image:Vietnam Plant

Jan 23, 2024

Company / Press Release

Commencement of Full-scale Operations at the New Wiring Device and Circuit Breaker Production Building at the Vietnam Plant

On January 23, 2024, Panasonic Electric Works Vietnam Co., Ltd., (Binh Duong, Vietnam) will begin full-scale operations at its newly constructed New Production Building within its wiring device and circuit breaker production plant.

Vietnam has experienced rapid economic growth in recent years and its GDP is expected to show a year-on-year growth of 7% until 2028. Electric Works Company, Panasonic Corporation (hereinafter referred to as Electric Works Company), is currently working to strengthen its Electrical Construction Materials Business on a global scale and designating Vietnam as a Key Focus Country in the ASEAN Region. As such, the company is committing in efforts to reinforce its productivity and strengthen its product development systems in the country.

The new building, construction of which began in 2022, initiated the installation of production facilities in September 2023, and has recently commenced full-scale operations. Moreover, in line with the construction of its New Production Building, Panasonic Electric Works Vietnam Co., Ltd., has optimized its production lines, including at its existing production buildings, to shorten lead times between manufacture and shipment. The company is also accelerating introduction of the automation technologies which has developed in Japan, and expects to double the current automation rate by 2025. This initiative is expected to enhance our production capacity to approximately 1.8 times that of 2022, strengthening our market responsiveness.

Further, in addition to supplementing plant-wide energy consumption with solar power generation equipment, the New Production Building is equipped with highly efficient LED lighting fixtures, heat pump air conditioning equipment, ventilation equipment, and other Panasonic products to promote more energy efficient product manufacturing.

Based on its accumulated technologies and expertise, Electric Works Company will continue with the global supply of electrical construction materials and facilities that can ensure safety, security, comfort, and fulfillment in people’s lives.

■New Production Building Overview

image:New production building location
Total building floor area Total floor area expanded to 27,901 m2, which is approximately 1.6 times from existing buildings with an area of 16,960 m2.
Products manufactured Wiring devices, circuit breakers
Production commenced October 2023
Wiring device production capacity Expected to achieve an approx. 80% increase compared to 2022 by FY2029
(including capacity at existing plants)

New production building location

Photos of New Production Building

image:Outside, Solar power generation equipment installed on roof
image:New employee welfare facilities include a cafeteria (left) and futsal pitch (right)


■Company Overview

Name Panasonic Electric Works Vietnam Co., Ltd.
Head office address VSIP II Annex Industrial Park, Binh Duong, Vietnam
Established 2013
Representative Masashi Sakabe
Scope of business Manufacture and sale of wiring devices, circuit breakers, lighting fixtures, fans, etc.
No. of employees 1,492 (As of the end of November 2023)
FY22 Net Sales 3.7 trillion VND (approx. 22.4 billion yen) (as of the end of March 2023)
Capital 1.444 trillion VND (approx. 8.7 billion yen) (as of the end of November 2023)

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