Schneider Electric inaugurates $45 million factory in HCM City

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017 16:16

Inside the Schneider Electric’s manufacturing plant in HCM City’s Sai Gon Hi-tech Park. — Photo Schneider Electric Viet Nam

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, inaugurated its US$45 million manufacturing plant in HCM City’s Sai Gon Hi-tech Park on Tuesday.

The plant is one of the largest factories in Schneider Electric’s network of 200 production units globally.

Equipped with advanced technology, the plant will produce high-tech electronic products for smart homes, in addition to traditional wiring products that are being manufactured in Viet Nam since almost 20 years.

The plant uses LEAN manufacturing concepts and the group’s latest energy and process management solutions, which will allow it to flex and scale according to its customers’ buying behaviour.

“The world is moving beyond stand-alone devices into an era where everything is connected. In the recent years, with the rapidly-growing IoT, smart home devices are becoming more prevalent. With this new plant, we are seeing a great opportunity to proudly manufacture "Made in Vietnam" products and deliver solutions to customers in global markets. We aim to bring more smart home devices produced from this plant to million households not only in Vietnam, but also other countries, and help them experience the most advanced technology based on IoT and automation”, said Mr. Jim Tobojka, Senior Vice President, Schneider Electric Global Supply Chain, East Asia, Japan, and Pacific.

One of the plant’s highlights is its commitment to sustainable development in Viet Nam.

In order to meet future needs, Schneider Electric has been training human resources for the new plant, and has simultaneously employed skilful workers and engineers.

The local staff will be able to improve their technical skills through national, regional and global training programmes, as well as through opportunities to work in different countries and regions where the group has presence.

The investment into a manufacturing factory reinforces Schneider Electric’s long-term commitment to help Viet Nam grow in terms of technological advances and human resource development for efficient energy management.

Globally, the group offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments and has leadership position in non-residential and residential buildings, industries and machines manufacturers, utilities and infrastructure, data centres and networks.

In 1992, Schneider Electric Viet Nam participated in the national “500KV North-South Transmission Line” project. Since 1994, it has established three offices in Ha Noi, HCM City and Da Nang. — VNS

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