Chinese apparel producer starts building Cambodia factory
After operating in Cambodia for 14 years, Chinese apparel
manufacturer Shenzhou International Group Holdings recently
broke ground for constructing of a new $150-million garment
factory, called Marvel Garment Co., in the Phnom Penh
Special Economic Zone on the city outskirts. The factory is
scheduled to be completed in March 2021 and will create
Lt. Gen. Hun Manet, deputy commander-in-chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, and Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Wang Wentian attended the groundbreaking ceremony, according to a Chinese news agency report.
The firm is now the biggest textile manufacturer in Cambodia, with an export value of $440 million in 2018 and employing 11,500 Cambodians.
"On this basis, we decided to make full use of the factory's experience in Cambodia to further expand the production capacity and facilities in Cambodia," he said.
Shenzhou has grown to be one of Nike's largest and most important apparel suppliers, said Nike's vice president Mark Griffie.