The corporate rebranding ceremony of Grand Royal Group (previously IBTC Group of Company)

The corporate rebranding ceremony of Grand Royal Group (previously IBTC Group of Company) was held on 07 May 2016 at the company headquarter. The event was at Pyay Road, 6.5 Miles from 7:30 am. Group Chairman, U Aung Moe Kyaw and U Thein Win of Group Controller Sale from Grand Royal opened this ceremony.

The corporate rebranding involved a new corporate name, restyling logos, new strategies and positioning to pull the company to the next level.

Ceremony of successful completion of a tube well at Tharsi, Mandalay from Grand Royal Group

Ministry of Social welfare, Relief and Resettlement and Grand Royal Group celebrated the successful completion of a tube well with a charity group of young artist at Ngar Su Yeik Thar monastery, Kakkyay Inn village, Tharsi Township, Mandalay. U Tint Oo, a director from Grand Royal Group gave a speech and cut the ribbon to open the ceremony. Grand Royal Group will continue provide tube wells and water supply to rural areas as the company’s annual CSR plan. The group also plans to donate clean water to the areas in Yangon and Mandalay division, where there is no access to drinking water, with the government’s guidance.

Grand Royal Group’s CSR mission includes active participation in educating the public on electricity power cable installation, motor pumps, water pumps factory, brick wells construction, water tanks and how to get safe drinking water in rural areas. Furthermore, Grand Royal Group is currently testing an underwater supply system at Kyar Pwar village, Kyar Eaing, Ma Hlaing Township, Mandalay Division. The company aims to participate in active CSR programs to help Myanmar and to improve the living standards of the public according to the Managing Director’s mission to become a Good Corporate Citizen.

Grand Royal received a Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility

On November 21st, Grand Royal received a Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility in Myanmar during an event held by The American Chamber of Commerce In Yangon. The ceremony was honored by American Ambassador and other members of American Chamber of Commerce. Grand Royal was rewarded for its transparency, good governance and sustainable business practices which reflects the best business traditions and will serve as a model for others companies to follow. Grand Royal Group executives shared their vision and CSR activities from 2008 to 2015. These experiences included treating over 70,000 patients who suffered the eye injuries and now in 2016, Grand Royal is currently donating wells to several townships in Yangon and Mandalay which suffer water shortages.

Achievement of ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Standard certification

We, Grand Royal Group, are pleased to announce achievement of ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Standard certification as a very first distillery group in Myanmar by helping our community with waste water treatment facilities.
Somboon Pavavongsak, Director of Grand Royal Group, stated that the wastewater treatment plant not only helps reduce the environmental impact at the distillery, but is expected to turn a profit for the company as well.
Obtaining the ISO certification was a rigorous exercise which required years of preparation, effort, reviewing audit and having partnership with UK based ACM limited for technical support.  In order to successfully achieve the goal, we make sure every responsible person in the organization knows how to operate the facility in a more sustainable manner and improve the relationships with our local community.
We held a press release on 4th June 2016 at Hmawbe factory with distinguished guests including local parliament members, IRD departments and environmental township officers, members of the media and other different organizations. In the press release, U Aung Moe Kyaw, who is the Group Chairman of Grand Royal Group outlined the process of the water waste treatment which includes:
1. Physical treatment process or primary treatment process
2. Biological treatment process 
  ​(a) Anaerobic treatment process
  ​(b) Aerobic treatment process
3. Stabilization process or polishing process
4. Output into the stream
The press release successfully concluded with Q&A section by U Soe Moe, Plant Manager, and received positive feedbacks from distinguished guests.
We are committed to continuously improve our waste water treatment process to safeguard human health and our natural environment.

