Mining leases to the Padaeng zinc deposit were granted by the Thai government in 1972 to the Thai Zinc Company. Zinc ore had been mined for several years before the government granted Padaeng Industry in 1982 a 25-year concession to mine zinc ore on a 250-rai (40-hectare) area in Mae Sot district, Tak province. A large deposit of zinc silicate was found. Consequently, a zinc mine named “Padaeng Mine” based on an open ladder structure was opened in 1984.
Received the award for good performing aggregate plant from Department of Primary Industries and Mines (DPIM), Ministry of Industry
Received the award for good performing mining operator from DPIM
Received the award for outstanding enterprises in labour relations and labour welfare for 2005 from Department of Labour Protection and Welfare, Ministry of Labour
13 Moo 4 Phratad Padaeng subdistrict, Mae Sot district, Tak 63110, Thailand
(P.O.Box 29 Amphoe Mae Sot Tak 63110)