Japan’s Suminoe Textile Company will open an electric carpet factory in Vietnam for export to Japan. This is Suminoe Textile’s second electric carpet factory overseas.
Osaka-based Suminoe Textile established Suminoe Textile Vietnam branch in Dong Van 3 industrial park in Ha Nam province, 40 km south of Hanoi, with a total investment of US $ 1.9 million. . Suminoe’s spokesman said the new company in Vietnam will hire a factory to produce heating equipment such as electric carpets and blankets, with a 30% higher capacity than a factory operating in China. According to the spokesman, labor costs in Vietnam are lower than in China. Electric heating equipment is one of Suminoe’s key product lines. Currently the company has only one single electric heating equipment factory overseas, in Jiangsu, China, since 2003. Suminoe Textile Co., Ltd. first tried its overseas business in 1994 when it established a factory in Thailand. The company currently operates 14 factories in 7 countries around the world, including the US, India and Indonesia.