celebrates the 100th anniversary of Shell’s global bitumen business, moving forward its innovative technology for sustainable paving solutions.
The Shell Company of Thailand Ltd. aims to create a ‘Better Life’ from Shell Bitumen business, moving forward with innovative technology for sustainable paving solutions. Shell Bitumen globally places importance on all stakeholders in every sector and continues to invest, explore and develop potential solutions that can facilitate better mobility, logistics and transport while considering environmental impacts, cost efficiency, and safety for sustainable development.
For 100 years, our bitumen business has changed dramatically from our first bitumen manufacturing facility in the United Kingdom in 1919 to the work we are currently doing to create smart surfaces of the future. Shell Bitumen supplies a wide range of high-quality products, from standard-grade bitumen to special polymer-modified bitumen marketed under the brand name Shell Cariphalte®. Our bitumen is used on a wide variety of road surfaces around the world, from urban roads and highways to airport runways and Formula One™ racetracks. Shell Bitumen provided bitumen solutions and technical expertise for the iconic Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge in China, the world’s longest man-made sea crossing, which opened in 2018 and is touted as a wonder of the modern world.
Mr. Thanes Rajatapiti, Regional GM Bitumen – Asia, Middle East, The Shell Company of Thailand, said: “Shell Bitumen is the world’s largest international bitumen marketer with customers in 52 markets. We supply enough bitumen to help resurface 500 kilometers of the road every day. Shell Bitumen understands customer needs and requirements in order to design ready solutions that meet those needs in terms of safety, cost-efficiency, and being fit for purpose. Shell is proud to support governmental policy in each country worldwide as well as in Thailand. These solutions will be part of the growth engine to support the country in road paving and infrastructure including transport networks. We trust that our innovative technology and solutions will lead to a Better Life and sustainable development.”
In Thailand, Shell Bitumen has been operating for over 90 years. The first bitumen sold in Thailand was a drum container, supporting the initial phase of new road construction. Later, Shell fully pursued the bitumen business to support the increasing demand for commuting and transport as a result of Thailand’s continuous growth and development. Shell Bitumen is ready to collaborate with every sector to deliver innovations and road resurfacing solutions, with the aim of supporting a better quality of life for people in Thai society today and into the next century.