Japanese-owned automotive wiring harness manufacturer Sumi (Cambodia) Wiring Systems Co Ltd has expanded business operations to meet growing demand after a decade of presence in the Kingdom.
Its third rental factory at the 357.3ha Royal Group Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone (SEZ) southwest of the capital’s airport has gone online, affirmed a statement posted on the SEZ’s Facebook page on July 20.
“As [an industrial] zone developer, we are proud to witness the constant growth, development, and expansion of Sumi [Cambodia], an investor from Japan, manufacturing wire harnesses for automobiles,” the statement said.
“[Sumi Cambodia] is a member of Sumitomo Wiring Systems group in Japan. This company started their first operation in Royal Group Phnom Penh SEZ in April 2012 and now employs 4,700 Cambodian workers and staff,” it said.
This represents a nearly one-quarter increase from the 3,800 employed almost two years ago, according to a September 1, 2020 report by the SEZ’s operator and developer Phnom Penh SEZ Plc (PPSP), which noted that the 2020 figure had been a threefold jump from 2018.
The statement added that at the beginning of this month, Sumi Cambodia “officially started their operation in a new Built-to-Suit rental factory.
“This Built-to-Suit rental factory is the third project that we built for [the firm]. We are highly honoured to be a part of this expansion process. And we will keep trying our best to support all of our investors in whatever way we can,” it said.