Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Factories encouraged to invest more in tech

Factories encouraged to invest more in tech

Factories encouraged to invest more in tech

The industry body for Cambodia’s garment manufacturers urged local factory owners to invest in the latest technology and machinery to increase efficiency and become more competitive as the country shifts to higher value-added manufacturing.

Speaking at the launch of the annual Cambodia International Textile and Garment Industry Exhibition and the Cambodia International Machinery Industry Fair last Friday, Ly Tek Heng, operation manager at the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia, said that the organisation’s nearly 600 members need to seek out the best machinery for production.

“From now on, producing higher-value products is necessary for our garment industry,” he said. “That is why we need to invest more in modern machineries with the latest technologies.”

Heng said Cambodia’s garment and footwear industry was undergoing a transformation from producing cheap, labour-intensive products to higher value-added products.

He added that the two industrial fairs provided opportunities for local factory owners, while the high turnout at this year’s exhibitions reflected the increased demand in the sector.

The four-day fairs held in Koh Pich brought together 175 exhibitors from 17 countries to show a broad range of products from key industrial sectors such as garments and textiles, plastics, packaging, printing, food processing, agriculture, auto parts and accessories, machine tools, energy and electrical engineering.

MOST VIEWED

  • Kingdom may hire Turkish power ship

    Cambodia is considering negotiating with Turkey to hire a 200MW-capacity power ship to meet electricity demands as the country faces an ongoing electrical shortage, according to the prime minister. Speaking to garment workers in Pursat province on Wednesday, Prime Minister Hun Sen said Electricite du

  • ‘Kingdom lacks up to 400MW in available electricity’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on the general public, hoteliers and businesspeople with generators to use them as back-up as the Electricity Authority of Cambodia cannot generate enough electricity to meet needs due to low water levels in power station reservoirs. On Saturday evening

  • EDC tackles power shortfall

    Electrcite Du Cambodge (EDC) on Monday issued a statement updating the public on its efforts to tackle insufficient electricity supplies during the ongoing dry season. Reductions in electricity prices have resulted in a steady increase in consumers in the Kingdom, while local and international investors

  • African swine fever spreads to VN-Cambodia border

    African swine fever has spread to parts of Vietnam that border Cambodia’s Ratanakkiri and Kratie provinces, a Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries official said on Friday. Tan Phannara, the General Directorate of Animal Health and Production director-general, told a Phnom Penh workshop that