BACKGROUND

COBRA started its business on the 6th March 1978 (under the name “Windglider Thailand”) in Bangkok, Thailand by Mr. Vorapant Chotikapanich, the company’s current chairman and majority shareholder. Established initially as an own-brand manufacturer, COBRA started its production with light-weight windsurf board. In 1987, COBRA turned its focus into OEM serving the worldwide market for fiberglass-based watersport equipment and by 1999 had become the leading manufacturer of windsurf board with over 50% world market share. During this time, COBRA also expanded its product range to incorporate the enormous surfboard and rapidly growing kiteboard markets with the aim to diversify its product line.

In 2005, COBRA entered into the Marine manufacturing business via a joint venture. In 2006, by receiving the first order from a top-class German Automotive brand, COBRA entered into a completely new market as a manufacturer of carbon ฟparts for premium super cars. Whilst diversifying its product range into both Automotive and Marine markets, COBRA has never lost focus in its core business of watersports. In 2009, Stand-up-paddle boards (SUP) were introduced to the market and COBRA immediately grabbed the opportunity and became the world’s leading player in SUP manufacturing.
 
Today, with its state-of-the-art production facilities of approximately 100,000 sq.m., COBRA is recognized as the World’s leading manufacturer of watersports product while being a crucial partner to the world’s most respected premium car brands. COBRA’s versatility and experience in product design and consistent manufacturing quality make it an invaluable partner to the world’s leading companies.