King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL for short) is a research and educational institution in Thailand. It is located in the city of Bangkok, Thailand. KMITL was founded in 1960 in Nonthaburi province as a telecommunications training center under the technical support of the Japanese government; the center was later named the Nonthaburi Institute of Telecommunications. After moving to a new location at Lat Krabang near Suvarnabhumi Airport, the campus became King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang.
The Faculty of Engineering of KMITL (http://www.kmitl.ac.th/en/main.php) is one of the best engineering faculties in Thailand. Its missions are to provide the best education for students with rigorous theoretical knowledge and practical skills and know-hows and to advance knowledge and research in all major areas of engineering. The faculty provides modern and advanced equipment and laboratories for all undergraduate and postgraduate students. At least four departments (e.g. Food Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Instrumentation and Control Engineering) in the faculty can support the academic knowledge and research in the area of food and beverage processing, e.g. hygienic equipment design, hygienic design of piping systems, managing airflow and air filtration in food factories, hygienic supply of electricity, lighting, water, and steam).
The main strength of the food engineering department of KMITL is the “hygienic engineering and design of food factories” as the staffs are the core working group of the hygienic engineering and design in Thailand. Also KMITL is an Institutional member of EHEDG and chairing the regional section Thailand of the European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group (EHEDG, http://www.ehedg.org).
Besides giving knowledge and practices for students in the university, the training for staffs of Thai food factories also was regular organized by KMITL under the aim to promote the hygienic manufacturing.