Samsung supports local businesses building smart factories

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2023 10:00

Workers check a production line at the Trung Nam Electronic Manufacturing Services in Đà Nẵng's Information Technology Park. Samsung group will support two businesses to build smart factories in Đà Nẵng City. — Photo courtesy of Quang Huy

Samsung Việt Nam will help two businesses – Trung Nam Group and Tân Long Paper and Package Company – build the first smart factories in the central city as it nears the target of making it a ‘smart and green’ urban area.

The city’s trade and industry department said the plan is part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by Samsung Việt Nam, the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the city’s department.

Samsung will survey the two factories for options of applying smart production lines and management from September to December of 2023.

Last year, Trung Nam Group, in cooperation with Xelex Corporation, rolled off the first production lines locally-made Xelex tablets at the Trung Nam Electronic Manufacturing Services in Đà Nẵng's Information Technology Park.

Trung Nam Group is operating surface-mount technology (SMT) lines at the park with an aim of speeding up the on-going digitalisation transformation process in Đà Nẵng

The group plans to invest US$130 million in the Đà Nẵng IT Park – the third national IT-centralised zone – as the first for central Việt Nam's 'Silicon Valley’, drawing investment from the US, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Singapore.

In a meeting with General Director of Samsung Việt Nam Choi Joo Ho last year, the city’s Party Secretary Nguyễn Văn Quảng called on Samsung Việt Nam to invest in high-tech and information technology and software parks in Đà Nẵng.

In 2022, local telecommunication developer Viettel, in cooperation with Samsung Việt Nam, launched a pilot 5G network project in Đà Nẵng.

Earlier this year, Samsung agree to establish the Samsung Innovation Campus (SIC) at the city’s Duy Tân Private University following the MoU on educational programmes and training courses of Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data and Coding&Programming for in the 2023-24 curriculum.

Đà Nẵng has been calling for investment from South Korea – one of five top foreign investors in the city –with 233 projects worth US$378 million – in ICT and hi-tech industries.

South Korea’s LG Electronics has started building its research and development centre – the second in Việt Nam – in Đà Nẵng. — VNS

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