C.P.L. Group Public Company Limited was found in 1989. The establishment of the company was made by the cooperation among five groups of companies, namely, Charoensin Group and Lien Dah Limited who had gained experience in tannery business through more than 40 years; Pan Overseas Corps who also had long experience in the business from Taiwan; Bang of Asia Public Company Limited and City Capital Co., Ltd who were financial and investment expertise in Thailand.

In August 1989,

the company purchased a tannery facilities from Charoensin Group where was located at Bang Pu Mai, Mueng District, Samutprakarn province. The area was known as tannery industry area in Thailand. The production line was to process “Raw hide” to “Finished leather”. The company began to supply finished leather to shoes manufacturers in Thailand mainly to major group of exporting shoes factories such as Pan Group and Saha Union Group. The major products were Full Grain leather, Nubuck leather.

In May 1990,

In order to expand production capacity, the company acquired the Wen Hwa (Thailand) Co., Ltd for producing Split Suede leather

In August 1990,

the company increased its registered capital from 120 million Baht to 180 million Baht for the business expansion which was the investment on the Hen Wwa (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Its operation was to process “Raw Hide” into “Wet Blue” for supplying to the main factory in Samutprakarn province. The associated facility began its operation in September 1991.

In January 1994,

the company went public and listed as a public company in the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET). The company name was changed to C.P.L. Group Public Company Limited.

In November 2001,

to expand production capacity, the company bought a land of 45,000 square meters where was next to Thailand tannery facility. The new production capacity was changed to 2.7 million square feet (Sq.Ft.) per month.

In May 2002,

to provide after sales service and support major client in China, C.P.L. International Company Ltd was established in Guangdong area. The production started in the same year with capacity for finished leather at 2,000,000 million square feet (Sq.Ft.) per month.

In March 2017,

CPL Group merged with Pangolin Safety Products Co. Ltd, the market leader and manufacturer of safety footwear in Thailand. This is a significant change and facilitates our major expansion programme from manufacturer and distributor of finished leather into the production and distribution of personal protective equipment. As a global leader in the manufacture of leather and tanning products, along with significant increased production capacity, the merger of CPL Group and Pangolin creates the benchmark for quality and service. This merger sets a high level of quality standards and business sustainability and, as one of the largest manufacturers in South East Asia, confirms our commitment to attain the highest levels of product quality and reliability.