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“We will strive to stay ahead through change, and change is the only constant for us to be ahead”

Our vision is to be at the forefront of the ready-mixed concrete industry in order to create value for our stakeholders and for society at large.

Saigon-RDC Company Limited was incorporated in 1995 as a Joint Venture Company, making it one of Vietnam’s earliest ready-mixed concrete companies with foreign invested capital. Through an acquisition in 2003 by Japan’s largest cement manufacturer, the Taiheiyo Cement Corporation, we have emerged to become the leading producer of superior quality concrete for both small and large construction ventures, for both residential and non-residential projects, and for major infrastructure applications that span HCMC and its outlying provinces.

Alongside Vietnam’s increasingly fast paced and continuously evolving market demands, we’ve maintained a progressive approach to our business strategy, implementing practices that strengthens our existing position and value to our stakeholders and partners, while chartering exciting new opportunities for growth.

At the heart of this approach has remained our unwavering commitment to creating sustainable value through responsible management, forging of trust, and our pursuance of competitive advantage by virtue of innovation and partnership.

AT A GLANCE

USD50million turnover per annum

1 million m3 concrete production (2016)

7 batching plants in HCMC, each producing 90m3/h to 160m3/h

150 mixer trucks with a capacity of 10m3

350 skilled employees

OUR VALUES

DEDICATION

DEDICATION

To provide concrete solutions for the ecological sustainability of society.

DYNAMISM

DYNAMISM

We will continue to challenge the status quo and never allow ourselves to be static for too long, and to be dynamic in our approach to the industry through innovation and the application of new technologies.

INTEGRITY

INTEGRITY

Practicing self-esteem at work and upholding conventions of high standards are the key principles of Saigon-RDC. We will manifest these behaviours through integrity and honesty in our actions.

INNOVATION

INNOVATION

We will continue our strive to provide to all our stakeholders, customers, suppliers, contractors, employees, government authorities, and partners, through innovation and the application of new technologies, and with perpetual improvements to our quality and services.

PARTNERSHIP

PARTNERSHIP

We believe in the principle of independence, but no man is an island, and so we focus on interdependence by collaboration to develop synergy. We will abide by our slogan "A Concrete Partnership On Solid Foundations".

OUR MISSION

To provide concrete solutions for the ecological sustainability of society.

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Our History

FEB 1995
JAN 2003
APR 2010
OCT 2011
APR 2013
DEC 2013
JAN 2014
2015
JAN 2015
OCT 2016
JUL 2017
AUG 2017
AUG 2017

FEB 1995

Saigon-RDC Company Limited incorporated as a Joint Venture Company in Vietnam.

FEB 1995

JAN 2003

Converted into a 100% foreign-owned enterprise known as Concrete Technology Pte Ltd, Singapore.

JAN 2003

APR 2010

Discontinued its bore piling operations to focus entirely on ready-mixed concrete, producing by this time nearly 500,000m3 of concrete per year.

APR 2010

OCT 2011

Acquired by Taiheiyo Cement Group, Japan’s largest cement manufacturer and parent company of Vietnam’s largest cement company, Nghi Son Cement.

OCT 2011

APR 2013

Appointed as major concrete supplier for the Ben Thanh – Suoi Tien Metro Line 1 project.

APR 2013

DEC 2013

Appointed by Hoa Binh Construction Company to supply concrete for Masteri Thao Dien development project.

DEC 2013

JAN 2014

Appointed by Coteccons, Bachy, Unicons to supply concrete for Sala – Dai Quang Minh development project.

JAN 2014

2015

Bestowed the “Contribution” award from leading construction giant Coteccons Group, and have since continued to supply over 50% of their concrete needs within HCMC.

2015

JAN 2015

Appointed by Hoa Binh Construction Company to supply concrete for Sunrise Cityview development project.

JAN 2015

OCT 2016

Bestowed the “Best Execution Partner” award from POSCO E&C Vietnam, with expanded supply of concrete under the umbrella of Taiheiyo Cement Group, to nearly 900,000m3 by end of the year.

OCT 2016

JUL 2017

Formed a strategic partnership with FDC Investment Construction JSC, one of Vietnam’s most prestigious leaders in the construction field.

JUL 2017

AUG 2017

Achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification for its quality management system.

AUG 2017

AUG 2017

Typical brand of construction industry Vietnam.

AUG 2017

A pillar of sustainabilty, environmentalism and innovation that echoes throughout its Group of companies.

The Taiheiyo Cement Corporation, Japan, is a global industry leader that has been providing world-class cement, mineral resources, environmental and construction materials, and various other businesses since its establishment in 1881.

With over 13,000 employees, Taiheiyo Cement Group has operations in over 10 countries worldwide, including nine production plants in Japan, three in the U.S., three in China, one in Vietnam, one in The Philippines, and one in Papua New Guinea.

