Tatung Co., a Taiwan-based appliance maker, will start production at its Vietnam plant in August, with an annual output capacity of 300,000 medium- and small-sized refrigerators. Tatung said it invested U.S. $35 million in the Vietnam plant and that the products will be sold in Vietnam and exported. <br>
Koo Wen-yang, head of Tatung?s home appliance business section, said the Vietnam plant would serve as the firm?s global production center and produce 400-L medium-sized and 120-L small-sized refrigerators. Initially, the Vietnam plant will focus on export markets such as the U.S., the Middle East and Southeast Asia. The company said its Panchiao plant in Taipei County, northern Taiwan, will concentrate on the production of large-sized refrigerators. Tatung?s Panchiao plant currently produces refrigerator compressors with annual production capacity reaching 500,000 units, in addition to electric cookers and electric fans.