The Borneo Company Limited
trading firm was established in Bangkok in May 1856. They were the
first foreign firm to establish themselves after the Bowering treaty.
They operated a sugar mill, a saw mill and a rice mill. This large
company had branch houses in: London, Manchester, Calcutta Singapore,
Batavia, Sarawak, Hong Kong and Shanghai. They were as well agents for
numerous Insurance companies and banks. As can be seen from their chop
they were “Forwarding Agents” as well.