“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
To provide concrete solutions for the ecological sustainability of society.
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.
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.
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.
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".
To provide concrete solutions for the ecological sustainability of society.
Learn about our
3R ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
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.
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.
Our Technical Advisor
Dr Tran Van Mien
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.