First Danish FDI factory in An Giang starts running today
|The first Danish foreign direct investment (FDI) factory in An Giang starts running today. Spectre has experienced significant development in Vietnam since establishing its first production in 2010 and currently employs 2500 workers at the production sites in Nam Dinh and Thai Binh.|
This new Spectre garment factory in An Giang will be partly powered by renewable energy and create more than 2,500 local jobs.
Today, Spectre, a Danish company, which is specialized in technical outdoor sport garments, opened its first factory in An Giang province after two years of designing and building.
This is the 3rd Spectre factory in Vietnam and the first Danish FDI project in An Giang with a total investment of approximately 17 million USD which will create 2,500 local jobs.
The opening has participation of H.E. Mr. Nicolai Prytz, Ambassador of Denmark in Vietnam, Mr. Nguyen Thanh Binh, Chairman of An Giang People’s Committee, Mr. Jesper Klausen, co-owner and responsible for Production and Business Development at Spectre, and many leaders from the local authorities and enterprises.
The new factory was built in accordance with high Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) standards and was granted the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) gold certification. By using solar energy and advanced design features, the factory can reduce around 1600 tons of CO2 emissions per year.
H.E. Mr. Nicolai Prytz, Ambassador of Denmark in Vietnam, said at the opening ceremony "I am very happy to attend the opening of Spectre’s new factory here in An Giang today, which is another strong testament to the increasing Danish investments in Vietnam.
It also shows how important the Government of Vietnam’s strong commitment to carbon reduction is in order to attract quality investments in Vietnam. These investments in sustainable production require green energy supply for operating".
Mr. Jesper Klausen, co-owner of Spectre added: ‘“Spectre is very proud of our latest investment in An Giang, Vietnam. We are happy to contribute to the local community by establishing a factory reaching new standards in terms of working environment and respect and care for the external environment. We see ourselves playing an essential role ensuring a unique cooperation with all our stakeholders: our highly esteemed customers and other business partners, our valued employees, the local community – including local 2 authorities – and not least the external environment that we must take responsibility to protect. Only through a close alignment between all parties in the value chain can we create satisfactory results for businesses, people and the environment”.
Denmark is now one of the biggest European investors in Vietnam.
With the coming visit of the Royal Crown Couple of Denmark and a business delegation of 36 companies in early November, it is expected that more Danish investment deals, especially in the energy sector, will be finalized in the coming years.
Since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1971, Vietnam and Denmark have enjoyed a strong and close cooperation. Today, Vietnam remains an important partner country for the Danish government with cooperation within areas such as green growth, energy, water, health, education, food safety, culture and commerce.