Tetra | 2011-11-15

Flooding in Bangkok - KATHREIN-Indochina suspends operations due to flooding

Source: The Critical Communications Review | Gert Jan Wolf editor

"We have almost 20 employees in Bangkok, but there is nothing they can do, so we simply have to suspend operations",

KATHREIN-Werke KG is the world's largest antenna producing enterprise. The flood situation in the Thai capital Bangkok is becoming ever more precarious. The inhabitants in the north of the city have been urged by the Government to evacuate. Here the water level in two canals rose by up to 20 centimetres in a very short time. The authorities have warned that all 50 districts of Bangkok are threatened by flooding.

KATHREIN-Indochina Ltd in Bangkok, a subsidiary of the Rosenheim antenna specialist Kathrein, has also been affected by the catastrophe. The "Centre of Competence" for the Indochina region has had to suspend operations and at present is unable to take on any work. "We have almost 20 employees in Bangkok, but there is nothing they can do, so we simply have to suspend operations", says Frank Ullmann, KATHREIN Associated Companies Manager in Rosenheim. Many of the employees of KATHREIN-Indochina have themselves been seriously affected by the flooding. Ullmann reports that they have been offered sanctuary in the company premises.

KATHREIN-Werke KG is the world's largest antenna producing enterprise producing a great variety of antennas including TETRA antennas. The KATHREIN Group holds a market share of more than 80% in the mobile telephony field in Thailand. The wide palette of products and services for mobile telephony includes antennas and filters for the mobile phone industry, antennas and accessories for aeronautical earth stations and also multi-function antennas for leading automobile manufacturers.

Source: www.kathrein.de