Manufacturing officially kicking off for USI’s Haiphong-based module facility

September 06, 2021 | 11:00
The Vietnamese plant of USI - a global leader in electronic design and manufacturing - is playing an important part in the company’s global manufacturing footprint.
Manufacturing officially kicking off for USI’s Haiphong-based module facility
The perspective of USI’s Vietnam plant in DEEP C Haiphong I IZ. Photo: DEEP C

The Vietnamese plant of Universal Scientific Industrial (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (USI), also its first manufacturing base in Southeast Asia, is based in DEEP C Haiphong I Industrial Zone (IZ) in the northern port city of Haiphong. With the first phase of construction now completed, USI has received a production certificate for system-in-package modules for wearable products.

The first-phase plant covering 18,000 square metres was officially put into use at the end of July, and will focus on manufacturing the modules.

The facility is expected to reach full capacity in 2022 with an annual output of more than 10 million modules and create approximately 1,700 jobs for local residents, becoming a key high-tech manufacturing company for Haiphong.

The remainder of the 65,000sq.m space is reserved to develop other businesses and meet the potential needs of future customers. The company aims to bring into full play the competitive advantages of the Vietnamese site and there develop electronics manufacturing services (EMS), original design manufacturers, and joint design manufacturers according to customer needs.

The Vietnam plant is expected to help USI to respond to orders from overseas customers more flexibly, strengthen supply chain management, and promote the development of the local economy and high-tech industries in Vietnam.

USI provides design, miniaturisation, material sourcing, manufacturing, logistics, and after services for electronic devices/modules for brand owners.

The company is a member of ASE Technology Holding, a world-leading provider of semiconductor manufacturing assembly and testing services. With many years of experience in the EMS industry and leveraging the industry-leading technology of ASE Group, USI offers customers diversified products in wireless communication, computer and storage, and automotive electronics worldwide.

The company has a sales service network in North America, Europe, and Asia as well as manufacturing sites in China, Mexico, Poland and more.

DEEP C IZ is a Belgian-backed developer and operator of an IZ and port infrastructure cluster in Haiphong and the nearby province of Quang Ninh, the most dynamic growth region in northern Vietnam. DEEP C’s story began in 1997 with the development of Haiphong I, a collaboration between Belgian investor Rent-A-Port and Haiphong People’s Committee.

After nearly a quarter of a century in Vietnam, DEEP C has become one of the largest industrial property developers in Vietnam with five IZs, forming the DEEP C IZ cluster covering 3,400 hectares at the epicentre of the region’s manufacturing and infrastructure boom, with close proximity to the international airport, deep seaport, and extended expressway network.

USI selected DEEP C IZ for this important project by virtue of the latter’s practical experience in assisting business setup, plentiful land availability for its future expansion, and great connectivity to a network of deep seaports, highways, and international airports. In addition, USI is one of the most environmentally-friendly and sustainable electronics brands worldwide, similar to DEEP C’s vision to become the first eco-industrial park in Vietnam.

By Dung Son

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