On the Fourth Decade of Toys Creation
The first company to manufacture toys from reclaimed rubberwood
PlanToys are made with sustainable materials, including reclaimed rubberwood trees from Thailand’. We were the first toy manufacturer to create toys by upcycling rubberwood from rubber trees that no longer produce latex and would otherwise be burned by using them to make toys for children.
International Safety Standards
All PlanToys products exceed international safety standards, including ASTM (USA) and EN71 (Europe).
The Nuremberg Toy Fair
Plantoys participated in its first toy show: The Nuremberg Toy Fair
We acquired our first main customer in Australia: THE BE IMPORT
We acquired our first main customer in Germany: CONRAD KELLER
We revamped our logo to match the design that remains today!
My First Dollhouse, the first PlanToys Prefabricated Dollhouse
We produced our first prefabricated dollhouse, a user-friendly dollhouse that is easily assembled and transported. The PlanToys My First Dollhouse only requires 10 screws!
We released the Doll Family for the first time.
We launched our first large-scale toy, the Rocking Horse.
We implemented sustainable packaging – using recycled paper and eco-fiber paper for packaging, bag, and printed materials.
Water-based and non-toxic colors
PlanToys developed the use of water-based colors and non-toxic dyes for manufacturing. Today, no colors containing lead or other heavy metals are used in our production.
The Sarnseang-Arun Cultural and Environmental Foundation
The Sarnseang-Arun Cultural and Environmental Foundation is established – highlighting the significance of public libraries, parks, and sustainable living.
The chemical-free process of treating the wood
Our chemical-free and kiln-dried process were refined. In our factory, we use this process to gradually eliminate moisture content from rubberwood and maintain wood quality – making it durable for various conditions. This environmentally friendly method also helps reduce weevil problems.
We received ISO9001
PlanToys became Thailand's first wooden toy manufacturer to acquire the world-class Quality Management Standard Certification for product quality and customer service excellence.
The launch of Dancing Alligator, PlanToys’ iconic item
We launched the first Dancing Alligator! The pull toy with its unique design, function, and appearance. It became an iconic item of PlanToys until today.
PlanToys Children’s Museum in Trang
The museum displays fascinating toys from around the world that are made of different materials alongside a timeline of PlanToys products. This place is for an educational tour for schools and families.
Road & Rail Set
PlanToys enters a new market to target children with interest in building and construction play. The launch of Road & Rail products makes us a trending leader in road-and-rail design toys.
Employee Saving Cooperative
We established a cooperative on March 29, 2002, known as the PlanToys Employees Savings Cooperative Limited, with a share capital of 2,627 USD. Currently, it has a total share capital of 1,164,594 USD and 323 members.
Red Dot Design Award: Tower Pounding
PlanToys’ Tower Pounding is the first PlanToys product awarded the Red Dot Design Award from Germany.Red Dot stands for belonging to the best in design and business. Excellent design is selected by competent expert juries in the areas of product design, communication design, and design concepts.
ISO14001: Environmental Management System Standard Certification
We receive ISO14001, the Environmental Management System Standard, for our environmentally-conscious practices and Sustainable Way.
OHSAS 18001: Occupational Health and Safety Management Certification
PlanToys pursues the Occupational Health and Safety Management Certification (OHSAS 18001). This certification ensures a safe and healthy work environment for employees in the office and factory. Currently renamed to ISO 45001.
SA 8000: Social Accountability International Certification
We acquired the Social Accountability International Certification (SA 8000), which emphasizes international human rights. We support self-sufficient development and fair wages and have zero tolerance for discrimination and child labor.
Annual Reforestation Program
We have been part of the Annual Reforestation Program with Plan Group since 2004. We start an annual reforestation program to preserve and restore watershed forests while cultivating environmental awareness and accountability. In this group, we participate by planting 2,000 trees annually, equivalate to 34,000 trees. Our afforestation can reduce carbon by 19 tCO2e/year. (One tree absorbs 9.5 kg of carbon)
Replace All Adhesive with E-Zero
PlanToys uses E-Zero certified glue to prevent children from coming into contact with toxic chemicals.
We begin replacing the solvent-based ink with biodegradable and eco-friendly soy ink for all printed materials.
We shifted our brand positioning to be a Green Toy - Green Company
Solar energy is used to generate electricity at the PlanToys Children’s Museum to reduce electricity usage and our carbon footprint.
PlanToys Brings Smiles Project
In partnership with valued distributors, PlanToys works on designing and producing a collection of toys for children with special needs. These adaptive toys help enhance the development of children with cerebral palsy, autism, and visual impairment while also bringing tremendous joy to them.
Children and Community Club
Starting in Trang Province, Thailand, the club encourages children to participate in activities outside the classroom to gain hands-on experiences that benefit their learning and development.
