The Tashi: Growing with the Nation
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, hospitality, distribution, agro industries and manufacturing.
In the industrial sector, Bhutan Carbide and Chemicals Ltd., which manufactures and supplies Druk band ferro silicon; Bhutan Ferro Alloys Ltd., which manufactures and supplies Druk band ferro Silicon, magnesium ferro silica and micro silica. 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. In addition, TCC has numerous factories that produces turpentine, rosin, lemon grass oil, textiles, card board, packaging boxes and carpets.
In the hospitality sector, the TCC owns the Druk chain of hotels, which has 4 stars hotels in Thimphu and Phuentsholing.
In the distribution sector, Bhutan Oil Distributors, and Bhutan Oil Corporation 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.
The Tashi Commercial Corporation and its sister concern companies provides livelihood to over 3500 employees in Bhutan.