Fuji Xerox Opens New Factory in Vietnam for Manufacturing Digital Color Multifunctionals, LED Printers
Fuji Xerox of Japan reports that its opening new manufacturing company—Fuji Xerox Hai Phong Co., Ltd.—in Hai Phong, Vietnam. Located in the Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park in Hai Phong with an investment of approximately nine billion yen ($36 million U.S.), Fuji Xerox says the facility marks a major milestone for the company in Vietnam and will serve as a key manufacturing hub globally. Fuji Xerox Hai Phong plans to meet its full manufacturing capacity by the end of fiscal 2015.
The new facility will manufacture the company’s latest products, including digital color MFPs and small-sized light-emitting diode (LED) printers. With a manufacturing capacity of around two million units per year, the manufacturing facility will also manufacture key components for these devices, such as printed wiring boards and drum cartridge components.
To achieve more efficient manufacturing and shorter lead time, Fuji Xerox enforces platform-based development and manufacturing: it develops common modules, which will be assembled in several models on one line at Fuji Xerox Hai Phong in the future. Under the “Built by Market” concept, Fuji Xerox adds the unique configurations onto the products right before shipment out of the factory, in the warehouse near the customer, or at the customer’s site upon installation.
Fuji Xerox Hai Phong will vertically integrate the “self-manufacturing” of the components and product assembly lines to enhance manufacturing efficiency. Components will be sourced from all over Asia to reduce cost, and ultimately to produce competitive products for the emerging markets in Asia Pacific, the United States, and Europe.
Fuji Xerox Hai Phong was established in August 2012 and began construction in January 2013.
Fuji Xerox Hai Phong Company Overview
|Capital||US $36 million (Wholly owned by Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.)|
|Location||Hai Phong, Vietnam (Inside the Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park)|
|Number of employees||Approximately 500 at the start of the operation|
|Manufacturing capacity||2 million units / year of copiers, multifunction devices and printers|
|Investment amount (plant, office building and equipment)||Approximately 9 billion yen|
|Land area||176,700 square meters|
|Total building area||57,563 square meters|