Teknos expands into Vietnam with new Commercial and Competence centre

Teknos is a sustainable coating solutions provider for the manufacturing industry, building professionals and consumers

Teknos has announced the opening of its new Commercial and Competence Centre with technical application laboratory, training and warehouse facilities in Dong Nai Province, Vietnam.

According to the company, Vietnam is an important growth market for them, and in order to be close to their customer they have invested in and are committed to the region and their existing and future customers. The new office officially opens on 13 Sep 2022.

The local staff will now be able to provide local services, from sampling and pre-line trial testing, to training, colour matching and optimised logistical services, thus reducing lead times and offering the ability to provide fit for purpose logistical support.

Customers in Vietnam will also have access to Teknos’s range of products. The waterborne and UV products will be imported from Malaysia, the nearest Teknos production site in the region. Accessibility to additional products is also ensured and can come from the company’s factories in Finland, Germany, Denmark or China.

“The decision to establish the new service centre in Asia-Pacific supports our growth plans. Vietnam was a logical choice for us as our Vietnamese export business has grown steadily over the past years,” said Paula Salastie, CEO of Teknos and owner of Teknos Group.

“We want to meet customers where they are located to be able to enhance our collaboration and support them with faster response time and tailored solutions and services.

“This will also enhance our sustainability as it reduces the emissions from logistics. Our team in Vietnam play a crucial role in broadening our global development and service network. Our model will always be working in close cooperation with our customers, building a stronger relationship, by providing them with sustainable coating solutions.”

Wanda Smith, managing director of Teknos, who is also taking care of the South East 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. It has a total area of about 650m2, branded with the blue and green Teknos corporate colour scheme, and consists of an office space, meeting room, technical application laboratory and warehouse.

Teknos will continue 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.

As such, the Vietnamese expansion will be able to support the export to other South East Asian or Asia-Pacific countries complementary to Teknos Malaysia plant.