Taiheiyo Cement is also the parent company of Nghi Son Cement, the largest cement company in Vietnam and from which Saigon-RDC secures 100% of its cement to ensure stability, quality and cost of raw materials for the production of its concrete.

As with Saigon-RDC, Taiheiyo Cement is deeply committed to environmental protection and applies innovative technologies and business practices that work to reduce, recycle and reuse large volumes of waste material and by-products.

The strategic leadership of Taiheyo Cement establishes a stable and sustainable long-term development for Saigon-RDC. As we have grown in scale over the years, our performance has been bolstered by our synergies and operational leverage, and in the sharing of experiences, technologies and ideas.

Our Board of Directors

Saigon-RDC’s Board of Directors comprise of 4 Members, each of whom share in a unified commitment to conducting its business with utmost transparency and integrity, ensuring all suppliers behave in accordance with principles relating to human rights, labor issues, the environment, and anti-bribery and corruption.

Ultimately, the Members oversee a governing policy that ensures Saigon-RDC remains focused on its path to long-term sustainable value creation for its stakeholders.

Michael Williams

General Director

With a career spanning over 30 years, Michael Williams has invested 20 of those years in helping to build a professional world-class concrete industry in Vietnam.

Since 1981 Michael Williams has worked for the RDC Group in Singapore, holding several senior management positions, including Manager for Business Development, Senior Manager for Special Projects, General Manager of Operations, and General Manager of Overseas Operations.

In 1993, Michael was sent to Vietnam to develop businesses for the RDC group, beginning in Hai Phong with the start of Asphalt Distribution Company (ADCO). He continued to expand RDC businesses throughout Vietnam along its coastal borders. Subsequently, in 1997, Michael was appointed as the CEO of another Subsidiary of RDC Group known as Mega Stone Company to develop the bricks and Terracotta tiles business. In 1999, he was appointed to be the General Director/CEO of Saigon RDC and in 2004, he acquired the company with a number of venture capitalists. In 2011, Michael sold the company to Taiheiyo Cement Company and was appointed by them to serve as Saigon-RDC’s General Director/CEO until present.

Between the year 2000, Michael held various positions in the Singapore Business Group and stepped down in 2016 as Vice President of the Singapore Business Group (Ho Chi Minh Chapter).

In 2002, Michael was bestowed the prestigious National Productivity Award by the late President of Singapore, H.E. Mr S.R. Nathan, for spearheading an innovative non-pollutive concrete production system called “Project Dolphin”.

Michael earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Oklahoma City University and holds separate Diplomas in Marketing and Business Administration from the Management Institute of Singapore and the Association of Business Executives respectively.

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Having been involved with the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) projects in Singapore, Michael was eager to extend his experience and expertise to the construction of HCMC’s Metro Line. Following his proposal to introduce special rounded aggregates produced from a vertical shaft impactor, an unknown innovation in Vietnam at the time, Saigon-RDC was appointed as the preferred supplier and major supplier for Package 2, 1B, and currently 1A, of the massive Ben Thanh – Suoi Tien Metro Line.

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Our Technical Advisor

Dr Tran Van Mien

Technical Advisor

Dr Tran Van Mien’s expertise in the ready mixed concrete industry spans over 10 years. As a leading specialist in his field, Dr Mien has served as a technical consultant for numerous large-scale projects in HCMC, including the iconic Landmark 81 and Vinhomes Golden River developments.

After earning a Bachelor of Engineering in 2002 at the HCMC University of Technology, with a major in civil engineering and construction materials, he went on to earn his masters in 2004 at the same university, and in 2008 he earned his doctorate at the Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. In 2014, Dr Mien attained the title of Associate Professor.

Dr Mien’s research field includes cement chemistry, high performance concrete, modeling of concrete performance and the durability of concrete under aggressive media, as well as the corrosion and prevention of corrosion in reinforced concrete. His in-depth study in the field of construction materials has resulted in the successful completion of numerous research projects, including investigations into basalt fiber reinforced high strength concrete use for impacted concrete structures, the influence of material factors on chloride diffusion coefficient of concrete, the model durability and method to increase the durability of reinforced concrete structures used in marine, the utilization of slag to produce green construction materials, the study of chloride binding capacity of various cement types and the investigation of electrochemical chloride extraction to increase durability of reinforced concrete.

In addition to participating as a speaker at both national and international conferences, Dr Mien has published a number of papers for both international and national journals, including for IES Journal, Computers and Concrete, ASEAN Engineering Journal and the Construction Journal. His work was also published as a book by the National University of HCMC in 2010, entitled “Corrosion and Corrosion Prevention of Reinforced Concrete” (in Vietnamese).

Since 2015, Dr Mien continues to serve as Head of the Department of Construction Materials, part of the Faculty of Engineering at the HCMC University of Technology.