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Our Companies

Bhutan Observer Private Limited (BOPL) was incorporated under the Companies Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan, 2000, on March 7, 2007. Initially started as a newspaper company, Bhutan Observer Private Limited has now diversified its business activities to several lines of businesses. The following are the incorporated units under BOPL:

  •   Bhutan Observer Publications
  •   Thangtong Iron and Steel
  •   Bhutan Trade Link International
  •   Lhazeen Press

 Bhutan Observer Publications 

The following are the major line of activities:

  • Editorial

Bhutan Observer provides expert editorial services – from substantive reshaping, rewriting, to light editing, proofreading, translation, copy editing and press release services. Run by an able team of people working in the editorial, commercial, administrative and managerial departments, it is one of the leading publication houses in Bhutan.

Bhutan Observer Focus – BO Focus is a special news magazine published periodically which brings in-depth coverage on prevailing issues. It is presented in two forms, print and audio visual.

Widely read and circulated Druk Air’s inflight magazine Tashi Delek is published by Bhutan Observer Publications since 2012.

  •  Graphic designing  
  • Research and media consultancy

Bhutan Observer publication has the best editorial team with years of experience capable of meeting various creative/writing needs of the clients. Bhutan Observer researches and evaluates technical and scientific information. Our projects include data analysis for advisory reports, development of evidence-based guidelines and policy, and literature reviews.

Thangthong Iron and Steel

Established in 2011, Thangtong Iron and Steel is a leading manufacturer of a full range of steel and wire products with its manufacturing unit in Phuentsholing, Bhutan. The steel and wire products produced by Thangtong Iron and Steel have been acknowledged to be of the finest quality. The products are recognized as the symbol of reliability and are certified by the Bhutan Standard Bureau. Today, Thangtong Iron and Steel manufactures a range of steel and wire products that now hold market dominance in Bhutan.

We manufacture:

  • Chain-link wire mesh
  • Barbed wire
  • Nails and U-Nails
  • Gabion box
  • Concertina Coil
  • Angle iron post
  • Straps/Bracing

Customized steel fabricated products
With varied clientele from government organizations, corporations and many construction contractors that serve other agencies, Thangtong Iron and Steel has quickly managed to penetrate the Bhutanese market and compete with other foreign competitors. We value the trust and confidences that our customers place on us as we strive to locally manufacture iron and wire products that meet the quality expectations of our customers.

Bhutan Trade Link International

Established in 2002, Bhutan Trade Link International is one of the prominent trading business concerns in Bhutan. We intend to bring manufacturers, buyers and sellers together from around the world, who would wish to be a part of Bhutan’s exciting journey through trade. With varied experience in serving the clients from different sectors, BTLI has gained a goodwill of being one of the most trusted trading concerns in Bhutan.

BTLI trades in variety of products. Notably, it is one of the oldest industrial gas distributors in Bhutan. We supply industrial gases such as argon, oxygen, nitrogen, acetylene and carbon dioxide for various industrial uses. BTLI deals in various products relating to earth moving & construction machinery, spare parts, industrial gas, agricultural machinery & tools, electrical & electronics, hardware, office stationery, laboratory equipment, hardware and equipment related to disaster management and general order & supplies. BTLI is an authorized distributor of JK Papers Ltd., SPX Radiodetection, Spectra Super Alloys Ltd. and Tata Wiron. BTLI is different from other trading concerns as we care our clients through timely and reliable delivery of our products and services and meet the changing demands of our customers.

Lhazeen Press

Based in Thimphu, Lhazeen Press is a professionally managed printing press offering. Established in 1995, Lhazeen Press is one of the oldest printing presses in Bhutan. Lhazeen Press offers a comprehensive printing services right from preliminary design concept to delivery. All design and print production activities such as graphic design, pre-press, in-press and post-press productions are carried out in-house. Schedule and budget requirements are adhered to while producing high quality results which meet our client’s objectives.

We offer high quality and low cost printing services. Our capabilities extend to all commercial print requirements on paper and board.

We are specialized in printing the following materials:

  • Books, Newspapers and Magazines
  • Corporate Brochures, Posters and Calendar
  • Diaries, Catalogs, Annual Reports and Newsletters
  • And many more on paper

Lhazeen Press is among very few printing presses in Bhutan that has a complete set of offset and digital printing equipment. Some of our clients are WFP, UNICEF, HELVETAS, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs, Ministry of Health, Gross National Happiness Commission, Druk Holding and Investments, Royal Bhutan Army, Tashi Cell, Bhutan Telecom Ltd., Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan Ltd., Bhutan Development Bank Ltd., Zimdra Pvt. Ltd. among many.