On October 19, 2020, at Becamex Industrial Park, Binh Phuoc, the handover ceremony of the GPPD factory project between the general contractor – WorldSteel Group – and the investor – GPPD Energy Co., Ltd. – took place.
The GPPD factory project is built in Becamex Industrial Park - Binh Phuoc, invested by GPPD Energy Co., Ltd. with 100% investment capital from Singapore. GPPD PTE Company has 66 years of manufacturing history in terms of battery production and has the most advanced, fully automatic alkaline battery production line in the world. In Viet Nam, this is the first mercury-free manganese zinc alkaline battery factory, which comes with very high requirements on construction and finishing techniques of the factory.
The factory covers an area of over 30,000m2 with total investment of US$30 million, has a total capacity of 936 million products/year, in which phase 1 is 336 million products/year and phase 2 is 600 million products/year.
When the GPPD factory comes into operation, it will contribute significantly to the economic development of Binh Phuoc Province and contribute to creating employment conditions for the local workforce, encouraging supply chain development related to products.
Representative of GPPD company, Ms. Huang Xiao Yun, Chairman (left) and Representative of WorldSteel Group, Mr. Nguyen Khanh Lam, Chairman and CEO (right) shake hands during the signing ceremony
This project is undertaken by WorldSteel Group as the general contractor. Although the early and mid-2020 project implementation phase is an extremely difficult time, not only in Viet Nam, but all over the world as the COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost every angle of life, WorldSteel's team with the Board of Directors have focused on the highest service spirit, best control and excellent operation to ensure progress and quality for each item of work.
Representative of the investor, Ms. Huang Xiao Yun, General Director of GPPD Energy Co., Ltd., spoke at the ceremony:
On behalf of GPPD, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all WorldSteel employees, also to the Government of Viet Nam and Becamex Industrial Park for their help. Our head office in Singapore is also very fortunate to invest in Viet Nam. Today, Viet Nam's first alkaline battery factory has set sail here. We have 66 years of battery manufacturing history and have the world's most advanced, fully automated alkaline battery production line. Clean batteries produced will fill gaps in the Vietnamese battery market and create green energy for Viet Nam. We will also train outstanding Vietnamese industrial workers to contribute to local technology innovation and industrial development.
Representatives of both sides attend the opening ceremony
In addition, WorldSteel Group in Viet Nam is known as the first company in Viet Nam and Asia to achieve the US IAS AC472 certificate, an important certificate demonstrating the ability to meet stringent quality standards in the field of steel structures for industrial buildings according to American quality standards.
An overview of the project completed by WorldSteel Group
World Steel Group is increasingly asserting its position in the domestic and international markets by owning many key projects such as many important categories in Hoa Phat Iron and Steel Complex project; CPV Food - Binh Phuoc Becamex; the items in the Long Son Petrochemicals project; many different stages of Tongwei Group's projects in Tien Giang and Hai Duong; export projects to Southeast Asian markets such as: Thailand 7-Eleven project, Philippines Coca Cola Warehouse project, Steel Bridge in Singapore; especially export projects to the US market. These projects have received the trust of investors, praise and appreciation for the quality of the work, construction progress and implementation capacity.