Thaco Chu Lai Mechanical Zone: First-ever multi-purpose mechanical center in Central Vietnam
THACO Chu Lai Multi-purpose Mechanical Center in coastal Quang Nam province is proud to be a good demonstration for the future development of the Vietnamese mechanical engineering industry which has been considered under-invested.
Multi-purpose mechanical centers – “resilience” of the mechanical industry In Vietnam, mechanical engineering plays an important role in supporting other industries. Apart from automation and energy, mechanics is a must-have for the country’s industrialization. Besides, the country is now receiving great attention from big global groups. Thus, the demands for industrial machines and equipment, especially precision mechanics, are accordingly high. In response to the demands, the Government has directed to build multi-purpose mechanical centers in the 3 regions which can produce and supply mechanical products, offer different functions and connect with other businesses and mechanical centers. Such centers will promisingly help improve competitiveness, better connections between businesses, link a chain between production and consumption, and push the mechanical engineering industry deeper into the global value chain.
THACO Chu Lai Mechanical Zone – a potential leverage for the future mechanical industry With more than 15 years working in automotive engineering, THACO has established a multi-purpose mechanical zone in central Quang Nam province. The zone produces mechanical products in agro-forestry, construction and industrial machines in an A-Z value chain from R&D to production and supply. THACO Chu Lai Mechanical Zone spans 19 hectares and has an investment capital of VND1,300 billion. There are 3 factories: Steel Processing plant, Mold plant, and Mechanical Complex plant which are equipped with modern production lines and machines imported from Germany, Switzerland, Japan, and Korea.Its R&D center has its own advantages , which are up-to-date technologies and modern equipment, state-of-the-art design and simulation software, and 350 engineers and experts with in-depth expertise of product design and intensive international working experience. Besides domestic distribution, different products from the zone (vehicle boxes, fuel tanks, industrial molds, luggage trolleys, agricultural mechanical parts…) have been exported to Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Japan, and Korea.
The export incomes in 2019 reached over USD3 million. We’re expecting USD5 million this year.
In partnerships, the mechanical zone cooperates with large enterprises to expand business or order OEM parts.
It also supports SMEs in their production processes, technologies, machines or activities in the value chain.
Until now, the zone has helped to produce finished products or qualified mechanical parts for several domestic businesses.
In the coming time, Thaco Chu Lai mechanical center will keep on building up its gears by adding more testing centers, increasing R&D activities, offering more diverse mechanical products and solutions, and of course deepening cooperation.