According to Vietnamese financial media Vietnam Finance, Vietnam’s Nam Dinh Province and Apple MacBook assembler Quanta signed a large-scale computer manufacturing cooperation project in the My Thuan Industrial Park. Quanta will invest 120 million U.S. dollars to build a factory in the province. The first phase will cover an area of 22.5 hectares.
It is reported that the factory will be Quanta’s ninth factory in the world. The report did not provide information on when the factory will be completed. The executives of Quanta said that after inspecting the development potential of several provinces in Vietnam, they finally chose the My Thuan Industrial Park in Nam Dinh Province as the location for the project. They expressed that they will promote the implementation of the project as soon as possible, and hope to get the support and assistance of the Nam Dinh Provincial Government.
The chairman of the Nam Dinh Provincial Government, Pham Doi, said that the province will provide investors with the most favourable conditions and work with investors to resolve legal and technical issues that may be encountered during project implementation. He also urged Quanta Computer to complete the planning and design of the project as soon as possible and send authorized representatives to coordinate and communicate with relevant departments to ensure that the project is completed on time and with high quality.
Quanta Computer is one of the world’s largest notebook computer manufacturers and a Fortune Global 500 company. In addition to the laptop business, Quanta Computer is also involved in cloud computing, enterprise network, mobile communication, smart home, automotive electronics, smart medical care, the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence. At present, Quanta Computer has eight factories in mainland China, the United States, Mexico, Germany, Japan, South Korea and Thailand, with annual revenue exceeding US$40 billion.
According to Taiwan’s “Central News Agency” report last week, Quanta announced on the 17th that it will invest 50 million US dollars to establish a Vietnamese subsidiary, which will be the second production base in Southeast Asia outside Thailand. Quanta said that the Vietnam factory will invest in batches according to business needs. Quanta previously set up a factory in Thailand, starting with small electronic products such as the Internet of Things, and then expanded to product lines such as servers and notebooks. In the future, it will carry out related investments according to customer needs.
Nikkei Asia previously reported that Apple plans to begin mass production of MacBooks in Vietnam in the first half of this year, the first time this flagship product will be produced outside of China, and Apple is also negotiating with suppliers to manufacture MacBooks in Thailand.