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Textile Machinery Association of Sweden (TMAS), has established a local office in the 7th district of Ho Chi Minh City. Heading the office is Mr. Tran Phuoc Thanh, Business Development Representative for TMAS in Vietnam.


Mr. Tran comes with experience from the Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group. He has also gathered insights into the industry and undergone training in Sweden, from the Swedish textile machinery makers and their customers. Mr. Tran is strategically positioned to market Swedish machinery as well as drive sales and support for TMAS companies in Vietnam.


‘TMAS is positioned for the long-term in Vietnam. The country is emerging as the new global production center of textile products. We want to be part of this exciting growth and expansion. We believe we have a lot to offer in terms of our knowledge, expertise and innovative technology,’ said Mr. Mikael Äremann, president, TMAS.


TMAS helps support member companies to compete in the global textile industry with leading edge production equipment and technology. TMAS member companies are all well-established leaders in various areas of the textile manufacturing process. The companies offer a unique combination of production expertise, textile manufacturing knowledge, and superior products and services.


The textile industry is growing dramatically and Vietnam has been identified as a hub for the Asian textile industry in the next decade. The main reason for this is the increasing cost levels in China, causing many textile and garment brands to relocate in Vietnam. In fact, TMAS companies in Sweden have already started realizing a notable increase in demand for their products and services.


‘TMAS companies are the perfect match for the Vietnamese textile industry. We are a relatively small, tight-knit group of companies, each specializing in a different key area along the manufacturing process. Our size allows us to be flexible. We work closely with our customers, we listen and adapt quickly to their changing needs as they respond to market demands’, emphasized Mrs. Therese Premler-Andersson, Secretary General, TMAS.


Textile companies in Vietnam are looking for ways to be competitive, and the country is clearly demonstrating that it has the capacity and stamina to deliver. TMAS is committed to enabling the Vietnamese textile industry to flourish well over time.


‘The Vietnamese textile industry has all the right pre-requisites to sustain healthy, long-term growth. “The Vietnamese people are resilient and hardworking, with many who are educated and conversant in English. The country has a long history of overcoming challenges and adapting to change,’ said Mr. Mikael Äremann. ‘Indeed, workers are increasing their skills with every year, and companies are fast realizing that progress that took several years in China is now taking much shorter time in Vietnam,’ Mr. Äremann continued.


The challenges and demands of Industry 4.0 are also transforming the global textile industry. Therefore, environmental and social sustainability, and the importance of smart solutions is of the highest priority for TMAS companies. The goal of all member companies is always to achieve better performance and efficiency while maintaining the highest levels of quality. TMAS is bringing world-leading Swedish innovative expertise of smart industries into Vietnam, which will make Vietnam highly competitive globally.


‘TMAS is reflective of Sweden’s reputation for reliability, quality and world leading technology. R&D is important and TMAS companies have a solid track record for ensuring their customers achieve long-term profitability and growth. Building smart, sustainable solutions is in our DNA, and we will definitely meet the drive for innovation in Vietnam,’ said Mrs. Therese Premler-Andersson.


It has been estimated production in the Vietnamese textile and clothing industry will increase by an average of 12-14% between 2016 -2020. Export is expected to reach US$ 50 billion by 2020, rising from US$ 28 billion in 2016.


TMAS is certain that the time is right for a Swedish-Vietnamese collaboration that will lead to a win-win both now and well into the future. The result is an investment In the Vietnamese market through local TMAS representation.


The objective is to provide relevant and precise support and service to TMAS customers. Here, Mr. Tran, with his local market experience and insights gathered from in-depth research and analysis, will prove to be a real asset to TMAS customers.


‘I am excited about the tremendous possibilities open to the Vietnamese textile industry, especially by having TMAS as a partner. I am convinced me that each and every one of the member companies has a vital role to play in ensuring the growth and success of textile companies here in Vietnam, “said Mr. Tran. ‘ look forward to enabling TMAS to be a key driver of success for Vietnam, and through Vietnam to the region, and the world’, Mr. Tran concluded.


Source: Textile Machinery Association of Sweden

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