T he Singapore-based Thakral Cambodia Ltd company inaugurated its Seiko watch
service center and showroom in Phnom Penh on Jan. 12.
At the opening
ceremony, Thakral Cambodia Country Manager Swaraj Singh said, "Seiko...is the
leading brand name for all watches and clocks not only in Indochina but all over
the world. We are in fact indebted to Seiko for having chosen Thakral Group as
their partners in Vietnam and now in Cambodia."
Singh went on to assure
the invited dignitaries and his potential customers that the "Thakral Group
would not leave any stone unturned for the services of Seiko watches in
To service Seiko watches, Thakral has hired a technician with
more than seven years experience in watch repair, who has also been trained by
the Seiko home office. Khmer staff, in accordance with Seiko policy, are also
being trained to assume responsibilities for servicing Seiko products.
Thakral Cambodia set up offices in Phnom Penh in l992. The firm serves
as a distributing agent for Compaq computers as well as products made by Sony,
Sharp and Canon.
According to a Thakral Group press release, the company
is "a huge diversified investment group with interests in trading,
manufacturing, property and hotels in 23 countries with an annual turnover of
over U.S. $850 million."