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Gaysorn Tower

Gaysorn Group, headquartered in Bangkok, has opened Gaysorn Tower, a 30-story office and commercial building, in the city’s Ratchaprasong district, which is known as the busiest commercial area in Thailand. To ensure efficient and smooth building operation, Gaysorn Group selected Azbil’s building management system for the Tower, its latest building, because Azbil has a proven track record in energy conservation. Gaysorn Group also expects to partner with Azbil to promote energy-saving measures throughout the Ratchaprasong district.

Selecting the best partner based on energy conservation results

Digital display next to the reception desk for Gaysorn Tower’s office floors. The display usually shows an information screen, but it can be switched to display the savicnet G5 monitoring screen during tours focused on Gaysorn Tower’s building management.

Digital display next to the reception desk for Gaysorn Tower’s office floors. The display usually shows an information screen, but it can be switched to display the savicnet G5 monitoring screen during tours focused on Gaysorn Tower’s building management.

Thailand is located in the heart of mainland Southeast Asia. Its economy and Japan's are deeply connected, with about 5,500 Japanese companies are doing business there. Gaysorn Group has expanded its real estate development and management business, since its founding in the 1960s, to food and pet food manufacturing, health care, beauty, etc., contributing in various ways to the enrichment of people’s lives in Thailand.

Gaysorn Property Co., Ltd. is a Gaysorn Group company that develops and manages real estate. In September 2017, it opened the 30-story Gaysorn Tower in the Ratchaprasong district, a bustling commercial area filled with large-scale shopping malls and high-class hotels and located in the center of the capital city of Bangkok.

“The office zones on the 14th and higher floors house the offices of many well-known global enterprises,” says Charn Srivikorn, Gaysorn Property’s chairman. “The lower floors have commercial facilities, including popular restaurants, shops for brand-name goods, and hot springs and spas. This new building integrates office and commercial functions.”

“Gaysorn Tower was designed to be an environmentally friendly building with energy-efficiency in mind, and was certified as ‘Gold’ class by LEED*1, which rates buildings for their environmental performance,” adds Fafuen Temboonkiat, the company’s managing director.

Around 2014, Gaysorn Property initiated the process of selecting a partner for the Gaysorn Tower construction project. In the Ratchaprasong district, the Group operates another largescale office and commercial building called Amarin Plaza. Since 2014, Gaysorn Property has improved the energy efficiency of Amarin Plaza with the assistance of Azbil Thailand Co., Ltd. Based on this successful implementation, Azbil was selected as the partner to assist with Gaysorn Tower operation and management and to make it energy-efficient.

“For Amarin Plaza, we initially set the expected payback period at 3.2 years, but that was shortened to 2.8 years as a result of continuous good energy savings. This success led us to trust in the capabilities of Azbil, allowing us to choose them again without hesitation from among the globally competitive candidates recommended by our consultants,” explains Mr. Srivikorn.

These case studies were published in the 2019 Vol.2 issue of the azbil Group's corporate magazine, azbil.