01st Jun 2017 was recorded as The Great Day in United Sweethearts Garment Vietnam History.

His Excellency YB. Dato’ Seri Hamzah Bin Zainudin – Minister of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism of Malaysia with his delegation team had visited United Sweetheart Garment Vietnam.

Key members of the delegation are Respectful Dato Sri Jamil Bin Salleh, Secretary General of Ministry of Local Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism of Malaysia. Distinguished guest from Perbadanan Nasional Berhad (PNS), Companies Commission of Malaysia Malaysia (SSM), Intellectual Property Cooperation of Malaysia (MyIPO) dan Malaysian Franchise Association (MFA).

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IMG_7171United Sweethearts Vietnam Co.,Ltd welcome the Minister

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IMG_7182The Minister signed the memorial board

Mr. Tang Chong Chin (General Director), Ms. Goh Suat Bee (Director), Ms. Agnes Chua Bee Leng (Vice General Director) together with senior management team, humbly representing the Board of Director of MWE Holdings Bhd, United Sweethearts Garment Malaysia and Vietnam extended the warmest welcome to the Honorary His Excellency and distinguished guests.

Mr. Tang presented a brief introduction of the company, and leading the delegation to tour the factory for better understanding of the textile and apparel operation process.

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Visit the Cutting area

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IMG_7209Ms Chua Bee Leng introduced the Minister about the Embroidary Room

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IMG_7236Visit the Heat transfer and pad printing area at new phase

     The Minister highly appreciated USV’s management team for the visit arrangement. His Excellency congratulated the company for its new phase expansion and wish USV and USG prosperous and success in business.

      It is indeed a great honor to receive our beloved and respected minister and distinguished guests in our oversea factory.

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On 19th January 2017, USV put in one of the most remarkable feat ever. Why? Because we prepared, cooked, set up, organized and served dinner to all our 1200 employees…. Without engaging the services of food carters. What a day to remember.

It all started on 11th January 2017 during our HOD meeting when Ms Chua agreed to hold our Annual Dinner in our factory premises. With only 8 days to plan and prepare for the big event (and with no previous experiences), every one was anxious and excited.

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We held meetings ( 5 meetings to be exact) and every single department was involved. The commitment, co-operation and enthusiasm were electrifying. Every one gave their best and the end result was evident.

 

Organising commitee listening to final instructions before the big day

 

Food preparation…  Managers, technician, executive…. all turn chefs and helper this day

 

Tables and chairs setting

The weather turn depressing at 2.00pm...but all ends well with no rainfall.

The weather turn depressing at 2:00 pm :( …… 

But all ends well with no rainfall. Even Rain God has been kind to us :)

 

Smile….. You are on camera :)

 

Singing Champion

 

Lucky winners in the Lucky Draw event

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VN economic news

Vietnam Economic News has publish special edition to highlight the bilateral relations between Vietnam and Malaysia after 43 years. Ms. Agnes Chua- Vice General Director of USV sharing the success and expectation of Malaysian organizations and Malaysian companies in Vietnam as tMs Chuahe significant part of further bilateral cooperation of the two countries.

“Textile and apparel in Vietnam has seen fast and sustainable growth. The momentum is now at the top gear with the conclusion of Trans-Pacific Partnership and EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement. Vietnam has remained the leading supplier to most of the key markets such as the US, the EU, Japan and Canada.

We are optimistic about our business with local and central government support, customer choice and preference and our company core value “people are the only appreciating asset”, we focus on leadership engagement and employee empowerment. Since United Sweethearts Garment (Vietnam) Co., Ltd. was established in 2001, we have seen improvement in infrastructure, upstream and downstream supply chain, as well as government administrative policies and procedures.

With Malaysia and Vietnam both part of AEC and TPP, we see changes forthcoming in the sourcing & marketing landscape, changing from CMT (cut, make, trim) to OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) and ODM (Original Design manufacturer) with high value items. Easier links to the global supply chain will enhance Vietnam’s competitive edge in the region and help us further explore the global market.

