According to the information, Samsung Electronics is looking to be halting the operation of their smartphone factory in Vietnam for over two weeks in the next month. The South Korean tech giant will check the inventory due to the lack of smartphone sales. Samsung Electronics is strongly considering stopping the operation of its two factories in the provinces of Thai Nguyên Province and Bắc Ninh province for over 2 weeks.
Samsung’s smartphone factory in Vietnam is its largest smartphone production base in the world, half of Samsung’s mobile device production was processed. The schedule is currently informed is mid-December to January 2nd next year.
It’s strange that the company is looking to shut down large-scale manufacturing facilities for over 2 weeks. Manufacturers typically lower their factory utilization rates during the year’s end and New Year holidays, but this measure is an unprecedented long-term shutdown.
The upcoming Galaxy S23 lineup is in the final stage of reviewing if they should only operate the production line for Galaxy S23. The production of components for Galaxy S23 has already begun. Maintenance, inspection, and repairs for the production line will also take place during this period.
There is also a high possibility that the shutdown measures of the factories in Vietnam will spread to other regions in Korea and overseas. Other production lines, such as the ones in India, which is the second largest producer of their smartphones, Brazil, Indonesia, Gumi in Gyeongbuk, and Turkey, are also expected to join the shutdown of production lines.
Meanwhile, Samsung Electronics set their smartphone shipping target for next year to be similar to that of this year at 270 million units.