VIETNAM: OrthoLite opens new insole factory
Insole maker OrthoLite has opened a new factory in Vietnam which is set to produce about 3m pairs of open cell foam insoles per month.
The 13,000sq m factory, which will employ about 300 workers, is located in Thuan An Town, Binh Duong Province – one of the biggest industrial areas in the country and 45 minutes from Ho Chi Minh City.
OrthoLite said the new facility would give local customers shorter lead times and local customer service.
Local staff will be employed for product development and sampling for customers based in Vietnam, with the company hoping to increase brand awareness among local footwear brands and factories.
“Footwear brands want to get their products to consumers faster than ever,” said Pamela Gelsomini, OrthoLite president.
“With the opening of our first factory in Vietnam, we will have the ability to provide better service to our customers by giving them the OrthoLite products they need with shorter lead times.”
The company already has two factories in China, two partner factories in Vietnam, one partner factory in Indonesia and two partner factories in South Korea.
- Why fast fashion isn't a case of one size fits all
- Why Inditex is "clear winner" in fast fashion
- Sir Philip Green blamed for the collapse of BHS
- Brexit blow to global apparel industry confidence
- TPP tariff phase-out guides Vietnam sourcing plans
- VF Corp cuts guidance as Q2 profit plunges 70%
- Vietnam mulls wage freeze to boost competitiveness
- US Q2 in brief - Carter's, Wolverine Worldwide
- Teijin launches polyester hook-and-loop fastener
- Ethiopia opens flagship textile and apparel park
- Central America strategic sourcing review - a focus on Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras
- Southeast Asia strategic sourcing review – a focus on Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar
- Southeast Asia & Central America strategic sourcing reviews package deal
- World Textile and Apparel Trade and Production Trends: the EU - June 2016
- Primark Stores Limited: Retailing - Company Profile & SWOT Analysis