Green Dollhouse, an Introduction to Learn & Play about Clean Energy
We launched the Green Dollhouse to teach children about clean energy and eco-friendly living. The dollhouse comes with energy-efficient features, including an electric inverter, adjustable blind, wind turbine, solar panel, rain barrel, bio façade, and recycling bins.
FSC Chain of Custody Certification
PlanToys receives the FSC Chain of Custody Certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). This certification is granted to companies that source wood from well-managed forests. A certified company is audited for its inventory, manufacturing practices, sales, invoicing, and record-keeping procedures.
PlanToys received Les Eco Tropheés du Cadre Vie 2010
Les Eco Tropheés du Cadre Vie 2010, France, an award given to companies that contribute to the environment.
PlanWood, the New Upcycling Material
PlanToys upcycled surplus sawdust from production to produce zero waste, combined it with organic pigments and non-formaldehyde glue and used a thermal process to form them into shapes. This new material, PlanWood, allows us to create more durable toys that have more play value, reduce the production process, and are friendly to workers, consumers, and the environment.
Mom-Made Toys Project
PlanToys founded the Mom-Made Toys project to give back to society in celebration of our 30th anniversary. We have collaborated with parents of special needs and Lowe Thailand, designing toys to help support the development of children with cerebral palsy, autism, and visual impairment. We produce toys that enrich the lives of 10,185 children with special needs.
Build-a-Robot, a toy for supporting emotional development
Featuring a contemporary design, the Build-a-Robot is created to specifically address the needs of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The robot intends to support emotional development and awareness while enhancing a child’s sensory and fine motor skills.
Utilizing microwave technology to keep weevils out
Microwave technology is a green method that uses a microwave for drying – helping to preserve the quality of agricultural products while also causing the evaporation of moisture from wood at low temperatures. At the same time, this technology destroys weevils and insects in the wood without using chemicals and insecticides.
This project is developed from research by Dr.Mudtorlep Nisoa, the Supervisor of Plasma Technology for the Agricultural Applications Research Laboratory at Walailak University in Thailand.
Biomass gasification power plant
PlanToys comes up with the idea of transforming the raw materials of rubber trees into fuel gas to generate electricity, with a generation capacity of 5 MW, to supply the factory and sell to the electricity authority in Trang in order to supply nearby communities.
The Launch of Braille and Hand Sign Play Set.
We are aware of the importance of play accessibility, so we have also developed products for children with visual and hearing impairments. So that children in all conditions can promote development through play equally.
Water Play Set, the wooden toy that can play in the water
From the discovery of PlanWood, we can expand our design to make toys in the Water Play Set. Since every PlanWood product passes through a thermal process to form its shape resulting in it has a higher density than solid wood – making it can float on water. In addition, we coated it with water-based lacquer to make a perfect play material for water.
PlanToys launches PlanHome for children to utilize and create a joyful home of their own. The products are minimal design and multifunctional that can fit in every house.
Red Dot Design Award: Table & Chair
“This children’s furniture is both sturdy and yet charming and gives style to the children’s room due to its reduced, organic formal language.”
Statement by the jury, Red Dot Award 2015
The table and chair of the PlanHome collection feature an elegant bentwood design. The multifunctional table has a tabletop with chalkboard coating and two storage compartments; the chair is ergonomically designed according to the children’s physique. The durable furniture is made from the sustainable material PlanWood, which, among other materials, is composed of sawdust resulting from the manufacture of the company’s toy production.
The Balancing Cactus, the most recognized award toys
The Balancing Cactus was selected by JIDA Design Museum Selection Vol.18 in 2016, making it the most prized and recognized product of PlanToys to date. The Balancing Cactus has received other awards and recognitions, including the Good Toy Award Japan 2016, the German Design Prize, Spiel Gut Award, and Harper’s Bazaar Junior Toy Award.
“The Jumping Acrobat is a child-friendly wooden toy with a design reduced to essentials and encourages children to experiment.”
Statement by the jury, Red Dot Award 2016With this wooden toy in a child-friendly design, the game is to make the little wooden doll jump onto the upper blue platform. To do this trick, the children must move the blue bars and discover how to get the perfect result. By this means, they learn the relationship between force and motion playfully. At the same time, the Jumping Acrobat promotes the children’s hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and powers of observation.
We launch PlanMini products into the market to target both children and parents. This miniaturized toy series encourages little ones to enjoy anywhere, anytime, and with anyone.
Red Dot Design Award: Ramp Racer
“The Ramp Racer is sturdy and yet elegantly designed. The visual contrast between the wooden track and the colored racing cars makes it easy for children to follow the speedy cars.”
Statement by the jury, Red Dot Award 2017This wooden car racetrack for young children is convincing with its reserved design. Only the small cars in yellow, blue, and red are brightly colored, with the result that even the smallest children can follow them easily with their eyes while the cars race downwards. The track with four levels in cascade style is robust and manufactured from natural materials. It stimulates hand-eye coordination, which is an advantage when the children later start to paint, read, and write, as well as gaining an initial understanding of the principle of cause and effect.
