Vinamilk's Vietnam Milk Facility, Binh Duong Province, Vietnam
Vinamilk, the biggest dairy company in Vietnam, opened a liquid milk processing and packaging facility in September 2013. The factory is located at My Phuoc Industrial Park in Binh Duong, Vietnam.
The facility, commonly known as Vietnam Milk Factory, is the world's most advanced liquid dairy plant in automation and integration. It produces more than 200 dairy products, including condensed milk, Dielac milk powder, yogurt and ice cream.
Vinamilk invested VND 2.4 trillion ($113.63m) on the new facility. The products will be exported to meet the growing overseas consumer demand.
Vinamilk also opened a baby-formula plant in April 2013 at Singapore Industrial Park, Vietnam. The plant covers an area of 6ha and is equipped with a closed automatic production system. It produces powdered milk for children.
Details of Vinamilk's milk facility in Binh Duong
The Binh Duong plant is Vinamilk's 15th milk factory. The plant covers an area of 20ha processing about 400 million litres of milk per annum, initially. The processing capacity will be increased by additional 800 million litres in the second phase by 2015.
The plant includes an earthquake-resistant and fully automatic warehouse covering an area of 5,000m².
A central computing system manages the flow in the facility right from the feedstock input to the final product storage.
Technology at Vinamilk's Vietnamese production facility
The new plant features nine Tetra Pak® A3 / Speed iLines, eight Tetra Pak® A1 / iLines and the complete iLine™ XT solution with 14 laser guided vehicles (LGV). The LGVs handle packaging materials and finished products.
An intermediate warehouse management software (iWMS) and Tetra PlantMaster™ system are implemented to monitor the complete operations at the plant. Tetra Plantmaster™ is an automation solution, which identifies and eliminates bottlenecks.
Tetra Pak® A1 is a filling machine for aseptic production of dairy products. Tetra Pak® A3/Speed iLine™ is the fastest packaging solution from Tetra Pak. It is used to enhance the efficiency of production lines.
Contractors involved with the Binh Duong Province milk factory
SSI Schaefer Noell provided archetype project and construction management and Health Service Executive (HSE) supervision services for the Binh Duong plant. It also provided civil work services for the warehouse.
The products and materials for the warehouse were supplied by Schafer. Tetra Pak provided the packaging equipments and technology for the plant.
Vinamilk's other projects
Vinamilk has also constructed a new milk factory in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Construction of the plant started in mid 2014, after receiving construction approval from the Cambodian authorities. The plant has come on-stream in July 2015.
The Cambodian plant will be jointly owned and operated by Vinamilk (51%) and its Cambodian partner. The plant will cover an area of 2.7ha and produce condensed milk, yoghurt and milk sterilised at ultra-high temperatures.
Vinamilk exports about $40m to $50m worth of dairy products annually for the Cambodian market.
It is also planning to invest in three more farms at central Ha Tinh, southern Tay Ninh and central Thanh Hoa in Vietnam.
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