The first plant, developed on six hectares in the Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park, specializes in producing powdered milk for children with an annual capacity of 54,000 tons.
It is equipped with a closed automatic production system, ranging from processing to packaging activities.
The second plant, which is located in My Phuoc Industrial Park, is the 15th milk plant of Vinamilk.
It is designed with a capacity of 1.2 million liters a day in the first phase, equivalent to the combined capacity of nine plants of the company, and is expected to be doubled in the second phase. It cost VND2.4 trillion.
Foreign experts have a talk by the production line that is in trial operation (Photo: Hoang Phi)
At the liquid milk factory, Vinamilk has also constructed a fully-automatic warehouse with a total area of 5,000 square meters.
The facility costs up to VND200 billion, three times higher than the amount invested into a storage system of the same capacity.
All equipment and technologies of the two factories are imported from Switzerland, Sweden, Germany, the United States and Japan, said Mai Kieu Lien, general director of Vinamilk.
The two plants are constructed in line with environmentally friendly criteria, which will help save energy consumption and handle waste properly.
Vinamilk is test running the facilities thanks to the technical assistance from many foreign experts.
Vinamilk in 2012 posted over VND27.3 trillion in sales, including an export value of US$180 million, Lien said.
Her company is looking to obtain total revenue of about VND34 trillion this year when the two plants come on stream, with a total export value of US$230 million.
Vinamilk now has five dairy farms with a herd of nearly 8,500 cows and it plans to buy more milk materials from local farmers as well as pour more money into expanding material supply areas, Lien said.
The firm will develop three more big dairy farming areas in Tay Ninh and Thanh Hoa provinces in the near future, she added.