HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT
Mr. Tiang Chirathivat and his son Samrit Chirathivat, the founders of Central Group of Companies said: "Our success grew out of our determination to bring Thailand into the modern world. We are committed to contributing to its prosperity and enhancing the quality of life of its people." To these days we proudly have lived up to such expectation with hopes of continuous expansion.
We trace our beginnings to a 1947 international book and magazine store, which, three years later, led to the founding of Central Trading. The company then began to expand into other merchandise and in 1956 opened the first department store in Thailand at Wangburapa, Six decades later our business has grown into the magnitude Central Group of Companies with nine core subsidiaries of Central Department Store Group (CDG) modern retail trade, Central Pattana (CPN) property development, Central Hotels & Resorts (CHR), Central Marketing Group (CMG) importing, manufacturing, and marketing, Central Food Retail Group (CFG), Central Home Group (CHG), Central Restaurants Group (CRG), Central Group Online (COL) and Central Group Vietnam
Consisting of four major companies – Central Trading Co. Ltd., Cetrac Co. Ltd., Central Garment Co. Ltd.,and Textral Textial Co., CMG aims to take our own business to another level; in the meantime, we are ready to bring significant value to our partners with our impressive track record of successful partnerships, strong management and proven ability to succeed in the competitive environment, outstanding ability of overseas collaboration, solid connection with largest department store type retailers, and distinctive synergy with Central Group companies.