Largest Myanmar distillery & whisky brand Goes-Live with state-of- the-art Production Planning and S&OP from FuturMaster

FuturMaster, a leading provider of Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) solutions & a vendor on Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System-Of-Record solutions, today announced the Go-Live of its Production Planning and S&OP at Grand Royal Group in Myanmar. With over 70% share of the Myanmar whisky market, Grand Royal Group is considered one of the most successful companies in Myanmar. FuturMaster’s solution went live within 12 months of implementation.
“As the business grows, our expectation is that FuturMaster will help us develop our business in line with our vision; which is to be recognised as an outstanding Myanmar company and a respected leader with a passion for people, product and environment.” Said Mr. Sanjay Gupta, CEO of Grand Royal Group.
With their further expansion into the whisky distribution network, it was timely for Grand Royal Group to select FuturMaster as its partner for Production Planning & S&OP. Its APS solution is used to plan a wide range of production batches for over 20,000 outlets, ensuring the highest quality on its highly complex production.
“FuturMaster could accurately and flexibly forecast our demands by SKUs which automatically translate into information that the purchasing department can use when making decisions regarding ordering of bottles, caps, cartons, etc.” Said Ms. Thidar Aung, Head of MIS, Grand Royal Group.
”FuturMaster was selected because they have a long track-record in the Food and Beverage industry, plus strong references in the region. FuturMaster offers a centralised planning platform to monitor our Supply Chain planning process. Today, at S&OP meetings, our teams (Sales, Marketing, Manufacturing, Procurement, Quality Assurance, Distribution, Warehousing and Finance departments) all input their short term forecast directly into FuturMaster, and use statistical as their reference to ensure we are all on the same page. We are even able to get live updates on our production plans via our iPads and smart phones!” Said Ms. Moe Moe, Planning Manager of Grand Royal Group.
FuturMaster provided guidance and technical know-how support for the scheduling of the manufacturing mixing processes and the filling and packaging lines of finished cans & bottles in each factory. With the implementation of FuturMaster, Grand Royal Group now enjoys better forecast accuracy which contributes to better service levels, resulting in increased freshness and timely supply to their valued customers, thus improving customer satisfaction.
Maintaining strict quality assurance standards which follows strict food safety regulations, with stringent quality control procedures following international ISO 9001 – 2008 standards certified by United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is Grand Royal Group’s key priority.
“At FuturMaster, we Deliver Business Performance to our customers by improving their top line performance through market share expansion, better service levels, higher customer satisfactions and increasing their bottom line performance through profitability, lowering of costs and stocks. This ties in very nicely with Grand Royal Group’s vision and together, we will make Grand Royal Group the next big International FMCG company!” Said Mr. Michel Ramis, EVP of Sales & Marketing, FuturMaster.

About Grand Royal Group

The Grand Royal Group was founded in 1995, it quickly established a reputation of providing customers and consumers with exceptional products and outstanding service. Using the finest raw materials sourced from all over the world, Grand Royal Group is one of the most successful companies in Myanmar. Today, it is a leading manufacturer of alcoholic beverages in Myanmar, having over 70% of the whisky market. Their brands like Grand Royal Whisky, Royal Dry Gin, Eagle Whisky, Grand Royal Special Reserve Whisky and Hero Whisky are iconic brands in Myanmar.
The group has manufacturing plants strategically located in Yangon and Mandalay, over eight branch offices located across Myanmar housing the sales, marketing and trading arm of the iconic brands, with the widest whisky distribution network coverage of over 20,000 outlets.

About FuturMaster

Founded in 1994, FuturMaster is a leading provider of Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) solutions & a vendor on Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System- Of-Record solutions. Its mission statement; Deliver Business Performance, accompanies and supports organisations in the performance and optimisation of their global supply chain network. FuturMaster’s consultants are industrial experts specialising in sales forecasting, demand planning, distribution, production, procurement and scheduling, as well as global supply chain optimisation. Publisher, distributor and integrator, FuturMaster’s know-how and expertise extends worldwide with the solution already established in over 65 countries. FuturMaster’s offices are based in France, the United Kingdom, China, Singapore and Brazil.

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