There is a land that is as old as the hills, yet as new as a silicon chip. Populated by verdant forests, lush green valleys, sparkling streams and people, who are as hard-working as they are hospitable. A land so enchanting that many have compared it to Shangri-La, the lost paradise. That land is Bhutan, a country which has a great deal to share with the rest of the world.
Tashi Group of Companies, based out of this land was founded by Late Dasho Ugen Dorji in 1959 with a vision to bring out the best of Bhutan. The group believes in bringing in changes without disturbing tradition; sharing Bhutan’s bounty far beyond its boundaries; and creating an environment where a glorious past can be molded into a shining future.
The founder and the Chairman, late Dasho Ugen Dorji had passed on the reign to his three sons; Mr. Topgyal Dorji , Mr. Wangchuk Dorji and Master Kazi Ugen Dorji, under whose leadership the Group continued marching ahead in exploring new areas of investment. Batons have changed hands but the Group contiunes in its mission of maintaining essence of Bhutan’s tradition while embracing the change to meet the new challenges.
- The Tashi : Growing with the Nation
- INDUSTRIAL SECTOR
- SERVICE SECTOR
- HOSPITALITY SECTOR
- DISTRIBUTION SECTOR
- INFRASTRUCTURE SECTOR
The Kingdom of Bhutan ushered in modern business and decided to open its door to outside world in 1961; however by then Tashi Commercial Corporation (TCC) was already two years old in commercial business in Bhutan. Since then Tashi has grown with Bhutan contributing to the economic development of the country. Thus, the story of the Tashi is synonyms with the economic transition of Bhutan.
TCC was founded as a Proprietorship Company by late Dasho Ugen Dorji in November, 1959. Dasho Ugen Dorji was a visionary entrepreneur and pioneer of high values who single handedly managed to put the Kingdom in the Industrial and Commercial map of the world.
From a modest beginning of trading in commodities with India, the Tashi Commercial Corporation has now grown into a business conglomerate encompassing diverse areas as industries, services, hospitality, distribution, construction, agro industries and manufacturing.
In the industrial sector, Bhutan Carbide and Chemicals Ltd., which manufactures and supplies Druk band calcium carbide; Bhutan Ferro Alloys Ltd., which manufactures and supplies Druk band ferro Silicon, magnesium ferro silica and micro silica; SKW Tashi Metal Alloys Pvt. Ltd., a joint venture between the Tashi Metals Alloys Pvt. Ltd. And the SKW STAHL-Metallurgies Holding AG for the production of high quality metal alloy products. Bhutan Wood Panel Industries which manufactures and supplies plywood, block boards, flush doors and joinery products; Tashi Engineering Works which caters to the demand for structural body building, fabrication, repairs and maintenance of lights and heavy vehicles, cranes, bull dozers and heavy earth moving equipments; Bhutan Fruit Products Pvt. Ltd., which produces and supplies processed fruit and vegetables products; Tashi Beverages Ltd., which bottles and supplies coca cola brand of aerated drinks; Bhutan Brewery Pvt. Ltd., the only brewery of Bhutan which produces and supplies international quality of beer and very recently Bhutan Silicon Metals Pvt. Ltd. and Kingyal Coke and Chemicals are two new projects which have been commissioned and have started production on commercial scale. In addition, TCC has numerous factories that produces turpentine, rosin, lemon grass oil, textiles, card board, packaging boxes and carpets.
In the service sector Tashi InfoComm Ltd., the only private cellular service provided which was established in 2008. Tashi Tours and Travels, a professionally managed travel company offers wide range of services to suit individual traveler’s needs. T bank Ltd. the second private Bank in the country opened its service in Head at Thimphu and Branches at Phuentsholing, Wangdue and Gelephu, very recently. Furthermore, we have launched Tashi Air (Bhutan Airlines) to cater to the Domestic and International Air Transportation.
In the hospitality sector, the TCC owns the Druk chain of hotels, which has 4 stars hotels in Thimphu and Phuentsholing. The TCC also owns, a 5 star hotel Taj Tashi which is a prime property of the Group and is under management contract with the Taj Group of Hotels in India. The Uma-Paro, a joint venture with HPL Group of Singapore is a picturesque resort to meet the needs of high end tourist and guests.
In the distribution sector, Bhutan Oil Distributors, Bhutan Oil Corporation and Druk Petroleum Corporation Ltd. form the core oil distributors throughout the country and together meets the demand for gasoline, diesel, kerosene, lubricants and allied products. The Consumer Division, a distributorship chain represents 75 major FMCG companies as well as household and electrical companies in the Kingdom of Bhutan. Bhutan Hyundai Motors is the distributor of Hyundai cars in Bhutan selling over 500 units per annum.
The construction units of TCC comprise Tashi Thuendel Lerig and the Yuendrung Construction Pvt. Ltd. The last biggest projects the Tashi Thuendel Lerig undertaken was the 350 bedded Government Hospital in Thimphu.
The Tashi Commercial Corporation and its sister concern companies provides livelihood to over 3500 employees in Bhutan.