The Federation of Thai Industries (F.T.I.) was established on 13 November 1967, having been formerly known as The Association of Thai Industries (A.T.I.). It was founded by 27 founding industrialists. The logo of the A.T.I. was conceived for the first time for the registration of its by-laws with the Department of Commercial Registration, Ministry of Commerce under the Trade Association Act. Over twenty years of its early life, the A.T.I. was able to fill many key roles which were well recognized by both government and private sectors. It was entrusted to act as the representative of the Thai industrial businesses of the whole kingdom, including acting as the voice of the private sector component in the Joint Public-Private Sectors Consultative Committee for Solving Economic Problems (JPPCC) chaired by the Prime Minister. On 28 December 1987 the government legislated “The Federation of Thai Industries Act, 1987” which took effect at its printing in the Royal Gazette resulting in upgrading the former A.T.I. – The Federation of Thai Industries (F.T.I.) which came under the supervision of the Ministry of Industry.
F.T.I. is the private sector administrative juristic person to serve as the core organization and also as the center for all Thai industries in the kingdom. It is a nonprofit organization with the main duties of promotion and supporting the industry, focusing on developing sustainable growth to all industrial operations in the country.