Japanese camera and office equipment maker Canon Inc. reportedly opened the world's largest laser printer factory in Vietnam’s northern Bac Ninh province.
The U.S. $50-million facility's output is meant for export to markets like Japan, the U.S. and Europe, which is slated to begin April 2006.
The 20 hectare (200,000 square meter) plant at the Que Vo industrial zone has a capacity of 8.4 million laser printers annually and is expected to meet 35 percent of the world's demand for laser printers, mainly low-priced printers. It is expected to employ about 3,500 people.
Canon also operates an inkjet printer factory in Hanoi's Thang Long Industrial Park and exported its first printers from Vietnam May 2002. (Thanh Nien Daily)
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