Good Toy Award, Japan: Gears & Puzzles - Deluxe, Jumping Acrobat, Weightlifting Acrobat, and Clapping Roller
The PlanToys Gears & Puzzles - Deluxe, Jumping Acrobat, Weightlifting Acrobat, and Clapping Roller are awarded the Good Toy Award, Japan 2018.
PlanNeramit, a PlanToys creative hub where children and families can enjoy play-based learning together
We establish PlanNeramit in Sathorn 10 Bangkok, an imaginative playhouse and children's theatre where families can enjoy play-based learning together – driven by the concept of "I play, therefore I learn." Today is PlanToys Play Experience Service.
PlanToys Launches Natural Rubber Toys
We began to use natural rubber to produce toys to extend the use of the rubber tree. Our rubber toys are made using natural rubber and the safest formulas for children, toymakers, and the environment. In addition, the flexible properties of the rubber result in increased play value.
The Forest of Play Exhibition
This playable exhibition is a space where children and families can have fun together. It consists of various play stations that help develop the four essential developmental areas: physical, emotional, social, and intellectual. 90% of the play stations are made from recycled materials from the PlanToys factory. This exhibition also helps PlanToys set an example as a toy manufacturer – showing customers and the industry that our business extends well beyond wooden toy production.
The Officially Opening of the Forest of Play Bangkok
After the Forest of Play Exhibition ended, we moved the exhibit to the PlanNeramit building. Now, there is an additional play area where children can enjoy educational, active, musical, pretend, and nature plays in various ways. We intend to maintain this play area for children and families to come and spend time together.
New Sustainable Packaging
We put the carbon footprint icon that specifies the amount of greenhouse gas that is released from our production process on our new packaging as a commitment to minimize our negative impact on the environment every year. In addition, the product placement is now more organized inside each package with reused paper from old packaging boxes, and it also reduces crashes during transport.
Initially, our boxes included 4-color offset printing. We have since transitioned to a plain brown box made from recycled fiber with a printed label to reduce ink usage and printing area. We currently produce boxes in 28 different sizes and have reduced our box variety by 50%.
Good Toy Award, Japan: Ballet Top & Buzz Bee
Good Toy Association Japan awards the PlanToys Ballet Top and Buzz Bee the Good Toy Award 2019.
Forest of Play Trang
Forest of Play Trang is an extension of the Forest of Play Bangkok to be a large indoor and outdoor play area. We have moved the Toy Museum here to be a total learning play area for children, families, and school field trips amid the authentic forest atmosphere. We built the Forest of Play at Plan Campus, which used to be employees’ residences in Trang Province, close to our factory location.
PlanToys Toys Clinic
We established a toy clinic for repairing broken PlanToys toys to extend their lifespan to support Sustainable Play.
PlanToys Toys Library
We initiated this project during the COVID-19 epidemic that prevented children from playing outside, so we have a free lending service to play at home
● PlanToys Toy Library at Sathorn 10
The project started in April 2021 as a subscription rental program. Each set of toys comes with a storybook to enhance learning. The rental price is affordable to help reduce the burden of expenses for parents.
● PlanToys Toy Library X Public Library
PlanToys Toy Library at TK Park
The project started in June 2021. Since this time, a total of 1,082 play sets have been rented. TK Park members can rent toys for free. ( More information https://www.tkpark.or.th/eng/page/toy-library )
PlanToys Toy Library in the South of Thailand
We create a play corner at the public library where children can rent toys free of charge. There are currently 4 locations:
We installed 1,851 solar panels to reduce carbon emissions from electricity used within our factory. This will reduce about 400 tCO2e per year, equivalent to a 30% reduction in electricity consumption or planting 42,105 trees yearly.
Thailand Voluntary Emission Reduction Program: T-VER
We are working on a 1,600,000 Sqm. T-VER project. T-VER is Thailand Voluntary Emission Reduction Program. It is the GHG emission reduction program developed by Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO) to promote and support all farmers to participate in the GHG emission reduction program and can sell the reduction unit or carbon credit.
Better Aging Collection
Due to the social issue of the age gap and the growing elderly population, PlanToys designed and developed the Better Aging Collection that can be played from 3 years old to the elderly. There are eight play sets for this collection.
These eight play sets are designed for all family members to spend time together. We work with Thai brain and geriatric specialists to create these new items for adults and the elderly to support slowing down the decelerating of brain performance, including physical, intellectual, social, emotional, and leisure. PlanToys has been focusing on playing for over 40 years and believes that playing not only enhances the development of children but also benefits all ages in joyful ways.
ASTRA Play Award 2023: Cheese and Charcuterie Board
PlanToys' Cheese and Charcuterie Board received the highest number of votes at the ASTRA Play Awards 2023 in the ECO Category.
ASTRA Excellence Award: Manufacturer of the Year
PlanToys received the Manufacturer of the Year 2023 Award from the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association.