Midori Apparel Vietnam Hoa Binh – a Vietnamese apparel subsidiary of Midori Safety Group which is headquartered in Japan – has installed P-CAM automatic cutting machines offered by Japanese knitting technology leader Shima Seiki for accurate cutting performance.
The company employs around 1,200 employees and manufactures 1.80 million pieces of workwear per annum mainly for the Japanese companies.
The workwear manufacturer reports that there has not been any trouble such as breakdowns after cutting machines’ installation; therefore production is carried out fluently.
Midori Apparel bought one cutter for its first factory that accommodates three units, to begin with, and installed more P-CAM automatic cutting machines in the second factory that has four units.
Norio Watanabe, General Director, Midori Apparel Vietnam Hoa Binh, commented, “There are many difficulties when starting a factory in a foreign country, especially for this second factory that is located in the rural area that does not have an industry base and we could not expect to hire experienced craftsmen with excellent cutting skills. In order to ensure accurate cutting, we decided to install automatic cutting machines from the very beginning and P-CAM automatic cutters from Shima Seiki have given desired results.”
The company is also planning to shift sample making process from Japan to Vietnam in near future and will install single-ply cutter for that purpose.