Our guiding principles…
- Positive Outlook: We can do it! Success and happiness for our customers is our top priority
- Teamwork: Amata works together with its customers as a team
- Commitment: Always available – customer service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year
- Efficiency: We not only deliver the basics, but work to deliver a diverse array of value added services to our clients
- Learning & Growth: Continuous learning and growth is an Amata objective for all community members
Investment Related Costs
- Thailand's Labor Costs Compared with China: With the introduction of the revised labor law in 2008, China’s workers became some of the best paid in Asia, when considered in terms of combined salary and welfare payments. For employers, the social security burden in China is generally higher than in other countries in the region. Employers must pay an additional 28 to 52 percent of the salary to workers in the form of benefits for things like health care, unemployment benefits, housing costs and compulsory insurance for parents and the elderly. On top of this, it is expected that China's minimum wage will double with the passage of the next five year plan. This, according to analyists at Dezan Shira & Associates, when looking at the region as a whole will make China's average total labor costs second only to those of Malaysia. Thailand's salaries may often be higher than those in China, but the total cost in Thailand is similar and appears destined to soon be less than it Chinese neighbor.
- Other Costs Compared with China: In China, land purchase rates depend highly on location. Upcountry areas are cheaper, but strategic locations are equally priced to Thailand. China’s utility costs also vary significantly by location; water rates are equal to Thailand, but power can be lower or higher. Gas however is significantly cheaper in China. (Source: Overseas Research Department, Japan External Trade Organization JETRO, The 21st comparative study of investment-related costs in 31 major cities and regions in Asia and Oceania, released April 2011)
- Comparing Thailand with Other Countries in the Region: Labor costs in Thailand are about double of those in Vietnam and significantly more than in Myanmar. This, however, must be weighed against the ease of doing business in Thailand, the superior infrastructure found in the country and the willingness of the Thai government to meet the needs of expatriate companies.
Ease of Doing Business
Thailand is known as the 'Land of Smiles' and for good reasons: its people are genuinely friendly and easy to work with. In addition the country is blessed with numerous recreational, entertainment and shopping opportunities. Conditions that lead to contented expatriate employees. On top of this Thailand did well in the World Bank’s most recent survey on the Ease of Doing Business. It ranked 4th in Asia, behind Singapore, Hong Kong, and Korea) and 17th in the world out of the 183 countries evaluated. (Source: World Bank, June 2011)