In mid 1960

In mid 1960s, K.S. Chongsuknirandr forms company with US partner to experiment Thai Oriental growing in northeastern Thailand (Issan).

Later 2005

Alliance One International is the current joint venture partner with the Chongsuknirandr family.

In 1969

K.S. Chongsuknirandr establishes Adams International in 1969 with W.A. Adams to expand Thai Oriental production in Issan.


Thai tobacco enjoys Common Effective Preferential Tariff (CEPT) thanks to AFTA agreement.

In 1974

Thai Oriental leaf first exported to Philip Morris in 1974.