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The main businesses of Thakral Corporation are the trading and distribution of high-end consumer electronics, distribution of home entertainment software and contract manufacturing.

Major brands Thakral Corp distributes are Panasonic, Orion, Sharp, Samsung, IBM, Sanyo and Yes. Major products include digital video cameras, audio products, plasma TVs and notebook computers.

Since 1998, the home entertainment division has released over 1400 titles on home videos. Its 60 per cent owned CAV Thakral, a JV with the China Audio Video Publishing House (an arm of the PRC Ministry of Culture) is a licensee for major studios including Buena Vista Home Entertainment/Disney Paramount, BBC, and Baby Einstein.

The Electronic Manufacturing Services Unit assembles and does sub-contract manufacturing of electronic products such as MP3 players, DVD main boards, PCBA for Industrial Power detector, High Voltage Control Boards, Communication Boards and Electrical meters.

Thakral Corp’s most recent product is the digital video compression card which is a key component used in the assembly of Digital Video Recorders (DVR). These are in turn used in the electronics security industry – ATM, defence, parking lot surveillance, police, building surveillance, remote education, highway surveillance, bank surveillance.

The People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong continue to be its two principal markets.

Thakral Corp is committed to growing its future and creating value for customers, employees and shareholders.

The Group is part of the Thakral Family Companies, a diversified group of companies engaged in the distribution of consumer electronic products, the trading and manufacturing of textiles, the assembly & manufacturing of electronic products, hotel management & investment, and real estate development.

Year Country Commencement of Operations
1905 Thailand Punjab Store – sales of textiles in Bangkok.
1936 Japan Textiles purchasing office by Thakral Family Companies.
1972 Japan Thakral Japan – to facilitate purchasing in Japan.
1973 Hong Kong Thakral Hong Kong – export of textiles from Hong Kong and the PRC.
1975 Japan The Thakral Family Companies diversified into the distribution of consumer electronic products and Thakral Japan also became the purchasing office for consumer electronic products in Japan.
1982 Hong Kong Thakral Hong Kong consumer electronic products distribution division – distribution of consumer electronic products such as VCRs, televisions & calculators under brand names such as Panasonic, Sony & Casio, to customers in Hong Kong and the PRC.
1986 China Representative office – Guangzhou.
1988 China Representative office – Beijing.
1991 China Representative office – Hangzhou.
1992 China Shanghai Thakral, established with SMF, a state owned enterprise, upon SMF’s invitation – contract manufacturing.
1993 China Representative office – Shanghai.
1994 China Representative office – Chengdu.
1995 China Detian – a venture for wholesaling and trading of consumer electronic products.
1995 China Wu Jiang Dafa Real Estate Development Co. Ltd. – a joint venture, for property development and rental management in Wu Jiang.
1995 Singapore Thakral Corporation Ltd. listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange.
1995 China R&D centre in Chengdu – research in Audio and Video Technologies.
1998 China CAV Thakral (Beijing and Shanghai) – a joint venture with China Audio Video Publishing House, an arm of the Ministry of Culture, People’s Republic of China. The division holds the license to distribute home entertainment multimedia programs for major studios like Buena Vista Home Entertainment/Disney, Paramount, Warner Home Video, BBC,  and Baby Einstein.
2002 Hong Kong
Digital Info Technology Pte. Ltd. – to drive the Thakral digital audio video compression business across Australia, Asia, Europe and the USA.
2004 Hong Kong China Express Corp. –  distribution and wholesaling in Hong Kong for consumer electronic products.
2004 China Shanghai Tetronics Co. Ltd., the Group’s Electronic Manufacturing Services incorporated.  This business was previously Shanghai Thakral.

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