On April 17th, 2018 SolarGATES Trading Joint Stock Company – a member of SolarBK Holdings Group and SCG Concrete Roof (Vietnam) Company – a member of SCG Group ( Thailand) have signed a cooperation agreement. Accordingly, SCG Concrete Tile will officially become a distributor of SolarGATES’s renewable energy products and solutions nationwide.
To reach an agreement between the parties, SCG Concrete Roof has spent about nine months exploring Vietnam’s renewable energy market, as well as SolarBK Holdings Group. The groundwork for this collaboration initially comes from the need to find qualified solar panel suppliers in Asia for the provision of solar power solutions integrated with SCG Concrete Roof’s products in Thailand market. After visiting the internationally-standard PV module manufacturing process at IREX – A member of SolarBK Holdings, SCG Concrete Roof has been impressed by the efficient workflow and value chain of SolarBK, from manufacturing, technology to technical solutions. In addition, visiting the Solar Experience Space (a community-based project conducted by SolarBK Holdings) at HCM Bách Khoa University in October 2017 allowed SCG Concrete Roof to have an insight into the vision and development orientation of SolarBK. Since then, SCG Concrete Roof has decided to establish a long-term partnership with SolarBK in Vietnam, starting with the distribution of residential-scale photovoltaic solutions.
Representatives of SCG – SolarGATES signed strategic cooperation in the ceremony
Mr. Jaturong Kurowat, General Director of SCG Concrete Roof Limited Liability Company, said: “The mission of SolarGATES and SCG is the same, I think that this cooperation will be the beginning about the future of Renewable Energy in Vietnam. And we are very confident in joining this market, with our partner SolarGATES- SolarBK, which has a complete supply chain from solar cells to solar panels. We also hope that both of us will provide to the market more and more better life products. SCG Concrete Roof is a supplier of building materials that share the goal of “Passion for Better”, SCG always look for the ways to improve our services in order to bring the best products to our customers. I believe that the solar power market will be the future of Vietnam, not only bringing more products to customers but also improving Vietnam’s living standard.”
Representatives of SolarGATES – Mr. Nguyen Vu Nguyen (from right) handed the Distributor Certificate to the representative of SCG – Mr. Jaturong Kurowat
Currently, one of the business activities of SCG Concrete Roof Limited Liability Company is to provide roofing solutions to households. With over 80 distributors nationwide, SCG Concrete Roof expects to partner with SolarGATES to deliver smart, environmentally friendly solutions by installing PV systems on the rooftops. Distribution items include:
- Residential-scale PV Rooftop solutions (Small capacity from 2 kWp to 10 kWp).
- Residential-scale Solar Water Heater Solutions (Including Flat Plate Collectors (E-Life, SE-Life product line)) that are suitable with every family’s needs.
- Renewable energy products and gadgets such as solar controllers, backpacks, suitcases, umbrellas, etc.
Speaking of the decision on cooperating with SolarGATES, a representative of SCG Concrete Roof said that SolarBK Holdings is a giant corporation in designing, building, and implementing green energy solutions in Vietnam. The prestige of its parent company’s brand is a convincing reason for SCG Concrete Roof’s to believe in a successful collaboration with SolarGATES. In addition, SolarGATES is considered one of the few Vietnamese enterprises with a nationwide distribution network in the field of renewable energy.
Inheriting the distribution network from the parent company, SolarGATES has the considerable potential to fully cooperate with SCG Concrete Roof in the implementation of solutions for residential customers, as well as providing O & M services (Operations and Maintenance) all over the country. In particular, SolarGATES belongs to SolarBK Holdings’ structure, which owns a complete value chain (from technology to production lines to financial solutions). This is a solid foundation for SCG Concrete Roof to aim for more comprehensive and smarter solutions in the future.
The signing ceremony marks the beginning of the important partnerships for the next stages, which is not limited to the Vietnamese market. At present, SCG Concrete Roof is distributing SolarGATES’s PV Rooftop solutions in Nghe An. The distribution for other markets will be handled in the shortest time.
In operation in Vietnam since 1992, SCG has been pursuing the sustainable development strategy and always wishes to find a reliable partner and a long-term companion. Therefore, the selection of partners with common goals and mission is always the top priority of SCG Group. The partnership between SolarGATES and SCG Concrete Roof is not only an opportunity for renewable energy applications and solutions to become more affordable to consumers in Vietnam, but also is the first step for Vietnam to gradually become a leading country in renewable energy industry by sustainably developing the national economy.
SolarGATES Trading Joint Stock Company was established in 2018, inheriting the scientific research with the support for capital investment, technology and human resources from SolarBK Holdings; thereby contributing to the overall value chain of SolarBK Holdings. Since its founding, SolarGATES researches and distributes green energy solution for residential scale based on the end-users’ demand by outsourcing R&D with adding the virtual value, select the qualified equipments, connect with financial, distribution….. service of the Prestige partners.