French group's cheese production plant expected to open in the third quarter of 2016.
Bel Vietnam, a subsidiary of France’s Bel Group, has recently broken ground on a $17 million cheese production plant in southern Binh Duong province.
With a long-term development strategy for Vietnam and Southeast Asia, Bell decided to focus on increasing its production capacity in Vietnam, General Director of Bel Vietnam Chafip Hammadi said at the breaking ground ceremony.
Located at the Song Than Industrial Zone 3 in Thu Dau Mot, the plant’s first phase, which will cover an area of 17,000 sq m, is expected to be put into operation in the third quarter of 2016.
Once completed it will have an annual capacity of 15,000 tonnes of cheese and employ 200 workers.
Vietnam was the first Asian country where the Bel Group built plants. Its first is also located in Binh Duong and was put into operation in 2011.