Huge fires destroy two foreign-invested factories in Binh Duong & Quang Ninh

After more than eight hours, the fire at furniture company RK Resources Co., Ltd. in Bau Bang Industrial Zone has been brought under control by 9 AM today, but the entire 2,000sq.m factory area has been destroyed.


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The fire broke out from RK Resources's furniture factory that was filled with flammable materials


At 1 AM today (April 5), a fire broke out at RK Resources Co., Ltd. in Bau Bang Industrial Zone of Binh Duong province’s Bau Bang district. The workers and security staff of the company could not put the fire out before it spread. The Binh Duong Firefighting Department sent over 15 fire engines and a hundred firefighters to the scene.

However, the factory contained a lot of wood, which is easily flammable. The flames escalated amidst loud explosions, making it very difficult to contain the situation.

After over eight hours, the fire was brought under control by 9 AM. Although there were no casualties, the fire has destroyed everything on the 2,000sq.m area.

The causes of the fire and the damage are still under investigation.

RK Resources is a 100 per cent Malaysian facility to manufacture furniture to export to the US. This company was put into operation in 2007 and employed around 3,800 workers.

Fire destroys Texhong Yinlong's 8,000sq.m factory in Quang Ninh


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Before the embers cooled after the 15-hour fire at the factory of Texthong Yinlong in Hai Yen Industrial Park, the Mong Cai People’s Committe held a press conference to announce the first findings.

At 2 AM today, on April 4, the fire spread along a thousand square metres at Texhong Yinlong Technology Limited’s factory No.4, in Hai Yen Industrial Park, in Mong Cai city of Quang Ninh province.

Vu Van Kinh, chairman of the city’s People’s Committee informed that the fire has been extinguished before today evening. During the fire, leaders of the city and industrial park’s management unit, relevant departments and agencies arrived to the scene to direct firefighting activities and determine the reasons behind the inferno.

The Quang Ninh province Firefighting Department sent four fire engines and 45 firefighters, while Cam Pha and Halong city’s departments also sent over ten fire engines and 90 fighters.

Mong Cai city also asked Dongxing city of China’s Guangxi province for support. Nine fire engine, two water sprayers, two excavators, and 60 Chinese firefighters were sent to Hai Yen IP to combat the fire.

Nguyen Manh Tuan, director of Quang Ninh’s economic zone management unit, said that Texhong Yinlong Technology Limited has complied with fire safety regulations. The company has a professional firefighter team including 23 people. Hai Yen IP, which was built by Viglacera Corporation-JSC also has two water tanks with the capacity of 1,500cu.m to support firefighting.

“However, because the fire broke out from a warehouse filled of cotton and fabric material, which are very easy to catch fire, the fire escalated too fast to be checked by Mong Cai city’s Firefighting Department,” noted Kinh.

The huge fire lasted for more than 15 hours and destroyed 5,000 tonnes of cotton and fabric materials inside Texhon Yinlong's factory. There are no reports of fatalities, but the property damage seems extensive, although it has not been assessed yet.

Texhong Yinlong Technology Limited was established in May 2012 with the total investment of $300 million on an area of 53-hectare and employing 5,000 workers. It is a subsidiary of Hong Kong’s Texhong Textile Group.

In November 2014 Texhong Textile Group started to build Hai Ha Industrial Park’s first phase. The facility has already been put into operation. This is the largest foreign invested project in Quang Ninh with the total registered capital of $450 million and taking up an area of 660ha.

Texhong Yinlong factory halts operations after fire

Although the damage wrought by the inferno at Texhong Yinlong’s textile facility in Quang Ninh province has not been assessed yet, it may easily affect customers and the company’s supply chain.

According to the latest information, the workers at the facility were not required to come to work today. The causes of the fire are still under investigation. The property damage seems extensive as the fire broke out from a warehouse filled with cotton and fabric material, which are very flammable.

The huge fire lasted for more than 15 hours and destroyed 5,000 tonnes of cotton and fabric materials inside Texhon Yinlong's factory.

The representative of Texhong Yinlong Technology Limited is not available to answer at the time.

Texhong Yinlong Technology Limited was established in May 2012 with the total investment of $300 million on an area of 53 hectares and employing 5,000 workers. It is a subsidiary of Hong Kong’s Texhong Textile Group. This is one of six Texhong's textile factories in Vietnam, besides five others in Dong Nai province's Nhon Trach Industrial Zone.

Texhong’s reports have not pointed out how much Texhong Yinlong Technology Limited’s facilities contributed to production, but they consistently stressed the important role of the facilities in Vietnam.

According to Texhong’s report, as of the end of 2017, the group had major production facilities comprising of about 3.03 million spindles and 1,283 looms. Approximately 1.78 million of these spindles were in China and about 1.25 million were in Vietnam.

In light of the strong demand for differentiated yarn products, the group intends to gradually commence expansion plans in Northern Vietnam, Xuzhou, and Shandong, China in 2018. The production capacity will be expanded with new and second-hand equipment. Approximately 220,000 and 380,000 spindles will be added in Vietnam and China, respectively.

The Group is also actively seeking opportunities to acquire yarn factories in China to meet market demand for differentiated products. Furthermore, efforts will be made to expand downstream business and upgrade existing equipment.

Top ten customers of Texhong Group:

Shaoguan Shunchang Weaving Factory Co., Ltd.

Ningbo Daqian Textile Co., Ltd.

Guangdong Qianjin Jeans Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Limayunshan Textile Co., Ltd.

Toray International, Inc.

Zhejiang Jiaermei Textile Co., Ltd.

Yixing Lucky G and L Denum Co., Ltd.

Haining Denim Weaving Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Seven Star Textile Co., Ltd.

Black Peony Textile Co., Ltd.

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