Orion (GB) Limited
Specialist in trading, distribution and importing
Orion (GB) Limited was incorporated in the UK in 1988 and is part of the Singapore based conglomerate Thakral Group (www.thakral.com).
Founded in 1905, the Thakral Group is one of Singapore's largest homegrown conglomerates with operations spanning 24 countries, employing over 12,000 people worldwide with a group turnover in excess of US$1.5billion.
The Thakral Group had its beginnings in a small retail business, the 'Punjab Store', in Bangkok. In 1936, the Thakrals’ enterprising spirit led them to Japan, where they continued to focus on the family's core business, textiles. Later, the group ventured into several other countries, including Singapore and China in the 1950s and 1960s. At a time when the strategy of regionalisation was still in planning stage for most companies, the Thakral Family had already made inroads into foreign lands, which later paved the way for the Group's growth and diversification.
While Thakral's roots were in trading and textiles, the Group has since forayed into electronics distribution, including telecommunication products, real-estate, hotel establishments, manufacturing, IT and value-added consulting services. Today, the Thakral Group is providing IT products, services and support in most emerging markets as well as in Europe and in the US.
The Group owns and markets under our various own brands namely Orion,Noriko, Blu Magix, Thakral, Yes. We also have a very close working relationship with many internationally leading brands, including Sony, Panasonic, Casio, LG, Apple, IBM. HP, Samsung, Nokia, Blackberry, Phillips,Grundig, to name a few.