You’ve decided you want to manufacture offshore and you’re looking to nail down the location. China’s become a little too expensive for you and you’re looking further south – Vietnam, perhaps. You wouldn't be alone. The country's manufacturing sector is growing by leaps and bounds for good reason.Continue Reading →
Doing business in Vietnam for the past eight years has come with its fair share of pleasant surprises, as well as occasional, unanticipated hurdles. I spoke with CEO Scott Ellyson and Executive VP Jeff Sweeney about what we would tell young East West if we could travel back eight years and give ourselves a heads up.Continue Reading →
The continued growth of Vietnam is the hot topic as noted in a recent article in Plastics News. When you read that mobile phone giant Samsung has its second largest plant in the world in Vietnam, you know the country is booming. So much so that McDonald’s has opened its first restaurant this year as well as Starbucks!
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We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season! As the year comes to a close, we thought we'd highlight one of our favorite blog posts of the year. East West's Co-Founder and Executive VP, Jeff Sweeney, was featured on Manufacturing.net authoring the topic of "Right-Shoring." Read on for his take on the best place to manufacture goods.Continue Reading →
Located in our wholly-owned facility in Vietnam, East West's tool shop opened in 2013. We can now offer our customers the benefit of in-house tooling along with engineering support to help make tooling designs injection friendly. Our tooling shop was set up to serve the injection molding, blow molding and stamping industries. East West's tool shop houses state-of-the-art tooling equipment and provide the added benefit of controlled lead times and exceptional quality.Continue Reading →
Here are the final 4 reasons why advanced plastics are better than aluminum and steel in EC Motor applications. Check out our first installment of Why EC Motors are Plastic here.Continue Reading →
In recent years it has been determined that you can improve EC Refrigeration Motor performance with advanced plastics. In this two part series we’ll provide you with 8 reasons that will help explain why! Read on below for the first 4 reasons why EC Motors are made of plastic.Continue Reading →
As the labor market tightens and salary prices continue to rise, many already manufacturing in China are looking south; to Vietnam. Global manufacturers are always looking for the next frontier. Years ago China became the ‘option’ for Japan for the same reasons Vietnam is becoming an attractive alternative to China.
So, why does it work to manufacture in Vietnam?
- Call it ‘China plus one’ or geopolitical or supply chain diversity. Either way it always makes sense to have a redundant supply chain to keep your business running.
- Vietnam's labor market. Check out this interesting chart from The World Factbook below. Vietnam has a very large labor pool!
Wouldn't it be great for your company to be on CBS, ABC, USA Today, Time, CNN, and most local affiliates on the very same day? Absolutely! Unless of course the US Consumer Product Safety Commission just announced a recall of your product. Wal-Mart announced a recall of nearly 175,00 children’s dolls because the toys could overhead and potentially burn children.
That kind of press could kill your company in one day. The question to ask is: How do you ensure this doesn't happen to you?Continue Reading →