Tapioca starch is a product derived from cassava roots. Apart from direct consumption, tapioca starch has many other uses in the food industry such as seasoning powder (MSG) and sweetener products, as well as uses in other industries including paper and textile.
The Company has 4 factories for manufacturing tapioca starch scattered among various regions in Thailand, all having ISO 9001:2008 certification for quality management systems, as well as GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice), HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points), HALAL and KOSHER certifications.
In addition to its local manufacturing, the Company also jointly invested with a state enterprise in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to manufacture tapioca starch for local and international export. This joint venture is called Tay Ninh Tapioca join stock Company (TNT) located in Tay Ninh, Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
Alpha Starch is a type of modified tapioca starch using physical modification process which is widely used in the aquatic animal feed, mosquito repellent and metal casting industries. Thai Wah Alpha Starch Company Limited (TWAS), a subsidiary of the Company manufactures and distributes alpha starch products, with the main markets being Japan and Taiwan. Currently, TWAS has placed much importance on improvement and development of its product quality and researching methods for manufacturing new products to satisfy with the market needs. Furthermore, TWAS also has the capability to manufacture alpha starch according to the chemical formula requirements specific to each industry with recognized standards. This will enable increased exports, both in terms of volume and value.
Tapioca Pearl is another food product derived from tapioca starch, which is widely popular among consumers both locally and in other Asian countries such as China and Taiwan because it can be used in cooking both savory dishes as well as desserts, thus providing Tapioca Pearl consumption a continually upward trend.
Currently, the Company has further developed Tapioca Pearl products in order to provide more variety, producing Roselle Tapioca Pearl as well as Pandanus Tapioca Pearl into the market and allowing consumers the opportunity to select from products that are different and new. Furthermore, new recipes were developed for both savory and dessert dishes in order to recommend consumers to use Tapioca Pearl with more variety, convenience and speed. Examples of new recipes include boiled Tapioca Pearl pork dumplings instead of traditional method of steaming, tapioca pearls mixed with coriander roots, garlic and pepper, the jade pearls and the sea pearls, all of which are savory dishes that use large Tapioca Pearl pearls for preparation.
Separately, the Company has further developed Tapioca Pearl products in another variation known as tiny pearls that are easily cooked simply by immersing in hot water for approximately 5 minutes. These are suitable for using as ingredients in breakfast dishes or mixing with sausage products to add texture.
The Company’s factory for manufacturing Tapioca Pearl products has been awarded ISO 9001 certification for quality management systems, GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice), HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points), and HALAL certification, which can assure customers of the Company’s product quality.