to develop and operate Thailand’s first hyperscale data centre built to global standards and strategically located in central Bangkok.
Frasers Assets Co., Ltd. invested 26.10% in total shares of the Company, resulting in a total of 67.05% shareholding proportion held by Frasers Property Holdings (Thailand) Co., Ltd. and Frasers Assets Co., Ltd. Consequently, FAS proceeded a tender offer leading to Frasers Group’s shareholding of 89.46% in total shares of the Company.
The Company expanded into smart solution business, through strategic partnering with JustCo, Southeast Asia’s largest premium co-working space provider to invest and operate co-working office service in Thailand, with a prime city centre location well-addressed to variety of needs across new generation professionals and organizations based on an enhanced shared space experience conductive to business collaboration and networking.
TRA Land Development Co., Ltd., a joint venture between the Company, Rojana Industrial Park PLC and Asia Industrial Estate Co., Ltd., won the auction bidding for a 4,315-rai plot of land located on Bangna-Trad Road KM.32, Bang Bo, Samutprakan for development into a large-scale industrial township with a combination of commercial mixed-use and residential projects.
• TICON partnered with Sahathai Terminal, Thailand’s leading provider of a full range port solutions and logistics services, to develop a new strategic cluster of modern logistic park and distribution center located at Poochaosamingprai on the outskirts of Bangkok.
• The company has rebranded its official name and brand from “TICON Industrial Connection PLC” to “Frasers Property (Thailand) PLC” and changed its trading ticker on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (“SET”) from “TICON” to “FPT”.
The Board of Directors Meeting resolved to approve the acquisition of Golden Land Property Development PLC (GOLD) by means of a voluntary tender offer, which GOLD’s shareholders sold a total of 2,195.9 million shares to the Company representing a 94.50% shareholding at total value of THB 18,665 million. As a result, the combined total assets of GOLD and Frasers Property Thailand accounted for more than THB90 billion, effectively positioning Frasers Property Thailand as one of the country’s leading listed real estate developers with multi-segment property execution capabilities.
• Frasers Property Thailand partnered with PBA Group, a Singapore-based technology provider of robotics and automation solutions across all industries, to operate a business in relation to providing robotics and automation solutions and services for factories and warehouses in Thailand.
• Frasers Property Thailand formed a strategic joint-venture agreement with Mitsui Fudosan, Japan’s largest real estate developer, in order to invest and develop large-scale smart industrial and logistics parks in high potential locations.
The Board of Directors appointed Mr. Thanapol Sirithanachai as Country Chief Executive Officer (CCEO) in conjunction with the new executive leadership positions. The new organizational structure and executive team will uplift the positioning of Frasers Property Thailand towards the country’s first fully integrated real estate platform with a diversified portfolio spanning residential, industrial and commercial properties. The new structure will help create a financially stronger industry leader in real estate, while enabling FPT to balance its business interests, develop new revenue streams and resilience in a challenging business environment.
The Company has completed the delisting process of the securities of GOLD according to the required procedure of the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET). On 4 August 2020, the SET approved the delisting of GOLD’s common stocks with effect from 11 August 2020 while the last trading day was on 10 August 2020.
The Board of Directors’ Meeting has resolved to approve Golden Land Property Development Public Company Limited, a subsidiary of the Company, to acquire all of the shares in Univentures REIT Management Co., Ltd. (“UVRM”), which is a real estate investment trust manager (REIT manager), in an amount of 100 percent of all of the shares in UVRM from Univentures Public Company Limited, having the total value of THB 32,000,000. This investment is in accordance with the growth strategy of the Company in relation to investments and real estate business development.
The Company has incorporated eight new subsidiaries in Vietnam and in Singapore to support the business operation in Vietnam as well as overseas expansion of the Group Company in the future, with Frasers Property Thailand (Vietnam) Pte. Ltd. as a center of investing in Vietnam alongside other entities to support investment plan of the group comprising New Motion Pte. Ltd., Alps Ventura Pte. Ltd., Grand Trail Holdings Pte. Ltd., Amigos An Phu Holding Pte. Ltd., Amigos An Phu (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., Grand Trail Investment Pte. Ltd., and New Motion Industrial Co., Ltd. With an objective to develop real estate industry in Vietnam, New Motion Industrial Co. Ltd, has engaged in the acquisition of land located in Binh Duong City which has an area of 46.8 hectares for development of industrial zone and logistics to support industrial estate as well as factory and warehousing leasing operation in Vietnam. The total value of the transaction was USD 47.6 million or THB 1,435.2 million. (based on Bank of Thailand exchange rate as at 3 March 2021 which is the completion date of the transaction)
The Board of Director’s Meeting resolved to approve Golden Land (May Fair) Co., Ltd. (“GOLD MF”), an indirect subsidiary of the Company to offer the purchase proposal of remaining leasehold rights in land and building in Mayfair Marriot Executive Apartment Project, located at Soi Lang Suan, Lumpini Subdistrict, Pathumwan Bangkok under the Land and Building Lease Agreement entered into by and between GOLDMF and GOLD Property Fund (Leasehold) (“GOLDPF”) which has the remaining leasehold rights of approximately 46 years including all of the Project’s properties, furniture and devices, as well as all existing incentives which GOLDPF has in the Project, under an offering price equivalent to THB 1,743 million, in order to enhance the Project’s revenue generation capabilities in the future. The Offer to Purchase transaction is subject to the further consideration of GOLDPF in compliance with relevant regulations including obtaining relevant consent, waiver or approval from relevant third parties or authorities (if any).
Frasers Property Industrial (Thailand) Company Limited (“FPIT”), a subsidiary of the Company received a transfer of additional ordinary shares in Wangnoi Logistics Park Company Limited from a former shareholder, in a total portion of 49% of the total issued shares. Such transaction has caused the increase of the Company including its subsidiaries’ shareholding proportion in Wangnoi Logistics Park Company Limited to rise from 51% to 100%.
The Board of Executive Committee’s Meeting has resolved to approve Golden Land Property Development Public Company Limited, the Company’s subsidiary, to acquire the ordinary shares in the aggregate amount of 5,000,000 shares equivalent to 100% of the total ordinary shares in Silom Corporation Company Limited, including acceptance of the assignment of the right to receive payment under the promissory notes issued by Silom Corporation Company Limited to its existing shareholder in the amount of THB 457,344,170, altogether equivalent to the total transaction value at THB 1,090 million, with the objective for investment in Silom Centre Project to operate rental office and retail space located at Silom and Rama IV Junction on Silom Road.