On entering Vietnam, Unifi Inc continues to spread the global footprint of REPREVE recycled fiber, with the support from Century Synthetic Fiber Corp, a licensed manufacturer of Repreve. While Century Corp will manufacture, sell and distribute Repreve filament yarn within the country, Unifi Textiles (Suzhou) (UTSC), Unifi’s subsidiary in China will manage sales and distribution of Repreve filament yarn exported from Vietnam.
This collaboration will open distribution channels for Repreve in a key apparel-producing region helping to fulfill increasing demand and shorten lead times to the company’s customer base. Headquartered in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Century Synthetic Fiber is one of the largest polyester yarn manufacturers of Vietnam. The company that was established more than 15 years ago, continues to invest in its operations and expand capacity today.
Tom Caudle, President Unifi avers that Vietnam has been a region of focus for brands and retailers over the past few years. With exports of approximately $27 billion in apparel and textiles in 2015, growth in the region and expectations to grow to $30 billion in 2016. Within the past 18 months cannot be ignored. He further said that his company has been distributing REPREVE to countries including Turkey, Taiwan, Sri Lanka and now Vietnam.
Jay Hertwig, VP of global brand sales, marketing and product development for Unifi, added this was a strategic position in growing the global supply chain for Repreve and will allow his company to expand into other Premium Value Added (PVA) products in the near future. A presence in Vietnam will enable Unifi to meet sourcing requests and increasing demand from our customers wherever they choose to do business.