Teknos Group Oy, a sustainable coating solutions provider for the manufacturing industry, building professionals, and consumers, announced the opening of its new Commercial and Competence Center with technical application laboratory, training, and warehouse facilities in Dong Nai Province, Vietnam. The new office is set to officially open on September 13, 2022.

Teknos will provide local services, from sampling and pre-line trial testing, to training, color matching, and optimized logistical services, significantly reducing lead times and ability to provide fit for purpose logistical support. Customers in Vietnam will have access to a wide range of products from the Teknos portfolio. The waterborne and UV products will be imported from Malaysia, the nearest Teknos production site in the region. Accessibility to additional products is now guaranteed and can come from the company’s factories in Finland, Germany, Denmark, or China.

Wanda Smith, managing director of Teknos (M) Sdn. Bhd., who is also taking care of the Southeast Asia region, leads the new Teknos Vietnam set-up, looking after the sales, customer support, technical service, and warehouse functions. “It is an exciting time to mark this milestone and starting a new chapter in this region to be closer to our Vietnamese customers,” said Wanda Smith. The new office is located at Nhon Trach Industrial Zone III - Phase 2, Hiep Phuoc Town, Nhon Trach District, Dong Nai Province. The facility totals about 650m2, consisting of an office space, meeting rooms, a technical application laboratory, and a warehouse.

According to Teknos, environmental considerations are the guiding principles in choosing and designing the new premise. The Industrial Park is equipped with infrastructure systems including a central wastewater treatment infrastructure. In May this year, Teknos received the EcoVadis gold medal for its sustainability performance in 2021. This places Teknos within the top 5% of 90,000 companies that are rated by EcoVadis across the globe.

Teknos plans to invest and grow in Vietnam, with a mid-term of three to five years expansion plan to become a secondary production site and gain better control over lead time and reduce the dependence on imports to meet the growing local demand. The company said the Vietnamese expansion will be able to support the export to other Southeast Asian or Asia Pacific countries complementary to Teknos Malaysia plan.

For more information, visit: www.teknos.com.