Thailand based Carabao Tawandang Co., Ltd was established in 2001 with the vision of manufacturing and distributing energy drinks under the Carabao Dang Brand (CBD). The company’s flagship drinks rapidly gained a commercial foothold in the domestic market, and Carabao started exporting its products within just two years of its foundation.
Over the last two decades, the company has witnessed major expansion and diversification, and currently produces a wide range of drinks in various flavors and sizes for both domestic and international markets. Alongside its well-known energy drink products, Carabao also produces sport and vitamin C drinks, water, 3-in-1 coffee, and ready-to-drink coffee under its own brand name, along with 3rd party alcoholic and non-alcoholic products for distribution.
Over the last few years, Carabao has made major investments in production equipment to manufacture the high-quality products expected by its global consumers. With a rapidly expanding business in a tightly regulated sector, the company had grown to the point where its existing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and warehouse management systems could no longer support full traceability of its raw materials and products, or the scheduling and data handling for laboratory testing.
Why the Company Chose Starlims
The company was looking to invest in a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) that would reduce time-consuming manual activities, as well as automate test scheduling, sample management, and test results capture. It also needed a system that would upload and automatically flag out-of-specification results and quality issues, or even trigger the need to halt processing or production.