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.
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