As part of our growth plans to grow in Vietnam and better serve our current and new customers, we are now undergone the constructing of contemporary new factory with four stories of building and expect to complete by December 2016. Investment is at about US$10 million. After expansion, the total employee would increase to 3,500.”

Hungry Ghost Festival

The Hungry Ghost Festival is held in China and Vietnam by Buddhists and Taoists on the 15th night of the seventh lunar month (also called Ghost Month). It is also known as the Mid-July Festival, the Ghost Festival, and the Ullambana Festival of Buddhism. Legend has it that on this 15th night of Ghost Month, the gates to hell as well as heaven are left open, permitting the dead into the world to enjoy a delicious meal. Some of the traditions tied to this festival include praying for pain relief for those on the other side, leaving shoes out for the spirits to use,  and placing lit lanterns on the river and on the roads to light the way for the spirits to follow.

Most of the Chinese or Vietnamese factory will celebrate this festival, activities during the month would include preparing ritualistic food offerings, burning incense, and burning joss paper, a papier-mâché form of material items such as clothes, gold and other fine goods for the visiting spirits of the ancestors.

The United Sweethearts Garment Vietnam successfully conducted its Annual General Meeting & combine with this is the NOS (Novus Ordo Seclurum) Training which is synonymous to LEAN. It was held at IDICO Restaurant in Nhon Trach 1 Dong Nai Province.

The training was attended by 79 employees such as leaders & representatives of different department in USV as well as the foreign employees. It was conducted to sharpen their knowledge on some issues that are essential in doing the business effectively.

Topics that were emphasized in the training were:

  • Brief overview of Lean Philosophy
  • 8 types of waste
  • In Station Quality
  • 5S
  • “Thinking out of the box” activity

Long time employees were recognized and have been thanked by the General Director, Mr. Tang. Vice General director, Ms. Chua Bee Leng also gave her motivational talk that encouraged all employees to become self-developing individuals. For the company’s core value is “People are the only appreciating asset”. This training is one of the milestones of developing people to become future leaders and solution provider in the company.

 

Mr. Nguyen Ngoc No: Lean & HR Manager discussed the Lean Philosophy

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5S Team Leader, Ms. Nguyen Thi Thanh Nhung, discussed the 5S definition when applied to company, specifically in production.

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Quality department Representative, Quality Contorol Supervisor Ms. Ha Thi Kim Phuong, Discussed In-Station Quality

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The Local Managers and long-time employees of USV were recognized by General Director, Mr. Tang Chong Chin.

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Vice General Director, Ms Chua Bee Leng on her inspirational talks.

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Photo taken after these employees have been awarded for sharing their ideas and actively interacted in the training.

On Friday, 8th Jan 2016, United Sweethearts Garment (Vietnam) Co., Ltd had hosted a groundbreaking ceremony at the beginning of Phase 3 Expansion Project. This important and exciting milestone marks the official beginning of construction on the Phase 3 Expansion Project by main contractor URBIZ (C&S), UDICO (M&E) and Design, Consultancy and Supervision firm Nha Dep Construction Co., Ltd.

USV was established since year 2001; our 1st phase workshop started the operation in Feb. 2002, followed with the 2nd phase expansion in year 2005.

Current facilities are capable of sustaining a capacity of 26 sewing lines, at about 1,500 employees. We are glad to announce that with the new expansion, we would able to create additional 42 lines, with the new employment of about 2,000 employees.

We anticipated the project to be complete in Oct this year by then we would have total 68 sewing lines and 3,500 employees, Total investment for the Phase 3 Expansion Project is estimated at about US$8M, which includes of contemporary and modern building, equips with advanced technology machineries setup. The new building will consists 3 production floor with basement parking.

Our aim for this expansion is to have sizeable capacity to serve the current and capture the new customer and business market. This is also another means to create job opportunity to the local community and providing comfortable work place environment to employees.

