Orchid Diamond Polishing
Orchid Diamond Polishing Works Co.,Ltd.
Mr Angus GS Worrall General Manager
60/49 Navanakorn Industrial Estate Zone 2 Phaholyothin Road
Khlong Nung, Klong Luang
Tel : 02 529-0576-80
Fax :02 529-0493
Categories: Jewelry, Farlang, Gem cutting & Polishing
Orchid diamond polishing works ltd. (odpw) was opened in 1988
following the decision to establish a low cost, high quality diamond factory.
The factory was established with the permission of the Thai Board Of Investment
(boi). Boi granted odpw certain privileges such as income tax exemption and
import tax exemption for all machinery and tools. In return, odpw had to export
all of its production.
The Thai workforce was trained by a team of Belgian experts to polish a make
matching that of Russian goods. The Thai workers were good learners and, by
1992, only 3 foreign experts were still needed thus reducing costs without
Originally, the production at odpw consisted of Polished -11 sieve size and
smaller. Beginning in 1992, 1/10 polished and 1/6 polished production was
shifted from Belgium to odpw by 1995, the workforce was proficient enough to
work on 1/5 polished and 1/4 followed in the next year. This process was
achieved quite smoothly because it was done over a four year period; The best,
most experienced polishers out of the 700 workers were chosen to make the
larger, more expensive goods. Neither make nor yield had to be sacrificed in
transferring the production of these larger sizes to Thailand.
The turn of the century will bring further developments. A specialized section
will be created to work on polished of thirty to fifty points. Again, keeping
the high quality of make as well as ensuring that yields meet expectations will
be of paramount importance. It will not be an overnight process and will be
smoothed out by using the finest experts from Belgium. Orchid will continue to
be a growing factory with a low cost, but yet a high quality product
Orchid Diamond polishing works at full strength with 700 employees working in an
extremely modern diamond factory.