As of November 2018, Beckers opened a second manufacturing site in Vietnam. Located in the Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park in Nghe An, the purpose of this strategic investment is to deliver outstanding customer support to the North of Vietnam. Beckers’ existing facility near Ho Chi Minh City has been in operation since 2007.
Hua Hin Zow heads this small operation comprised of production and laboratory as well as all technical, financial and HR functions. Initially, four mixers with an annual capacity of over 1000 tonnes will be largely dedicated to the new facility of one of Beckers’ customers, Vietnam’s largest coil coater, which is located close by. Crucially, the site has room for growth, which will be vital in order to cater for the color coil coating lines expected to start producing for the growing Vietnamese market. Beckers is already supplying to other customers in North Vietnam who will benefit from the shorter transportation times of the Nghe An location.
According to COO Karsten Eller, Beckers’ strategy for local growth will be to focus on operational excellence, including the close contact and strong technological service that are essential to enable Beckers’ customers to become more successful. Just 15 minutes away from Vinh airport and the city center, the new location in one of the best-managed industrial parks in Vietnam will help ensure growth is guaranteed.