More than a century of Trust

Louis T. Leonowens (Thailand) Limited (LTL) is Thailand’s premier marketing & distribution company. With more than a century of doing business in Thailand, LTL understands what it takes to build successful businesses and keep strong relationships with partners and customers. We take great pride in helping our partners and customers grow.

The Legacy

In 1862, Louis T. Leonowens arrived in Bangkok at age of 7 with his mother, Anna Harriette Leonowens who was hired to teach English to the children of King Rama lV.

Raised alongside the royal children, Louis would eventually complete his education in Europe and return to Siam in 1881 and be commissioned as a Captain in the Royal Calvary by King Rama V. He began his business venture with the Borneo. Company to pioneer teak logging until he founded his own venture in 1889.

By 1905, Louis consolidated his business interests and incorporated Louis Thomas Leonowens Company Limited. In addition to the teak concessions, the company represented leading manufacturers of cement, champagne, whisky, typewriters, engineering products and several assurance/insurance companies.

Louis eventually left Siam for the UK in 1913 and remained there until his death in 1919.

The Giant Swing (Sao Ching Cha)

In commemoration of him, in 1920 LTL donated timber for the renovation of the Sao Ching Cha (The Giant Swing), considered one of the most important landmarks in Thailand. The Giant Swing has since been the logo of LTL, symbolizing our heritage.

LTL Today

LTL today offers an extensive set of value-added services ranging from research & insight, product analysis, marketing, sales, logistics, warehousing and after-sales services to ensure smooth transition of business processes end-to-end. Most importantly, our people, from front line experts to operational support teams, are working to create success every day for our partners.

Diverse Business

LTL currently manages a wide-ranging portfolio of technical and specialty brands and products through a balanced combination of standard and customized system to maximize the potential of each brand in the market. Each business unit is guided by an expert in the field and supported by a highly capable team of experienced staff to build and expand the business for our partners.


Performance Materials

Primary and ancillary raw materials used in the production and processing of coatings, plastics, packaging films, printing inks, rubber and ferrous and non-ferrous metals for all industries.


Building and Architectural Materials

Interior and exterior finishing products, renovation and maintenance of commercial, retail, industrial and institutional and residential building.

Hardware and Agricultural Tools

Hand and power tools and agricultural field cultivation wearing parts, hoes, machetes and other tools and equipment used in agriculture, horticulture and landscaping.  Other products use in light industries, workshops, construction and DIY.

Fire Protection and Safety Products

LTL specialized in fire protection system, our service experts respond rapidly and create the best solution based on the specific project and facility.  We also provide Safety products solution for all industries.

Ingredients & Body Care

With a culture and love for good food and healthy diet, Thais are knows to be willing to explore and experiment with new exciting food creations and supplements. LTL helps our partners in the growing food industry with ingredients, additives and food lab services that are FDA approved. On the health supplement side, LTL markets food supplements for immunity boosting, detoxification, anti-aging, weight control, metabolism and chronic disease prevention. Lab services are also available for testing efficacy and other benefits of the supplement products.

Getz Healthcare

Innovative medical diagnostics products and devices include: Electroencephalography (EEG)  Electromyography (EMG) Bone Densitometry Mammography Ultrasound Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) Navigator for transcranial magnetic stimulation Technegas (ventilation) for diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism Conductive Paste for EEG and EMG electrodes Transcranial Doppler (TCD) Monitor recanalization during thrombolysis treatment Risk Human papillomavirus (HPV) Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Diagnosing ruptured fetal membranes (ROM) Non-invasive strip test for the detection of Placental alpha microglobulin-1 Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (QPCR) Next generation sequencing reagents Real time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Molecular Biology Reagents Plasma Collection Machine (PCM) Hematology Analyzer  Integrate services in this Business Unit covers the registration of products with the FDA to specialized distribution channels.

The Getz Group of Companies

Global Advantage in 49 Countries & 6 Continents

  • The origins of the company go back to 1852 when Joseph & Max Getz emigrated from Eastern Europe to the United States.
  • They started with a small general store in Northern California by selling local products in and around the San Francisco area. Later they started exporting goods to China and other Asian countries. Business expanded and around the turn of the century, Getz opened offices in Shanghai and then Hong Kong and Southeast Asia.
  • Asia expertise continues with expansion over the years; and now includes countries such as Australia, New Zealand, China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, The Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar.
  • LTL became a member of the Getz Group of the Companies in 1986. As a member of the Getz Group of Companies, LTL draws on the experience and expertise which today exists in 49 countries through 6 continents.

Winning Partnership

LTL provides expert consultation ranging from market entry to sales expansion strategies. Support teams are industry-specific and therefore can provide efficient and fast turnarounds on operational issues. Our passion is founded in our commitment to win for our partners.

Service Quality

Service quality is the cornerstone of LTL’s strength and success as a marketing and distribution company. At LTL, our dedication to ensuring quality of our services to partners and customer is what sets us at the forefront in Thailand’s highly competitive market and is a testament to our long-standing success.

Unmatchable Expertise

In managing diverse businesses, systematic and efficient operations are of utmost importance. Delivering the right solutions to our partners involve selecting the right strategies and tools for implementation. LTL’s long-standing experience in various industries provides us with valuable learning and expertise needed to leverage and maximize the potential.

Building Tomorrow Today

At LTL, we are consistently seeking to improve our expertise and efficiency in order to better service our business partners. This means investing in our future in IT and digitalization, with the objective of making our operations more efficient and our marketing more innovative, effective and impactive. Continuous organizational, infrastructure and operations upgrades are ongoing to prepare for the next century of premiership in technical and specialty products in Thailand and Southeast Asia.

People With Business Acumen

At LTL, our staff is our greatest asset. Knowledge, experience, expertise and business acumen in specific fields are retained and recognized. Younger staffs are supported with not only on-the-job training, but are continuously trained and mentored by the best to be the best.

Sustainable success from ethical operations

Having weathered through over a century of challenges and successes, LTL is ready to power through to the next century with confidence. Our commitment to our partners is unyielding. LTL believes that partnership is based on understanding, trust, respect, transparency and shared vision. LTL works hard to develop and maintain relationships with our partners and customers for mutual benefits.

Best Partner For Growth

A good corporate governance is not just a byword; it is our way of life where integrity is at the core value. We pride ourselves on our transparency. We treat everyone from our customers to our staff and government agencies the same way – the best way. Building on our reputation and extensive network, we continue to look forward to expanding our range of products and services to match our ever-growing list of clients.

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