Eventually we aim to be an active and responsible corporate citizen, contributing to the local community and country development through tax payment and job creation.

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Main Arrival Entrance to Phase 3 Expansion Site

In attendance at the groundbreaking ceremony event on Phase 3 Expansion Project were government representatives from Nhon Trach Dong Nai, board of directors of United Sweethearts Vietnam, main contractor URBIZ and UDICO, local & oversea business partners and friends. Emcee of the day has extended the warm welcome to all invited guests especially list of distinguished guests were introduced to the crowd upon their arrival namely:

Mr. Tang King Hua – President of USV & Managing Director of MWE Holdings Berhad

Mr. Tang Chong Chin – General Director of USV & Managing Director of USG

Ms. Goh Suat Bee – Director of USV & USG

Ms. Agnes Chua Bee Leng – Vice General Director of USV

Ms Nguyen Thi Phuong Quang – Director of Long An Export Garment Joint Stock Company.

Mr. Phan Van Quang – Deputy Director of URBIZ

Mr Tran Van Phu –  Director of UDICO

Nha Dep Consultant Co. Representatives

Nhon Trach Police Station Representatives

DIZA Representative

Vietcombank, Viettinbank và HSBC Representatives

Our Valued Customers Representatives – Nike, Lacoste, Oshkosh, Under Amour, IZOD, Ruffwear and Asiam

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Mr. Tang King Hua and Mr. Tang Chong Chin

 

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Ms. Nguyen Thi Phuong Quang – Director of Long An Export Garment Joint Stock Company

 

 

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Big applause to welcome Ms. Agnes Chua Bee Leng, Deputy General Director of USV on stage for opening speech

 

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Mr. Tang Chong Chin our General Director of USV & Managing Director of USG was on stage presenting letter of award to qualified contractors

 

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The Groundbreaking moment

 

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We had Mr. Tang King Hua, Mr. Tang Chong Chin, Ms. Goh Suat Bee, Ms. Agnes Chua, Ms. Nguyen Thi Phuong Quang, Mr. Phan Van Quang and Mr. Tran Van Phu on stage to lit up the incense to pray for good luck, success and safety. May the Almighty God shine on us, bless and grace our project.

 

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The Dinner Party at Ocean Palace Restaurant

The picture gallery

As part of corporate social responsibility initiatives, USV had extended its support to Malaysia Business Chamber Vietnam (MBC) to welcome UiTM student visit on 10th Nov 2015 with total 30 students. The purpose of the visit from this delegates is to view an establishment of a business in a foreign country and also to study what are the challenges faced by a Malaysian company in tackling international issues and boundaries such as cultural differences, ways of doing work, and how to fit in the new foreign environment.

PDCA-Solving Problem Workshop

This workshop was coached by the Vietnam Nike Lean Manager Mr. Le Bang Duc. It was held, first June 3-4, 2015 in USV. Every department of the company had their own representative for the workshop. The workshop included games, which aimed to develop the capability of each participant in sharing their ideas on every task they were assigned for the accomplishment of their team’s common goal.

The main objective of the workshop is to teach each participant to identify problems and enables the team to develop a creative solution and be able to make an action plan for the problem in a systematic way. Some tools used in the workshop were:

  • Fish bone diagram
  • Mind map
  • Decision Matrix

After the workshop, through everyone’s great participation, the team was able to come up for several creative solutions. They were able to identify what those things are needed to do to for improvement, and how to do it. The scheduling for the action plan, like who will do and When to do it have already planned for internal discussion.

Nike Cup 2015

On 4th Apr, 2015. Nike, the Labor News, Viet Nam Labor Union Confederation and Ton Duc Thang University was held sport games for the employees in Textile industry named Nike Cup.

Attending this conference has 855 athletes including 36 man soccer teams and 16 women soccer teams  and 24 women’s teams participated badminton competition in the form of women’s doubles and women’s singles.